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July 21, 2013

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 37

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 37

bhaktaya citra bhagavan hi sampado
rajyam vibhutir na samarthayaty ajah
adirgha-bodhaya vicaksanah svayam
pasyan nipatam dhaninam madodbhavam

TRANSLATION

To a devotee who lacks spiritual insight, the Supreme Lord will not grant the wonderful opulences of this world — kingly power and material assets. Indeed, in His infinite wisdom the unborn Lord well knows how the intoxication of pride can cause the downfall of the wealthy.



July 14, 2013

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 36

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 36

tasyaiva me sauhrda-sakhya-maitri-
dasyam punar janmani janmani syat
mahanubhavena gunalayena
visajjatas tat-purusa-prasangah

TRANSLATION

The Lord is the supremely compassionate reservoir of all transcendental qualities. Life after life may I serve Him with love, friendship and sympathy, and may I cultivate such firm attachment for Him by the precious association of His devotees.



July 7, 2013

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 19

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 81 Text 19

svargapavargayoh pumsam
rasayam bhuvi sampadam
sarvasam api siddhinam
mulam tac-caranarcanam

TRANSLATION

Devotional service to His lotus feet is the root cause of all the perfections a person can find in heaven, in liberation, in the subterranean regions and on earth.



June 30, 2013

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 81 Texts 6-7

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 81 Texts 6-7

sarva-bhutatma-drk saksat
tasyagamana-karanam
vijnayacintayan nayam
sri-kamo mabhajat pura
patnyah pati-vratayas tu
sakha priya-cikirsaya
prapto mam asya dasyami
sampado 'martya-durlabhah

TRANSLATION

Being the direct witness in the hearts of all living beings, Lord Krsna fully understood why Sudama had come to see Him. Thus He thought, “In the past My friend has never worshiped Me out of a desire for material opulence, but now he comes to Me to satisfy his chaste and devoted wife. I will give him riches that even the immortal demigods cannot obtain.”



June 23, 2013

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 81 Texts 1-2

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 81 Texts 1-2

sri-suka uvaca
sa ittham dvija-mukhyena
saha sankathayan harih
sarva-bhuta-mano-’bhijñah
smayamana uvaca tam
brahmanyo brahmanam krsno
bhagavan prahasan priyam
premna niriksanenaiva
preksan khalu satam gatih

TRANSLATION

[Sukadeva Gosvami said:] Lord Hari, Krsna, perfectly knows the hearts of all living beings, and He is especially devoted to the brahmanas. While the Supreme Lord, the goal of all saintly persons, conversed in this way with the best of the twice-born, He laughed and spoke the following words to that dear friend of His, the brahmana Sudama, all the while smiling and looking upon him with affection.