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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
169 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 1
VS 9
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When all the virtues of a person are destroyed, then he has no interest in GOD’s word, he does not respect the religion predicated by GOD.

Meaning that when a person doesn’t respect GOD’s word and religion, then we should assume that his all virtues are destroyed. It is a very misfortunate situation because respecting GOD’s word is the essence of human life. The religious path which GOD has shown us, the good deeds that He has told us to do, those good qualities that He has asked us to adopt, it should be the aim of our life to adhere and adopt to it.

But when a man selects an opposite path and starts walking on it, then it should be assumed that all his virtues are destroyed.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must respect the GOD’s words and adhere to the rightful deeds as predicated by GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
170 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 1
VS 29
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Vidurji said the above facts to Uddhavji.

Pandavas left the hope of attaining the kingdom because Kauravas refused to give them their part. They did not agree to give them even five villages nor a land equal to a needle.

In such situation Pandavas resided under the mercy of GOD and because of the GOD's mercy they won the battle of Mahabharta and sat on the throne. Then, because of GOD’s mercy, they conducted Ashwamegh Yagna and included all the big kings under their kingdom.

It was because of GOD’s mercy that those Pandavas who were not having a land equal to a needle, became the owner of the entire earth.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s mercy makes impossible possible.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
171 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 2
VS 12
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Uddhavji said the above words to Vidurji.

Narrating about GOD’s, Shri Krishna incarnation when He reached His own dwelling after His human pastime, Uddhavji said that GOD was the culmination of fortune and beauty. Fortune walks with GOD. It is a clear principle that wherever GOD goes fortune also goes there. In present time too, if we invite GOD in our life by devotion, fortune comes as well.

GOD is also the culmination of beauty. GOD’s beauty is such that even His divine ornaments are glorified by it. Gopi’s eyelids forget to fall by seeing the beauty of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the culmination of fortune and beauty.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
172 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 2
VS 20
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the benefit of remembering and visualizing the GOD in the end time.

Shishupal and others who fought in favor of Kauravas when left their body after seeing GOD they became pure and went to the divine dwelling of GOD. GOD is so merciful that Shishupal who hated GOD, also achieved GOD’s dwelling because of remembering and visualizing GOD in his end time.

If at death time anyone remembers, worship or visualize GOD then he is freed from the cycle of rebirth and achieves GOD’s dwelling - it is a clear principle. But in death time it happens only when we remember, worship and visualize GOD throughout our life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Remembering and visualizing GOD in end time liberates us from the cycle of re-births.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
173 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 2
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - An extraordinary example of GOD’s mercy and grace is the salvation story of Putna.

GOD redeemed Putna who gave poison to Him. While giving poison through breast feeding Putna came in the form of a Mother and only due to this reason GOD gave her those benefits which are given to a Mother - GOD is so graceful and merciful.

At the end of the verse it is said that who can be more merciful than GOD so we must accept the shelter of GOD as early as possible. One who has tasted the mercy and grace of GOD, will always reside in GOD’s shelter.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must always remain in GOD’s shelter who is so graceful and merciful.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
174 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 2
VS 33
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD lifted the entire Govardhan mountain on His little finger while performing His Shri Govardhan pastime and thus saved His devotees.

Deity Indra tried his best, he showered heavy rain water but was not able to move even a leaf. The whole world saw that when GOD becomes the protector then deities, planets, constellation cannot harm us.

Under GOD’s shelter even time (Kaal) cannot harm us because everything is under control of GOD. That is why accepting GOD’s shelter is the easiest way to become fearless.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s shelter protects us from all harms and make us fearless.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
175 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 3
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - All the goods of enjoyment of this world are under the GOD. But when GOD bestows mercy on any of His devotees, many instances occurs in his life that he experiences reclusiveness from the goods of enjoyment.

In the Shri Krishna incarnation while performing pastime GOD experienced reclusiveness from goods of enjoyment. GOD displayed this because to achieve GOD it is compulsory of be recluse from the goods of enjoyment.

Only devotion is capable to recluse us from goods of enjoyment and opening the door for reaching GOD. Reclusiveness is seen as the son of Goddess Devotion. Wherever devotion goes reclusiveness with go with her - It is a theory.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotion opens the gates for reaching out to GOD and recluses us from the goods of enjoyment.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
176 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 4
VS 15
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Uddhavji said the above words to GOD.

By serving the divine feet of GOD, all the four things available in these world can be achieved easily. Serving GOD is the easiest and best way to achieve money, religion, desires and salvation.

But a true devotee does not desire any of these four things. He serves the divine feet of GOD without expecting anything. True devotion slowly reduces the worldly desires. Devotees are always eager to serve GOD because there is so much divine delight in serving GOD. Though money, religion, desires and salvation are in the hand of devotees, but he does not desire them. The power of devotion is so great.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotees does not desire the four things available in the world, namely money, religion, desires and salvation but they only wish to serve the divine feet of LORD for divine delight.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
177 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 7
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Vidurji said the above words to the enlightened sage Maitreya.

GOD is the crown jewel of glorious people, which means that no one in this world has the glory equivalent to GOD. That is why GOD is the crown jewel of all the glorious people. Every pastime of GOD sings the glory of GOD. Glory appears in every pastime.

Another thing, devotees heart is never satisfied while drinking the nectar of GOD’s pastime. The identity of a true devotee is that he continually wants to drink the nectar of GOD’s pastime. GOD’s pastime appears like nectar to him, that’s why GOD’s pastime is known as Leeamrut (Nectar of pastime) and narration of GOD is known as Kathamrut (Nectar of narration). Even by knowing the pastime of GOD, devotees wants to listen to them again and again because every time he experiences new feelings. Every time a new secret is disclosed to the devotees.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All the pastimes of GOD, sing the glory of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
178 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 11
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Who can be satisfied by the encomium of GOD. True devotees and saints sings the qualities and pastimes of GOD. When this singing reaches us through our ears, it produces reclusiveness inside us and this reclusiveness cuts the shedding cycle of household attachment.

The creature is continuously engaged in worldly cycle. He is never free from the worldly activities. But GOD’s quality and pastime make him love GOD and produces reclusiveness inside him towards this world.

Reclusiveness is said to be the son of Goddess Devotion. That is why when reclusiveness towards world comes in life, devotion enters our life. Then, instead of this world we start loving GOD - this is only possible through devotion.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The pastimes and qualities of GOD make us love GOD and produces reclusiveness towards this world.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
179 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Vidurji says that in divine narrations worldly pleasures are mentioned and there is a request and effort to blase from these pleasures and engage the human mind towards GOD.

When our interests grows in GOD’s narration then we are automatically blased from the worldly pleasures because GOD’s worship itself is such pleasurable. Another benefit is that GOD’s remembrances immediately destroys all our sufferings.

That is why Holy scriptures requests and makes efforts to distract the human from worldly pleasures and to divert him towards GOD. The aim of all the GOD’s narrations is to divert the human mind from pleasures towards GOD because in it their welfare is hidden.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must divert our mind from worldly pleasures and lead it towards GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
180 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Vidurji says that I continually feel sorry for those ignorant people who are distracted from the nectar of GOD’s narrations and pastimes because of their previous sins.

Time wheel means GOD continuously cuts our precious life. Every moment we are moving towards death. Then also man does not dedicate his life to GOD and instead of putting his body, mind and speech into GOD he is engaged in worldly debate, wasted effort and wasted thinking. In this way he destroys his precious human life.

Man must dedicate his rare and precious human life to the Lord.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The human life is meant to be dedicated to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
181 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Saints saw the world full of GOD as they didn’t see anything other than GOD.

This fact is rendered here that before the creation of this universe the only soul of the soul was the complete GOD. There was no observer and nor any view. The power that showed this observer and view is the illusion of GOD. GOD has created this world with the help of illusion.

That is why when saints remove the curtain of illusion, they saw the tableau of GOD everywhere. The most lively example of this is that of devotee Shri Prahlad ji who viewed the GOD in a lifeless pillar and to prove the truth of this fact GOD appeared from the pillar by taking Shri Narsingh incarnation.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Before the universe, in the universe and after the universe, there is only GOD GOD and GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
182 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 42
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Deities said the above thing worshiping the GOD.

The origin, positioning and destruction of the world is done by GOD. GOD originates the world, GOD upkeeps the world and GOD destroy the world. This proves that there is the only predominant of GOD in this world.

Another thing, those who remember the divine feet of GOD and live in their shelter are made fearless by GOD. What an easy way to be fearless in life. None other than GOD has the power to grant fearlessness. We can see the fearlessness in the life of devotees. Devotees are fearless and undaunted in bigger and bigger calamities and the only reason behind it is GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the generator, operator and destroyer of this universe.
  2. GOD only gives us fearlessness in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
183 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 45
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Deities said the above words while worshiping GOD.

How we can reach GOD, we get the guidance here. By drinking the nectar of GOD’s pastime, devotion arises inside us. By devotion our heart gets purified and we become reclusive from this world. Devotion also helps us to attain self knowledge.

When a person becomes reclusive from this world and receives self knowledge, then he becomes able to reach GOD. Both these things are possible only due of devotion because Knowledge and Recluse are the sons of Goddess Devotion. So when devotion will arise, self knowledge will arise and reclusiveness from this world will also occur.

To awake the devotion in GOD, a simple and easy source is to listen to the narration of the pastimes of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. By listening to the pastimes of GOD, we can attain devotion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
184 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 46
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - There are several ways and sources to achieve GOD. But they are very rare and they need a lot of efforts. Secondly, there are many chances of distraction in them. That is why in Kaliyug (current era) those ways and sources becomes all the more difficult.

But the way of GOD’s service or devotion is very easy. There are no chances of distraction in it because it is GOD's pledge that He will never let a person go astray who walks on the path of devotion. This path is so easy and accessible that there is no difficulty in it. That is why it is the most appropriate way in Kaliyug.

That is why in Kaliyug, the devotee should select the way of devotion to achieve GOD. GOD’s service by the way of devotion immediately develops affection for GOD and attaches us to GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. In the current era (Kaliyug) devotion is the most appropriate way to reach GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
185 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 5
VS 50
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Deities made the above solicitation to GOD.

One principal is rendered here. All the powers of this world are provided by GOD. No one has any power of his own. Center of all the powers is only GOD. All the powers are distributed by GOD to everyone according to their need.

Deities have requested here for work power and knowledge power from GOD to create this universe. There is GOD’s power behind all the works in this universe. If this thing resides in our heart rigorously then we can experience GOD’s power behind each and every work. Saints have distinctly experienced that behind every work GOD’s power is there meaning every work is being done by the GOD’s power.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Behind every work in the universe, there is GOD’s power which does it.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
186 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 6
VS 8
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - We all are the part of the GOD, this fact is rendered here.

Almighty GOD created the huge man by his inspiration. This huge man was the first creature of this universe. This huge man was the part of GOD and was the first incarnation of GOD. This huge man became the soul of all other creatures.

Since the huge man was the part of GOD and also the soul of all the creatures, that is why we all are the part of GOD - this fact is established here.

Since we are the part of GOD, we are very closely related to GOD. We create a relationship with this world, but we should try to create relationship with GOD. That creature is blessed who has created a relationship with GOD. Only he has understood the secret of being part of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All the creatures of the world are part of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
187 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 6
VS 36
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Saint Shri Maitreyi said the above words to Shri Vidurji.

Saint Shri Maitreyi said that to purify the voice which is impured by worldly discussions one must describe the glory of GOD.

A point to remember here is that our voice is also engaged in worldly discussions and that is why it becomes impure. Because when the world is discussed by our voice, it impures the voice.

But when the glory of GOD is discussed by the voice, the voice is blessed and becomes holy. So we should leave the wasteful worldly discussions and should engage our voice in GOD’s discussion. The voice gets significance when it is engaged in GOD’s discussion - this is an eternal principle. Many saints have blessed their lives by engaging their voice only in GOD’s discussion.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should withdraw our voice from wasteful worldly discussions and engage it in discussion about GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
188 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 6
VS 37
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Here the best use of voice and ears and the best benefit that can be earned through them is elaborated.

The biggest benefit of voice is that it sings the glory of GOD. We should observe that for how much time our voice is engaged in singing the glory of GOD. Withdrawing the voice from wasteful worldly discussions we should engage our voice in singing the glory of GOD.

We should also engage our ears in listening to the nectar of GOD’s narration and withdraw it from listening to wasteful worldly discussions. Those ears are blessed who are eager to hear about GOD.

The life of that devotee is blessed whose ears listen about GOD and whose voice speaks about GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should dedicate our voice in singing the glory of GOD and engage our ears in listening about GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
189 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 7
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the benefits of listening and describing the qualities of GOD.

Listening and describing the qualities of GOD calms our endless sufferings. There is no other solution better than this to calm our sufferings.

Many ways are stated to be free from sufferings, but the best one is listening to the qualities of GOD with our own ears and describing the qualities of GOD by our own mouth. Basically by doing this our heart get purified and our sins are decayed. As the sins are decayed, sufferings also end.

We should therefore make a rule in our life for listening and describing the qualities of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Listening to the qualities of GOD and describing the qualities of GOD should be practiced in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
190 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 7
VS 19
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Serving the divine feet of GOD increases the love for GOD inside us. By this, ecstasy increases inside us.

The ecstasy which can be achieved from GOD’s service is not available elsewhere. Saints have directly experienced these and after availing all the worldly pleasures, they have assumed that the happiness of serving GOD is the best one.

Another benefit of GOD’s service is that it frees us from rebirth. Rebirth means that we all are engaged in the circle of birth and death. Again birth and again death, this cycle always go on. But those who serves GOD are free from this worldly cycle and achieves the dwelling of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The happiness derived from serving GOD is unparallel.
  2. Serving GOD frees us from the cycle of birth and death.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
191 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Brahmaji said the above words to GOD.

In this world because of money, home and relatives we suffer from fear, grief, longing, poverty and greed - this is an eternal truth. World is said to be the home of grief. In this world fear, grief, longing, poverty and greed are spread everywhere. The only solution for this is to take shelter in the divine feet of GOD.

Another thing which is specified in the verse is that the only reason for grief is I and myself. As we take the shelter in GOD we come to know the fact that everything is of GOD and nothing in this world is different from GOD. As soon as we forget I and myself, the basic reason of grief is automatically removed.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The only solution from fear, grief, longing, poverty and greed is to take shelter in the divine feet of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
192 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 11
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD definitely resides in the heart of the devotee - this fact is rendered here.

Once Devarshi Naradji asked GOD that you resides in Golok, Saket Lok, Ksheersagar, Vaikunth everywhere, but is there any place where we can find you every time. That time also GOD replied that I reside inevitably in the heart of the devotee.

Here also this fact is rendered that GOD definitely resides in the heart of the devotee who is purified by the Bhaktiyoga. It is therefore clear that the glory of devotion is so great that it let the GOD reside in the heart of the devotee. It is the pride of devotion that GOD resides in the heart of the devotee.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD inevitably resides in the heart of devotees.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA