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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.


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.