Taking Care of Bhakti Lata

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.85.38 - Taking Care of Bhakti Lata (download mp3)
by Damodar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.85.38
sa indraseno bhagavat-padambujam
 bibhran muhuh prema-vibhinnaya dhiya
uvaca hananda-jalakuleksanah
 prahrsta-roma nrpa gadgadaksaram

Taking hold of the Lords’ lotus feet again and again, Bali, the conqueror of Indra’s army, spoke from his heart, which was melting out of his intense love. O King, as tears of ecstasy filled his eyes and the hair on his limbs stood on end, he began to speak with faltering words.

Srila Prabhupada describes this scene as follows in Krsna: “King Bali was feeling such transcendental pleasure that he repeatedly grasped the Lord’s lotus feet and kept them on his chest; and sometimes he put them on the top of his head, and in this way he was feeling transcendental bliss. Tears of love and affection began to flow down from his eyes, and all his bodily hairs stood on end.”