Transforming Lust into Love

Srimad Bhagavatam 09.19.15 - Transforming Lust into Love (download mp3)
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SB 9.19.15
yada na kurute bhavam
sarva-bhutesv amangalam
sama-drstes tada pumsah
sarvah sukhamaya disah

When a man is nonenvious and does not desire ill fortune for anyone, he is equipoised. For such a person, all directions appear happy.

Prabodhananda Sarasvati said, visvam purna-sukhayate: when one becomes Krsna conscious by the mercy of Lord Caitanya, for him the entire world appears happy, and he has nothing for which to hanker. On the brahma-bhuta [SB 4.30.20] stage, or the platform of spiritual realization, there is no lamentation and no material hankering (na socati na kanksati [Bg. 18.54]). As long as one lives in the material world, actions and reactions will continue, but when one is unaffected by such material actions and reactions, he is to be considered free from the danger of being victimized by material desires. The symptoms of those who are satiated with lusty desires are described in this verse. As explained by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, when one is not envious even of his enemy, does not expect honor from anyone, but instead desires all well-being even for his enemy, he is understood to be a paramahamsa, one who has fully subdued the lusty desires for sense gratification.