Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 71


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 71

 


tatrābhiṣiktaḥ prayatas
tām upoṣya vibhāvarīm
samāhitaḥ paryacarad
ṛṣy-ādeśena pūruṣam
 

TRANSLATION
Elsewhere, Dhruva Mahārāja, having arrived at Madhuvana, took his bath in the river Yamunā and observed fasting in the night with great care and attention. After that, as advised by the great sage Nārada, he engaged himself in worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, July 12, 2017


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s 1896 novel, Jaiva-Dharma.

 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 65


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 65

 


rājovāca
suto me bālako brahman
straiṇenākaruṇātmanā
nirvāsitaḥ pañca-varṣaḥ
saha mātrā mahān kaviḥ
 

TRANSLATION
The King replied: O best of the brāhmaṇas, I am very much addicted to my wife, and I am so fallen that I have abandoned all merciful behavior, even to my son, who is only five years old. I have banished him and his mother, even though he is a great soul and a great devotee.
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, July 5, 2017


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s 1896 novel, Jaiva-Dharma.

 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 58


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 58

 


paricaryā bhagavato
yāvatyaḥ pūrva-sevitāḥ
tā mantra-hṛdayenaiva
prayuñjyān mantra-mūrtaye
 

TRANSLATION
One should follow in the footsteps of previous devotees regarding how to worship the Supreme Lord with the prescribed paraphernalia, or one should offer worship within the heart by reciting the mantra to the Personality of Godhead, who is nondifferent from the mantra.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 55


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 8 Text 55

 


salilaiḥ śucibhir mālyair
vanyair mūla-phalādibhiḥ
śastāṅkurāṁśukaiś cārcet
tulasyā priyayā prabhum
 

TRANSLATION
One should worship the Lord by offering pure water, pure flower garlands, fruits, flowers and vegetables which are available in the forest, or by collecting newly grown grasses, small buds of flowers or even the skins of trees, and if possible, by offering tulasī leaves, which are very dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
 

Sri Siksastakam Verse 3 – June 17, 2017

In this class, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami speaks on the third verse of the Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam at Jagannātha Mandir.

 


tṛṇād api su-nīcena taror iva sahiṣṇunā
amāninā māna-dena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ
 

One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.