Fire of Material Existence

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.17.21 - Fire of Material Existence (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Vrishabhanu Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.17.21
tada suci-vanodbhuto
 davagnih sarvato vrajam
suptam nisitha avrtya
 pradagdhum upacakrame

During the night, while all the people of Vrndavana were asleep, a great fire blazed up within the dry summer forest. The fire surrounded the inhabitants of Vraja on all sides and began to scorch them.

Srila Sanatana Gosvami and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura have commented that perhaps a loyal friend of Kaliya had assumed the form of a forest fire to avenge his friend, or perhaps the forest fire was manifest by a demon who was a follower of Kamsa’s.