by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329
The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 2.4.261, 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 2.4.261 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 2.4.261:
श्वेतातपत्रं च बिभर्त्य् असौ क्षणं संवाहयेत् तस्य पदाम्बुजे क्षणम् ।
सेवा-प्रकारान् युगपद् बहून् क्षणं तस्मिन्न् अवैयग्र्यम् अहो तनोति च ॥ २६१ ॥
śvetātapatraṃ ca bibharty asau kṣaṇaṃ saṃvāhayet tasya padāmbuje kṣaṇam |
sevā-prakārān yugapad bahūn kṣaṇaṃ tasminn avaiyagryam aho tanoti ca || 261 ||
śveta–a white; ātapatram–parasol; ca–also; bibharti–holds; asau–he; kṣaṇam–at one moment; saṃvāhayet–he can massage; tasya–His; pāda-ambuje–lotus feet; kṣaṇam–at another moment; sevā-prakārān–many different services; yugapat–simultaneously; bahūn–many; kṣaṇam–at one moment; tasmin–in that (service); avaiyagryam–without being distracted; aho–oh!; tanoti–he accomplishes; ca–and.
One moment he would hold a white umbrella over the Lord, the next moment he would massage the Lord’s lotus feet, and sometimes, fixing his attention, he would perform many services simultaneously.
Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda
(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)
Śrī Gopa-kumāra says, “Sometimes, Śrī Hanumān would hold a white umbrella over the head of the Lord. The next moment, he would begin massaging the Lord’s lotus feet. Sometimes, with great dexterity, he would simultaneously perform several different services, such as singing out the Lord’s virtues, praying to Him, fanning Him, and massaging His feet. Ah! It seemed as if he were rendering all these variegated services by accepting many forms.”