by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.3.186, 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 2.3.186 contained in Chapter 3—Bhajana (loving service)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.3.186:
निपीय तत्-कर्ण-रसायनं तत् प्रमोद-भारेण भृतो नमंस् तान् ।
शिवौ च सद्यो व्रज-भूमिम् एतां तैः प्रापितोऽहं बत मुग्ध-बुद्धिः ॥ १८६ ॥
nipīya tat-karṇa-rasāyanaṃ tat pramoda-bhāreṇa bhṛto namaṃs tān |
śivau ca sadyo vraja-bhūmim etāṃ taiḥ prāpito'haṃ bata mugdha-buddhiḥ || 186 ||
śrī-gopa-kumāraḥ–Śrī Gopa-kumāra; uvāca–said; nipīya–after drinking; hṛt–for the heart; karṇa–for the ears; rasa-ayanam–a reservoir of nectar; tat–that; pramoda-bhāreṇa–profuse joy; bhṛtaḥ–felt; naman–bowing before; tān–them; śivau–Śiva and Pārvatī; ca–also; sadyaḥ–at once; vraja-bhūmim–to the land of Vraja; etām–that; taiḥ–by them; prāpitaḥ–attained; aham–I; bata–Oh, how astonishing; mugdha-buddhiḥ–bewildered intelligence.
Śrī Gopa-kumāra said: O brāhmaṇa, drinking the nectar of the Vaikuṇṭha associates’ instructions, which delight the ears and the heart, I joyfully offered obeisance to them and to Śrī Śiva and Śrī Pārvatī. By their mercy, at that very moment I found myself in Vrajabhūmi. I was stunned by how this happened.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “On hearing the words of the Vaikuṇṭha associates, which filled my ears and heart with nectar (amṛta), I became elated. As soon as I offered obeisances to them and to Śrī Śiva with Śrī Pārvatī, I quickly reached this land of Vraja. This completely amazed me and filled me with joy. While offering obeisances, I had closed my eyes, but when I opened them, I saw that I was already in Vraja. I was stunned by the mystery of this.”