by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.4.76, 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 2.4.76 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 2.4.76:
तद्-दर्शनानन्द-भरेण तेषां विस्मृत्य शिक्षां बत पार्षदानाम् ।
गोपाल हे जीवितम् इत्य् अभिक्ष्णं क्रोशन्न् अधावं परिरम्भणाय ॥ ७६ ॥
tad-darśanānanda-bhareṇa teṣāṃ vismṛtya śikṣāṃ bata pārṣadānām |
gopāla he jīvitam ity abhikṣṇaṃ krośann adhāvaṃ parirambhaṇāya || 76 ||
tad-darśana–from seeing Him; ānanda-bhareṇa–by the influence of bliss; teṣām–their; vismṛtya–completely forgetting; śikṣām–instruction; bata–indeed; pārṣadānām–of the associates; gopāla–Gopāla; he–O; jīvitam–my life!; iti–thus; abhīkṣṇam–continuously; krośan–shouting; adhāvam–I ran; parirambhaṇāya–to fully embrace.
I was absorbed in the bliss of the Lord’s darśana and forgot what His associates had instructed me. Thus, loudly shouting over and over again, “O Gopāla, O my life and soul!” I ran to embrace the Lord.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “I was filled with joy upon seeing Śrī Bhagavān. Although the Lord’s eternal associates had advised me regarding the special custom of offering prayers and so on in front of Him, forgetting all of their instructions, I ran with outstretched arms towards the Lord to embrace Him.” “How is it you did that?” the brāhmaṇa might ask.
Gopa-kumāra says, “Eager with intense desire, I repeatedly cried out, ‘O Gopāla! O my life and soul!’ Saying this again and again, I was seized by bewilderment. Actually, by worshiping the Lord with the ten-syllable mantra, one experiences maddening ecstasy which makes one lose all fear and reverence towards one’s worshipable Lord.”