Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.2.12, 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 2.2.12 contained in Chapter 2—Jnana (knowledge)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.2.12:

तद्-दर्शने जात-मनोरथाकुलः सङ्कल्प-पूर्वं स्व-जपं समाचरन् ।
स्वल्पेन कालेन विमानम् आगतं मुदाहम् आरुह्य गतस् त्रिपिष्टपम् ॥ १२ ॥

tad-darśane jāta-manorathākulaḥ saṅkalpa-pūrvaṃ sva-japaṃ samācaran |
svalpena kālena vimānam āgataṃ mudāham āruhya gatas tripiṣṭapam || 12 ||

tat–of Him; darśane–for the sight; jāta–appeared; manaḥ-ratha–of desires; ākulaḥ–anxious; saṅkalpa-pūrvam–with determination; sva-japam–the chanting of my iṣṭa-mantra; samācaran–performing; su-alpena kālena–in very little time; vimānam–an airplane; āgatam–arrived; mudā–joyously; aham–I; āruhya–having mounted; gataḥ–went; tri-piṣṭapam–to Indra’s heaven.

Hearing all these wonderful pastimes from those brāhmaṇas made me anxious to see Bhagavān Śrī Upendra. With this goal in mind, I began to chant the mantra of my worshipable Deity with great determination. And how amazing! Very soon, an airplane came from Svarga. I joyfully climbed aboard and went to that celestial realm.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “After hearing the wonderful pastimes of Śrī Viṣṇu, I was seized by an ardent desire to have His darśana. To quickly obtain this, I began to chant the mantra of my worshipable Deity with great resolve, or saṅkalpa (while strictly observing all the regulations of the chanting). By the power of this mantra-japa, my objective was soon fulfilled. An airplane descended from heaven to take me there. I happily climbed aboard and thus reached Svarga.”

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