Srimad Bhagavatam 11.26.07-08 - The Shurpanakha Factor (download mp3)
by Mukunda Mala Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
aho me moha-vistāraḥ
nāyuḥ-khaṇḍā ime smṛtāḥ
King Aila said: Alas, just see the extent of my delusion! This goddess was embracing me and held my neck in her grip. My heart was so polluted by lust that I had no idea how my life was passing.
sūryo vābhyudito ’muyā
batāhāni gatāny uta
That lady cheated me so much that I did not even see the rising or setting of the sun. Alas, for so many years I passed my days in vain!
Due to attachment to the goddess, King Purūravā forgot his devotional service to the Supreme Lord and became more concerned with pleasing this beautiful young lady. Thus he later lamented, having wasted his valuable time. Those who are Kṛṣṇa conscious utilize every moment in the Lord’s loving service.