by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.3.18, 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 2.3.18 contained in Chapter 3—Bhajana (loving service)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.3.18:
विधाय भगवत्-पूजां तयातिथ्येन सत्-कृतः ।
दिनानि कतिचित् तत्र भोगार्थम् अहम् अर्थितः ॥ १८ ॥
vidhāya bhagavat-pūjāṃ tayātithyena sat-kṛtaḥ |
dināni katicit tatra bhogārtham aham arthitaḥ || 18 ||
vidhāya–having completed; bhagavat–of the Lord; pūjām–worship; tayā–by her; ātithyena–as an honored guest; sat-kṛtaḥ–welcomed; dināni–days; katicit–some; tatra–there; bhoga–of pleasure; artham–for the purpose; aham–I; arthitaḥ–was requested.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)