Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 33

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 33


apare vasudevasya
devakyāṁ yācito ’bhyagāt
ajas tvam asya kṣemāya
vadhāya ca sura-dviṣām
 

TRANSLATION
Others say that since both Vasudeva and Devakī prayed for You, You have taken Your birth as their son. Undoubtedly You are unborn, yet You take Your birth for their welfare and to kill those who are envious of the demigods.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 32

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 32


kecid āhur ajaṁ jātaṁ
puṇya-ślokasya kīrtaye
yadoḥ priyasyānvavāye
malayasyeva candanam
 

TRANSLATION
Some say that the Unborn is born for the glorification of pious kings, and others say that He is born to please King Yadu, one of Your dearest devotees. You appear in his family as sandalwood appears in the Malaya hills.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 29 (November 17, 2019)

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 29


na veda kaścid bhagavaṁś cikīrṣitaṁ
tavehamānasya nṛṇāṁ viḍambanam
na yasya kaścid dayito ’sti karhicid
dveṣyaś ca yasmin viṣamā matir nṛṇām
 

TRANSLATION
O Lord, no one can understand Your transcendental pastimes, which appear to be human and so are misleading. You have no specific object of favor, nor do You have any object of envy. People only imagine that You are partial.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 29

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 29


na veda kaścid bhagavaṁś cikīrṣitaṁ
tavehamānasya nṛṇāṁ viḍambanam
na yasya kaścid dayito ’sti karhicid
dveṣyaś ca yasmin viṣamā matir nṛṇām
 

TRANSLATION
O Lord, no one can understand Your transcendental pastimes, which appear to be human and so are misleading. You have no specific object of favor, nor do You have any object of envy. People only imagine that You are partial.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 28

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 28


manye tvāṁ kālam īśānam
anādi-nidhanaṁ vibhum
samaṁ carantaṁ sarvatra
bhūtānāṁ yan mithaḥ kaliḥ
 

TRANSLATION
My Lord, I consider Your Lordship to be eternal time, the supreme controller, without beginning and end, the all-pervasive one. In distributing Your mercy, You are equal to everyone. The dissensions between living beings are due to social intercourse.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 27

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 27

 


namo ’kiñcana-vittāya
nivṛtta-guṇa-vṛttaye
ātmārāmāya śāntāya
kaivalya-pataye namaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
My obeisances are unto You, who are the property of the materially impoverished. You have nothing to do with the actions and reactions of the material modes of nature. You are self-satisfied, and therefore You are the most gentle and are master of the monists.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 26

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 26

 


janmaiśvarya-śruta-śrībhir
edhamāna-madaḥ pumān
naivārhaty abhidhātuṁ vai
tvām akiñcana-gocaram
 

TRANSLATION
My Lord, Your Lordship can easily be approached, but only by those who are materially exhausted. One who is on the path of [material] progress, trying to improve himself with respectable parentage, great opulence, high education and bodily beauty, cannot approach You with sincere feeling.

 

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 1 Chapter 8 Text 21 (Continued 2)

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.

 

Home Program with Bhakti Vijnana Goswami – September 15, 2019

The following is a talk by Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami and Śrīla Bhakti Vijnana Goswami given on Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Brooklyn.

 
Link: https://youtu.be/XK7Eam902i4