Brihad-Bhagavatamritam

Sri Brihad Bhagavatamritam uses a most interesting background of a fluid narrative to bring out the inherent message of Srimad Bhagavatam. Srila Sanatan Goswami, a foremost associate of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu traces the various stages and facets of bhakti ranging from vidhi bhakti right upto the topmost level of prem (eternal love) – that of the Gopis – through the foremost proponent of devotion, Sri Narad Muni. You will find this a highly relishing and thought-provoking text.

Parikshit said, “O Mother! Hearing these words from Sri Bhagavân Nârad started dancing in ecstasy. He knew that his Master was Read the rest of this entry »

Parikshit Mahârâj said, “Mother! When Nârad heard this, he yelled, “Jai! Jai!” Then, strumming on his veenâ he sang ‘O Gokul-mahotsav[1]! O Yashodâ-nandan! O Gopi-jana-manohar[2]!’ and many other sweet Braja-names of the Lord. Thus he started glorifying Sri Bhagavân. The great sage had traveled to all the way from the Dashâshwamedh-ghât of Prayâg right upto Dwârâvati (Dwârakâ) and had spoken to so many devotees. He knew that all of them had obtained divine kripâ and were entirely devout in their own way. Yet now he wished to hear right from the ecstatic Sri Bhagavân’s holy lips something that he had concealed in is heart. Read the rest of this entry »

Overcome with grief, Sri Krishna exclaimed, “How terribly sad! I had performed such remarkably sweet pastimes in Braj! How happy I was Read the rest of this entry »

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Sri Krishna said, “Moreover when they can not see me, they are sometimes stupefied due to the blazing fire of viraha, at times they are almost dead, and at other times they become lunatic. Thus they attain all sorts of sweet bhâv. When they see darkness or the tamal tree, they mistake them to be me, so they hug and kiss these things. Now, with whom can I discuss these subjects? Who is here to realize such bhâv? No one in Dwârakâ is qualified to hear all this, because they do not possess that sort of prem. Thus, whether I am present in Braj, or absent – both amount the same. It is pointless for me to go there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sri Krishna beautifies Kubja

Sri Krishna beautifies Kubja

We know that one cannot feel sweet or conjugal passion for Sri Bhagavân without the desire to make love Read the rest of this entry »

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A cloth-painting depicting Sri Krishna with Rukmini and Satyabhama

A cloth-painting depicting Sri Krishna with Rukmini and Satyabhama


Sri Uddhav concluded by saying, “O my Master! When the other queens heard Rukmini Devi, they nodded Read the rest of this entry »

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(Commentary—Rukmini Devi is saying that the Gopikâs are not interested in what happens to them in the life after. They have self-surrendered to Sri Krishna Read the rest of this entry »

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Devaki and Vasudev holding the Divine Baby, a 5th century CE sculpture, Gupta Era.

Devaki and Vasudev holding the Divine Baby, a 5th century CE sculpture, Gupta Era.

 

Parikshit Mahârâj said“Dear mother! Sri Krishna greeted His mother and addressed brother Baladev with respect. Then He stretched His hand Read the rest of this entry »

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(Commentary – Sri Bhagavân is bliss personified and love offers the highest bliss. As a result, Sri Bhagavân is ever-anxious to relish Read the rest of this entry »

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Seventh Chapter (absolute)

Sri Baladev

Sri Baladev

 

Parikshit Mahârâj said—”Dear mother! In this manner the entire Yâdav family started crying. Within a moment all universe became full of their heart-wrenching wails. Read the rest of this entry »

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