Srimad Bhagavatam 10.20.42-43 - Intelligence can be Gateway to Wisdom Or Warrior (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Krishna Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
bhutanam udupo ’harat
The autumn moon relieved all creatures of the suffering caused by the sun’s rays, just as wisdom relieves a person of the misery caused by his identifying with his material body and as Lord Mukunda relieves Vrndavana’s ladies of the distress caused by their separation from Him.
kham asobhata nirmegham
sattva-yuktam yatha cittam
Free of clouds and filled with clearly visible stars, the autumn sky shone brilliantly, just like the spiritual consciousness of one who has directly experienced the purport of the Vedic scriptures.
The clear and starry autumn sky can also be compared to the pure heart of the devotee. The spiritual nature is always brilliant, clean and blissful, and this spiritual nature, called vaikuntha, immediately satisfies all the desires of the soul. This is the secret of Krsna consciousness.