Srimad Bhagavatam 10.53.56-57 - Living by the Philosophy is Bhakti (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Candramauli Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
ratham samaropya suparna-laksanam
rajanya-cakram paribhuya madhavah
tato yayau rama-purogamah sanaih
srgala-madhyad iva bhaga-hrd dharih
Lifting the princess onto His chariot, whose flag bore the emblem of Garuda, Lord Madhava drove back the circle of kings. With Balarama in the lead, He slowly exited, like a lion removing his prey from the midst of jackals.
tam maninah svabhibhavam yasah-ksayam
pare jarasandha-mukha na sehire
aho dhig asman yasa atta-dhanvanam
gopair hrtam kesarinam mrgair iva
The kings inimical to the Lord, headed by Jarasandha, could not tolerate this humiliating defeat. They exclaimed, “Oh, damn us! Though we are mighty archers, mere cowherds have stolen our honor, just as puny animals might steal the honor of lions!”
From the last two verses of this chapter it is clear that the perverted intelligence of demons makes them perceive things in a way exactly opposite to reality. It is clearly stated that Krsna stole Rukmini like a lion taking his prey from the midst of jackals. The demons, however, saw themselves as lions and Lord Krsna as an inferior creature. Without Krsna consciousness, life becomes most dangerous.
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Fifty-third Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Krsna Kidnaps Rukmini.”