Human Life is Life of Responsibility
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.82.07-10 - Human Life is Life of Responsibility (download mp3)
by Madan Gopal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
te rathair deva-dhisnyabhair
hayais ca tarala-plavaih
gajair nadadbhir abhrabhair
kalatraih khe-cara iva
The mighty Yadavas passed with great majesty along the road. They were attended by their soldiers, who rode on chariots rivaling the airplanes of heaven, on horses moving with a rhythmic gait, and on bellowing elephants as huge as clouds. Also with them were many infantrymen as effulgent as celestial Vidyadharas. The Yadavas were so divinely dressed — being adorned with gold necklaces and flower garlands and wearing fine armor — that as they proceeded along the road with their wives they seemed to be demigods flying through the sky.
tatra snatva maha-bhaga
brahmanebhyo dadur dhenur
At Samanta-pañcaka, the saintly Yadavas bathed and then observed a fast with careful attention. Afterward they presented brahmanas with cows bedecked with garments, flower garlands and gold necklaces.
punar aplutya vrsnayah
dadah sv-annam dvijagryebhyah
krsne no bhaktir astv iti
In accordance with scriptural injunctions, the descendants of Vrsni then bathed once more in Lord Parasurama’s lakes and fed first-class brahmanas with sumptuous food. All the while they prayed, “May we be granted devotion to Lord Krsna.”
This second bath marked the end of their fasting, on the following day.