by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.1.68, 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 2.1.68 contained in Chapter 1—Vairagya (renunciation)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.1.68:
माधवं नम चालोक्य प्रति-रूपं जगत्-प्रभोः ।
ततोऽचिराद् इदं सर्वं परं च ज्ञास्यसि स्वयम् ॥ ६८ ॥
mādhavaṃ nama cālokya prati-rūpaṃ jagat-prabhoḥ |
tato'cirād idaṃ sarvaṃ paraṃ ca jñāsyasi svayam || 68 ||
mādhavam–Mādhava-deva; nama–offer obeisances; ca–and; ālokya–beholding; pratirūpam–the Deity; jagat-prabhoḥ–of the Master of the universe; tataḥ–then; acirāt–without delay; idam–this; sarvam–all; param–then; ca–also; jñāsyasi–you will understand; svayam–naturally.
Moreover, you should behold Mādhava-deva, who is the exact form of the Lord of the entire universe, Jagat-prabhu, and offer Him obeisances. If you do this continually, you will quickly come to understand all these topics.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
The Vaiṣṇavas say, “Take darśana of the Deity Śrī Mādhava, who is the exact replica of Śrī Vaikuṇṭha-nātha, the Lord of the universe, and repeatedly prostrate yourself before Him. One can receive His darśana only by hearing and meditating on topics about Him. In this way, you shall personally perceive everything about His glories, even beyond what we have and have not narrated.”