SB 10.34.16-20 - Snake Of False Ego (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
prapanno ’smi maha-yogin
anujanihi mam deva
O master of mystic power, O great personality, O Lord of the devotees, I surrender to You. Please command me as You will, O supreme God, Lord of all lords of the universe.
brahma-dandad vimukto ’ham
sadyas te ’cyuta darsanat
yan-nama grhnann akhilan
srotrn atmanam eva ca
sadyah punati kim bhuyas
tasya sprstah pada hi te
O infallible one, I was immediately freed from the brahmanas’ punishment simply by seeing You. Anyone who chants Your name purifies all who hear his chanting, as well as himself. How much more beneficial, then, is the touch of Your lotus feet?
ity anujñapya dasarham
sudarsano divam yatah
krcchran nandas ca mocitah
Thus receiving the permission of Lord Krsna, the demigod Sudarsana circumambulated Him, bowed down to offer Him homage and then returned to his heavenly planet. Nanda Maharaja was thus delivered from peril.
nisamya krsnasya tad atma-vaibhavam
vrajaukaso vismita-cetasas tatah
samapya tasmin niyamam punar vrajam
nrpayayus tat kathayanta adrtah
The inhabitants of Vraja were astonished to see the mighty power of Sri Krsna. Dear King, they then completed their worship of Lord Siva and returned to Vraja, along the way respectfully describing Krsna’s powerful acts.
kadacid atha govindo
vijahratur vane ratryam
Once Lord Govinda and Lord Rama, the performers of wonderful feats, were playing in the forest at night with the young girls of Vraja.
This verse introduces a new pastime. According to the acaryas, the occasion mentioned here is the Holika-purnima, a day also known as Gaura-purnima.