Power of Equanimity

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.47.32 - Power of Equanimity (download mp3)
by Gopinath Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.47.32
yenendriyarthan dhyayeta
 mrsa svapna-vad utthitah
tan nirundhyad indriyani
 vinidrah pratyapadyata

As a person just arisen from sleep may continue to meditate on a dream even though it is illusory, so by the agency of the mind one meditates on the sense objects, which the senses can then obtain. Therefore one should become fully alert and bring the mind under control.

The verb pratipad means “to be perceived or restored.” The soul that is vinidra, free from the dreamlike condition of material consciousness, is restored to its constitutional position as an eternal servitor of the Lord, Sri Krsna, and thus the soul is directly perceived by pure consciousness.