Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.2.138, 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 2.2.138 contained in Chapter 2—Jnana (knowledge)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.2.138:

यादृशः सम्भवेद् भ्रातर् जगद्-ईशश् च तादृशः ।
भात्य् अशेष-महत्तायाः परां कष्ठां गतः स्फुटम् ॥ १३८ ॥

yādṛśaḥ sambhaved bhrātar jagad-īśaś ca tādṛśaḥ |
bhāty aśeṣa-mahattāyāḥ parāṃ kaṣṭhāṃ gataḥ sphuṭam || 138 ||

yādṛśaḥ–as much; sambhavet–it may be; bhrātaḥ–O brother; jagatīśaḥ–the Lord of the worlds; ca–also; tādṛśaḥ–that much; bhāti–shines; aśeṣa-mahattāyāḥ–of perfect glory; parām kāṣṭhām–to the extreme limit; gataḥ–attained; sphuṭam–manifestation.

“O my dear brother mind! Śrī Jagadīśvara, possessing the ultimate limit of grandeur that befits His preeminent manifestation, is resplendently present in this Satyaloka.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

“And not only this, your long-treasured desire has been fulfilled.” With this hope, Śrī Gopa-kumāra continues his thoughts in this verse beginning with yādṛśaḥ. “O brother mind! In Satyaloka, Śrī Jagadīśvara has clearly manifested the majesty of His form in the most delightful way possible and in a manner that befits His position as the Supreme Lord. The reason is that here, Śrī Bhagavān possesses His topmost glories, such as endless forms, infinite beauty, unbounded qualities, unlimited opulence, etc. Thus He is present in the most glorious manner possible. No other form of Bhagavān can match the excellence of His manifestation in Satyaloka.”

Let's grow together!

I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased sources, definitions and images. Your donation direclty influences the quality and quantity of knowledge, wisdom and spiritual insight the world is exposed to.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: