Love Means Developing Appreciation and Trust

2015-05-21
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.62.10 - Love Means Developing Appreciation and Trust (download mp3)
by Gopinath Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.62.10
tasyosa nama duhita
 svapne pradyumnina ratim
kanyalabhata kantena
 prag adrsta-srutena sa

Translation:
In a dream Bana’s daughter, the maiden Usa, had an amorous encounter with the son of Pradyumna, though she had never before seen or heard of her lover.

Purport:
The incidents now described will lead up to the fight predicted by Lord Siva. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura quotes the following verses from the Visnu Purana, which explain Usa’s dream:

usa bana-suta vipra
 parvatim sambhuna saha
kridantim upalaksyoccaih
 sprham cakre tad-asrayam

“O brahmana, when Usa, the daughter of Bana, happened to see Parvati playing with her husband, Lord Sambhu, Usa intensely desired to experience the same feelings.”

tatah sakala-citta-jña
 gauri tam aha bhavinim
alam atyartha-tapena
 bhartra tvam api ramsyase

“At that time Goddess Gauri [Parvati], who knows everyone’s heart, told the sensitive young girl, ‘Don’t be so disturbed! You will have a chance to enjoy with your own husband.’”

ity ukta sa tada cakre
 kadeti matim atmanah
ko va bharta mamety enam
 punar apy aha parvati

“Hearing this, Usa thought to herself, ‘But when? And who will my husband be?’ In response, Parvati addressed her once more.”

vaisakha-sukla-dvadasyam
 svapne yo ’bhibhavam tava
karisyati sa te bharta
 raja-putri bhavisyati

“‘The man who approaches you in your dream on the twelfth lunar day of the bright fortnight of the month Vaisakha will become your husband, O princess.’”

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