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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.