by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.6.84, 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 1.6.84 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 1.6.84:
ततस् त्वद्-गमनाशां च हित्वा सह यशोदया ।
मृत-प्राया भवन्-मात्रारेभिरेऽनशनं महत् ॥ ८४ ॥
tatas tvad-gamanāśāṃ ca hitvā saha yaśodayā |
mṛta-prāyā bhavan-mātrārebhire'naśanaṃ mahat || 84 ||
All the vraja-vāsis along with Your Śrī Yasodā have abandoned the expectation of Your returning to Vraja. Thus being almost dead, they have accepted the vow of great fasting.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Therefore, the vraja-vāsīs have abandoned the hopes of Your returning to Vraja, and being almost dead have taken the hard vows of extreme fasting. They have begun the vow of abandoning drinking water untill death. In this way, those vraja-vāsīs do not desire any other object than You.