In Devotion What Matters is Consciousness
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.81.26-27 - In Devotion What Matters is Consciousness (download mp3)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
pati-vrata patim drstva
militaksy anamad buddhya
When the chaste lady saw her husband, her eyes filled with tears of love and eagerness. As she held her eyes closed, she solemnly bowed down to him, and in her heart she embraced him.
patnim viksya visphurantim
devim vaimanikim iva
madhye bhantim sa vismitah
Sudama was amazed to see his wife. Shining forth in the midst of maidservants adorned with jeweled lockets, she looked as effulgent as a demigoddess in her celestial airplane.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that up to now the Supreme Lord had kept the brahmana in his wretched state so that his wife could recognize him.