Striking Balance of the Needs of Gross Subtle Body and Soul

2015-09-13
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10.68.23-24 - Striking Balance of the Needs of Gross Subtle Body and Soul (download mp3)
by Radha Gopinath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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 SB 10.68.23
virya-saurya-balonnaddham
 atma-sakti-samam vacah
kuravo baladevasya
 nisamyocuh prakopitah

Translation:
Upon hearing these words of Lord Baladeva’s, which were full of potency, courage and strength and were appropriate to His transcendental power, the Kauravas became furious and spoke as follows.


SB 10.68.24
aho mahac citram idam
 kala-gatya duratyaya
aruruksaty upanad vai
 siro mukuta-sevitam

Translation:
[The Kuru nobles said:] Oh, how amazing this is! The force of time is indeed insurmountable: a lowly shoe now wants to climb on the head that bears the royal crown.

Purport:
By the words kala-gatya duratyaya, “the insurmountable movement of time,” the intolerant Kurus allude to the degraded Age of Kali, which was about to begin. Here the Kurus indicate that the fallen Age of Kali had indeed already begun, since they claim that now “the shoe wants to climb on the head that bears the royal crown.” In other words, they thought that the lowly Yadus now wanted to rise above the royal Kurus.


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