Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.7.94, 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 1.7.94 contained in Chapter 7—Purna (pinnacle of excellent devotees)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.7.94:

यदि च प्रीतये तेषां तत्र यामि वसामि च ।
तथापि किम् अपि स्वास्थ्यं भाव्यं नालोचयाम्य् अहम् ॥ ७.९४ ॥

yadi ca prītaye teṣāṃ tatra yāmi vasāmi ca |
tathāpi kim api svāsthyaṃ bhāvyaṃ nālocayāmy aham || 7.94 ||

Even if I went and resided in Vraja out of love for them, it still would not be to their welfare or satisfaction.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

If said, would they not be satisfied if I simply stayed in Vraja? He narrates five verses beginning with yadi to refute this.

"Even if I go to Vraja, they will not become happy simply by going there. Moreover, I may reside there, but because of this apprehension, I still cannot scrutinizingly decide whether they would be satisfied, that is, whether the distress generated out of separation from Me is removable or not."

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