Srimad Bhagavatam-10.52.43 - Learning Essence of Desparation For Krishna From Rukmini's Message (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
vañchanty uma-patir ivatma-tamo-’pahatyai
yarhy ambujaksa na labheya bhavat-prasadam
jahyam asun vrata-krsan sata-janmabhih syat
O lotus-eyed one, great souls like Lord Siva hanker to bathe in the dust of Your lotus feet and thereby destroy their ignorance. If I cannot obtain Your mercy, I shall simply give up my vital force, which will have become weak from the severe penances I will perform. Then, after hundreds of lifetimes of endeavor, I may obtain Your mercy.
The divine Rukmini’s extraordinary dedication to Sri Krsna is possible only on the spiritual platform, not in the fragile world of mundane affection.