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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
193 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 12
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD is the ultimate beneficial soul situated in the heart of all beings.

GOD resides in our conscience and is our ultimate beneficial and always guide us. Whenever we try to do something wrong, our conscience stops us to do so. Our conscience motivates us to do good things.

Till we have devotion for GOD we can clearly hear the sound of our conscience. He who hears the sound of his conscience, never loses his interest and is free from all harm. So we should always listen and follow the sound of our conscience.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD resides in our conscience and guides us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
194 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Importance of assigning our deeds to GOD is shown here.

Those deeds which are assigned to GOD, becomes inexhaustible. They never decay.

In Scriptures a legislation is designed to assign the deeds to GOD. We should assign each and every deed to GOD. If we will assign our deeds to GOD, then their results will not bind us and it will become inexhaustible.

The best thing said in the scriptures is that we should do every deed only for GOD. The second best thing said is that all the worldly deeds which we have to execute, should also be assigned to GOD. Those who adopt these two rules in their life, are free from all the harms.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should assign and surrender all our deeds to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
195 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 15
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the benefit of remembering GOD in the last moment of life.

At the time of death who takes the name of GOD by remembering GOD’s incarnation, quality and deeds, he immediately becomes free from the sins of several lives and receives Brahmpad (a Godly state) which is free from the cover like illusion.

But in the last moments it is only possible to do so when we practice it throughout our life. If we think that we leave our life which is subjugated in illusion and in the last moments we will easily remember GOD’s incarnation, quality and deeds and will take GOD's name then it is not possible. In the Kaliyug (present era) there are many examples in which at the time of death the whole family makes efforts and forces the soul on deathbed to take the name of RAM (GOD) but such pronunciation doesn't come from his throat.

So if we want to make it possible we should practice it throughout our life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s name uttered in the last moment of life frees us from sin and leads us to a Godly state.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
196 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - A beautiful interpretation of swadharma (self duty) is specified here.

GOD’s worship is the most auspicious swadharma (self duty) of all the beings residing in all the universe - we receive a confirmation of this here. On earth for the four characters four swadharma (self duties) are specified, but the first and foremost auspicious swadharma (self duty) is the worship of GOD.

But unfortunately human remains indifferent to this auspicious swadharma (self duty) and always engages himself in contrary deeds.

So we should identify our first and foremost auspicious swadharma (self duty) and should try to fulfill it. GOD’s worship provides us the new heights in our life and makes our lives a success. The secret key of success in human life is also this.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Worship of GOD is the foremost self duty of all being in the universe.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
197 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 31
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Brahmaji.

By becoming reverent we can see GOD pervaded inside us and in the entire world. GOD said the same thing to Shri Brahmaji. Saints have experienced this fact in every era.

Secondly, by becoming reverent we can see entire world and ourself in GOD. GOD showed this fact to Mother Yashoda while making her visualize the entire universe in His mouth. Mother Yashoda saw all universes, Brajmandal and even herself in the mouth of GOD.

The Principle is clear - GOD resides in all universes and all universes resides in GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD resides everywhere and everything resides in GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
198 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 38
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Brahmaji.

The splendid player which we do of GOD and austerity and other means which we do sincerely are all possible because of the mercy of GOD.

The principle is that the creature can’t achieve GOD with its own power. When GOD blesses the creature then only he is able to reach GOD.

We can’t worship, pray, meditate and do other means without the mercy of GOD. Therefore, if we are doing so in our life, then certainly we are blessed by GOD's mercy. We should continuously seek and try to retain such mercy in our life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We cannot meditate, worship, pray to GOD without the mercy of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
199 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 41
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Brahmaji.

What is the welfare fruit receivable from all the sources, this fact is elaborated here. We perform tenacity, sacrifice, charity etc. What is the welfare fruit of them? GOD says to Shri Brahmaji that the welfare fruit of all these is the happiness of GOD.

In other words, all these deeds are performed to please GOD. The aim of all the deeds is the same i.e. to please GOD.

The summary is that all the deeds are performed for GOD and for the happiness of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All deeds must be performed for the happiness of GOD and to please GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
200 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 9
VS 42
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Shri Brahmaji.

GOD says that GOD is the soul of the soul and dearest of the dear. How much we like our wife, son and body, we should love GOD more than them.

Devotees love the GOD most. Gopis showed such love towards GOD. Gopis loved GOD more than their family and body.

GOD says that GOD is the dearest of the dears, so we should love GOD most. Those who adopted this principle in life that GOD is dearest to him and most of his love is for his GOD, at the very moment his welfare is achieved.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD must be the dearest to us and we must love GOD the most.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
201 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 10
VS 18
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD takes all the sorrows of those who remembers GOD. It is an eternal principle.

There are many examples of devotees who never worried in their life, but only remembered GOD. GOD took away all their sorrows and distress.

Remembering GOD is our work and thinking about our welfare is GOD’s work. Removing all the sorrows of the person who remembers GOD is the work of GOD.

What an easy way it is, that just by remembering GOD, all our worries and sorrows are removed. But unfortunately we don't walk on such an easy path and burn ourselves in the fire of sorrow and distress.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD removes all the sorrow and distress from the life of the soul who remembered Him.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
202 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 10
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Man is a born worker who does work for happiness which ultimately ends up in sorrow.

In man basically Rajogun exists, that is why he is a worker. But while doing our work we runs behind the subjects related to sorrows because we see enjoyment in them. But these subjects give us only sorrow in the end.

We can get temporary happiness in this world, but true ecstasy is the pinnacle of happiness, which can only be achieved when we reach the doorstep of GOD. The path to achieve this elated ecstasy is through devotion only.

But it the misfortune of the creature that he seeks happiness in the worldly works and in this way he misses the opportunity to achieve the true happiness.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We can get temporary happiness through worldly pursuits, but the pinnacle of happiness can only be achieved when we reach the doorstep of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
203 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 13
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - With whom GOD is not pleased, their whole labor goes waste.

This fact suggests that whole labor must be done to please GOD. But man does labor for his own pleasure and for fulfillment of desires.

A true Saint is one whose whole labor is for GOD. He does all his work for GOD, behind all his work the motto of GOD’s pleasure is hidden.

If we put GOD ahead in our life and start doing each and every work for GOD and His pleasure than our welfare is assured. In contrast, those who do not work for GOD, and whose deeds doesn’t please GOD, all their labor goes waste.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The motto of all our deeds must be to please GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
204 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 13
VS 45
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Those who want to ascertain the deeds of GOD, we should assume that their sense is destroyed because no one can access the deeds of GOD. GOD’s deeds are eternal. It has no beginning and has no end.

Another thing that is said is that the whole world seems to be fascinated by the qualities of the GOD. GOD’s qualities are also eternal as GOD’s deeds, no one can overcome them. The world is fascinated by the qualities of the GOD because they are very virtuous and divine.

We are fascinated by this world created by illusion, but devotees are fascinated by the qualities of GOD and they start loving GOD. To whom such a thing happens, he is blessed.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s deeds and qualities are eternal and divine and devotees are fascinated by them.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
205 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 13
VS 48
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD’s pastimes characters are very pure and the intellect who contemplates them is best. Those who contemplate the pastimes of GOD, their sins and evils are destroyed.

The creature is pressed by the weight of sins and burnt by the blaze of the worldly heat. The best way to set free from them is to contemplate the pastimes nectar of GOD. Those who do such thing by devotion, GOD is quickly pleased and He destroys their sins and frees them from the agony of worldly heat.

Devotees has contemplated, read and chanted the pastime character of GOD. Those who listens and those who tells the narration of the pastime character of GOD both becomes free from sins and worldly heats. So creature should always listen or read the narration of the pastime character of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Those who contemplate the pastimes of Almighty GOD, his sins, evils and worldly heat are destroyed.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
206 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 13
VS 49
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD fulfills our all wishes when He is happy. No one apart from GOD has the capability of fulfilling our desires. Nothing is unachievable when GOD is pleased, all the things and materials of the world become accessible to us.

Frivolous wishes of the world are nothing, GOD even gives his ultimate post to devotee when He is pleased. GOD is so liberal and devotee centric that those who worship GOD by exclusive emotions, indweller GOD gives them His own ultimate post. Lyrics of a hymn points towards this as - “Those who worship God will receive His ultimate post, Brahmanand says he will enjoy the divine ecstasy”.

The only aim of devotee must be to please GOD and to worship GOD by exclusive emotions because the welfare of creature is hidden in it.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must make sincere efforts to please GOD because our own supreme welfare is hidden in it.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
207 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 13
VS 50
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - There are some remarkable things in this verse.

There is sarcasm made in this verse that if we leave the talk of animals then who will be the one who knows about the essence of manhood and yet doesn’t want to listen to the pastimes of GOD. Another thing that is said is that the narration of GOD is the medicine that makes a man free from the birth cycle. GOD’s narration has been termed as “Amrutmayi” (full of nectar) because as nectar frees the creature from rebirth and makes him immortal similarly GOD’s narration also frees the creature from the cycle of rebirth and makes him immortal.

So we should regularly listen to the nectarful pastimes of GOD. We should create a rule to listen GOD’s narration in our life. This is the true manhood that frees us from the cycle of rebirth.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Listening to GOD’s pastimes frees us from the cycle of birth and rebirth.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
208 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 14
VS 05
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - See the effect of GOD’s narration and GOD’s devotion that when the plane came to take the great devotee Dhruvji to GOD’s dwelling then death appeared before him with joined hands. No one had gone from this world without the touch of death till now. Death told the same thing to Dhruvji that no one had gone from this world without my touch till now. Today GOD himself has directly given Dhruvji the supreme post so Death assumed Dhruvji as a great devotee and requested him to please keep his (Dhruvji) foot on my (Death) head. Death said that I will thus become pure by your foot’s sand. By this way Dhruvji touched Death by putting his foot on her head and also Death got purified by the touch of Dhruvji’s foot.

The glory of GOD’s narration and GOD’s devotion is huge, it lets the death surrender before a devotee.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Even death has respect for GOD’s devotee.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
209 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 14
VS 26
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This verse tells about who is prudent creature.

All are covered by ignorance. Ignorance affects all of us. But prudent persons are those who are willing to remove this cover of ignorance. In this verse source of removing ignorance is also stated and that source is to sing the glory of the pure character of GOD. By singing the glory of the pure character of GOD, cover of ignorance is removed because we become aware of GOD who is the truth, rest all is false. But we assume all other things to be true and this is the ignorance.

Devotees have sung glory of the pure character of GOD and by doing so, they have removed ignorance and have achieved that supreme truth. So a prudent creature should sing the glory of the pure character of GOD to remove the cover of ignorance.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must sing the glory of Almighty GOD to remove the veil of ignorance around us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
210 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 14
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Here a quality of GOD is expressed.

GOD is full of welfare for noble peoples and is also devoid from the thought of punishing them. We all make mistakes or crimes, but those who are noble peoples, GOD sees their guileless feelings and forgive their crimes. In GOD’s heart the feeling of punishing them doesn’t come. GOD ignores the mistakes and crimes of noble peoples because noble people never commit mistakes knowingly and if they commit mistakes they repent of it.

On the other side GOD is the anger idol for wicked people. GOD is angry for wicked people and also punishes them in a proper way. GOD has no respite for wicked people.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD forgives the mistakes of noble people, but punishes the wicked.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
211 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In this verse dwelling of GOD “Shri Vaikunth” is described and also the way to reach there is stated here.

In “Shri Vaikunth” all creatures live in GOD form. It means that when the consciousness element meets supreme consciousness it takes GOD form.

Only those people are able to reach “Shri Vaikunth” who have retracted all the desires and had made GOD’s shelter is their sole aim. Those who worship GOD without any expectation, only they go to GOD’s dwelling.

A Creature should become desireless and should take the shelter of GOD. His whole efforts should be towards these because seeking GOD’s shelter takes him to the doorstep of GOD’s dwelling.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should seek GOD’s shelter in our life to reach GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
212 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In this verse a forest of “Shri Vaikunth” is described where deities sing the holy pastimes of GOD.

In this verse the fruit of singing pastimes of GOD is stated. Singing GOD’s pastime cinders all the sins of the entire life of a creature. As a small spark of fire can cinder a big mountain of cotton similarly if there is a mountain of sins that can also be cindered by singing GOD’s pastime. Capability of singing GOD’s pastime is so much that it even cinder entire sins and hence no sins are left.

So a creature should always try to sing the pastimes of GOD as a daily routine. This is the most easy and perfect way to decay the sins.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing the pastimes of GOD decay our sins.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
213 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In this verse it is stated that those people who listens to other maledic narrations apart from listening to the sin destroying pastime narrations of GOD, are unblessed.

When these unblessed people listen to meaningless things apart from GOD's pastime then their good works are destroyed. Not only these, by doing so they have to experience hell.

Listening to GOD's pastime takes us to Shri Vaikunth Dham (GOD's dwelling) while listening meaningless things takes us to hell. So the creature should escape from meaningless things and should listen to GOD's pastime in life so that they can reach nearer to GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Listening to the pastimes of GOD blesses us and leads us closer to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
214 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 24
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Glory of human birth is so much that even deities have the expectation of taking human birth because only by the human body, it is possible to achieve the knowledge element and religion.

But those who do not worship GOD even after achieving human body, are deceived by the illusion of GOD which is spread across the world. After achieving human body our supreme aim must be to seek devotion of GOD. Only few fortunate creatures are able to do this, rest people are illuminated by illusion and caught in the trap of illusion during their lifetime.

Human body which is so auspicious that even deities are eager to achieve it, should not be wasted and should be devoted in GOD's devotion. By doing so, our human life becomes successful.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Human life must be used for worship and for devotion towards GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
215 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 39
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD is the shelter of all the virtues meaning all the virtues resides in GOD. All the virtues live like a shadow with GOD. When we go anywhere we don't tell our shadow to come with us, it is attached to us by its nature, similarly all the virtues are attached with GOD.

Another thing which is said in the verse is GOD showers his mercy on all peoples. GOD’s facial expression and his merciful eyes showers mercy on creatures. GOD views everyone with His blessing eyes. It is the nature of GOD to shower mercy. That is why He is also known as “Kripa Sindhu” means ocean of mercy. It depends on the capacity of the creature as to how much blessing he can absorb from the shower of mercy made by GOD. The bigger the container, the more water we can store in it, similarly it depends on our capacity as to how much God’s mercy we can absorb.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All the goodness and virtues reside in GOD.
  2. GOD is the ocean of mercy.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
216 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 15
VS 48
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD’s glory is chantable and is capable of making us free from worldly grief. GOD’s glory should be continuously chanted, that is why saints have written verses, prayers narrating GOD’s glory, so that we can chant them regularly. It is the ultimate way to be free from worldly grief.

Secondly, those who reside in the lotus feet of GOD are known as “Mahabhag” meaning greatly fortunate. True “Mahabhag” are those who take the shelter of GOD.

Third thing which is said here is that the fortune of listeners of GOD’s pastimes is so much that even salvation seems to be nothing in comparison. Saints deny salvation in comparison to listening to the pastimes of GOD's glory. Juice of listening GOD's pastimes is so much that even salvation is secondary to it.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Chanting GOD’s glory absolves us from worldly grief.
  2. Taking shelter of GOD is the best recourse.
  3. The glory of GOD’s pastimes is paramount.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA