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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
145 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 5
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When we listen the GOD’s divine pastimes, we get the inkling of truth. Only GOD is true in this world. When this knowledge is awakened inside us, the veil of ignorance is removed.

Due to ignorance our fondness for body, money, relatives has been determined, but with advent of the knowledge we relinquish that fondness. After achieving knowledge we try to attach ourself in the immortal relationship with GOD.

That is why we should regularly listen to the pastimes of GOD so that our intellect eye opens up and our ignorance can be destroyed.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should listen to the pastimes of GOD so that so that it develops our wisdom for establishing immortal relationship with GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
146 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 7
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the grandeur of GOD and displaying the grandeur of GOD. Parikshitji was aware of GOD’s grandeur that is why he asked this question to Shri Shukdevji.

As the children make a mud house in their play and destroy it after the play is over, similarly GOD also creates this universe and destroys it. It is GOD’s pastime and it is very difficult even for scholars to understand this secret.

The basic gist is that the grandeur of GOD is such immense that creating and destroying the universe is just like a play for Him. As the children make mud house very easily and effortlessly, similarly GOD also makes this universe and destroy it very easily and effortlessly.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. As the child play with a mud house, GOD plays with the universe, such is the grandeur of Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
147 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The verse tells us two things. First, GOD removes the sorrows of gentle people. Second, GOD gives the donation of love to them.

GOD is always eager to remove the sorrows of gentle people. Sorrow also comes in the life of gentle people as a result of their past deeds of previous life but when they take the shelter of GOD, GOD removes their sorrows.

GOD is the biggest donator. He donated many things but the biggest thing He donates is His love. One who receives the donation of GOD’s love is most fortunate.

We must engage ourself in the devotion of GOD and must beg to GOD for His donation of Love.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Through devotion, we must strive to receive the donation of love from Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
148 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This verse is dear to me because in it the glory of devotion is represented.

The verse tells us two things. First, GOD is very Bhaktavatsal (one who cares for devotees). Second, those who do devotionless worship, can never even touch the shadow of GOD.

GOD is very Bhaktavatsal (one who cares for devotees). He nurtures the devotees like a father. He loves the devotees like a father. Such is the grandeur of devotion. But those who are non-devotees or who does devotionless worship, they can never even touch the shadow of GOD. So devotion is the best and only way to reach GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Without devotion we cannot reach near to GOD because devotion is the best and only way to reach GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
149 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 15
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This verse is very dear to me because in it six things are mentioned which connects the creature with GOD and destroys the sins of the creatures immediately.

These are the six points which connect us to GOD. Chanting the name of GOD. Remembrance and meditation of GOD. To view the idol of GOD. To sing the praise of GOD. To listen to the pastime of GOD and to worship Him.

If we adopt and pursue these six things in our life, then our welfare is ensured.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. When we connect ourself with Almighty GOD, our sins are destroyed and our welfare is ensured.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
150 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 4
VS 19
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - A fantastic verse which makes us aware that with various sources and ways lead us to a single GOD.

All the ways take us towards the single GOD. This fact is rendered here. GOD is the soul of intellects i.e. GOD itself is intelligence. GOD is the owner of devotees. GOD is like a statue of Vedas for those who perform rituals. GOD is like the statue of religion for those who walk on the road of religion. GOD is the meditation for the meditators.

GOD is the root of all the sources. All the sources lead us to the one and only Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Almighty GOD is the core of all the sources of worship.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
151 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 5
VS 9
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When Devrishi Naradji asked questions related to GOD to his father Shri Brahmaji then Shri Brahmaji felt happy because He got an opportunity to describe the qualities of GOD as an answer to those questions.

A principle is formulated here that we should never miss a chance to describe the qualities of GOD. We should always search the opportunities to describe the qualities of GOD because describing the qualities of GOD always leads to the welfare of all.

We should develop the habit to describe the qualities of GOD and should always try to do so.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Whenever we get opportunity, we must engage ourself in describing the divine qualities of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
152 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 5
VS 11
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji opened a secret in front of Shri Naradji. It is GOD who enlightens everyone. Because of GOD’s light everyone is enlightened. Everyone is operated with of the power of GOD. GOD is at the core of everyone.

Deity Sun, Deity Fire, Deity Moon, Planets, Constellations, Stars even Shri Brahmaji performs their work with the power of GOD. Basic source of everyone is GOD.

No one has their own power. In this world there is only one Supreme Power, i.e. GOD. From this Supreme Power everyone gets their power.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Almighty GOD is the source of power for all.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
153 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 5
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji said the above words to Shri Naradji. Here the important thing is that Shri Brahmaji, by whom this universe is created, has revealed this secret that whatever is there in this world is only & only GOD. There is nothing other than GOD in this world.

All money, all deeds, all time, all behavior, and all beings are in the parts of GOD. It means that there is nothing other than the GOD.

Saints have experienced GOD everywhere and have observed that "wherever we see it is only You (GOD) and You (GOD)".

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. There is nothing other than GOD in the world.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
154 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 5
VS 15
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji told Shri Naradji that Vedas represent the GOD. Deities are also encapsulated in the divine organs of GOD. All ritual deeds, yagna etc are done only to please GOD. Because of these rituals and yagnas whatever Lok (like Heaven etc) we get are also the part of GOD.

The extract is that everything is encapsulated in GOD and all deeds are done to please GOD.

When we start understanding the Godness of GOD then our thinking automatically becomes like that and we start looking to GOD as the extract of everything.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All deeds are done to please GOD as everything is encapsulated in GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
155 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 5
VS 16
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji told Shri Naradji that yoga of all kinds whether it is work-yoga, meditation-yoga, knowledge-yoga or devotional-yoga, all are there to achieve GOD. The aim of all the yogas is only to achieve GOD. All austerities are only for achieving GOD. Knowledge of knowledge-yoga is only to know GOD. GOD is the only reason of all the means and modes.

The essence is that the objective of all the means is to reach GOD. All the means are used to attain GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The objective of all the means and modes is to know GOD and reach GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
156 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 6
VS 6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji told the above words to Devarshi Naradji.

Whatever we have attained, GOD protects it. It must be understood that whatever we have attained is only because of GOD’s grace and is also protected by GOD.

GOD also helps us in overcoming fear. Because by nature the creature is prone to anxiety and fear but GOD overcomes his fear. GOD is the source of fulfillment of all our desires. The scriptures state that fulfillment of desires is not possible due to manhood but it is fulfilled only by GOD’s will.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Whatever we have attained is protected by GOD.
  2. Our anxieties are fear are dispelled by GOD.
  3. Our desired are fulfilled by GOD’s will.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
157 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 6
VS 33
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji told the above words to Devarshi Naradji. Here one secret is revealed, that is why this verse is dear to me.

Mind and speech should not be coated with untruth, human senses should never violate their dignity and human legs should never go in the wrong way - what is the unique solution for achieving all these ?

Shri Brahmaji gives his own example that there is only one solution and that is to remember GOD daily in our life. The eternal principle is that remembrance and worship of GOD save us from uncountable wrongs.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Remembrance and worship of GOD save us from wrong doings.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
158 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 6
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Devotion is the only means of knowing GOD and achieving GOD. This fact is rendered here.

Shri Brahmaji told Devarshi Naradji that he tried all ceremonies of Yoga with keen dedication but was unable to know GOD. It happened so because the only way to achieve GOD is through devotion.

GOD can be achieved by devotion. The path of devotion takes us directly to GOD. It is an eternal truth which is confirmed here by Shri Brahmaji.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotion is the only means of knowing GOD and reaching GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
159 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 6
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - How GOD appears and disappears, this secret is revealed here.

Shri Brahmaji told Shri Naradji that when people restrain their organs, soul and body then GOD appears and thus the saints visualize face to face interview of GOD.

But when blockhead man indulges in sophistry related to GOD then GOD disappears. It means He hides inside them and therefore it is not possible for them to visualize Him.

The essence is that GOD appears in visual state in front of saints and disappears in front of blockhead persons.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is visualized by the saint who surrenders to GOD with their body and soul.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
160 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 7
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji says to Shri Naradji that it may be possible to count all the sand particles of the earth, but the man doing so is still not capable of counting the powers of GOD.

Sand particles of the earth are countless. It is not possible for anyone to count them. But assume that if someone counts them then also he will not be capable of counting the powers of GOD. Because the powers of GOD are shoreless, no one can get beyond them.

GOD is at the core of all the powers of the world. GOD is in the center of all the powers of the world.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is in the origin of all powers of the world.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
161 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 7
VS 49
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji said the above facts to Devarshi Naradji.

Two things are worth noting here. First, the fruit of all the human deed is given by GOD. Man performs the deeds and GOD gives its fruit. Second, whatever auspicious deeds are done by human, its motivation is also given by GOD. It is an eternal principle that GOD motivates man to do the auspicious deeds.

So whatever auspicious deeds are done by us we should assume them to be a gracious offering from GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Fruit of all human deeds is given by GOD.
  2. It is GOD who motivates us to perform all auspicious deeds.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
162 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 8
VS 5
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The advantage of the continual hearing of narration of the pastimes of the LORD is highlighted here. What benefits we attain from listening to the narration of GOD, is explained here.

As the GOD’s narration reaches our heart via the holes of our ears, it awakens the love towards GOD inside us. Our heart becomes full of GOD’s love and GOD dwells in such emotional loving heart.

Listening to GOD’s narration is a definite and easy solution to achieve GOD. So we should adopt the habit of daily listening to GOD’s pastimes. It is an infallible means to achieve GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Listening to the pastimes of GOD is an effective means to achieve GOD as it awakens the love towards GOD inside us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
163 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 8
VS 6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the criteria of purity of our heart.

GOD resides in a pure heart - it is an eternal principle. How we can know the purity of the heart - one perfect criteria for this is that how much our heart resides in GOD. If our heart never leaves GOD even for a second then our heart is in pure position - we should assume this. Because a pure heart constantly remembers and thinks about GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. A pure heart is in constant association with GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
164 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 9
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In this verse four adjectives are used about GOD.

First, GOD is the protector of all the devotees. GOD has taken the responsibility to protect the devotees. Second, GOD is Laxmipati. There are two meaning to it. GOD is her husband of GODDESS Laxmi who is the GODDESS of wealth. Hence GOD is the owner of all the wealth. Thirdly, GOD the Yagyapati (owner of sacrifice) - means the center point of all the sacrifice is GOD. All the sacrifices are performed to please GOD. Fourthly, GOD is Vishwapati means GOD is the owner of the whole universe.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the protector of devotees, owner of all wealth and the whole universe.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
165 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 9
VS 16
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - A fantastic verse which tells us that GOD imbibes 6 qualities in totality at all times.

Point to note here is that GOD imbibes these qualities completely. In this universe whatever luxuriousness, religion, fame, wealth, knowledge and mortification exists they all resides in GOD and GOD always imbibes them completely.

Point to note here is that these qualities do not reside completely anywhere other than GOD. These qualities also do not reside anywhere at all times apart from GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Luxuriousness, religion, fame, wealth, knowledge and mortification reside in GOD completely and at all times.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
166 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 9
VS 20
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD told the above statement to Shri Brahmaji.

Whatever means we adopt, in end what should be its result, this GOD has cleared here. GOD says that all the welfare means of a creature must result in visualization of GOD.

The only aim of life should be to visualize GOD. Scriptures and saints have emphasised on self-interview of GOD. Viewing the GOD residing inside the heart is considered as the biggest achievement of human life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Visualisation of GOD inside us is the essence of human life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
167 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 9
VS 24
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji told the above facts to GOD.

Inside all beings GOD resides in witness form. We cannot do anything by hiding it from GOD. GOD is there as a witness of all our deeds. That’s why all our deeds should be religion compatible, we should pay special attention to this.

GOD gives us an equal result of our sins and virtues, because GOD residing inside us witness both the deeds and then gives its return. GOD is witnessing every deed, by keeping this thought constantly in our mind, we will be motivated to do religion compatible deeds.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the witness to all our deeds.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
168 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Second Schand)
CH 9
VS 32
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD rendered above facts in front of Shri Brahmaji.

Whatever seems to us as the universe is GOD Himself. Nothing exists other than GOD in the universe. Before universe there was only GOD and after universe also only GOD will be there. Where there is no universe, GOD exists there too. Whatever will be left after universe, it will be only GOD.

It implies that before, during and after universe, there was nothing, there is nothing and there will be nothing other than GOD. In all situations there is nothing other than GOD and there will be nothing other than GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Before the universe, during the universe and after the universe, there was nothing, there is nothing and there will be nothing other than GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA