Tasting Nectar from Krishna's Lips

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.26.14-16 - Tasting Nectar from Krishna's Lips (download mp3)
by Gaura Vilas Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.26.14
sevato varṣa-pūgān me
urvaśyā adharāsavam
na tṛpyaty ātma-bhūḥ kāmo
vahnir āhutibhir yathā


Even after I had served the so-called nectar of the lips of Urvaśī for many years, my lusty desires kept rising again and again within my heart and were never satisfied, just like a fire that can never be extinguished by the oblations of ghee poured into its flames.

SB 11.26.15
puṁścalyāpahṛtaṁ cittaṁ
ko nv anyo mocituṁ prabhuḥ
ātmārāmeśvaram ṛte
bhagavantam adhokṣajam

Who but the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who lies beyond material perception and is the Lord of self-satisfied sages, can possibly save my consciousness, which has been stolen by a prostitute?

SB 11.26.16
bodhitasyāpi devyā me
sūkta-vākyena durmateḥ
mano-gato mahā-moho
nāpayāty ajitātmanaḥ

Because I allowed my intelligence to become dull and because I failed to control my senses, the great confusion in my mind did not go away, even though Urvaśī herself gave me wise counsel with well-spoken words.

As described in the Ninth Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the goddess Urvaśī plainly told Purūravā that he should never trust women or believe their promises. Despite this frank advice, he became fully attached and thus suffered great mental anguish.

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