Being Sensitive of Now and Sensible to Then

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.89.19-20 - Being Sensitive of Now and Sensible to Then (download mp3)
by Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.89.19
sri-suka uvaca
ittham sarasvata vipra
 nrnam samsaya-nuttaye
purusasya padambhoja-
 sevaya tad-gatim gatah

Sukadeva Gosvami said: The learned brahmanas living along the river Sarasvati came to this conclusion in order to dispel the doubts of all people. Thereafter they rendered devotional service to the Supreme Lord’s lotus feet and attained His abode.

SB 10.89.20
sri-suta uvaca
ity etan muni-tanayasya-padma-gandha
 piyusam bhava-bhaya-bhit parasya pumsah
su-slokam sravana-putaih pibaty abhiksnam
 pantho ’dhva-bhramana-parisramam jahati

Sri Suta Gosvami said: Thus did this fragrant nectar flow from the lotus mouth of Sukadeva Gosvami, the son of the sage Vyasadeva. This wonderful glorification of the Supreme Person destroys all fear of material existence. A traveler who constantly drinks this nectar through his ear-holes will forget the fatigue brought on by wandering along the paths of worldly life.

This narration by Srila Sukadeva Gosvami is precious in two ways: For those suffering from spiritual infirmity it is an effective tonic to cure the disease of illusion. And for surrendered Vaisnavas it is a delicious and invigorating beverage, fragrant with the aroma of Sri Suka’s realizations.