Srimad Bhagavatam 11.16.33 - Seeing Through the Understanding of the Shastra's (download mp3)
by Hare Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
bhudharanam aham sthairyam
gandha-matram aham bhuvah
Among the Gandharvas I am Visvavasu, and I am Purvacitti among the heavenly Apsaras. I am the steadiness of mountains and the fragrant aroma of the earth.
In Bhagavad-gita (7.9) Lord Krsna says, punyo gandhah prthivyam ca: “I am the fragrance of the earth.” The original fragrance of the earth is very pleasing and represents Lord Krsna. Although unpleasant aromas may be artificially produced, they do not represent the Lord.