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Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 4

Vyāsāya Viśnu rūpāya vyāsa rūpāya viśṇavē
Namovai Braḥma-nidhaye vāśisṭāya namōnamaḥ ǀǀ

Yogindrāya namas tasmai śukāya Braḥma-rūpiṇe
Samsāra darpa dasṭam yo viśṇurāta mamūmucat ǀǀ

Kāla-vyāla mukhā-grāsa-trasa-nirnāśā hētave
Srimad Bhāgawatam śāśtraṃ kalou keereṇa bhāśitaṃ ǀǀ

Sacchidānanda rūpāya viśwotpatyādi hetave
Tāpatraya vināśāya śri kriśnāya vayaṃ nu maḥ ǀǀ

Janmady asyā yato ‘nvayad itaratas carthesv abhijnah svarāt
tene brahma hrda ya ādi-kavaye muhyanti yat surayah

tejo-vāri-mrdam yatha vinimayo yatra trisargo’mrśa
dhāmna svena sadā nirasta-kuhakam satyam param dhimahi ǀǀ

Every object in this creation is in the state of existence (sat, truth). But one object does not reside/ stay in another. We understand that this world was born out of Parabrahma who inherently is the form of existence (sat), it dwells (sthiti) in Him and once again merges back into Him.

dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo ‘tra paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satāṁ
vedyaṁ vāstavam atra vastu śivadaṁ tāpa-trayonmūlanam
śrīmad-bhāgavate mahā-muni-kṛte kiṁ vā parair īśvaraḥ
sadyo hṛdy avarudhyate ‘tra kṛtibhiḥ śuśrūṣubhis tat-kṣaṇāt

In this Srimad Bhāgawatam, which has been composed by eminent Maharishi Veda Vyasa, the profound dharma (rule of righteousness) called Karma-phala-tyāga (giving up the fruits of action) is being taught. That which is taught by great saints who are devoid of any feelings of jealousy, that which is the eternal truth, that which causes welfare and that which drives away all afflictions, the knowledge of such Parabrahma is being taught in this text. By reading other Scriptures, does Lord Ishwara remain permanently seated in the heart? No. But in the hearts of those devotees who listen to this Bhāgawatam with deep interest, dedication and desire, Paramatma firmly seats himself, that very instant.

Nigama-kalpa-taror galitaṁ phalaṁ śuka-mukhād amṛta-drava-saṁmitam
Pibata bhāgavataṁ rasam ālayaṁ muhur aho rasikā bhuvi bhāvukāḥ

This fruit called Bhāgawatam, which is filled with the essence called Supreme Bliss, emerged from the wish fulfilling tree called Veda, and was thrown to the ground through the parrot beak of Maharishi śuka. This is so surprising. O humans, who understand about this essence and who have deep inclination as well as feelings of deep devotion towards this essence, chew this fruit which is filled with essence, again and again until you attain the essence called liberation.

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 4(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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