Power Affects Consciousness
Srmad Bhagavatam 10.62.07-08 - Power Affects Consciousness (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
kandutya nibhrtair dorbhir
yuyutsur dig-gajan aham
adyayam curnayann adrin
bhitas te ’pi pradudruvuh
Eager to fight with the elephants who rule the directions, O primeval lord, I went forth, pulverizing mountains with my arms, which were itching for battle. But even those great elephants fled in fear.
tac chrutva bhagavan kruddhah
ketus te bhajyate yada
tvad-darpa-ghnam bhaven mudha
samyugam mat-samena te
Hearing this, Lord Siva became angry and replied, “Your flag will be broken, fool, when you have done battle with one who is my equal. That fight will vanquish your conceit.”
Lord Siva could have immediately chastised Banasura and personally destroyed his pride, but since Banasura had been such a faithful servant of his, Siva did not do so.