Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.4.83, 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 1.4.83 contained in Chapter 4—Bhakta (the devotee)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.4.83:

नूनं रे पाण्डवा मन्त्रम् औषधं वाथ किञ्चन ।
लोकोत्तरं विजानीधेव महा-मोहन-मोहनम् ॥ ८३ ॥

nūnaṃ re pāṇḍavā mantram auṣadhaṃ vātha kiñcana |
lokottaraṃ vijānīdheva mahā-mohana-mohanam || 83 ||

Arey, Pāṇḍavas, surely you know some divine mantra or medicine under whose power you have subdued the supreme, all-attractive Bhagavān Śrī Kṛṣṇacandra!

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

If one objects that due to the helplessness of prema, being absent in mind and loss of reason, or improper behavior then why does Bhagavān accept it? With these doubts Śrī Hanumān himself is speaking the śloka beginning with nūnam. Here, the word nūnam is used in the sense of a statement worthy of being considered. “Arey (out of astonishment) Pāṇḍavas! Surely you are the controller and deluder of mahāmāyādīśvara, the supreme lord and enchanter, Śrī Bhagavān. Therefore, what is impossible beyond all planets, that is, impossible on the planets of mankind, you must know some transcendental mantra or some medicine.” In fact, Śrī Bhagavān, being charmed by His dear bhaktas, behaves in this way. All this siddhānta will be told in the verses ahead (śloka 85).

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