by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.6.58, 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 1.6.58 contained in Chapter 6—Priyatama (the most beloved devotees)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.6.58:
वध्वः सहज-तत्रत्य-दैन्य-वार्ता-कथा-परान् ।
अस्मान् वञ्चयतो भ्रातुर् इदं कपट-पाटवम् ॥ ५८ ॥
vadhvaḥ sahaja-tatratya-dainya-vārtā-kathā-parān |
asmān vañcayato bhrātur idaṃ kapaṭa-pāṭavam || 58 ||
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
O young women, the dreamy acts of My brother
Kṛṣṇa are only clever deceptions. Why is He manifesting this clever trickery? It is only for cheating us. Why is He cheating us? Seeing us conversing about this naturally distressful story of the vraja-vāsīs, Kṛṣṇa assumes we are half-heartedly engaging in conversation. Therefore, to please us, He is showing such a deceptive behavior of dreaming about these activities. Furthermore, the word sahaja suggests that it is not possible to deceive us by any clever speech, so He wants to deceive us by His clever activities. Thus He is showing such deceptive behaviors as dreaming.