Sri Krishna Janmastami – Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 3 Texts 1-5 – August 30, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 3 Texts 1-5


śrī-śuka uvāca
atha sarva-guṇopetaḥ
kālaḥ parama-śobhanaḥ
yarhy evājana-janmarkṣaṁ
śāntarkṣa-graha-tārakam

diśaḥ prasedur gaganaṁ
nirmaloḍu-gaṇodayam
mahī maṅgala-bhūyiṣṭha-
pura-grāma-vrajākarā

nadyaḥ prasanna-salilā
hradā jalaruha-śriyaḥ
dvijāli-kula-sannāda-
stavakā vana-rājayaḥ

vavau vāyuḥ sukha-sparśaḥ
puṇya-gandhavahaḥ śuciḥ
agnayaś ca dvijātīnāṁ
śāntās tatra samindhata

manāṁsy āsan prasannāni
sādhūnām asura-druhām
jāyamāne ’jane tasmin
nedur dundubhayaḥ samam

 

TRANSLATION
Thereafter, at the auspicious time for the appearance of the Lord, the entire universe was surcharged with all the qualities of goodness, beauty and peace. The constellation Rohiṇī appeared, as did stars like Aśvinī. The sun, the moon and the other stars and planets were very peaceful. All directions appeared extremely pleasing, and the beautiful stars twinkled in the cloudless sky. Decorated with towns, villages, mines and pasturing grounds, the earth seemed all-auspicious. The rivers flowed with clear water, and the lakes and vast reservoirs, full of lilies and lotuses, were extraordinarily beautiful. In the trees and green plants, full of flowers and leaves, pleasing to the eyes, birds like cuckoos and swarms of bees began chanting with sweet voices for the sake of the demigods. A pure breeze began to blow, pleasing the sense of touch and bearing the aroma of flowers, and when the brāhmaṇas engaging in ritualistic ceremonies ignited their fires according to Vedic principles, the fires burned steadily, undisturbed by the breeze. Thus when the birthless Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was about to appear, the saints and brāhmaṇas, who had always been disturbed by demons like Kaṁsa and his men, felt peace within the core of their hearts, and kettledrums simultaneously vibrated from the upper planetary system.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 45 – August 29, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 45


tamyāṁ tamovan naihāraṁ
khadyotārcir ivāhani
mahatītara-māyaiśyaṁ
nihanty ātmani yuñjataḥ

 

TRANSLATION
As the darkness of snow on a dark night and the light of a glowworm in the light of day have no value, the mystic power of an inferior person who tries to use it against a person of great power is unable to accomplish anything; instead, the power of that inferior person is diminished.

Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 403 – August 29, 2021

Caitanya-bhāgavata
Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 403


viśārada-caraṇe āmāra namaskāra
sārvabhauma vācaspati nandana yāṅhara

 
TRANSLATION
I offer my humble obeisances at the feet of Viśārada, who had Sārvabhauma and Vācaspati as his sons.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 35 – August 22, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 35


vrajasya rāmaḥ premardher
vīkṣyautkaṇṭhyam anukṣaṇam
mukta-staneṣv apatyeṣv apy
ahetu-vid acintayat

 

TRANSLATION
Because of an increase of affection, the cows had constant attachment even to those calves that were grown up and had stopped sucking milk from their mothers. When Baladeva saw this attachment, He was unable to understand the reason for it, and thus He began to consider as follows.

Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 393 – August 18, 2021

Caitanya-bhāgavata
Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 393


anata arbuda loka kare hari-dhvani
bāhira nā haya gupte āche nyāsi-maṇi

 
TRANSLATION
Unlimited millions of people chanted the name of Hari, yet the crest jewel of sannyāsīs stayed hidden and did not come out.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 18 – August 15, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 18


tataḥ kṛṣṇo mudaṁ kartuṁ
tan-mātṝṇāṁ ca kasya ca
ubhayāyitam ātmānaṁ
cakre viśva-kṛd īśvaraḥ

 

TRANSLATION
Thereafter, just to create pleasure both for Brahmā and for the mothers of the calves and cowherd boys, Kṛṣṇa, the creator of the entire cosmic manifestation, expanded Himself as calves and boys.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 8 – August 8, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 8


kṛṣṇasya viṣvak puru-rāji-maṇḍalair
abhyānanāḥ phulla-dṛśo vrajārbhakāḥ
sahopaviṣṭā vipine virejuś
chadā yathāmbhoruha-karṇikāyāḥ

 

TRANSLATION
Like the whorl of a lotus flower surrounded by its petals and leaves, Kṛṣṇa sat in the center, encircled by lines of His friends, who all looked very beautiful. Every one of them was trying to look forward toward Kṛṣṇa, thinking that Kṛṣṇa might look toward him. In this way they all enjoyed their lunch in the forest.

Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 377 – August 8, 2021

Caitanya-bhāgavata
Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 374


sabe cala yadi satya haya e vacana
tabe se āmāre sabe baliha brāhmaṇa

 
TRANSLATION
“Let us all go. If this information is correct, you should accept me as a brāhmaṇa.”

Caitanya-bhāgavata Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 354 – August 4, 2021

Caitanya-bhāgavata
Antya-khaṇḍa Chapter 3 Text 354


yata mate vācaspati kahena lokere
pratīta kāhāro nāhi janmaye antare

 
TRANSLATION
In whatever way Vācaspati tried to explain, the people did not have trust in his words.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 4 – August 1, 2021

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 13 Text 4


tathāgha-vadanān mṛtyo
rakṣitvā vatsa-pālakān
sarit-pulinam ānīya
bhagavān idam abravīt

 

TRANSLATION
Then, after saving the boys and calves from the mouth of Aghāsura, who was death personified, Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, brought them all to the bank of the river and spoke the following words.