Appearance Day of Radha Ramanji

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.20.22 - Appearance Day of Radha Ramanji (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.20.22
sarahsv asanta-rodhahsu
 nyusur angapi sarasah
grhesv asanta-krtyesu
 gramya iva durasayah

The cranes continued dwelling on the shores of the lakes, although the shores were agitated during the rainy season, just as materialistic persons with contaminated minds always remain at home, despite the many disturbances there.

During the rainy season there are often mud slides around the shores of lakes, and thorny bushes, stones and other debris sometimes accumulate there. Despite all these inconveniences, ducks and cranes continue meandering around the lakeshores. Similarly, innumerable painful occurrences are always disturbing family life, but a materialistic man never even considers leaving his family in the hands of his grown sons and going away for spiritual improvement. He regards such an idea as shocking and uncivilized, because he is completely ignorant of the Absolute Truth and his relationship to that Truth.