Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.5.102, 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 1.5.102 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 1.5.102:

वृत्ता धरित्रि भवती सफल-प्रयासा यस्यां जनुर् वसति केलि-चयः किलैषाम् ।
येषां महा-हरिर् अयं निवसन् गृहेषु कुत्रापि पूर्वम् अकृतै रमते विहारैः ॥ १०२ ॥

vṛttā dharitri bhavatī saphala-prayāsā yasyāṃ janur vasati keli-cayaḥ kilaiṣām |
yeṣāṃ mahā-harir ayaṃ nivasan gṛheṣu kutrāpi pūrvam akṛtai ramate vihāraiḥ || 102 ||

O Pṛthvī, your labor has borne fruit because the Yādavas have taken birth in your lap. They reside and sport in various ways upon you. Bhagavān Śrī Kṛṣṇa also resides in the house of these Yādavas and enjoys various wonderful pastimes.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

Śrī Nārada, absorbed in intense bliss while glorifying the Yādavas, began to address Pṛthvī-devī: “O Pṛthvī (Mother Earth), your labors are fruitful because the Yādavas’ birth, residence and pastimes are accomplished with your heartfelt blessings.”

The word kila indicates assurance of this. Bhagavān in the form of Śrī Devakī-nandana is certainly residing in the house of the Yādavas. How is He residing? The pastimes that Bhagavān Śrī Hari performs did not manifest either in Vaikuṇṭha or Ayodhyā realm. Now while performing such wonderful pastimes, He is contiuously manifest here.

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