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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
217 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 16
VS 24
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Two qualities of GOD are mentioned here.

GOD is the mine of virtues means all virtues reside in GOD. All virtues exist in GOD. That is why thinking about GOD’s virtues is assumed to be one of the nine devotion among Navadha devotion. All scriptures sing the praise of the virtues of GOD.

Another thing, GOD is always eager for the welfare of beings. As a father continuously tries for welfare for his sons, similarly GOD is always eager for the welfare of His beings. GOD wishes welfare and betterment for all. That is why by establishing a relationship with GOD by devotion, our welfare and betterment automatically starts.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All virtues reside in GOD.
  2. With devotion when we get attached to GOD, our welfare and betterment automatically starts.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
218 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 19
VS 27
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When GOD killed Hiranyaksh then Deities started praising him and said above words.

Yogis devote their entire life in meditation of the divine feet of GOD and then also it is very difficult to meditate them. Hiranyaksh attained his death from the strike of those divine feet, hence by watching this even deities could not stop themselves from praising his fortune.

Saints tries throughout their life to see the tableau of GOD in their last time, but Hiranyaksh lost his life by watching GOD directly from his eyes. On seeing this, deities praise his fortune.

GOD is so kind and so compassionate that He gives this rare opportunity even to those who oppose Him, which is very difficult to achieve even for noble peoples.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is so kind and so compassionate even to those who oppose Him.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
219 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 20
VS 05
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The above verse is related to the conversation between Sri Vidurji and Sri Maitraiyaji.

Point to notice here is that when two GOD devotees converse with each other than their subject is always GOD. They talk about GOD’s pastimes, GOD’s incarnation and GOD’s qualities. When two worldly people will talk with each other, they will talk about worldly things, but when two devotees talk, they would talk about GOD. Because devotees do not get any pleasure in worldly talks, they only get pleasure in GOD related talk.

Another thing that is stated here is that GOD’s pastime narration destroys the sins like Mother Ganga’s Water (Holy Indian River). Listening, reading or speaking GOD’s narration, whatever is done among these three, it will certainly destroy our sins. It is a great remedy to destroy sins.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotees only get pleasure in GOD related talks.
  2. Listening, reading or speaking about GOD’s pastime destroys our sins.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
220 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 20
VS 06
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Narration of GOD’s liberal character is chantable, so devotees, saints have written verses on it. We should try to sing and chant these verses in our daily life. We become pure by singing the liberal character of GOD and our sins are also destroyed. It is a very easy available source of realizing GOD. Gopis daily sang the GOD’s pastime to realize GOD.

Another thing which is said here is that who would be so jolly to be satisfied by listening to GOD’s pastime. Singing GOD’s pastime gives us both satisfaction and dissatisfaction at the same time. It calms our worldly heats and satisfies us and simultaneously gives us so much pleasure that we become eager to sing more and more GOD’s pastime and in this way it gives us dissatisfaction also.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing and chanting the GOD related verses makes us pure and destroys our sins.
  2. When we sing GOD’s pastimes, we become more eager and inclined to sing more.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
221 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Saint Shri Kardam said the above words while worshiping GOD. Four points must be noted here.

First thing, Only GOD is to be praised in this world. That is why the saints and devotees never sing the praise of any worldly person, they only sing the praise of GOD.

Second thing, GOD is the basis of entire virtues. Third thing, what yogis desire in the end after they take birth as a human - They only desire to visualize GOD. Fourth thing, what is the result of eyes? Result of eyes is to visualize GOD. We see many worldly things by our eyes, but after getting eyes the true result of the eyes is to visualize GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must only sing the praise of GOD.
  2. We must try to visualize GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
222 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Saint Shri Kardam said the above words while worshiping GOD. Two things are to be noted here.

First thing, divine feet of GOD are like a ship to cross this worldly ocean. As we cross the ocean by ship similarly by taking shelter in GOD’s divine feet, we can cross this worldly ocean.

Second thing, whose intellect is infected by illusion, they take shelter of GOD's divine feet only for trivial, momentary and fleeting pleasures. GOD bless them also and provides them pleasures. But true saints and devotees doesn’t take shelter of GOD’s divine feet for any pleasure, they take it to cross this worldly ocean.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We can cross the worldly ocean by taking shelter in GOD’s divine feet.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
223 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 21
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD’s illusion runs all the transactions of this world. By GOD’s inspiration illusion manages entire world. GOD is inactive, but his illusion is active. GOD’s illusion actively operates all the transactions of this world.

Another thing which is said here is that GOD is so kind and merciful that only by little worship, He fulfills all the desires and offer the demanded things. GOD is the fulfiller of desires and by little worship He fulfills the desires of devotees. By whatever wish a devotee worship GOD, He allows him to achieve that thing. GOD is pleased soon and gives the desired fruit.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is very kind and merciful, and with little worship He fulfills the desires of devotees.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
224 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 24
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words in reply to the prayer of Saint Shri Kradam. These are the GOD’s words and two things are remarkable here.

First thing, GOD says that His worship is never ineffective. It is a universal truth that worship done in any condition or for any reason never gets ineffective. GOD’s adoration is always fruitful.

Second thing, GOD says that those saints whose mind is concentrated towards GOD, their worship is more fruitful. Here one principle becomes clear that more concentration in GOD’s adoration brings more fruit.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The worship of GOD is always fruitful.
  2. The more concentrated the worship of GOD, the more it is fruitful.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
225 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 30
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words in response to the prayer of Saint Kardam.

These are the GOD words and two things are worth considering here.

First thing, by following GOD’s order, we become pure heart. GOD’s order means the order of Vedas, the order of Religious Books.

Second thing, by devoting our entire deeds to GOD we don’t get trapped in their results and thus become free and achieve GOD. In SriMad Bhagwat Gita it is clearly stated that we should always devote our deeds to GOD and never expect any result for them.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should devote all our deeds to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
226 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 21
VS 31
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words in response to the prayer of Saint Kardam.

By achieving self knowledge we see the entire world in GOD and also see GOD stationed in our heart.

All self knowledgeable saints have felt that the entire world is situated in GOD. In Srimad Bhagwat Gita, at the time of viewing World Vision, Arjunji saw the entire world in a pore of GOD.

Similarly, all self knowledgeable saints have also experienced GOD inside them. That is why Saint Kabirdasji has written that “Why do you search GOD outside, He is stationed inside you.”

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Entire world is situated in GOD and GOD is stationed inside us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
227 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 22
VS 20
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When King Swaymbhuvamanu proposed Siant Kardamji for the marriage of his daughter by obeying the order of GOD, then Saint kardamji said the above words.

Saint Kardamji said that he will be worldly only till the birth of a child, after it, he will take retirement and will engage himself in GOD’s prayer because in his life GOD has the highest priority.

Point to note here is that to whom we have given importance in life. In life the first importance must always be given to GOD. After fulfilling our worldly duties we should give importance only to GOD. Even while fulfilling worldly duties we should give importance only and only to GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The topmost priority in life should always be given to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
228 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 22
VS 33
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When King Manu lived in his capital Brahmavart, Gandharvas came to praise him in the early morning. But King Manu never indulged in his praises and always engaged himself in listening to the pastimes of GOD.

The remarkable thing here is that when Gandharvas used to praise Manu, he never indulged in it and instead he devoted himself in prayer of GOD.

Man is always very happy in listening to his eulogy, but it becomes the reason for his downfall. Scriptures says that only and only GOD is to be praised so we should always do the same and listen to the praise of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Only GOD and GOD is worthy of praise.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
229 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 22
VS 34-35
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Manu was capable and skilled in developing pleasures. But since he was a devotee, he always kept a distance from pleasures. Pleasures never disturbed him.

He spent his most of the time in listening and presenting GOD’s narration and in thinking about GOD. In this way not a single moment of his life was wasted.

We waste the moments of our life by engaging them in pleasures. Only that moment of life is meaningful which is engaged in chanting the GOD’s name, which is engaged in service of GOD and which is engaged in thinking about GOD. So in our life GOD should have priority and not pleasures.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD should have the topmost priority in our life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
230 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 22
VS 37
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - One of my favorite verse because one principle is revealed here.

The principle is that those who take the shelter of the divine feet of GOD, their physical, mental, divine and material troubles can never harm them.

By taking shelter of GOD, we can become free from troubles of the body, troubles of heart, divine troubles, economic troubles and worldly troubles.

What an easy way to be free from troubles and all we have to do is to take the shelter of GOD and no trouble can harm you. But we never take the shelter of GOD in life and therefore we always find ourselves indulged in sorrows.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must take shelter in the divine feet of LORD to free ourselves from all troubles.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
231 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 23
VS 42
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Saint Maitraiyaji said the above thing to Vidurji. This talk is in reference to Saint Kardamji, who was devotee of GOD and a great yogi. He was able to satisfy all the desires of his wife Devhuti by the powers he achieved from GOD’s grace.

Those who have taken the shelter in the divine feet of GOD’s and had satisfied GOD by his devotion, for him nothing in this world is unachievable and no power in the world is unattainable. Nature becomes subaltern of devotee. GOD’s devotee automatically achieves whatever he desires. GOD’s power gets engaged in serving devotee.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Nothing is unattainable for a devotee who has satisfied GOD with his devotion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
232 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 23
VS 53
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Bhagwati Dehuti said the above words to Saint Kardamji.

Those time which is passed in sensual pleasures untoward to GOD, we should assume that to be fruitless.

We pass our entire life in sensual pleasures and never try to seek GOD. By doing so, we are wasting our human life - we should be aware of this fact. We have received this human life for seeking GOD and not for enjoying sensual pleasures. If we try in this direction, then only our human life will become successful.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Human life is for seeking GOD and not for engaging oneself in sensual pleasures.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
233 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 23
VS 56
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Those who don’t perform actions as per religion, who doesn’t possess mortification and who doesn’t serve GOD are like living corpse - such interpretation is found here.

Our behavior and deeds should be as defined in religion. Though we live in illusive world, mortification should reside inside us and most importantly, we should serve GOD daily in any ways. If we are not doing so, our human life is a waste.

It is very important that there should be a rule of serving GOD daily in life. By this way, we are attached to GOD. GOD’s service awakens GOD’s love inside us and makes our life auspicious.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. It should be a daily practice to serve GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
234 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 24
VS 30
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - It is an eternal truth that the LORD increases the honor of the devotees.

An immortal line of a hymn is - “GOD’s self honor may decrease, but it is never seen that the honor of the devotee is decreased’. GOD never worry about His own honor, but He never lets the honor of his devotee being destroyed.

Those who have ever performed devotion, they have achieved highest honor in this world.

GOD always performs the pastimes which increases the honor of devotees. GOD brought the Mayra (Indian ritual in which Maternal uncle brings gifts in the marriage of his nephew) of Nani Bai and increased the honor of His devotee Narsi Mehta. In the entire world no one has ever seen and heard about such Mayra.

It is GOD’s promise to always increase the honor of devotee and He is always eager to increase the honor of devotees.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD always upkeeps the honor of His devotee.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
235 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 24
VS 39
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words in his preach to saint Sri Kardam in His Shri Kapil incarnation.

First thing, GOD is self illuminated i.e. He illuminates Himself. There is no source of illumination or light other than GOD.

Second thing, GOD resides in the heart of all creatures. We all are the part of GOD and since we are His part He resides in us in the form of a watcher. Our ultimate search for GOD should therefore be inside us and not outside. Those saints who have experienced GOD have seen Him inside them.So it is desirable to be introvert in search of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The search of GOD should be within us and not outside.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
236 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 24
VS 45
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Stage of compliance of asceticism of Saint Sri Kardam is described here.

Saint Kardam got engaged in devotion and engaged his heart in GOD. That is why he calmed and stabled his mind by getting free from ego, affection, happiness and sorrow.

By becoming introvert, he engaged himself and stabled his heart and become free from all the boundations immediately. The perfect solution to be free from earthly boundation for creature is to target his mind in GOD by devotion. By this he will be free from all the earthly boundations otherwise there is no other source or way to do this.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We can be free from earthly boundations by practising devotion to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
237 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 25
VS 15
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD Shri Kapil said the above words before Mother Devhuti while preaching about Bhagwat Dharma.

Creatures mind is believed to be the cause of bondage and salvation. When the mind is engaged in worldly subjects, it binds into the bonding. The same mind when gets engaged in GOD, becomes the cause of salvation.

So it is very necessary to distract the mind from worldly subjects and engage it in GOD. The mind is so flighty that it runs only behind worldly subjects and never gets satisfied. It can only be satisfied by engaging in GOD, so we should always try to engage it in GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should not let our mind run after worldly subjects and concentrate our minds on GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
238 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 25
VS 19
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD Shri Kapil said the above words before Mother Devhuti while preaching.

There is no way other than devotion to achieve GOD. GOD Himself clearly rendered this fact here.

The road of devotion is the highest and even a blind man can achieve GOD by walking on this road. All other ways are very difficult and rare. So GOD Himself states that this is the best way to achieve Him.

So engaging life in GOD’s devotion is creditable.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should engage our lives in GOD’s devotion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
239 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 25
VS 22-23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD Shri Kapil said the above words to Mother Devhuti in his preach.

Those who love GOD with immense devotion, those who do every deed for GOD and confer them to GOD, those who keep relations with GOD more than that of their relatives, those who listens to the narrations of GOD and those who put their heart in GOD - such devotees are never affected by any worldly trouble of this world.

Worldly troubles continuously affect us. GOD Himself has shown here the simplest way of escaping from it.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotees are never affected by worldly troubles.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
240 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Third Schand)
CH 25
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD Shri Kapil said the above words while stating the importance of narrations of GOD.

GOD’s narration imbibes self knowledge inside us and purify our heart and ears.

GOD’s narrations open the way of salvation and also develops piety, love and devotion for GOD in our heart. To achieve GOD it is very necessary to develop piety, love and devotion for GOD. GOD’s narration develops all these three as it aware us with the divine character and pastimes of GOD. We are introduced to GOD's power, glory, mercy and grace and hence piety, love and devotion for GOD develops inside us.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s pastimes develop piety, love and devotion for GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA