Anger and False Pride
Srimad Bhagavatam 11.04.09 - Anger and False Pride (download mp3)
by Kavichandra Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
ittham bruvaty abhaya-de nara-deva devah
sa-vrida-namra-sirasah sa-ghrnam tam ucuh
naitad vibho tvayi pare ’vikrte vicitram
My dear King Nimi, when Nara-Narayana Rsi thus spoke, eradicating the fear of the demigods, they bowed their heads with shame and addressed the Lord as follows, to invoke His compassion: Our dear Lord, You are always transcendental, beyond the reach of illusion, and therefore You are forever changeless. Your causeless compassion toward us, despite our great offense, is not at all unusual in You, since innumerable great sages who are self-satisfied and free from anger and false pride bow down humbly at Your lotus feet.
The demigods said, “Our dear Lord, although ordinary living entities such as the demigods and ordinary men are always disturbed by material pride and anger, You are always transcendental. Therefore it is not surprising that we fallible demigods could not appreciate Your glories.”