Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

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

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.3.36, 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 2.3.36 contained in Chapter 3—Bhajana (loving service)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.3.36:

महा-सम्भ्रम-सन्त्रास-प्रमोद-भर-विह्वलः ।
तदा किं करवाणीति ज्ञातुं नेशे कथञ्चन ॥ ३६ ॥

mahā-sambhrama-santrāsa-pramoda-bhara-vihvalaḥ |
tadā kiṃ karavāṇīti jñātuṃ neśe kathañcana || 36 ||

mahā–great; sambhrama–of reverence; santrāsa–fear; pramoda–and bliss; bhara–by an excess; vihvalaḥ–overwhelmed; tadā–then; kim–what?; karavāṇi–shall I do?; iti–thus; jñātum–to know; na īśe–I was unable; kathañcana–at all.

Upon receiving darśana of the Supreme Lord, I was overwhelmed by awe, fear, and bliss, and simply could not figure out what to do.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

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

Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “At that time, I could not ascertain what was my duty: what I should do or what I should not do. Why not? Because upon seeing Lord Acyuta, I became helplessly overwhelmed with feelings of immense awe, fear, and joy.”

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