Transformation of Ego

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.07.22-25 - Transformation of Ego (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.7.22
muhurtam abhavad gostham
rajasa tamasavrtam
sutam yasoda napasyat
tasmin nyastavati yatah

For a moment, the whole pasturing ground was overcast with dense darkness from the dust storm, and mother Yasoda was unable to find her son where she had placed Him.

SB 10.7.23
napasyat kascanatmanam
param capi vimohitah
sarkarabhir upadrutah

Because of the bits of sand thrown about by Trnavarta, people could not see themselves or anyone else, and thus they were illusioned and disturbed.

SB 10.7.24
iti khara-pavana-cakra-pamsu-varse
suta-padavim abalavilaksya mata
atikarunam anusmaranty asocad
bhuvi patita mrta-vatsaka yatha gauh

Because of the dust storm stirred up by the strong whirlwind, mother Yasoda could find no trace of her son, nor could she understand why. Thus she fell down on the ground like a cow who has lost her calf and began to lament very pitifully.

SB 10.7.25
ruditam anunisamya tatra gopyo
bhrsam anutapta-dhiyo 'sru-purna-mukhyah
rurudur anupalabhya nanda-sunum
pavana uparata-pamsu-varsa-vege

When the force of the dust storm and the winds subsided, Yasoda's friends, the other gopis, approached mother Yasoda, hearing her pitiful crying. Not seeing Krsna present, they too felt very much aggrieved and joined mother Yasoda in crying, their eyes full of tears.

This attachment of the gopis to Krsna is wonderful and transcendental. The center of all the activities of the gopis was Krsna. When Krsna was there they were happy, and when Krsna was not there, they were unhappy. Thus when mother Yasoda was lamenting Krsna's absence, the other ladies also began to cry.