Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 36


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 36

 


maitreya uvāca
na vai mukundasya padāravindayo
rajo-juṣas tāta bhavādṛśā janāḥ
vāñchanti tad-dāsyam ṛte ’rtham ātmano
yadṛcchayā labdha-manaḥ-samṛddhayaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, persons like you, who are pure devotees of the lotus feet of Mukunda [the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can offer liberation] and who are always attached to the honey of His lotus feet, are always satisfied in serving at the lotus feet of the Lord. In any condition of life, such persons remain satisfied, and thus they never ask the Lord for material prosperity.
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, November 8, 2017


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

 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 33


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 33

 


daivīṁ māyām upāśritya
prasupta iva bhinna-dṛk
tapye dvitīye ’py asati
bhrātṛ-bhrātṛvya-hṛd-rujā
 

TRANSLATION
Dhruva Mahārāja lamented: I was under the influence of the illusory energy; being ignorant of the actual facts, I was sleeping on her lap. Under a vision of duality, I saw my brother as my enemy, and falsely I lamented within my heart, thinking, “They are my enemies.”
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 32


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 32

 


matir vidūṣitā devaiḥ
patadbhir asahiṣṇubhiḥ
yo nārada-vacas tathyaṁ
nāgrāhiṣam asattamaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Since all the demigods who are situated in the higher planetary system will have to come down again, they are all envious of my being elevated to Vaikuṇṭhaloka by devotional service. These intolerant demigods have dissipated my intelligence, and only for this reason could I not accept the genuine benediction of the instructions of Sage Nārada.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 30


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 30

 


dhruva uvāca
samādhinā naika-bhavena yat padaṁ
viduḥ sanandādaya ūrdhva-retasaḥ
māsair ahaṁ ṣaḍbhir amuṣya pādayoś
chāyām upetyāpagataḥ pṛthaṅ-matiḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Dhruva Mahārāja thought to himself: To endeavor to be situated in the shade of the lotus feet of the Lord is not an ordinary task, because even the great brahmacārīs headed by Sanandana, who practiced aṣṭāṅga-yoga in trance, attained the shelter of the Lord’s lotus feet only after many, many births. Within six months I achieved the same result, yet due to my thinking differently from the Lord, I fell down from my position.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 25


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 25

 


tato gantāsi mat-sthānaṁ
sarva-loka-namaskṛtam
upariṣṭād ṛṣibhyas tvaṁ
yato nāvartate gataḥ
 

TRANSLATION
The Personality of Godhead continued: My dear Dhruva, after your material life in this body, you will go to My planet, which is always offered obeisances by the residents of all other planetary systems. It is situated above the planets of the seven ṛṣis, and having gone there you will never have to come back again to this material world.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 18


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 18

 


maitreya uvāca
athābhiṣṭuta evaṁ vai
sat-saṅkalpena dhīmatā
bhṛtyānurakto bhagavān
pratinandyedam abravīt
 

TRANSLATION
The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, when Dhruva Mahārāja, who had good intentions in his heart, finished his prayer, the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, who is very kind to His devotees and servants, congratulated him, speaking as follows.
 

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