Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.5.101, 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 1.5.101 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 1.5.101:

अहो अलं श्लाघ्यतमं यदोः कुलं चकास्ति वैकुण्ठ-निवासितोऽपि यत् ।
मनुष्य-लोको यद्-अनुग्रहाद् अयं विलङ्घ्य वैकुण्ठम् अतीव राजते ॥ १०१ ॥

aho alaṃ ślāghyatamaṃ yadoḥ kulaṃ cakāsti vaikuṇṭha-nivāsito'pi yat |
manuṣya-loko yad-anugrahād ayaṃ vilaṅghya vaikuṇṭham atīva rājate || 101 ||

O how praiseworthy is this Yadu dynasty! The splendor of this family line is greater than the Vaikuṇṭha pārṣadas. By your mercy this earthly planet has become more charming than Vaikuṇṭha.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

“By which I can roam across the entire universe and glorify you...” To show the reason for this narration, Śrī Nārada describes the glories of the residents of Dvārakā. Out of respect, despite being present, he is addressing indirectly. "O (in wonder) this Yadu dynasty is so praiseworthy because they are more charming than the pārṣadas or eternal associates such as Garuḍa in the Vaikuṇṭha planets. By the mercy of the Yadu dynasty the extension of Bhagavān’s mercy is seen everywhere in the form of preaching the devotional service of Bhagavān. Therefore, this planet of mortal human beings has excelled the planets of Vaikuṇṭha, that is, it has become even more renowned. The quality of mercy of Śrī Kṛṣṇa perceived in the residents of the Yadu dynasty can not be seen even in the Vaikuṇṭha pārṣadas."

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