Virtue of Shyness and Humility
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.83.27-28 - Virtue of Shyness and Humility (download mp3)
by Navin Nirada Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
divi dundubhayo nedur
devas ca kusumasaran
Kettledrums resounded in the sky, and on the earth people shouted “Jaya! Jaya!” Overjoyed, demigods showered flowers.
tad rangam avisam aham kala-nupurabhyam
padbhyam pragrhya kanakoijvala-ratna-malam
nutne niviya paridhaya ca kausikagrye
Just then I walked onto the ceremonial ground, the ankle bells on my feet gently tinkling. I was wearing new garments of the finest silk, tied with a belt, and I carried a brilliant necklace fashioned of gold and jewels. There was a shy smile on my face and a wreath of flowers in my hair.
Srila Sridhara Svami states that Sri Laksmana was so excited by remembering how she obtained the Supreme Lord that she forgot her natural shyness and went on to describe her own triumph.