Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.1.83, 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 2.1.83 contained in Chapter 1—Vairagya (renunciation)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.1.83:

एकदा तु तथैवासौ शोचन्न् अकृत-भोजनः ।
निद्राणो माधवेनेदं समादिष्टः स-सन्त्वनम् ॥ ८३ ॥

ekadā tu tathaivāsau śocann akṛta-bhojanaḥ |
nidrāṇo mādhavenedaṃ samādiṣṭaḥ sa-santvanam || 83 ||

ekadā–one day; tu–indeed; tathā–in this way; eva–indeed; asau–he; śocan–lamenting; akṛta-bhojanaḥ–having not eaten; nidrāṇaḥ–while sleeping; mādhavena–by Śrī Mādhava; idam–this; samādiṣṭaḥ–he was instructed; sa-sāntvanam–with a consoling (tone).

Lamenting in this way, one day, the brāhmaṇa fell asleep without having eaten anything. In his dream, the Supreme Lord Śrī Mādhava appeared and consoled him and instructed him as follows.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

Śrī Parīkṣit says, “Because his chanting was still unfinished due to his fainting in ecstasy, the brāhmaṇa was afflicted with despondency and fell asleep without having eaten his dinner. Bhagavān Śrī Mādhava appeared in his dream and consoled him, saying, ‘Why do you lament unnecessarily? Why inflict suffering on yourself and on Me, your worshipable Lord? Do not lament; your unbounded desire will soon be fulfilled. Have firm faith.’” In this manner, with benedictory and sweet words, the Supreme Lord Śrī Mādhava began to speak the following.

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