Māyāpur Russian Sanga – Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana – Day 4 – January 10, 2020

The following is a class on “Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana” from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam given in English with Russian translation on January 10, 2020, in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 38 Text 5


maivaṁ mamādhamasyāpi
syād evācyuta-darśanam
hriyamāṇaḥ kala-nadyā
kvacit tarati kaścana
 

TRANSLATION
But enough of such thoughts! After all, even a fallen soul like me can have the chance to behold the infallible Supreme Lord, for one of the conditioned souls being swept along in the river of time may sometimes reach the shore.

 

Māyāpur Russian Sanga – Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana – Day 3 – January 9, 2020

The following is a class on “Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana” from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam given in English with Russian translation on January 9, 2020, in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 38 Text 2


gacchan pathi mahā-bhāgo
bhagavaty ambujekṣaṇe
bhaktiṁ parām upagata
evam etad acintayat
 

TRANSLATION
As he traveled on the road, the great soul Akrūra felt tremendous devotion for the lotus-eyed Personality of Godhead, and thus he began to consider as follows.

 

Māyāpur Russian Sanga – Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana – Day 2 – January 7, 2020

The following is a class on “Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana” from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam given in English with Russian translation on January 7, 2020, in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 38 Text 1


śrī-śuka uvāca
akrūro ’pi ca tāṁ rātriṁ
madhu-puryāṁ mahā-matiḥ
uṣitvā ratham āsthāya
prayayau nanda-gokulam
 

TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After passing the night in the city of Mathurā, the high-minded Akrūra mounted his chariot and set off for the cowherd village of Nanda Mahārāja.

 

Māyāpur Russian Sanga – Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana – Day 1 – January 6, 2020

The following is a class on “Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana” from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam given in English with Russian translation on January 6, 2020, in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 38 Text 1


śrī-śuka uvāca
akrūro ’pi ca tāṁ rātriṁ
madhu-puryāṁ mahā-matiḥ
uṣitvā ratham āsthāya
prayayau nanda-gokulam
 

TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After passing the night in the city of Mathurā, the high-minded Akrūra mounted his chariot and set off for the cowherd village of Nanda Mahārāja.

 

Weekly Sanga – Sunday, January 19, 2020


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from his recent studies focusing on Akrūra’s pastimes from the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 38

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 38


ke vayaṁ nāma-rūpābhyāṁ
yadubhiḥ saha pāṇḍavāḥ
bhavato ’darśanaṁ yarhi
hṛṣīkāṇām iveśituḥ
 

TRANSLATION
As the name and fame of a particular body is finished with the disappearance of the living spirit, similarly if You do not look upon us, all our fame and activities, along with the Pāṇḍavas and Yadus, will end at once.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 37

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 37


apy adya nas tvaṁ sva-kṛtehita prabho
jihāsasi svit suhṛdo ’nujīvinaḥ
yeṣāṁ na cānyad bhavataḥ padāmbujāt
parāyaṇaṁ rājasu yojitāṁhasām
 

TRANSLATION
O my Lord, You have executed all duties Yourself. Are you leaving us today, though we are completely dependent on Your mercy and have no one else to protect us, now when all kings are at enmity with us?

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 36

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 36


śṛṇvanti gāyanti gṛṇanty abhīkṣṇaśaḥ
smaranti nandanti tavehitaṁ janāḥ
ta eva paśyanty acireṇa tāvakaṁ
bhava-pravāhoparamaṁ padāmbujam
 

TRANSLATION
O Kṛṣṇa, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others’ doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 35

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 35


bhave ’smin kliśyamānānām
avidyā-kāma-karmabhiḥ
śravaṇa-smaraṇārhāṇi
kariṣyann iti kecana
 

TRANSLATION
And yet others say that You appeared for the sake of rejuvenating the devotional service of hearing, remembering, worshiping and so on in order that the conditioned souls suffering from material pangs might take advantage and gain liberation.

 

Weekly Sanga – Sunday, December 15, 2019


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from his recent studies including Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura’s Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata.