Being Possessed of Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.90.21 - Being Possessed of Krishna (download mp3)
by Sridama Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.90.21

priya-rava-padani bhasase
 mrta-saƱjivikayanaya gira
karavani kim adya te priyam
 vada me valgita-kantha kokila

O sweet-throated cuckoo, in a voice that could revive the dead you are vibrating the same sounds we once heard from our beloved, the most pleasing of speakers. Please tell me what I can do today to please you.

As Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains, though the song of a cuckoo is very pleasant, Lord Krsna’s wives perceive it as painful because it reminds them of their beloved Krsna and exacerbates their pain of separation.