by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.5.53, 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 1.5.53 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 1.5.53:
द्रोण-भीष्मादि-गुरवोऽभिमन्यु-प्रमुखाः सुताः ।
परेऽपि बहवः सन्तोऽस्मद्-धेतोर् निधनं गताः ॥ ५३ ॥
droṇa-bhīṣmādi-guravo'bhimanyu-pramukhāḥ sutāḥ |
pare'pi bahavaḥ santo'smad-dhetor nidhanaṃ gatāḥ || 53 ||
For this kingdom venerable elders and teachers such as Droṇa and Bhīṣma, and so many sons such as Abhimanyu, and many devoted righteous kings were killed.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Yudhiṣṭhira tells the reason for his distress: By obtaining this kingdom many elderly persons such as Dronācārya and grandfather Bhīṣma and many superiors who were dharmic, namely, devotees of Śrī Kṛṣṇa passed away. We are the only reason for their demise, that is, all of them expired just so we could obtain this kingdom.