by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.4.71, 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 2.4.71 contained in Chapter 4—Vaikuntha (the spiritual world)—of Part two (prathama-khanda).
Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 2.4.71:
करे पतद्-ग्राह-भृता धरण्या कटाक्ष-भङ्ग्या मुहुर् अर्च्यमानम् ।
सुदर्शनाद्यैर् वर-मूर्तिमद्भिः शिरःस्थ-चिह्नैः परिषेव्यमानम् ॥ ७१ ॥
kare patad-grāha-bhṛtā dharaṇyā kaṭākṣa-bhaṅgyā muhur arcyamānam |
sudarśanādyair vara-mūrtimadbhiḥ śiraḥstha-cihnaiḥ pariṣevyamānam || 71 ||
kare–in His hand; patat-grāha–a spittoon; bhṛtā–was held; dharaṇyā–by the goddess of earth; kaṭā-akṣa–of sidelong glances; bhaṅgyā–by the waves; muhuḥ–repeatedly; arcyamānam–worshiped; sudarśana–by the Sudarśana cakra; ādyaiḥ–and the others; vara-mūrti-madbhiḥ–with beautiful embodiments; śira-stha–situated on their heads; cihnaiḥ–with symbols; pariṣevyamāṇam–served.
His beloved Dharaṇī-devī, holding a spittoon in her hands, was worshiping Him with her graceful sidelong glances. His weapons, such as Sudarśana cakra and the club, were present in their beautiful personified forms, holding their respective emblems on their heads. In this way, they were serving the Lord.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “Śrī Dharaṇī-devī is Śrī Nārāyaṇa’s second beloved consort. Carrying a spittoon in her hands, she was repeatedly worshiping the Lord with her graceful sidelong glances. All of Bhagavān’s weapons, such as Sudarśana cakra and His club, sword, and bow, were serving the Lord in their most excellent personified forms, carrying their respective emblems on their heads.” The Mathurā brāhmaṇa might ask Gopa-kumāra, “How did you recognize them?” He answers, “I identified them through their emblems. For example, Śrī Sudarśana’s head had the impression of a cakra.” It should be understood that the other weapons similarly had their respective marks on their heads.