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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 17, 2011

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 140

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 7 Text 140

sri-pariksid uvaca
nartitva narado harsad
bhaiksya-vat sad-vara-dvayam
yacamano jagadedam
tam vadanya-sriomanim

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: Narada danced in sheer joy. And like a mendicant asking alms, he begged from Krsna two excellent boons. Speaking to the Lord, the crest jewel of charitable persons, the is what Narada said.


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.


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.