Misdirected Compassion

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.17.10 - Misdirected Compassion (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Sahadeva Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.17.10
minan su-duhkhitan drstva
 dinan mina-patau hate
krpaya saubharih praha
 tatratya-ksemam acaran

Seeing how the unfortunate fish in that lake had become most unhappy at the death of their leader, Saubhari uttered the following curse under the impression that he was mercifully acting for the benefit of the lake’s residents.

In this regard Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura explains that when our so-called compassion does not tally with the order of the Supreme Lord, it merely causes a disturbance. Because Saubhari had forbidden Garuda’s coming to that lake, Kaliya moved in and made his headquarters there, and this spelled doom for all the lake’s residents.