The Shurpanakha Factor (download mp3)

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.26.07-08 - The Shurpanakha Factor (download mp3)
by Mukunda Mala Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.26.07
aila uvāca
aho me moha-vistāraḥ
devyā gṛhīta-kaṇṭhasya
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.

SB 11.26.08
nāhaṁ vedābhinirmuktaḥ
sūryo vābhyudito ’muyā
mūṣito varṣa-pūgānāṁ
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.

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