Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.5.113, 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 1.5.113 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 1.5.113:

जित-वाक्पति-नैपुण्य यद् इदं नस् त्वयोदितम् ।
तद् असम्भावितं न स्याद् यादवेन्द्र-प्रभावतः ॥ ११३ ॥

jita-vākpati-naipuṇya yad idaṃ nas tvayoditam |
tad asambhāvitaṃ na syād yādavendra-prabhāvataḥ || 113 ||

You conquered over the master of speech, Śrī Brahmā, with your expertise of speech! Therefore, our glories that you describe are impossible without the Lord of the Yādavas influence, Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

“O conqueror of the master of speech!” The purport of this address is that you even conquered over the skill of Brahmā’s speech who is the master of speech (vāk-pati). Therefore, by your ingenious speech, whatever glories you have narrated about us is only a clever use of words. Nonetheless, our glories that you have described are possible only due to the influence of Yādavendra Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who has granted us that great fortune.

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