Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.3.18, 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 1.3.18 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 1.3.18:

अहो विचित्र-गम्भीर-महिमाब्धिर् मद्-ईश्वरः ।
विविधेष्व् अपराधेषु नोपैक्षत कृतेष्व् अपि ॥ १८ ॥

aho vicitra-gambhīra-mahimābdhir mad-īśvaraḥ |
vividheṣv aparādheṣu nopaikṣata kṛteṣv api || 18 ||

O my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s glories are wonderful and obscure like a deep, fathomless ocean. Even after committing so many offenses at His lotus feet, He does not disregard me.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)

“Just see how wonderful my Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s glories are! They are as supremely wonderful as a fathomless ocean. Just as an ocean is inaccessible and unknowable, steady and tranquil yet boundless, the glories of my Lord are also like that. Therefore, despite my performing countless offenses at His lotus feet by displaying my prowess and pride by offering Him boons, He still did not disregard me. Even now, as before by the propagation of bhakti, His glories increase only. The conclusion is that one’s bhakti vanishes after committing offenses to the lotus feet of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, yet my bhakti did not wane or disappear, after committing so many offenses at His lotus feet.”

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