by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.3.132, 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 2.3.132 contained in Chapter 3—Bhajana (loving service)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.3.132:
सर्व-प्रकारिका भक्तिस् तादृशी च सदान्यतः ।
न सम्पद्येत निर्विघ्ना तन्-निष्ठैर् बहुभिः सह ॥ १३२ ॥
sarva-prakārikā bhaktis tādṛśī ca sadānyataḥ |
na sampadyeta nirvighnā tan-niṣṭhair bahubhiḥ saha || 132 ||
sarva-prakārikā–all the varieties; bhaktiḥ–devotional service; tādṛśī–like this; ca–also; sadā–always; anyataḥ–in other places; na–not; sampadyeta–it can be found; nirvighnā–without obstacles; tan-niṣṭhaiḥ–by the staunch; bahubhiḥ–many; saha–by.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
The Vaikuṇṭha associates elaborate on this point. They say, “Devotion that is endowed with fully-blossomed divine love (prema) as seen in Vaikuṇṭha is not found anywhere else. The reason is that all the residents there have unwavering dedication, or niṣṭhā, for bhakti. Elsewhere it is not so, and obstacles constantly hinder the execution of bhakti in those places. In particular, in Vaikuṇṭha, the time factor or any other material restriction presents no obstacle; whereas other places are full of such impediments. Because in Vaikuṇṭha one receives the association of countless numbers of like-minded (sama-jātīya) devotees whose bodies are eternally saccid-ānanda and who are naturally rasika, expert in relishing premabhakti, one can automatically perform unhindered worship of the
Lord. Therefore, we see that devotees aspire to go there.”