Srimad Bhagavatam 10.88.29-30 - Association of Devotees Helps Check Tendencies for Sinful Activities (download mp3)
by Candramauli Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
sakuneya bhavan vyaktam
srantah kim duram agatah
ksanam visramyatam pumsa
The Supreme Lord said: My dear son of Sakuni, you appear tired. Why have you come such a great distance? Please rest for a minute. After all, it is one’s body that fulfills all one’s desires.
In Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Srila Prabhupada comments: “Before the demon could argue that he had no time to take rest, the Lord began to inform him about the importance of the body, and the demon was convinced. Any man, especially a demon, takes his body to be very important.”
yadi nah sravanayalam
bhanyatam prayasah pumbhir
dhrtaih svarthan samihate
O mighty one, please tell Us what you intend to do, if We are qualified to hear it. Usually one accomplishes his purposes by taking help from others.
Even an envious demon will not refuse the help of a brahmana’s potency to gain his ends.