by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.2.139, 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 2.2.139 contained in Chapter 2—Jnana (knowledge)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.2.139:
स्नेहम् अन्वभवो लक्ष्म्या दृग्भ्यां पश्याधुना प्रभुम् ।
मथुरा-व्रज-भू-शोकं यियासां चान्यतो जहि ॥ १३९ ॥
sneham anvabhavo lakṣmyā dṛgbhyāṃ paśyādhunā prabhum |
mathurā-vraja-bhū-śokaṃ yiyāsāṃ cānyato jahi || 139 ||
sneham–love; anvabhavaḥ–experienced; lakṣmyā–of the goddess of fortune; dṛgbhyām–with your eyes; paśya–behold; adhunā–now; prabhum–the Lord; māthura-vraja-bhū–for Mathurā and Vraja-bhūmi; śokam–lamentation; yiyāsām–the desire to go; ca–also; anyataḥ–from anything else; jahi–give up.
“O mind! You have personally experienced the affection of Śrī Lakṣmī-devī. Now, see the Lord directly with your eyes. Do not lament for Vraja-bhūmi. Be steady. Stay here and give up even the desire to go anywhere else.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra has described what he experienced before, and now in this verse beginning with sneham, He describes the special characteristics of his experience. “O mind! You have experienced how Śrī Lakṣmī-devī affectionately caressed you back to consciousness when you fainted. Now with your eyes behold Śrī Jagadīśvara.” This reveals that Śrī Jagadīśvara’s abode, Satyaloka, is superior even to Tapoloka. Gopa-kumāra continues, “Therefore, give up your grief in being separated from Mathurā and Vraja-bhūmi and abandon your desire to go to Nīlācala as well.”