Sadhana Bhakti is about being Present Now

2015-11-08
Sriimad Bhagavatam 10.70.28 - Sadhana Bhakti is about being Present Now (download mp3) and
by Vraj Bihari Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.70.28
svapnayitam nrpa-sukham para-tantram isa
 sasvad-bhayena mrtakena dhuram vahamah
hitva tad atmani sukham tvad-aniha-labhyam
 klisyamahe ’ti-krpanas tava mayayeha

Translation: 
O Lord, with this corpselike body, always full of fear, we bear the burden of the relative happiness of kings, which is just like a dream. Thus we have rejected the real happiness of the soul, which comes by rendering selfless service to You. Being so very wretched, we simply suffer in this life under the spell of Your illusory energy.

Purport: 
After expressing their doubts in the previous verse, the kings herein admit that actually they are suffering because of their own foolishness, having given up the eternal happiness of the soul in exchange for the temporary, conditional happiness of a so-called kingly position. Most people make a similar mistake, desiring wealth, power, prestige, aristocratic family and so on, in exchange for their own soul. The kings admit that they have fallen under the spell of the Lord’s illusory energy and have mistaken the tremendous anxiety of political leadership for happiness.

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