Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.6.66, 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 1.6.66 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 1.6.66:

बाल्याद् आरभ्य तैर् यत् तत् पालनं विहितं चिरम् ।
अप्य् असाधारणं प्रेम सर्वं तद् विस्मृतं मया ॥ ६६ ॥

bālyād ārabhya tair yat tat pālanaṃ vihitaṃ ciram |
apy asādhāraṇaṃ prema sarvaṃ tad vismṛtaṃ mayā || 66 ||

Since the long period of childhood those vraja-vāsīs raised and pampered Me. I had forgotten that uncommon prema of theirs.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

“Why is My heart not breaking in two?” He is explaining the reason for this in two verses beginning with bālyād iti. “I had forgotten the indescribable or well-known prema of those vraja-vāsīs.”

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