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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.