Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 57


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 57

 


mṛṣṭa-catvara-rathyāṭṭa-
mārgaṁ candana-carcitam
lājākṣataiḥ puṣpa-phalais
taṇḍulair balibhir yutam
 

TRANSLATION
All the quadrangles, lanes and streets in the city, and the raised sitting places at the crossings, were thoroughly cleansed and sprinkled with sandalwood water; and auspicious grains such as rice and barley, and flowers, fruits and many other auspicious presentations, were scattered all over the city.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 46


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 46

 


surucis taṁ samutthāpya
pādāvanatam arbhakam
pariṣvajyāha jīveti
bāṣpa-gadgadayā girā
 

TRANSLATION
Suruci, the younger mother of Dhruva Mahārāja, seeing that the innocent boy had fallen at her feet, immediately picked him up, embracing him with her hands, and with tears of feeling she blessed him with the words “My dear boy, long may you live!”
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, November 22, 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 37


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 37

 


ākarṇyātma-jam āyāntaṁ
samparetya yathāgatam
rājā na śraddadhe bhadram
abhadrasya kuto mama
 

TRANSLATION
When King Uttānapāda heard that his son Dhruva was coming back home, as if coming back to life after death, he could not put his faith in this message, for he was doubtful of how it could happen. He considered himself the most wretched, and therefore he thought that it was not possible for him to attain such good fortune.
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, November 15, 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 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.
 

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