Balancing Sensitivity and Expertise In Ones Devotional Service

2014-12-27
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.54.38 - Balancing Sensitivity and Expertise In Ones Devotional Service (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.54.38
maivasman sadhvy asuyetha
 bhratur vairupya-cintaya
sukha-duhkha-do na canyo ’sti
 yatah sva-krta-bhuk puman

Translation:
Saintly lady, please do not be displeased with Us out of anxiety for your brother’s disfigurement. No one but oneself is responsible for one’s joy and grief, for a man experiences the result of his own deeds.



SB 10.54.39
bandhur vadharha-doso ’pi
 na bandhor vadham arhati
tyajyah svenaiva dosena
 hatah kim hanyate punah

Translation:
[Again addressing Krsna, Balarama said:] A relative should not be killed even if his wrongdoing warrants capital punishment. Rather, he should be thrown out of the family. Since he has already been killed by his own sin, why kill him again?

Purport:
To further encourage Lady Rukmini, Balarama again emphasizes that Krsna should not humiliate Rukmi.

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