Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 12

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 12

 


parīkṣito ’tha rājarṣer
janma-karma-vilāpanam
saṁsthāṁ ca pāṇḍu-putrāṇāṁ
vakṣye kṛṣṇa-kathodayam
 

TRANSLATION
Sūta Gosvāmī thus addressed the ṛṣis headed by Śaunaka: Now I shall begin the transcendental narration of the Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and topics of the birth, activities and deliverance of King Parīkṣit, the sage amongst kings, as well as topics of the renunciation of the worldly order by the sons of Pāṇḍu.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 11

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 11

 


harer guṇākṣipta-matir
bhagavān bādarāyaṇiḥ
adhyagān mahad ākhyānaṁ
nityaṁ viṣṇu-jana-priyaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī, son of Śrīla Vyāsadeva, was not only transcendentally powerful. He was also very dear to the devotees of the Lord. Thus he underwent the study of this great narration [Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam].

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 10

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 10

 


sūta uvāca
ātmārāmāś ca munayo
nirgranthā apy urukrame
kurvanty ahaitukīṁ bhaktim
ittham-bhūta-guṇo hariḥ

 

TRANSLATION
Sūta Gosvāmī said: All different varieties of ātmārāmas [those who take pleasure in the ātmā, or spirit self], especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 8



Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 8

 


sa saṁhitāṁ bhāgavatīṁ
kṛtvānukramya cātma-jam
śukam adhyāpayām āsa
nivṛtti-nirataṁ muniḥ
 

TRANSLATION
The great sage Vyāsadeva, after compiling the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and revising it, taught it to his own son, Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī, who was already engaged in self-realization.

 

Weekly Sanga – Sunday, June 30, 2019


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from his recent studies about Kṛṣṇa Chastises the Serpent Kāliya pastime from the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.