by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.1.69, 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 2.1.69 contained in Chapter 1—Vairagya (renunciation)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.1.69:
श्री-परीक्षिद् उवाच— ततः श्री-माधवं वीक्ष्य नमंस् तस्मिन् व्यचष्ट सः ।
सारूप्यं स्व-जपे चिन्त्यमान-देवस्य किञ्चन ॥ ६९ ॥
śrī-parīkṣid uvāca— tataḥ śrī-mādhavaṃ vīkṣya namaṃs tasmin vyacaṣṭa saḥ |
sārūpyaṃ sva-jape cintyamāna-devasya kiñcana || 69 ||
śrī-parīkṣit uvāca–Śrī Parīkṣit said; tataḥ–thereafter; śrīmādhavam–at Śrī Mādhava; vīkṣya–gazing; naman–bowing down; tasmin–there; vyacaṣṭa–observed; saḥ–he; sārūpyam–similar in appearance; sva-jape–in the chanting of his mantra; cintyamāna–upon whom he was meditating; devasya–of his Lord Madana-gopāla-deva; kiñcana–somewhat.
Śrī Parīkṣit said: Thereafter, according to the instructions of the Vaiṣṇavas, the brāhmaṇa took darśana of Śrī Mādhava and bowed down to Him. He observed that the Deity Śrī Mādhava was similar in appearance to his Śrī Madana-gopāla-deva, whom he saw at the time of chanting his mantra.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Parīkṣit says, “Thereafter, in accordance with the Vaiṣṇavas’ instructions, the brāhmaṇa went to see Śrī Mādhava, offering Him obeisances and so on. He was delighted to notice that Śrī Mādhava’s face, eyes, and other features were similar to those of Śrī Madana-gopāla, the object of his meditation when he chanted his mantra.”