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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.