by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.3.7-9, English translation, including commentary (Dig-darshini-tika): an important Vaishnava text dealing with the importance of devotional service. The Brihad-bhagavatamrita, although an indepent Sanskrit work, covers the essential teachings of the Shrimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata-purana). This is verse 1.3.7-9 contained in Chapter 3—Prapancatita (beyond the Material Plane)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.3.7-9:
ततः श्री-वैष्णव-श्रेष्ठ-सम्भाषण-रसाप्लुतम् ।
सन्त्यक्त-नृत्य-कुतुकं मित-प्रिय-जनावृतम् ॥ ७ ॥
पार्वती-प्राण-नाथं तं वृष्यां वीरासनेन सः ।
आसीनं प्रणमन् भक्त्या पठन् रुद्र-षडङ्गकम् ॥ ८ ॥
जगदीशत्व-माहात्म्य-प्रकाशन-परैः स्तवैः ।
अस्तौद् विवृत्य तस्मिंश् च जगौ कृष्ण-कृपा-भरम् ॥ ९ ॥
tataḥ śrī-vaiṣṇava-śreṣṭha-sambhāṣaṇa-rasāplutam |
santyakta-nṛtya-kutukaṃ mita-priya-janāvṛtam || 7 ||
pārvatī-prāṇa-nāthaṃ taṃ vṛṣyāṃ vīrāsanena saḥ |
āsīnaṃ praṇaman bhaktyā paṭhan rudra-ṣaḍaṅgakam || 8 ||
jagadīśatva-māhātmya-prakāśana-paraiḥ stavaiḥ |
astaud vivṛtya tasmiṃś ca jagau kṛṣṇa-kṛpā-bharam || 9 ||
Thereafter, Śrī Śiva became eager to converse with the preeminent Vaiṣṇava, Śrī Nārada, then stopped his dancing and singing. Accompanied by some of his dear tapasvis, Śrī Nārada sat down in a vīrāsana pose.
Śrī Nārada offered obeisance to Pārvatī’s prāṇanātha, Śrī Mahādeva, and devoutly began to recite the Vedic mantra Rudraṣaḍ-aṅgaka and other prayers that perceive him as Jagadīśvara, the supreme controller. Then he began to sing and expound upon the profound mercy of Śrī Kṛṣṇa towards him.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Afterwards, Śrī Nārada began to offer praṇāma and prayers unto Śrī Rudra. These three verses further clarify this. The exalted Vaiṣṇava, Śrī Nārada, who was drowning in the melodious mellows of Mahādevajī, stopped dancing, and along with some of his close associates, sat down with his austere tapasvis in the vīrāsana posture. Yoga-śāstra explains, ekaṃ pādam tathaikasmin vinyased ūrū saṃsthitam. itar asmins tathā bāhuṃ vīrāsanam idaṃ smṛtam: “One foot is to be placed on the thigh of the opposite side, whereas the other foot rests on the other thigh, while both hands rest accordingly. This is called the vīrāsana, or hero’s posture.” (Haṭha-yoga Pradipika 23)
Thereafter, Śrī Nārada offered his praṇāma with deep devotion and began reciting the Vedic mantra Rudra-ṣaḍ-aṅgaka. He began by praising and enunciating the supreme sovereignty of the universe and glories of Śrī Śiva by this stava. Then he began to sing and elaborate on the innumerable favors Śrī Kṛṣṇa bestowed on him.