Understanding the Constitutional Nature of Soul

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.23.27 - Understanding the Constitutional Nature of Soul (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Dwarkadhish Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.23.27
yat-samparkat priya asams
tatah ko nv aparah priyah

It is only by contact with the self that one’s vital breath, intelligence, mind, friends, body, wife, children, wealth and so on are dear. Therefore what object can possibly be more dear than one’s own self?

The word yat-samparkat in this verse refers to contact with the individual self and ultimately with the Supreme Self, the Lord, who is the origin of the individual living being. By developing Krsna consciousness, one automatically becomes self-realized, and thus one’s vital strength, intelligence, mind, relatives, body, family and wealth all become enhanced and brilliant by the central influence of Krsna consciousness. This happens because Krsna consciousness is the optimum efficient conjunction of the individual self, who is pure consciousness, with the Supreme Self and supreme consciousness, Krsna.