Chaitanya Bhagavata

by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.10.237, English translation, including a commentary (Gaudiya-bhasya). This text is similair to the Caitanya-caritamrita and narrates the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, proclaimed to be the direct incarnation of Krishna (as Bhagavan) This is verse 237 of Madhya-khanda chapter 10—“Conclusion of the Lord’s Maha-prakasha Pastimes”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 2.10.237-239:

বেদ-ধর্ম-যোগে নানাশাস্ত্র করি’ ব্যাস তিলার্ধেক চিত্তে নাহি বাসেন প্রকাশ মহা-গোপ্য জ্ঞানে ভক্তি বলিলা সঙ্ক্ষেপে সবে এই অপরাধ,—চিত্তের বিক্ষেপে নারদের বাক্যে ভকি করিলা বিস্তারে তবে মনোদুঃখ গেল,—তারিলা সংসারে ॥ ২৩৭-২৩৯ ॥

वेद-धर्म-योगे नानाशास्त्र करि’ व्यास तिलार्धेक चित्ते नाहि वासेन प्रकाश महा-गोप्य ज्ञाने भक्ति बलिला सङ्क्षेपे सबे एइ अपराध,—चित्तेर विक्षेपे नारदेर वाक्ये भकि करिला विस्तारे तबे मनोदुःख गेल,—तारिला संसारे ॥ २३७-२३९ ॥

veda-dharma-yoge nānāśāstra kari’ vyāsa tilārdheka citte nāhi vāsena prakāśa mahā-gopya jñāne bhakti balilā saṅkṣepe sabe ei aparādha,—cittera vikṣepe nāradera vākye bhaki karilā vistāre tabe manoduḥkha gela,—tārilā saṃsāre || 237-239 ||

veda-dharma-yoge nanasastra kari’ vyasa tilardheka citte nahi vasena prakasa maha-gopya jnane bhakti balila sanksepe sabe ei aparadha,—cittera viksepe naradera vakye bhaki karila vistare tabe manoduhkha gela,—tarila samsare (237-239)

English translation:

(237-239) “After compiling many scriptures dealing with Vedic religious principles and yoga, Vyāsadeva did not feel any satisfaction at heart. The cause of his dissatisfaction was due to the fault of describing devotional service too briefly in the course of his elaborate presentation of the most confidential knowledge. On the instructions of Nārada, he elaborately described devotional service. Then his distress was vanquished and he delivered the entire world.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

For a description of this topic, see Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Canto One, Chapter Four.

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