Elevating to Higher Consciousness

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.84.16 - Elevating to Higher Consciousness (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.84.16
sri-munaya ucuh
yan-mayaya tattva-vid-uttama vayam
 vimohita visva-srjam adhisvarah
yad isitavyayati gudha ihaya
 aho vicitram bhagavad-vicestitam

The great sages said: Your power of illusion has totally bewildered us, the most exalted knowers of the truth and leaders among the universal creators. Ah, how amazing is the behavior of the Supreme Lord! He covers Himself with His humanlike activities and pretends to be subject to superior control.

The sages have characterized the Lord’s statements as inscrutable (duranvayam). How this is so is stated here: His words and activities bewilder even the most learned when He plays at subordinating Himself to His own servants.