Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta 1.6.13 – Sunday, January 13, 2019


Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta 1.6.13

 


śrī-nārada uvāca
manojña-saubhāgya-bharaika-bhājanaṁ
mayā samaṁ saṅgamayadhvam uddhavam
tadīya-pādaika-rajo ’tha vā bhavet
tadaiva śāntir bata me ’ntar-ātmanaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Śrī Nārada said: Please arrange for me to meet with Uddhava, the only true object of exquisite good fortune. Or else let me have from his feet one particle of dust. Then alone will my heart be at peace.

 

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta 1.1.61 – Sunday, Janaury 6, 2019


Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta 1.1.61

 


śrī-nārada uvāca
tvaṁ śrī-kṛṣṇa-kṛpā-pātraṁ
yasyedṛg rājya-vaibhavam
sal-loka-guṇa-dharmārtha-
jñāna-bhaktibhir anvitam
 

TRANSLATION
Śrī Nārada said: You are the real recipient of Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s mercy! After all, your kingdom is so opulent. It has the best citizens, endowed with the most excellent character, religiousness, prosperity, knowledge, and devotion to God.

 

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta – Sunday, December 30, 2018

In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from his recent studies on Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī’s Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 18


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 18

 


anye tad-anurūpāṇi
manojñāni mahātmanaḥ
gāyanti sma mahā-rāja
sneha-klinna-dhiyaḥ śanaiḥ
 

TRANSLATION
My dear King, other boys would sing enchanting songs appropriate to the occasion, and their hearts would melt out of love for the Lord.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 15


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 15

 


nṛtyato gāyataḥ kvāpi
valgato yudhyato mithaḥ
gṛhīta-hastau gopālān
hasantau praśaśaṁsatuḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Sometimes, as the cowherd boys danced, sang, moved about and playfully fought with each other, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, standing nearby hand in hand, would glorify Their friends’ activities and laugh.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 9


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 9

 


śrī-śuka uvāca
evaṁ vṛndāvanaṁ śrīmat
kṛṣṇaḥ prīta-manāḥ paśūn
reme sañcārayann adreḥ
sarid-rodhaḥsu sānugaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Thus expressing His satisfaction with the beautiful forest of Vṛndāvana and its inhabitants, Lord Kṛṣṇa enjoyed tending the cows and other animals with His friends on the banks of the river Yamunā below Govardhana Hill.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 6


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 6

 


ete ’linas tava yaśo ’khila-loka-tīrthaṁ
gāyanta ādi-puruṣānupathaṁ bhajante
prāyo amī muni-gaṇā bhavadīya-mukhyā
gūḍhaṁ vane ’pi na jahaty anaghātma-daivam
 

TRANSLATION
O Original Personality, these bees must all be great sages and most elevated devotees of Yours, for they are worshiping You by following You along the path and chanting Your glories, which are themselves a holy place for the entire world. Though You have disguised Yourself within this forest, O sinless one, they refuse to abandon You, their worshipable Lord.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 4


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 4

 


sa tatra tatrāruṇa-pallava-śriyā
phala-prasūnoru-bhareṇa pādayoḥ
spṛśac chikhān vīkṣya vanaspatīn mudā
smayann ivāhāgra-jam ādi-pūruṣaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
The primeval Lord saw that the stately trees, with their beautiful reddish buds and their heavy burden of fruits and flowers, were bending down to touch His feet with the tips of their branches. Thus He smiled gently and addressed His elder brother.

 

Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 8 Text 74


Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā Chapter 8 Text 1

 


prabhu kahe, “eho haya, kichu āge āra”
rāya kahe, “sakhya-prema — sarva-sādhya-sāra”
 

TRANSLATION
Hearing this from Rāmānanda Rāya, the Lord again requested him to go a step further. In reply, Rāmānanda Rāya said, “Loving service to Kṛṣṇa rendered in fraternity is the highest perfection.

 

Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Disappearance Day – Sunday, November 11, 2018


In today’s sanga Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from the festival honoring Śrīla Prabhupāda on the day of his disappearance at Bhaktivedanta Āśrama in Govardhana.