Joy of Loosing

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.60.58-59 - Joy of Loosing (download mp3)
by Nanda Dulal Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.60.58
sri-suka uvaca
evam saurata-samlapair
 bhagavan jagad-isvarah
sva-rato ramaya reme
 nara-lokam vidambayan

Sukadeva Gosvami said: And so the self-satisfied Supreme Lord of the universe enjoyed with the goddess of fortune, engaging her in lovers’ talks and thus imitating the ways of human society.

The word vidambayan means “imitating” and also “ridiculing.” The Lord acted like a husband of this world, but His pastimes are transcendental and expose the perverted nature of mundane activities aimed at bodily sense gratification.

SB 10.60.59
tathanyasam api vibhur
 grhesu grhavan iva
asthito grha-medhiyan
 dharman loka-gurur harih

The almighty Lord Hari, preceptor of all the worlds, similarly behaved like a conventional householder in the palaces of His other queens, performing the religious duties of a family man.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Sixtieth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Lord Krsna Teases Queen Rukmini.”