Home Program at Jagannath Mandir – Saturday, May 12, 2018


The following is a talk given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami at Jagannath Mandir in Sayreville, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Text 23

 


prāyaḥ-śruta-priyatamodaya-karṇa-pūrair
yasmin nimagna-manasas tam athākṣi-randraiḥ
antaḥ praveśya su-ciraṁ parirabhya tāpaṁ
prājñaṁ yathābhimatayo vijahur narendra
 

TRANSLATION
O ruler of men, for a long time those brāhmaṇa ladies had heard about Kṛṣṇa, their beloved, and His glories had become the constant ornaments of their ears. Indeed, their minds were always absorbed in Him. Through the apertures of their eyes they now forced Him to enter within their hearts, and then they embraced Him within for a long time. In this way they finally gave up the pain of separation from Him, just as sages give up the anxiety of false ego by embracing their innermost consciousness.
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 50


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 50

 


svayaṁ niḥśreyasaṁ vidvān
na vakty ajñāya karma hi
na rāti rogiṇo ’pathyaṁ
vāñchato ’pi bhiṣaktamaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
A pure devotee who is fully accomplished in the science of devotional service will never instruct a foolish person to engage in fruitive activities for material enjoyment, not to speak of helping him in such activities. Such a devotee is like an experienced physician, who never encourages a patient to eat food injurious to his health, even if the patient desires it.
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 50


The following is a morning Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam class given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami at the Bhakti Center in New York City on May 9, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 50

 


svayaṁ niḥśreyasaṁ vidvān
na vakty ajñāya karma hi
na rāti rogiṇo ’pathyaṁ
vāñchato ’pi bhiṣaktamaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
A pure devotee who is fully accomplished in the science of devotional service will never instruct a foolish person to engage in fruitive activities for material enjoyment, not to speak of helping him in such activities. Such a devotee is like an experienced physician, who never encourages a patient to eat food injurious to his health, even if the patient desires it.
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 48


The following is a morning Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam class given by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami at the Bhakti Center in New York City on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 6 Chapter 9 Text 48

 


kiṁ durāpaṁ mayi prīte
tathāpi vibudharṣabhāḥ
mayy ekānta-matir nānyan
matto vāñchati tattva-vit
 

TRANSLATION
O best of the intelligent demigods, although it is true that nothing is difficult for one to obtain when I am pleased with him, a pure devotee, whose mind is exclusively fixed upon Me, does not ask Me for anything but the opportunity to engage in devotional service.
 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 2 Text 1


Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 2 Text 1

 


vyāsa uvāca
iti sampraśna-saṁhṛṣṭo
viprāṇāṁ raumaharṣaṇiḥ
pratipūjya vacas teṣāṁ
pravaktum upacakrame
 

TRANSLATION
Ugraśravā [Sūta Gosvāmī], the son of Romaharṣaṇa, being fully satisfied by the perfect questions of the brāhmaṇas, thanked them and thus attempted to reply.