Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 21

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 21

 


kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya
devakī-nandanāya ca
nanda-gopa-kumārāya
govindāya namo namaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devakī, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vṛndāvana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 20

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 20

 


tathā paramahaṁsānāṁ
munīnām amalātmanām
bhakti-yoga-vidhānārthaṁ
kathaṁ paśyema hi striyaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators, who are purified by being able to discriminate between matter and spirit. How then can we women know You perfectly?

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 19

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 19

 


māyā-javanikācchannam
ajñādhokṣajam avyayam
na lakṣyase mūḍha-dṛśā
naṭo nāṭyadharo yathā
 

TRANSLATION
Being beyond the range of limited sense perception, You are the eternally irreproachable factor covered by the curtain of deluding energy. You are invisible to the foolish observer, exactly as an actor dressed as a player is not recognized.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 18

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 18

 


kunty uvāca
namasye puruṣaṁ tvādyam
īśvaraṁ prakṛteḥ param
alakṣyaṁ sarva-bhūtānām
antar bahir avasthitam
 

TRANSLATION
Śrīmatī Kuntī said: O Kṛṣṇa, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by the qualities of the material world. You are existing both within and without everything, yet You are invisible to all.

 

Weekly Sanga – Sunday, August 25, 2019


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations from his recent studies and activities including Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Vyāsa-pūjā.