Srimad Bhagavatam 10.57.40 - Different Types of Syamantaka Jewels Affecting Our Lives (download mp3)
by Rohini Nandan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
evam samabhir alabdhah
Thus shamed by Lord Krsna’s conciliatory words, the son of Svaphalka brought out the jewel from where he had concealed it in his clothing and gave it to the Lord. The brilliant gem shone like the sun.
We can see in this chapter how a valuable jewel caused so much intrigue, violence and suffering. This is certainly a good lesson for those who desire a trouble-free spiritual life.