Law of Karma and Shelter of Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.73.10 - Law of Karma and Shelter of Krishna (download mp3)
by Radhika Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.73.10
 na sreyo vindate nrpah
tvan-maya-mohito ’nitya
 manyate sampado ’calah

Infatuated with his opulence and ruling power, a king loses all self-restraint and cannot obtain his true welfare. Thus bewildered by Your illusory energy, he imagines his temporary assets to be permanent.


The word unnaddha indicates that one who is intoxicated by false pride goes beyond the boundaries of proper behavior. Human life is meant to be governed by dharma, spiritual principles for gradual advancement to the perfection of Krsna consciousness. Blinded by wealth and power, however, a foolish person does not hesitate to act whimsically, against the laws of nature and God. Unfortunately, this is now the situation in the prosperous Western countries.