Brihad Bhagavatamrita

by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī | 552,965 words

The Brihad Bhagavatamrita by Sanatana Gosvami is a consummate rendering in Sanskrit verse of Vaishnava devotional spirituality as inspired by Krishna-Caitanya, or simply Caitanya (1486–1533). This is the English translation including the original Sanskrit text, roman transliteration (IAST), a word-by-by-word glossary and a commentary. The full ti...

Verse 1.7.156: Sanskrit text

गोपीनां महिमा कश्चित् तासाम् एको ’पि शक्यते
न मया स्व-मुखे कर्तुं मेरुर् मक्षिकया यथा

gopīnāṃ mahimā kaścit tāsām eko ’pi śakyate
na mayā sva-mukhe kartuṃ merur makṣikayā yathā

gopinam mahima kascit tasam eko ’pi sakyate
na maya sva-mukhe kartum merur maksikaya yatha

Word-by-word synonyms

gopīnām—of the gopīs; mahimā—feature of the glories; kaścit—some; tāsām—of them; ekaḥ—one; api—indeed; śakyate—is able; na—not; mayā—by me; sva-mukhe—in my mouth; kartum—to be done; meruḥ—Mount Meru; makṣikayā—by a mosquito; yathā—as.

English translation

156. I cannot describe with my own words even one of the glories of the gopīs, any more than a mosquito can swallow Mount Meru.