Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 1 Texts 1-3 – March 31, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 1 Texts 1-3


śrī-parīkṣid uvāca

tac chrutvārye mahā-prema-
rasāveśena yantritaḥ
mahā-viṣṇu-priyo vīṇā-
hasto ’sau vismṛtākhilaḥ

sadā-dvāravatī-vāsā-
bhyastāntaḥ-pura-vartmanā
prabhu-prāsāda-deśāntaḥ-
praveśāścarya-vāhinā

pūrvābhyāsād ivābhyāsaṁ
prāsādasya gato muniḥ
bhūtāviṣṭo mahonmāda-
gṛhītaś ca yathetaraḥ

TRANSLATION
Śrī Parīkṣit said: Noble mother, after hearing Ugrasena’s advice, Nārada, the dear devotee of Lord Mahā-viṣṇu, became absorbed in the taste of exalted love of God, which seized him in its grip. Forgetting everything else, he started off, vīṇā in hand. Having spent much time before in Dvārakā, Nārada automatically took the familiar roads to the center of the city, amazing roads that led to the neighborhood of the Lord’s palaces, and came to a palace of Kṛṣṇa’s that he knew how to reach from earlier visits. Under the spell of intense transcendental agitation, Nārada seemed like an ordinary person haunted by a ghost.

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 129 – March 27, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 129


yathāhaṁ prārthya tat-saṅga-
sthitiṁ nāpnomi karhicit
tan-mahā-lābhato hīno
’satyayā rājya-rakṣayā

TRANSLATION
In contrast, despite my begging to stay in Kṛṣṇa’s company, I never obtain that blessing. I am deprived of that achievement because of my degraded occupation of protecting the kingdom.

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 120 – March 24, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 120


yas tiṣṭhan bhojana-krīḍā-
kautukāvasare hareḥ
mahā-prasādam ucchiṣṭaṁ
labhate nityam ekalaḥ

TRANSLATION
Uddhava stays alone with Kṛṣṇa when the Lord playfully enjoys His meals. So he is the only person who can always obtain the Lord’s mahā-prasāda remnants.

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 116 – March 20, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 116


kintv asmāsūddhavaḥ śrīmān
paramānugrahāspadam
yādavendrasya yo mantrī
śiṣyo bhṛtyaḥ priyo mahān

TRANSLATION
But among us, blessed Uddhava has received Kṛṣṇa’s greatest mercy. That exalted soul is Lord Yādavendra’s adviser, His disciple, His servant, and His extremely dear friend.

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 89 – March 13, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 89


tad yāhi tasya parama-priya-varga-mukhyān
śrī-yādavān nirupama-pramadābdhi-magnān
teṣāṁ mahattvam atulaṁ bhagavaṁs tvam eva
jānāsi tad vayam aho kim u varṇayema

TRANSLATION
Therefore, go see the divine Yādavas, the Lord’s most beloved associates, who live immersed in a vast, unequaled ocean of joy. My lord Nārada, you know very well how great they are. What can I tell you about their glories?

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 83 – March 10, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 83


śrī-pṛthovāca
anāthāyāḥ sa-putrāyā
mamāpad-gaṇato ’sakṛt
tvarayā mocanāt samyag
devakī-mātṛto ’pi yaḥ
kṛpā-viśeṣaḥ kṛṣṇasya
svasyām anumito mayā

TRANSLATION
Śrī Pṛthā [Kuntī] said: I had no husband to protect me, but Kṛṣṇa always interceded just in time to save me and my sons from calamity. From this I understood that Kṛṣṇa’s mercy on me was special, greater even than His mercy on His mother, Devakī.

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Texts 69-70 – March 6, 2024

Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 5 Texts 69-70


yat sadā sarvathā śuddha-
nirupādhi-kṛpākare
tasmin satya-pratijñe san-
mitra-varye mahā-prabhau

viśvastasya dṛḍhaṁ sākṣāt
prāptāt tasmān mama priyam
mahā-manoharākārān
na para-brahmaṇaḥ param

TRANSLATION
No one is dearer to me than the Supreme Brahman, Kṛṣṇa, with His all-enchanting beautiful form. He has given Himself to me, who have complete faith in Him. He is the reservoir of pure unconditional mercy, the upholder of His word, the best of well-wishing friends, the omnipotent Lord of all.