Special Mercy

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.47 - Special Mercy (download mp3)
by Rudranath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.22.47
vayo-madhyam jara mrtyur
 ity avasthas tanor nava

Impregnation, gestation, birth, infancy, childhood, youth, middle age, old age and death are the nine ages of the body.

SB 11.22.48
eta manoratha-mayir
 hanyasyoccavacas tanuh
guna-sangad upadatte
 kvacit kascij jahati ca

Although the material body is different from the self, because of the ignorance due to material association one falsely identifies oneself with the superior and inferior bodily conditions. Sometimes a fortunate person is able to give up such mental concoction.

One who has received the special mercy of the Supreme Lord is able to give up the mental concoction of bodily identification. Thus there is always a chance of escaping the cycle of birth and death.

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