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January 15, 2012

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 25

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 25

sri-jaiminir uvaca
matur evam maha-ramya-
prasnenananditah sutah
tam natva sasru-romancam
arebhe pratibhasitum

TRANSLATION

Sri Jaimini said: Delighted by this most pleasing inquiry from Mother Uttara, her son, Pariksit, bowed down to her and began his reply. Tears poured from his eyes, and his bodily hairs stood on end.


January 8, 2012

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 21

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 21

ye sarva-nairapeksyena
radha-dasyecchavah param
sankirtayanti tan-nama
tadrsa-priyata-mayah

TRANSLATION

They chant His names and are full of unique love for Him. Indifferent to everything else, they want only to become servants of Sri Radha.


January 1, 2012

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 20

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 20

param kastham gatam tat-tad-
rasa-jatiyatocitam
athapi rasa-krt-tadrg-
bhaktanam astu ka gatih

TRANSLATION

They have all attained the ultimate limit of happiness, each in his own kind of ecstatic reciprocation with the Lord. But what place is destined for the exceptional devotees of the performer of the rasa dance?


December 18, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

tatra sri-krsna-padabja-
saksat-seva-sukham sada
bahudhanubhavantas te
ramante dhik-krtamrtam

TRANSLATION

The pure devotees living in Vaikuntha enjoy forever in varied ways the happiness of directly serving Sri Krsna’s lotus feet. In comparison, the nectar of liberation appears condemned.


Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 15

tatra sri-krsna-padabja-
saksat-seva-sukham sada
bahudhanubhavantas te
ramante dhik-krtamrtam

TRANSLATION

The pure devotees living in Vaikuntha enjoy forever in varied ways the happiness of directly serving Sri Krsna’s lotus feet. In comparison, the nectar of liberation appears condemned.


December 11, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 14

vaikuntham durlabham muktaih
sandrananda-cid-atmakam
niskama ye tu tad-bhakta
labhante sadya eva tat

TRANSLATION

That abode, Vaikuntha, is made of concentrated ecstasy and pure consciousness. Even for liberated souls it is difficult to attain. But the Lord’s devotees who are free from selfish desires reach it at once.


December 4, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 13

bhakta bhagavato ye tu
sa-kamah svecchayakhilan
bhunjanah sukha-bhogams te
visuddha yanti tat-padam

TRANSLATION

But even the devotees of the Personality of Godhead who still have material desires can enjoy the pleasures they wish and then become fully purified and go to the Lord’s abode.


November 27, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 11 (Continued)

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with the Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 11.

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 11

bhogante muhur avrttim
ete sarve prayanti hi
mahar-adi-gatah kecin
mucyante brahmana saha

TRANSLATION

But when their enjoyment ends, all these persons must return to this mundane earth. Only a select few of those who have reached the planets of Mahar and beyond are liberated along with Brahma.


November 20, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 11

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 11

bhogante muhur avrttim
ete sarve prayanti hi
mahar-adi-gatah kecin
mucyante brahmana saha

TRANSLATION

But when their enjoyment ends, all these persons must return to this mundane earth. Only a select few of those who have reached the planets of Mahar and beyond are liberated along with Brahma.


November 13, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 7

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 7

sri-kṛṣṇa-karuṇa-sara-
patra-nirdhara-sat-katham
srutvabhut paramananda-
purna tava pitamahi

TRANSLATION

After your grandmother heard the sacred narration about the search for the person most favored by the essence of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s mercy, she was filled with the highest bliss.


October 2, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 2

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 2

srimad-bhagavatambhodhi-
piyusam idam apiban
na trpyami muni-srestha
tvan-mukhambhoja-vasitam

TRANSLATION

O best of sages, I cannot drink enough of this nectarean ocean of Srīmad-Bhagavatam, its fragrance enhanced by contact with your lotus mouth.


September 11, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 1

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 2 Chapter 1 Text 1

sri-janamejaya uvaca
satyam sac-chastra-vargartha-
sarah sangrhya durlabhah
gudhah sva-matre pitra me
krsna-premna prakasitah

TRANSLATION

Sri Janamejaya said: Truly, my father gleaned the essential meaning of all eternal scriptures, and with great love for Krsna he revealed to his mother that rare confidential truth.


August 28, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 159

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 159

tasam natham ballavinam sametam
tabhih premna samsrayanti yathoktham
matah satyam tat-prasadan mahattvam
tasam jnatum saksyasi tvam ca kincit

TRANSLATION

If you follow my advice and with pure love take shelter of the gopis and their master, Lord Sri Krsna, then, O mother, I promise that by Krsna's mercy you will be abole to understand something of the gopis' greatness.


August 21, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 158

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 158

gopinam vitatadbhuta-sphutatara-premanalarcis-chata-
dagdhanam kila nama-kirtana-krtat tasam visesat smrteh
tat-tiksna-jvalanocchikhagra-kanika-sparsena sadyo maha-
vaikalyam sa bhajam kadapi na mukhe namani kartum prabhuh

TRANSLATION

The gopis were consumed by the expansive flames of the wondrous blazing fire of love for Krsna. If my guru chants the names of these gopis and recalls a gopi's distinguishing qualities, he too is touched by sparks shooting forth from the flames of this intense fire, and he at once becomes greatly agitated. Therefore he has to avoid pronouncing the gopis' names.


August 14, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 153

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 153

kevalam paramam dainyam
avalambyasya siksaya
sriman-madana-gopala
caranabjam upasata

TRANSLATION

Encountering a mood of great and single-minded humility, they began worshipping the lotus feet of Sriman Madana-gopala according to Narada's instructions.


August 7, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 148

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 148

uddhavena smaryamanam
vijitam satyabhamaya
anyabhir mahisibhis ca
ranjitam tat-tad-ihaya

TRANSLATION

Uddhava suggested to Narada what was best to eat, Satyabhama fanned him, and the other queens pleased him with various kinds of service.


July 31, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 144

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 144

tvadiyas tah kridah sakrd api bhuvo vapi vacasa
brda srutyangair va sprsati krta-dhih kascid api yah
sa nityam sri-gopi-kuca-kalasa-kasmira-vilasat-
tvadiyanghri-dvandve kalayatu-taram prema-bhajanam

TRANSLATION

Whether by speaking, thinking, hearing, or physical contact, if any person in this world comes in touch even once with these pastimes of Yours and is convinced of their importance, may he be endowed eternally with the power to worship Your feet in pure love, feel resplendent with the saffron dust from the pitcher-like breasts of the blessed gopis.


July 24, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 143

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 143

payam payam vraja-jana-gana-prema-vapi-marala
sriman-namamrtam aviratam gokulabdhy-utthitam te
tat-tad-vesacarita-nikarojjrmbhitam mista-mistam
sarvai lokan jagati ramayan matta-cesto bhramani

TRANSLATION

O swan gliding in the lakes of Vraja-vrasis' love, I wish that I may wander everywhere always chanting, drinking the nectar of Your names. Those most sweet names arise from the ocean of Gokula and spread the glories of Your infinitely varied dress and ways of acting. As I wander, behaving like a madman, may I distribute joy to everyone in all the worlds.


July 10, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 133-134

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 133-134

svayam prayagasya dasasvamedha-
tirthadike dvaravati-parante
sambhasitanam visaye bhramitva
purnarthatam srimad-anugrahena

vipradinam srotu-kamo munindro
harsat krsnasyananad eva saksat
evam matah prarthayam asa hrdyam
tasmin ramyodara-simhe varam prak

TRANSLATION

From Dasasvamedha-tirtha in Prayaga to Dvaraka, Narada had wandered. And he had spoken with devotees--the brahmana at Prayaga, and all the others--who by the Lord's divine grace had each achieved perfection. Feeling great pleasure, Narada, the king of sages, now wanted to hear of this perfection directly from Lord Krsna's own mouth. Dear mother, Lord Krsna is the all-attractive lion among generous benefactors. Now, therefore, Narada begged from Him the first blessing he wished to receive.


July 3, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 130

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 130

na sambandhaved asmaranam kadapi
sva-jivananam yad api priyanam
tathapi kenapi visesanena
smrtih praharsaya yatha su-jivitam

TRANSLATION

Those dear as life one can never forget, but when reminded of them in a special way one feels happy, like one who has lived a life of good fortune.


June 26, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 128

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 128

icchet punas tadrsam eva bhavam
klistam kathancit tad-abhavatah syat
yesam na bhatiti mate 'pi tesam
gadhopakari smrti-dah priyanam

TRANSLATION

One may want to feel that separation again, and may indeed feel distressed if one cannot. Thus a person who can remind one of a beloved not present is considered the most sincere and helpful friend.


June 12, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 127

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 127

tac-choka-duhkhoparamasya pascac
cittam yatah purnataya prasannam
samprapta-sambhoga-maha-sukhena
sampanna-vat tisthati sarvadaiva

TRANSLATION

After the pain of despair is relieved, one's heart feels fully satisfied, delighting constantly as one enjoys the great pleasure of meeting with one's beloved.


June 5, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 123

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 123

pratyuvacoddavah smitva
prabho bhityapi lajjaya
tato brahmanya-devena
svayam uktah pravesya sah

TRANSLATION

Uddhava smiled and answered, "My Lord, because he is afraid and embarrassed." Then the Lord, who always favors the brahmanas, Himself brought Narada inside and spoke to him.


May 15, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 117 (Continued)

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 117.

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 117

ekah sa me tad-vraja-loka-vat priyas
tadrn-maha-prema-bhara-prabhavatah
vaksyaty adah kincana badarayanir
maj-jivite sisya-vare sva sannibhe

TRANSLATION

Just one person, almost as dear to Me as the devotees of Vraja, will be able to describe those topics--Sukadeva, the son of Badarayana Vyasa. By the power of great love in the mood of the Vraja-vasis, he will speak something of those matters to his excellent disciple who resembles him in spiritual qualities and whom I once brought back to life.


May 8, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 117

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 117

ekah sa me tad-vraja-loka-vat priyas
tadrn-maha-prema-bhara-prabhavatah
vaksyaty adah kincana badarayanir
maj-jivite sisya-vare sva sannibhe

TRANSLATION

Just one person, almost as dear to Me as the devotees of Vraja, will be able to describe those topics--Sukadeva, the son of Badarayana Vyasa. By the power of great love in the mood of the Vraja-vasis, he will speak something of those matters to his excellent disciple who resembles him in spiritual qualities and whom I once brought back to life.


May 1, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 111-112

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 111-112

akasa-yana vidhi-rudra-sakrah
siddah sasi deva-ganas tathanye
gavo vrsa vatsa-gana mrgas ca
vrksah khaga gulma-latas trnani

nadyo 'tha meghah sa-carah sthiras ca
sacetanacetanakah prapancah
prema-pravahottha-vikara-ruddah
sva-sva-svabhavat parivrttim apuh

TRANSLATION

Brahma, Rudra, Indra, Candra, the Siddhas, and other demigods moving in the sky were overcome by changes aroused in them by the current of ecstatic love. So too were the cows, bulls, calves, and wild beasts, the trees, birds, bushes, creepers, and all other beings, both moving and nonmoving, alive and inert. Each of them underwent a transformation by which their own nature changed into nature just the opposite.


April 24, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 104-5

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 104-105

sodasanam sahasranam
sa-satanam mad-aptaye
krta-katyayani-puja-
vratanam gopa-yositam

nidarsanad iva sviyam
kincit svasthayitum manah
tavatya eva yuyam vai
mayatraita vivahitah

TRANSLATION

Some 16,100 gopis had with vows worshiped Katyayani to obtain Me. To bring My mind somewhat to peace by seeing a likeness of them, I married the same number of you queens here in Dvaraka.


April 10, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 100

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 100

tasam abhave purvam me
vasato mathura-pure
vivaha-karane kacid
icchapy asin na manini

TRANSLATION

My dear proud lady, when living in Mathura-puri without the gopis I at first had no desire to marry.


April 3, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 98

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 98

tamisra-punjadi yad eva kincin
madiya-varnopamam iksyate taih
sa-cumbanam tat parirabhyate mad-
dhiya param ta kva nu varnaniyam

TRANSLATION

If they see a patch of darkness resembling My complexion, they embrace and kiss it, mistaking it for Me. What more can I describe?


March 27, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 97

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 97

adrsyamane ca mayi pradipta-
viyoga-vahner vikalah kadacit
mrta ivonmada-hatah kadacid
vicitra-bhavam madhuram bhajante

TRANSLATION

And when they cannot see Me they become so torn that the fire of separation leaves them sometimes as though dead and sometimes as though insane. Thus they partake of the nectar of wonderful ecstasies.


March 20, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 96

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 96

drste 'pi samyen mayi tan na duhkham
viccheda-cintakulitamanam vai
harsaya tesam kriyate vidhir yo
duhkham sa sadyo dvi-guni-karoti

TRANSLATION

So their pain won't be relieved even if they see Me. Their hearts will be so disturbed by thoughts of separation from Me that whatever measures I take for their happiness will only double their grief.


March 13, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 93

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 93

stuvata brahmanoktam yad
vrddha-vakyam na tan mrsa
tesam pratyupakare 'ham
asakto 'to maha-rni

TRANSLATION

The praise offered by the venerable Brahma was not spoken in vain: I can never fully repay these devotees, and so I am utterly indebted to them.


March 6, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 89

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 89

stambhe 'ntardhapya deham svam
sthita lajja-bhayanvita
samlaksya prabhuna prokta
samrambhavesatah sphutam

TRANSLATION

She hid herself behind a pillar and stood there, filled with shame and fear. Krsna noticed her and, still angry, spoke to her in a clear voice.


February 27, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 85

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 85

tato 'nyabhis ca devibhir
etad evanumoditam
satrajiti param mana-
geham tad-asahavisat

TRANSLATION

[Uddhava said:] The other queens all agreed. Only Satybhama, Satrajiti, unable to tolerate those words, entered her chamber of anger.


February 20, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 80

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 80

tabhyam sneha-bharenasya
palanam tat-tad-ihitam
ato 'syaitadrso bhavas
tayor yukto hi me priyah

TRANSLATION

“Because of their exceptional love, they were allowed to raise the Lord as their child and cherish His many wonderful activities. Therefore His special attitude toward them is fitting, and very much pleasing to me.”


February 13, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 76-78

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 76-78

tad-durvaco nisamyadau
devakyoktam abhijnaya
samasta-jagad-adhara-
bhavad-adhara-bhutaya

ascaryam atra kim murkhe
purva-janmani yat tapah
samam sri-vasudevena
mayakari sutaya tat

ato 'yam avayoh praptah
putratam vara-desvarah
asmin nanda-yasodabhyam
bhaktih samprarthita vidhim

TRANSLATION

[Uddhava told Krsna:] The wise Devaki shelters You, who shelter the entire world. When she heard those wicked words, she said, “Foolish woman, what is unusual here? Sri Vasudeva and I, in our previous lives, underwent austerities to get the Lord as our son, and therefore, the Lord, the bestower of all boons, accepted that role. But Nanda and Yasoda prayed to Lord Brahma for pure devotion.”


February 6, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 63

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 63

parito muhur alokya
srimad-dvaravatisvaram
sri-yadavendram atmanam
pratyabhijnatavanams tada

TRANSLATION

Looking around again, Krsna remembered that He was the master of Sri Dvaraka, the divine king of the Yadavas.


January 16, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdahra Swami continues with Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60.



January 9, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdahra Swami continues with Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60.

Please note: This class gets cut off as Maharaja loses his phone connection.


January 2, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 60

sri-pariksid uvaca
evam rasantaram nitva-
nujam svasthayitum vacah
yad uktam balaramena
srutva bhavantaram gatah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Balarama spoke these words to change His younger brother's ecstatic mood and bring Him back to normal. Indeed, upon hearing what Balarama said, Krsna did change His mood.


December 19, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 57

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 57

dustan samhara tac-chistan
pratipalaya samprati
yajnam patir-svaseyasya
dharma-rajasya santanu

TRANSLATION

Now please destroy the wicked and protect everyone else. Your cousin Dharmaraja, King Yudhistira, has undertaken a sacrifice. Please see to getting it performed.


December 12, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 44

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 44

astu tavad idanam tad
gamyate tvaraya vane
santosa-de pradose 'dya
maya tvam modayisyase

TRANSLATION

Anyway, right now I have to go to the forest. Tonight at dusk, O bestower of satisfaction, You will enjoy with Me.


December 5, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 34

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 34

sri-pariksid uvaca
evam sambhasya jananim
abhivandya sa sadaram
vanca-bhogyepsur alaksya
rohinyokto 'ty-abhijnaya

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: After speaking in this way, Krsna offered His mother proper respects. Then the very expert Rohini sensed that Krsna wanted some food to take with Him to the forest.


November 28, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 29

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 29

sri-bhagavan uvaca
adya prabhate bho matar
asminn eva ksane maya
citrah kati kati svapna
jagrateva na viksitah

TRANSLATION

The Supreme Lord said: Dear mother, this morning during My sleep I saw many amazing things in just a short moment as if I were awake!


November 21, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 22

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 22

sri-balarama uvaca
sri-krsna krsna bho bhratar
uttisthottistha jagrhi
pasyadya velatikranta
visanti pasavo vanam

TRANSLATION

Sri Balarama said: Sri Krsna, My dear brother! Get up, get up! Wake up from Your sleep! Just see, it is now getting late. The cows are already entering the forest.


November 14, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 15-16

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Texts 15-16

naradas tu krtagaskam
ivatmanam amanyata
devanam yadavanam ca
sange 'gan na kutuhalat

viyaty antarhito bhutva
baddhvaikam yoga-pattakam
nivisto bhagavac-cesta-
madhuryambhavaya sah

TRANSLATION

Narada, however, thinking he had committed an offense, did not accompany the demigods and the Yadavas. Instead with great curiosity he hid himself in the midst of the sky, fixing himself in a yoga sitting posture, to observe the sweetness of the Lord's acts.


November 7, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 5

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 5

samstabhya yatnad atmanam
svasthyam janayitum prabhoh
prapa canantaram hrdi

TRANSLATION

With difficulty, Brahma brought himself under control and started thinking of how to restore his Lord to normal. Soon an idea came into his heart.


October 31, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 1

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 1

sri-pariksid uvaca
ittham sa-parivarasya
matas tasyarti-rodanaih
brahmandam vyapya sanjato
mahotpata-cayah ksanat

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Dear mother, as the sound of Krsna lamenting with His family members filled the universe, a series of terrible omens quickly ensued.


October 24, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 120

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 120

yat tatra ca tvayakari
nirvisah kaliyo hradah
soko 'yam vipulas tesam
soke 'nyat karanam srnu

TRANSLATION

That You rid Kaliya's lake of its poison has only greatened their misery. And please hear of still other reasons for their sorrow.


October 10, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 113

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 113

sri-pariksid uvaca
srimad-gopala-devas tac
chrutva sambhranti-yantritah
jatantas-tapatah susyam-
mukhabjah sankayakulah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Having heard all this, the blessed Lord Gopala felt overwrought with worry for His devotees. Scorching anxiety dried up His lotus face. He was filled with dread.


October 3, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 111

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 111

vrindaranya vraja-bhuvi gavam tatra govardhane va
naste himsa-harana-rahite raksakasyapy apeksa
gavo gatvosasi vipinatas ta mahisy-adi-yuktah
svairam bhuktva sa-jala-yavasam sayam ayanti vasam

TRANSLATION

Vrindavana Forest, Govardhana Hill, and the whole area of Vraja, are free from violence and theft. So one need not bother to watch one's cows. The cows simply go out into the forests in the morning with the other domestic animals like the buffaloes, eat grass and drink water as they like, and then in the evening com home.


September 19, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 106

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 106

ayam hi tat-tad-vipinesu kautukad
vihartu-kamah pasu-sangha-sangatah
vayasya-vargaih saha 'titum
prayati nityam svayam agrajanvitah

TRANSLATION

Every day, Krsna takes His older brother with Him and goes out into the various forests, eager to enjoy with His herds of cows and wander about in the company of His many friends.


September 12, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 105

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 105

vraja-sthitanam tv ahar eva kala-
ratrir bhaved eka-lavo yugam ca
ravim rajo-vartma ca pasyatam muhur
dasa ca kacin meralim ca srnvatam

TRANSLATION

For those who live in Vraja, daytime is like the black night at the end of the universe, and in the blink of an eye a millennium. In such a state, they look at the sun and the trails of dust on the road again and again and listen for the sound of the flute.


September 5, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 102

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 102

sri-pariksid uvaca
tac chrutva kutsitam vakyam
asakta sodhum anjasa
yasodayah priya-sakhi
rama-mahatha kopita

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Balarama's mother Rohini, Yasoda's dear friend, couldn't tolerate these insults. Angrily, she replied.


August 29, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 93-94

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 93-94

sri-pariksid uvaca
tad-viccheda-maha-duhkha-
sankaya mlapitani sah
devaki-bhimajadinam
mukhany avanatany adhah

ksarad-asran sa-sneham
vilokya mrdulasayah
masi-karpara-patrani
vyagro 'yacata samjnaya

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit continued: From dread of the great pain of separation from Krsna, the faces of the ladies like Devaki and Rukmini were pale, downcast, and full of tears. Looking at those women affectionately, gentle-hearted Krsna quickly gestured for an inkpot and paper.


August 22, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 88

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 88

srutva te tatra visvasya
sarve sarala-manasah
bhavat-pritim samalocya-
lankaran dadhur atmasu

TRANSLATION

The residents of Vraja, all simple-hearted people, trusted Nanda's words. Thinking about Your loving affection, they accepted the jewelry and put it on their bodies.


August 8, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 76

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 76

sri-pariksid uvaca
tac ca sri-bhagavan krtva
srutam apy asrutam yatha
ajanann iva papraccha
soka-vegad athoddhavam

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Although the Personality of Godhead must have heard these words, He pretended He had not. Driven by sorrow, He then inquired from Uddhava as though ignorant.


August 1, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 73-75

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 73-75

padmavaty uvaca
tvayanutapyate krsna
katham man-mantritam srnu
yad ekadasabhir varsair
nanda-gopasya mandire

dvabhyam yuvabhyam bhratrbhyam
upabhuktam hi vartate
tatra dadyan na dadyad va
go-raksa-jivanam sa te

sarvam tad garga-hastena
ganayitva kananusah
dvi-guni-krtya mad-bhartra
tasmai deyam sape svayam

TRANSLATION

Padmavati said: Krsna, why should You lament? Just listen to my advice. Whi living eleven years in the home of Nanda Gopa, You two brothers enjoyed various comforts. For that, I swear, my husband will repay Nanda twice over. My husband will see to it that Garga Muni calculates the amount to the smallest fraction and delivers it by his own hand And if Nanada owes You payment for tending his cows, let him pay You or not, as he wishes.


July 25, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 61

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 61

kataryad gaditam krsna
sakrd gostham kayapi tat
gatva prasanga-sangatya
raksa tatratya-jivanam

TRANSLATION

I anxiously requested, "Krsna, please find some excuse to go to Your cowherd village just once and save the lives of the people there."


July 18, 2010

Remembering Aindra Prabhu

In this morning's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his remembrance and realizations of Sripad Aindra Prabhu of the Krishna-Balarama Mandir 24 Hour Kirtan in Vrindavana, who recently left his body.

Maharaja also continues with the Brihad Bhagavatamrta.

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 57

sri-pariksid uvaca
asataka tad-vacah sodhum
gokula-prana-bandhavah
rohini-nandanah sriman
baladevo rusabravit

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Blessed Baladeva, the darling son of Rohini and intimate friend of all Gokula, couldn't tolerate hearing these words. Angrily, He spoke in reply.


July 11, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 42

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 42

sri-pariksid uvaca
tac chrutva dusta-kamsasya
janani dhrsta-cestita
jara-hata-vicara sa
sa-sirah-kampam abravit

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Upon hearing this, the mother of the wicked Kamsa spoke out, her head shaking, her manner bold, her judgment spoiled by old age.


July 4, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 39

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 39

mohita iva krsnasya
mangalam tatra hi
icchanti sarvada sviyam
napeksante ca karhicit

TRANSLATION

As if entranced, in each event they wanted only to assure Krsna's welfare. They never thought about themselves.


May 30, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 29-30

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 29-30

sri-rohiny uvaca
as tan sri-hari-dasa tvam
maha-durdaiva-maritan
saubhagya-gandha-rahitan
nimagna dainya-sagare

tat-tad-vadava-vahny=arcis-
tapyamanan visakulan
ksanacinta-sukhinya me
ma smrteh padavim naya

TRANSLATION

Sri Rohini said: Alas, dear servant of Sri Hari, the residents of Vraja have by evil fate been all but slain. They have lost the last trace of good fortune and are drowning in an ocean of gloom. There they suffer, poisoned and scorched, in the flames of an underwater fire. So please do not destroy my moment of happiness by reminding me of them.


May 16, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 28

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 28

sri-pariksid uvaca
tad-vakya-tattvam vijnaya
rohini sasram abravit
cira-gokula-vasena
tatratya-jana-sammata

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Because Rohini had long lived in Gokula, its residents held her in high regard. She knew the inner meaning to Uddhava's words. So with tears in her eyes, she decided to speak.


May 9, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 24

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 24

idanam yad vraje gatva
kim apy anvabhavam tatah
maha-saubhagya-mano me
sa sadyas curnatam gatah

TRANSLATION

What I saw on my recent trip to Vraja took my pride in my special good fortune and suddenly crushed it into dust.


May 2, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 19-21

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 19-21

sri-pariksid uvaca
uddhavo 'tyanta-sambhranto
drutam utthaya tat-padau
tasyabhipretya hrd-gatam

hrt-prapta-bhagavat-tat-tat
prasada-bhara-bhag-janah
tadiya-prema-sampatti-
vibhava-smrti-yantritah

radanair vivaso dino
yatnad dhairyam sritl munim
avadhapyaha matsaryat
sattvikat pramudam gatah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Impelled by great respect for Narada, Uddhava suddenly stood up, held Narada's feet, and embraced them. Aware of what Narada was thinking, Uddhava remembered many devotees who had received the Lord's special favor. As Uddhava meditated on those devotees, their love for the Lord, and the wealth of their loving ecstasies, he felt distress, thinking himself fallen, and cried helplessly. Only with some effort was he able to regain his composure. Then he became joyful and spoke to the sage, moved by the sattvika emotion of jealousy.


April 25, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 9

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Text 9

tusnim-bhutas ca te sarve
vartamanah sa-vismayam
tatra sri-naradam praptam
aiksantapurva-cestitam

TRANSLATION

All of them sat there silent, in shock. They saw that Sri Narada had arrived and that he was acting strange.


April 18, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 1-3

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 6 Texts 1-3

sri-pariksid uvaca
tac chrutvarye maha-prema-
rasavesena yantritah
maha-visnu-priyo vina-
hasto 'sau vismrtakhilah

sada-dvaravati-vasa-
bhyastantah-pura-vartmana
prabhu-prasada-desantah-
pravesascarya-vahina

purvabhyasad ivabhyasam
prasadasya gato munih
bhutavisto mahonmada-
grhitas ca yathetarah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Noble mother, after hearing Ugrasena's advice, Narada, the dear devotee of Lord Maha-visnu, became absorbed in the taste of exalted love of God, which seized him in its grip. Forgetting everything else, he started off, vina in hand. Having spent much time before in Dvaraka, Narada automatically took the familiar roads to the center of the city, amazing roads that led to the neighborhood of the Lord's palaces, and came to the palace of Krsna's that he knew how to reach from earlier visits. Under the spell of intense transcendental agitation, Narada seemed like an ordinary person haunted by a ghost.


April 11, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 129

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 129

yathaham prarthya tat-sanga-
sthitim napnomi karhicit
tan-maha-labhato hino
'satyaya rajya-raksaya

TRANSLATION

In contrast, despite my begging to stay in Krsna's company, I never obtain that blessing. I am deprived of that achievement because of my degraded occupation of protecting the kingdom.


April 4, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 118

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 118

na janimah kada kutra
punar esa vrajed iti
uddhavo nityam abhyarne
nivasan sevate prabhum

TRANSLATION

We cannot be sure when He might go somewhere else. But Uddhava is always by His side, serving Lorda Krsna, his master, and residing with Him.


March 28, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 113

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 113

jita-vak-pati-naipunya
yad idam nad tvayoditam
tad asambhavitam na syad
yadavendra-prabhavatah

TRANSLATION

You can defeat the wit of even Brhama, the master of speech. And so, by the power of our Lord Yadavendra, what you have said to us cannot be untrue.


March 21, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 106

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 106

sayyasanatanalapa-
krida-snanasanadisu
vartamana api svan ye
krsna-premna smaranti na

TRANSLATION

While eating, sleeping, sitting, walking, speaking, bathing, enjoying diversions, the Yadus are so absorbed in pure love for Krsna that they even forget their own families and possessions.


March 7, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 103-105 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 103-105.

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 103-105

yesam darsana-sambhasa-
sparsanugamanasanaih
bhojanodvaha-sayanais
tathanyair daihikair drdaih

duschedaih prema-sambandhair
atma-sambandhato 'dhikaih
baddhah svargapavargeccham
chittva bhaktim vivardhayan

krsno vismrta-vaikuntho
vilasaih svair anu-ksanam
navam navam anirvacyam
vitanoti sukham mahat

TRANSLATION

Krsna has now forgotten Vaikuntha, for He is bound by intense, unbreakable loving exchanges with these Yadus. He sees the Yadus, touches them, talks with them, sits with them. He eats and sleeps with them, follows then when they walk, takes part in their marriage ceremonies, and shares in their other activities of embodied life. These relations are more tangible then the yogis' union with Him in meditation. Thus, by His pastimes Krsna spreads among the Yadus infinite pleasure, ever fresh and indescribable, destroying any desire they might have for heaven or liberation, and increasing more and more their devotion to Him.


February 21, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Texts 103-105

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 103-105

yesam darsana-sambhasa-
sparsanugamanasanaih
bhojanodvaha-sayanais
tathanyair daihikair drdaih

duschedaih prema-sambandhair
atma-sambandhato 'dhikaih
baddhah svargapavargeccham
chittva bhaktim vivardhayan

krsno vismrta-vaikuntho
vilasaih svair anu-ksanam
navam navam anirvacyam
vitanoti sukham mahat

TRANSLATION

Krsna has now forgotten Vaikuntha, for He is bound by intense, unbreakable loving exchanges with these Yadus. He sees the Yadus, touches them, talks with them, sits with them. He eats and sleeps with them, follows then when they walk, takes part in their marriage ceremonies, and shares in their other activities of embodied life. These relations are more tangible then the yogis' union with Him in meditation. Thus, by His pastimes Krsna spreads among the Yadus infinite pleasure, ever fresh and indescribable, destroying any desire they might have for heaven or liberation, and increasing more and more their devotion to Him.


February 7, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 95

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 95

ugrasenam maha-rajam
parivrtya cakasatah
pratiksamanam sri-krsna-
devagamanam adarat

TRANSLATION

Surrounding Maharaja Ugrasena, the Yadavas glowed brilliantly, as with reverent eagerness they awaited the arrival of Sri Krsna.


January 31, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 89

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 89

tad yahi tasya parama-priya-varga-mukhyan
sri-yadavan nirupama-pramadabdhi-magnan
tesam mahattvam atulam bhagavams tvam eva
janasi tad vayam aho kim u varnayema

TRANSLATION

Therefore, go see the divine Yadhavas, the Lord's most beloved associates, who live immersed in a vast, unequaled ocean of joy. My lord Narada, you know very well how great they are. What can I tell you about their glories?


January 10, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 82

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 82

sri-pariksid uvaca
sokarteva tatah kunti
krsna-darsana-jivana
sasram sa-karunanam praha
smaranantu tat-krpakrpe

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Mother Kunti, for whom the sigh of Krsna was life, seemed tormented with sorrow, remembering how Krsna had at times shown His mercy and at other times not. She then spoke, pitifully, with tears in her eyes.


January 3, 2010

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 68

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 68

tatparyasya vicarena
krtenapi na tat sukham
kincit karoty utamusya
vancanam kila bodhanat

TRANSLATION

Even carefully studying the purport of those instructions has not made me any happier. Rather, His words only make me remember how He deceived me.

In addition to today's verse, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami remembers Her Grace Rasajna devi dasi. You can read more about Rasajna here.


December 27, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 62-63

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 62-63

sva-dharmaika-paraih suska-
jnanavadbhih krta rane
bhismadibhih prahara ye
varma-marma-bhido drdhah

te tasyam mat-krte svasya
sri-murtau cakra-panina
varyamanena ca maya
sodhah svi-krtya varasah

TRANSLATION

Swayed by dry speculation, concerned only with their own dharma, Bhisma and others on the field of war fiercely attacked Lord Sri Krsna, piercing His armor and flesh. Lord Krsna, the wielder of the Sudarsana cakra, tolerated for my sake those repeated attacks on His divine body, although I tried to stop Him.



December 20, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 53

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 53

drona-bhismadi-guravo
'bhimanyu-pramukhah sutah
pare 'pi bahavah santo
'smad-dhetor nidhanam gatah

TRANSLATION

It is our fault than many saintly persons met their demise, including venerable teachers like Drona and Bhisma, and sons like Abhimanyu.



December 13, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 45

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 45

sri-pariksid uvaca
atha ksanam lajjayeva
maunam krtvatha nihsvasan
dharma-rajo 'bravin matr-
bhratr-patnibhir anvitah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: For a moment, Dharmaraja Yudhisthira remained quiet, and then he sighed, as if embarrassed. At last he spoke, followed in turn by his brothers, wife, and mother.



December 6, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 43

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 43

uddisya yan kaurava-samsadam gatah
krsnah samaksam nijagada madrsam
ye pandavanam suhrdo 'tha vairinas
te tadrsa me 'pi mamasavo hi te

TRANSLATION

Once in the court of the Kauravas, with me and other sages present, Krsna said of you, "A friend of the Pandavas is My friend, and their enemy is My enemy. The Pandavas are My very life airs.


November 29, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 36

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 36

yudhisthirayapi maha-pratistha
loka-dvayotkrstatara pradatta
tatha jarasandha-vadhadina ca
bhimaya tenatmana eva kirtih

TRANSLATION

Krsna bestowed upon Yudhisthira the highest prestige, greater than that of anyone else in the upper and lower worlds. And by favors like allowing Bhima to kill Jarasandha, Krsna granted Bhima unequaled fame.


November 15, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 35

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 35

cirena dvarakam gantum
udhyato yadu-jivanah
kaku-stutibhir avrtya
sva-grhe raksyate 'naya

TRANSLATION

Krsna, the life of the Yadus, tried for a long time to leave for Dvaraka, but by enveloping Him with plaintive prayers she kept Him in her home.



November 8, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 34

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 34

vicitra-vakyair bahudha ruroda
sphuten nrnam yac-chravanena vaksah
bhavatsv api sneha-bharam param sa
raraksa krsna-priyatam apeksya

TRANSLATION

She often lamented with poignant words that could shatter the heart of anyone who heard them. And she bore the burden of love for all of you, staying tied to you only because you are very dear to Lord Krishna.



October 18, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

sri-pariksid uvaca
iti pragayan rasanam munir nijam
asiksayan madhava-kirti-lampatam
abo pravrttasi mahattva-varnane
prabhor apiti sva-radair vidasya tam

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: While singing enthusiastically in this way, the sage instructed his own tongue, which was greedy to chant the glories of Lord Madhava, "Oh, you are too busy talking about the greatness of our master!" To stop that tongue, he then seized it with it his teeth.



October 11, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

krsnasya karunya-kathas tu dure
tasya prasayo bata nigraho 'pi
kamsadayah kaliya-putanadya
baly-adayah prag api saksino 'tra

TRANSLATION

We speak of Krsna's kindness, but even the punishments He metes out are worthy of praise. To this there have been many witnesses--including Kamsa, Kaliya, and Putana and, in the more distant past, Bali and others.



October 4, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

idanim paramam kastham
praptabhut sarvatah sphuta
visista-mahima-sreni-
madhuri-citratacita

TRANSLATION

Now His identity as God has been shown, for He has appeared in all His splendor, adorned with His unique glories and the varied wonders of His charming sweetness.



September 27, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 25

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 25

he krsna-bhrataras tasya
kim varnyo 'purva-darsitah
rupa-saundarya-lavanya-
madhuryascaryata-bharah

TRANSLATION

O Krsna's brothers, how can the infinite wonders of His bodily beauty, His effulgence, and His charm be properly described? Features so attractive have never been seen in anyone else.



September 13, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 21

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 21

atmana marita ye ca
ghatita tvarjunadibhih
narakarhas ca daiteyas
tan-mahimnamrtam gatah

TRANSLATION

And by the power of His glory, demons fit for hell have become immortal after being slain by Him or by such companions as Arjuna.



September 6, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 15

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 15

aho srnuta purvam tu
kesancid adhikarinam
anena diyamano 'bhun
moksah sthitir ityam sada

TRANSLATION

Please just hear what I have to say: Before Krsna gave the gift of liberation only to a qualified few. And this has always been the rule.



August 30, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 14

yasya prasadah san-mauna-
santi-bhakty-adi-sadhanaih
prarthyo nah sa svayam vo 'bhut
prasanno vasa-varty api

TRANSLATION

We can only pray to satisfy Him through our disciplines of silence, peace, and devotion. But being naturally satisfied with you, He has even submitted Himself to your control.



August 9, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 9

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 9

anye 'vataras ca yad-amsa-lesato
brahmadayo yasya vibhutayo matah
maya ca yasyeksana-vartma-vartini
dasi jagat-srsty-avananta-karini

TRANSLATION

All other incarnations of Godhead expand from mere portions of His plenary portions. Great gods like Brahma are considered His material opulences. And material nature is His maidservant. Standing always in view ready to serve Him, she enacts creation, protection, and destruction of the universe.



August 2, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 8

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 8

yo brahma-rudradi-samadhi-durlabho
vedokti-tatparya-visesa-gocarah
sriman nrisimhah kila vamanas ca
sri-raghavendro 'pi yad-amsa-rupah

TRANSLATION

For Brahma, Rudra and other demigods He is difficult to realize even in advanced meditations. He can be known through words of the Vedas only when one understands their special purport. Sriman Nrsimha, Sri Vamana, and Sri Raghavendra are His plenary expansions.



July 26, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 6

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 6

hanumad-gaditam tesu
krsnanugraha-vaibhavam
muhuh sankirtayam asa
vina-gita-vibhusitam

TRANSLATION

Narada chanted at length the glories of the precious treasure of which Hanuman had spoken--Krsna's favor on the Pandavas. Narada accompanied his words by playing his vina.



July 19, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 1

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 1

sri-pariksid uvaca
tatra sri-narado harsa-
bharakrantah sa-nartanam
rajadhanyam pravistavan

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Sri Narada, beside himself with joy, arrived dancing at the kingdom of the Kurus and raced to their capital city.



July 12, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 117

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 117

aho kim apare srimad-
draupadi mahisi-vara
tadrsa bhratarah srimad-
bhimasenarjunadayah

TRANSLATION

Just see, his superlative queen is none other at Srimati Draupadi, and his brothers are such men as the bessed Bhimasena and Arjuna.



July 5, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 115

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 115

krsna-prasada-janitah
krsna eva samapitah
nasakan kam api pritim
rajno janayitum kvacit

TRANSLATION

The king achieved all this opulence by Krsna's mercy, and has offered it all to Krsna. It never had any power to please him.



June 28, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 112

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 112

tesam jyesthasya samrajye
pravrttir bhagavat-priyat
ato bahu-vidha deva-
durlabha rajya-sampadah

TRANSLATION

The eldest of these brothers rules the state out of love for the Personality of Godhead. Thus his kingdom is rich in all sorts of assets rarely enjoyed by the demigods.



June 21, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 108

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 108

tada bhaveyam tatrasu
itvam tu gacchadya pandavan
tesam grhesu tat pasya
param brahma narakrti

TRANSLATION

I must be ready to present myself before Him without delay, whenever He might call. But now you please go visit the Pandavas at their home and see the Supreme Absolute Truth in His appearance like a human being.



June 14, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Texts 101-104

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 101-104

athapi sahajavyaja-
karuna-komalatmani
avakra-bhava-prakrtav
arya-dharma-prasadarsake

eka-patni-vrata-dhare
sada vinaya-vrddhaya
lajjayavanata-srimad-
vadane 'dho-vilokane

jagad-ranjana-siladhye
'yodhya-pura-purandare
maha-rajadhiraje sri-
sita-laksmana-sevite

bharata-jyayasi prestha-
sugrive vanaresvare
vibhisanasrite capa-
panau dasarathamaje

kausalya-nandane srimad-
raghunatha-svarupini
svasminn atyantiki pritir
mama tenaiva vardhita

TRANSLATION

Even so, I simply feel more attracted to the Supreme Lord in His eternal identity as Sri Raghunatha, the sin of Dasaratha and joy of Mother Kausalya. His heart always tender with natural, unaffected compassion, He is spontaneously attracted to loving exchanges with His devotees, exchagnes free from any tinge of duplicity. He demonstrates how to follow properly the religious duties of a civilized people, and He upholds the strict vow of only having one wife. In the shyness of intimate humility, His face always hooks downward, His eyes fixed on the ground. His exalted character is pleasing to all. He stands with bow in hand, the king of kings, the hero of the city Ayodhya, served by Sita and Laksmana, and with Bharata as His older brother. He rules the race of monkeys as the dear friend of Sugriva and gives shelter to Vibhisana. By my hearing of the pastimes of Krsna, the unlimited loving attraction I feel toward my own master has increased.



May 31, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 93

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 93

sri-pariksid uvaca
atha ksanam nisasvasa
banumam dhairya-sagarah
jagada naradam natva
ksanam hrdi vimrsya sah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Hanuman, the ocean of sobriety, then sighed for a moment, and after a brief time in though he bowed down to Narada and spoke..



May 24, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 88

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 88

prabhoh priya-tamanam tu
prasadam paramam vina
na sidhyati priya seva
dasanam na phalaty api

TRANSLATION

Without the unconditional mercy of the Lord's most beloved friends, a devotee's loving service can never succeed or bear fruit.



May 10, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 85

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 85

aho maha-prabho bhakta-
vatsalya-bhara-nirjita
karosy evam api sviya-
cittakarsaka-cesita

TRANSLATION

O master of all masters, You are conquered by Your great affection for Your devotees! This is how You attract their hearts.



May 3, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 82

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 82

are prema-paradhina
vicaracara-varjitah
niyojayatha tam dautye
sarathye 'pi mama prabhum

TRANSLATION

O Pandavas, pure love has subdued you! Ignoring discrimination and etiquette, you engage my Lord as your messenger and charioteer.



April 26, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 81

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 81

sri-hanuman uvaca
tesam apad-gana eva
sattamah syuh su-sevitah
ye vidhaya prabhum vyagram
sadyah sangamayanti taih

TRANSLATION

Sri Hanuman said: All the calamities that befell the Pandavas were most auspicious and desirable because those calamities made the Personality of Godhead anxious to join the Pandavas quickly.



April 19, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Texts 76

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 76

sarathyam parsadatvam ca
sevanam mantri-dutate
virasananugamane
cakre stuti-natir api

TRANSLATION

He acted as their servant, advisor, messenger,charioteer, and court attendant. He kept watch for them at night, followed them on processions, and even offered them praise and obeisances.



April 12, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Texts 73-74

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 73-74

so 'dhuna mathura-puryam
avatirnena tena hi
praduskrta-nijaisvarya-
para-kastha-vibhutina

krtasyanugrahasyamsam
pandavesu mahatmasu
tulayarhati no gantum
sumerum mrd-anur yatha

TRANSLATION

But now He has descended to Mathura-puri, where He displays the summit of His opulences and powers. All the mercy He has shown me cannot equal even a speck of the mercy He has shown the saintly Pandavas, any more than a molecule of earth can equal Mount Sumeru.



March 29, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 67

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 67

aho bhavan eva visuddha-bhaktiman
param na seva-sukhato 'dhimanya yah
imam prabhum vacam udara-sekharam
jagada tad-bhakta-gana-pramodinim

TRANSLATION

Indeed, your devotion for the Lord is absolutely pure, for you consider nothing more valuable than the pleasure of serving Him. You delighted all His devotees by speaking to that best of generous Lords these words:



March 22, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 62

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 62

sri-pariksid uvaca
ksanat svasthena devarsih
pranamya sri-hanumata
raghu-vira-pranamaya
samanitas tad-alayam

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: In the blink of an eye Hanuman became sober and bowed down to show respect to the sage among the demigods. Hanuman greeted him with reverence and brought him to the temple of Lord Ramacandra, the hero of the Raghus, so that Narada could offer obeisances.



March 15, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 61

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 61

sri-narada uvaca
sriman bhagavatah satyam
tvam eve parama-priyah
aham ca tat-priyo 'bhuvam
adya yat tvam vyalokayam

TRANSLATION

Sri Narada said: O blessed one, truly you are the dearest devotee of the Supreme Lord! Today just by seeing you I too have become dear to the Lord.



March 8, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 57

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 57

vicitrair divya-divyais ca
gadya-padyaih sva-nirmitaih
stutim anyais ca kurvanam
dandavat-pranatair api

TRANSLATION

He glorified the Lord with various prayers, in prose and verse, most excellent compositions of his own. He also recited prayers composed by others. And he repeatedly offered prostrate obeisances.



March 1, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 54

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 54

sri pariksid uvaca
aye matar abo bhadram
abo bhadram iti bruvan
utpatyasanatah khena
munih kimpurusam gatah

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: O dear mother, the sage Narada then jumped up from his seat and flew through the sky to Kimpurusa-vars all the while repeating, "How wonderful! How wonderful!"



February 25, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 51

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 51

svamin kapi-patir dasye
ity-adi-vacanaih khalu
prasiddho mahima tasya
dasyam eva prabhoh krpa

TRANSLATION

My dear spiritual master, Hanuman's greatness is well known from scriptual statements like "The chief of the monkeys became perfect by acting as the Lord's servant." His servitude is proof of the Lord's mercy.



February 22, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 50

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 50

atmanam nitya-tat-kirti
sravanenopadharayan
tan-murti-parsvatas tisthan
rajate 'dypi purva-vat

TRANSLATION

He keeps himself alive by constantly hearing the glories of Lord Rama. Staying be the side of the Lord's Deity, He is present even today with the same splendor as always.



February 18, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 31

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 31

kuto 'tah suddha-bhaktir me
yaya syat karuna prabhoh
dhyayanha banasya dauratmyam
tae-cihnam niscinomi ca

TRANSLATION

So how can any pure devotion appear in me that would signify the Lord's mercy? I see proof of my lack of devotion when I ponder the wickedness of Banasura.



February 15, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 23

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 23

vicitra-seva-danam hi
hanumat-prabhrtisv iva
prabhoh prasado bhaktesu
matah sadbhir ne cetarat

TRANSLATION

The Lord truly gives His mercy, saintly authorities believe, when He grants the right to render various kinds of service, a blessing He gives to such devotees as Hanuman. Nothing else counts as His mercy.



February 11, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 14

itah prabhrti kartayo
nivaso niyato 'tra hi
mayabhibhuya daksadio-
sapam yusmat-prahbhavatah

TRANSLATION

From now on I intend to stay here permanently with you. By your power I shall certainly be able to overcome the curses I received from Daksa and others.



February 8, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 10

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 10

yah sva-prabhu-pritim apeksya paitrkam
rajyam svayam sri-narasimha-samstutau
samprarthitasesa-janoddhrticchaya
svi-krtya tad-dhyana-paro 'tra vartate

TRANSLATION

Responding to your Lord's love, you agreed to assume your father's throne. And as you told Lord Nrsimha in your prayers, by doing this you wished to help deliver all people. You are still on that royal seat, fixed in meditation on Lord Nrsimha.



February 4, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 6

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 6

krsnavisto yo 'smrtatmeva matto
nrtyan gayan kampamano rudams ca
lokan sarvan uddharan smasrtibhyo
visnor bhaktim harsayam asa tanvan

TRANSLATION

While immersed in meditation on Krsna, you seemed to forget your own existance. Like a madman you danced and sang and called out loudly, your body trembling. In this way you spread devotional service unto Lord Visnu, delivering all the worlds from the cycle of material life and filling them with joy.



February 1, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part One Chapter 4 Text 1

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 4 Text 1

sri-pariksid uvaca
srutva mahascaryam ivesa-bhasitam
prahlada-sandarsana-jata-kautukah
hrd-yanatah sri-sutale gato 'cirad
dhavan pravistah puram asuram munih

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: After the sage Narada heard Lord Siva'swords, which impressed him as most amazing, he was eager to see Prahlada in person. He at once, therefore, traveled to Sri Sutala by the path of the heart and entered running into the city of the demons.



January 17, 2007

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World Text 75

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World Text 75

tvat-tatato mad garudaditas ca
sriyo 'pi karunya-visesa-patram
prahlada eva prathito jagatyam
krsnasya bhakto nitaram priyas ca

TRANSLATION
There is a greater recipient of Krsna's mercy than your father, me, and other servants like Garuda, and even the goddess of fortune. His name is Prahlada. He is famous throughout the world as the dearmost devotee of Krsna.



January 10, 2007

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World Text 1-4

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World Text 1-4

sri-pariksid uvaca
bhagavantam baram tatra
bhavavistataya hareh
nrtyantam kirtayantam ca
krta-sankarsanarcanam

bhrsam nandisvaradims ca
slaghamanam nijanugan
pritya sa-jaya-sabdani
gita-vadyani tanvatah

devim cmam prasamsantam
kara-talisu kovidam
durad drstva munir hrsto
'namad vinam ninadayan

paramanugrhito 'si
krsnasyeti muhur muhuh
jagau sarvam samakirtayat
su-svaram samakirtayat

TRANSLATION
Sri Pariksit said: Arriving in Sivaloka, from a distance the sage Narada saw Lord Siva, Sri Hara, who had just finished his worship of Lord Sankarsana, Sri Hari. Entranced in ecstatic love, Lord Siva was dancing and loudly singing the glories of the Lord, while his associates played instrumental music and shouted "Jaya! Jaya!" With great affection he praised his assistants like Nandisvara, as well as the goddess Uma, who was expertly clapping her hands. The sight of all this delighted Narada. Vibrating his vena and nodding his head to show respect, he called out several times, "You are the greatest recipient of Krsna's mercy!" and in a sweet voice he recounted to Lord Siva everything just told to him by their father, Lord Brahma.



January 3, 2007

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Divya: In Heaven Text 14

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Divya:In Heaven Text 14

asya na svarga-rajyasya
vrttam vetsi tvam eva kim
kati varan ito daitya-
bhityasmabhir na nirgatam

TRANSLATION
Are you unfamiliar with what ruling heaven means? Don't you know how many times we have had to flee heaven in fear of the Daityas?



December 27, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Divya: In Heaven Text 7

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Divya:In Heaven Text 7

sahasra-nayanair asru-
dhara varsantam asane
sviye nisannam tat-parsve
rajantam sva-vibbhutibhih

TRANSLATION
Indra shone forth in his own opulence as he sat on his throne next to the Lord, shedding from his thousand eyes a downpour of tears.


December 20, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth - Conclusion

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja concludes the first chapter of Part 1 of the Brihad Bhagavatamrta, Bhauma: On the Earth, and gives us a preview of the second chapter, Divya: In Heaven.


December 13, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth Texts 50-51

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Texts 50-51

pundarikaksa-devasya
tasya darsana-lobhatah
maha-prasada-rupannady-
upabhoga-sukhaptitah

sadhu-sangati-labhac ca
nana-desat samagatah
nivasanti sada tatra
santo visnu-parayanah

TRANSLATION
Saintly devotees of Lord Visnu come from various countries to reside permanently in the kingdom. They come out of eagerness to see the lotus-eyed Deity of the Lord, to relish the food and other special remnants from the Lord, and to obtain the association of spiritually advanced persons.


November 29, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth Text 44

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Texts 44

aham varakah ko nu syam
datum saknomi va kiyat
vaibhavam vartate kim me
bhagavad-bhajanam kutah

TRANSLATION
Who am I but a most wretched person? How much charity am I able to give? What opulence do I have? And how have I ever reciprocated with the Lord in devotional service?


November 22, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth Text 35

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Texts 35

bhojayitva tato dinam
antyajan api sadaram
atosayad yatha-nyayam
sva-srgala-khaga-krimin

TRANSLATION
Next he respectfully fed everyone else, including the most fallen outcastes. In suitable ways, he satisfied even the dogs, jakals, birds and insects.


November 15, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Texts 24-25

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Texts 24-25

ekada tirtha-murdhanye
prayage muni-pungavah
maghe pratah krta-snanah
sri-madhava-samipatah

upavista mudavista
manyamanah krtarthatam
krsnasya dayito 'siti
slaghante sma parasparam

TRANSLATION
Once a group of exalted sages were at Prayaga, the best of pilgrimage sites, during the month of Magha. The sages had taken their bath and were happily seated before the Deity of Sri Madhava. Feeling satisfied, as if all their goals in life had been fulfilled, they were praising one another, saying, "You are the recipient of Lord Krsna's mercy."


November 8, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 11

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 11

bhagavad-bhakti-sastranam
ayam sarasya sangrahah
anubhutasya caitanya-
deve tat-priya-rupatah

TRANSLATION
This book collects the essence of the scriptures teaching devotional service rendered to the Supreme Lord. These essential teachings I have personally realized under the shelter of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I received them from His dear devotee Sri Rupa.


November 1, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 8

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 8

jayati jayati krsna-prema-bhaktir yad-anghrim
nikhila-nigama-tattvam gudham ajnaya muktih
bhajati sarana-kama vaisnavais tyajyamana
japa-yajana-tapasya-nyasa-nistham vihaya

TRANSLATION
All glories, all glories to Sri Krsna-prema-bhakti! Knowing that the feet of Prema-bhakti secretly compromise all the truths of the Vedas, Liberation herself has come to worship her. Indeed, Liberation, abandoned by the Vaisnavas, has now given up her dependence on mantras, penance, sacrifice, and renunciation and is eager to have the shelter of Prema-bhakti.


October 25, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 5

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 5

jayati jayati vrndaranyam etan murareh
priya-tamam ati-sadh-svanta-vaikuntha-vasat
ramayati sa sada gah palayan yatra gopih
svarita-madhura-venur vardhayan prema rase

TRANSLATION
All glories, all glories to this place where we are living Lord Murari's Vrndavana forest! He prefers residing here to residing in Vaikuntha or in the hearts of elevated saints. In Vrndavana, while always tending His cows, He gives pleasure to the gopis, whose love for Him in the mood of the rasa dance He increases by sweetly playing His flute.


October 18, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 4

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 4

jayati mathura-devi srestha purisu mano-rama
parama-dayita kamsarater jani-sthiti-ranjita
durita-haranan mukter bhakter api pratipadanaj
jagati mahita tat-tat-krida-kathastu viduratah

TRANSLATION
All glories to goddess Mathura-devi, the best of holy cities! She enchants the mind, she is most dear to the enemy of Kamsa, and she is adorned with the Lord's birthplace. The city of Mathura is acclaimed throughout the world for dispelling misery and bestowing liberation and devotion, not to mention the various pastimes the Lord has played there.


October 11, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 2

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 2

sri-radhika-prabhrtayo nitram jayanti
gopyo nitanta-bhagavat-priyata-prasiddhah
yasam harau parama-sauhrda-madhurinam
nirvaktum isad api jatu na ko 'pi saktah

TRANSLATION
All glories above all to the gopis, headed by Sri Radhika, who are famous as the Lord's dearmost devotees. No one can even begin to properly describe the charm of their supreme affection for Sri Hari.


October 4, 2006

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 - Bhauma:On the Earth Text 1

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1: Finding the Essence of the Supreme Lord's Mercy
Bhauma: On the Earth Text 1

jayati nija-padabja-prema-danavatirno
vividha-madhurimabdhih ko 'pi karisora-gandhih
gata-parama-dasantam yasya caitanya-rupad
anubhava-padam aptam prema gopisu nityam

TRANSLATION
All glories to that inconceivable Lord who descended to bestow the gift of perfect love for His own lotus feet. He is an ocean filled with many kinds of sweetness, and He always bears the fragrance of fresh youth. In His form as Sri Caitanya He has realized the last extreme of transcendental experience, the love residing eternally in the gopis.