Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.6.67, 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 1.6.67 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 1.6.67:

अस्तु तावद् धितं तेषां कार्यं किञ्चित् कथञ्चन ।
उतात्यन्तं कृतं दुःखं क्रूरेण मृदुलात्मनाम् ॥ ६७ ॥

astu tāvad dhitaṃ teṣāṃ kāryaṃ kiñcit kathañcana |
utātyantaṃ kṛtaṃ duḥkhaṃ krūreṇa mṛdulātmanām || 67 ||

What to speak of doing even the slightest good to them, I became cruel and gave intense distress to those vraja-vāsīs, who are so tender-hearted.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

“What to speak of giving some benefit to those vraja-vāsīs in return for their favors, instead I became cruel and gave intense distress to their minds. Therefore, who can be as cruel as Me?”

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