by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.1.143, 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 2.1.143 contained in Chapter 1—Vairagya (renunciation)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.1.143:
विज्ञाय तत्र जगद्-ईश्वरम् ईक्षितुं तं केनाप्य् अवारित-गतिः स-जवं प्रविश्य ।
सङ्खारि-पङ्कज-गदा-विलसत्-कराब्जं श्रीमच्-चतुर्भुजम् अपश्यम् अहं समक्षम् ॥ १४३ ॥
vijñāya tatra jagad-īśvaram īkṣituṃ taṃ kenāpy avārita-gatiḥ sa-javaṃ praviśya |
saṅkhāri-paṅkaja-gadā-vilasat-karābjaṃ śrīmac-caturbhujam apaśyam ahaṃ samakṣam || 143 ||
vijñāya–coming to know; tatra–there; jagat-īśvaram–the Supreme Lord; īkṣitum–to see; tam–Him; kena api–somehow; avāritagatiḥ–without being stopped; sa-javam–with speed; praviśya–entering; śaṅkha–conchshell; ari–disk; paṅkaja–lotus; gadā–and club; vilasat–brilliant; kara-abjam–with lotus hands; śrīmat–beautiful; catuḥ–four; bhujam–arms; apaśyam–beheld; aham–I; samakṣam–before my eyes.
Inquiring from the people, I came to know it indeed was the sound of the Supreme Lord’s worship. I then hurried to take darśana of Bhagavān Jagadīśvara. Since no one stopped me or questioned me at the gate, I swiftly entered the temple. There I beheld the four-armed Lord of the universe holding conchshell, disc, club, and lotus.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “Inquiring about the source of the sound, I came to know it indeed was the sound of the worship of Śrī Jagadīśvara. Then, eager for His darśana, I ran into the temple. In keeping with the brāhmaṇa’s words, I directly beheld the Supreme Lord with these very eyes. No doorkeeper stopped me from entering the temple.”
The Mathurā brāhmaṇa might ask, “How did the Supreme Lord appear?” To this, Gopa-kumāra replies, “The conchshell, disc, club, and lotus flower beautified His four hands. The Supreme Lord’s four arms were endowed with splendors, such as having the shape of serpents.”