Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 6



Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 6

 


anarthopaśamaṁ sākṣād
bhakti-yogam adhokṣaje
lokasyājānato vidvāṁś
cakre sātvata-saṁhitām
 

TRANSLATION
The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyāsadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 4


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 4

 


bhakti-yogena manasi
samyak praṇihite ’male
apaśyat puruṣaṁ pūrṇaṁ
māyāṁ ca tad-apāśrayām
 

TRANSLATION
Thus he fixed his mind, perfectly engaging it by linking it in devotional service [bhakti-yoga] without any tinge of materialism, and thus he saw the Absolute Personality of Godhead along with His external energy, which was under full control.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 1

 


śaunaka uvāca
nirgate nārade sūta
bhagavān bādarāyaṇaḥ
śrutavāṁs tad-abhipretaṁ
tataḥ kim akarod vibhuḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Ṛṣi Śaunaka asked: O Sūta, the great and transcendentally powerful Vyāsadeva heard everything from Śrī Nārada Muni. So after Nārada’s departure, what did Vyāsadeva do?

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 7 Chapter 1 Texts 4-5


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 7 Chapter 1 Texts 4-5

 


śrī-ṛṣir uvāca
sādhu pṛṣṭaṁ mahārāja
hareś caritam adbhutam
yad bhāgavata-māhātmyaṁ
bhagavad-bhakti-vardhanam

gīyate paramaṁ puṇyam
ṛṣibhir nāradādibhiḥ
natvā kṛṣṇāya munaye
kathayiṣye hareḥ kathām
 

TRANSLATION
The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, you have put before me an excellent question. Discourses concerning the activities of the Lord, in which the glories of His devotees are also found, are extremely pleasing to devotees. Such wonderful topics always counteract the miseries of the materialistic way of life. Therefore great sages like Nārada always speak upon Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam because it gives one the facility to hear and chant about the wonderful activities of the Lord. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva and then begin describing topics concerning the activities of Lord Hari.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 3 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 3 Text 1

 


sūta uvāca
jagṛhe pauruṣaṁ rūpaṁ
bhagavān mahad-ādibhiḥ
sambhūtaṁ ṣoḍaśa-kalam
ādau loka-sisṛkṣayā
 

TRANSLATION
Sūta said: In the beginning of the creation, the Lord first expanded Himself in the universal form of the puruṣa incarnation and manifested all the ingredients for the material creation. And thus at first there was the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. This was for the purpose of creating the material universes.

 

Home Program – Sunday, April 28, 2019

The following is a class on the Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami given at the home of Jayadeva dasa and Kadamba Mala devi dasi on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 14 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 14 Text 1

 


śrī-brahmovāca
naumīḍya te ’bhra-vapuṣe taḍid-ambarāya
guñjāvataṁsa-paripiccha-lasan-mukhāya
vanya-sraje kavala-vetra-viṣāṇa-veṇu-
lakṣma-śriye mṛdu-pade paśupāṅgajāya
 

TRANSLATION
Lord Brahmā said: My dear Lord, You are the only worshipable Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore I offer my humble obeisances and prayers just to please You. O son of the king of the cowherds, Your transcendental body is dark blue like a new cloud, Your garment is brilliant like lightning, and the beauty of Your face is enhanced by Your guñjā earrings and the peacock feather on Your head. Wearing garlands of various forest flowers and leaves, and equipped with a herding stick, a buffalo horn and a flute, You stand beautifully with a morsel of food in Your hand.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 64


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 64

 


śanair athotthāya vimṛjya locane
mukundam udvīkṣya vinamra-kandharaḥ
kṛtāñjaliḥ praśrayavān samāhitaḥ
sa-vepathur gadgadayailatelayā
 

TRANSLATION
Then, rising very gradually and wiping his two eyes, Lord Brahmā looked up at Mukunda. Lord Brahmā, his head bent low, his mind concentrated and his body trembling, very humbly began, with faltering words, to offer praises to Lord Kṛṣṇa.