by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.5.33, 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 1.5.33 contained in Chapter 5—Priya (the beloved devotees)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.5.33:
माता पृथेयं यदु-नन्दनस्य स्नेहार्द्रम् आश्वासन-वाक्यम् एकम् ।
अक्रूर-वक्त्रात् प्रथमं निशम्य प्रेम-प्रवाहे निममज्ज सद्यः ॥ ३३ ॥
mātā pṛtheyaṃ yadu-nandanasya snehārdram āśvāsana-vākyam ekam |
akrūra-vaktrāt prathamaṃ niśamya prema-pravāhe nimamajja sadyaḥ || 33 ||
Your mother, Śrī Kuntīdevī, simply by hearing one sentence of affectionate assurance of Śrī Yadunandana from the mouth of Akrūra, became instantaneously submerged in a flow of prema.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Nārada is the topmost relisher (parama rasika) of the glorification of the devotees. Being unable to abandon it, he is indeed describing the glories of the Pāṇḍavas. This is elaborately explained through the medium of these seven verses beginning with mātā. Your mother, or by also being the mother of persons like me, this Śrī Kuntidevī heard only one sentence of assurance from Śrī Kṛṣṇa (sent via the medium of Akrūra). In Bhāgavatam (10.48.32) it is stated: sa bhavān suhṛdāṃ vai naḥ śreyān śreyaś-cikīrṣayā jijñāsārthaṃ pāṇḍavānāṃ gacchasva tvaṃ gajāhvayam
“O dear, you are the best among all of My relatives, therefore to check the welfare of the Pāṇḍavas you should quickly go to Hastināpura to bring this message.”