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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
313 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Little Dhruvji said the above words in the prayer of GOD.

GOD is the sculpture of ecstasy. GOD is the provider of ecstasy. Sri Dhruvji says that those who understands this fact and continuously chant GOD’s name with no expectation, they get their place in the divine lotus feet of GOD, which is the true result of chanting. Shri Dhruvji has elaborated attaining divine lotus feet of GOD without expecting anything as the true result of chanting instead of expecting life full of luxuries.

We should also chant GOD’s name with no expectation and should keep such feeling in mind of getting a place in GOD’s divine lotus feet.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should worship GOD without any worldly expectations with an aim to get a place in the divine lotus feet of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
314 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Little Dhruvji said the above words in the prayer of GOD.

Even when Sri Dhruvji didn’t demand anything from GOD, GOD gave him the administration of his father’s throne for thirty six thousand years and also gave him the boon of chanting GOD’s name and performing several religious sacrifices and bear gifts of exquisite indulgence. Then GOD gave him Dhruvlok whose greatness is justified by this fact that constellation encompasses round through it and Dhruvlok stays unharmed even when everything is perished in the holocaust.

‍This was the result of GOD’s devotion that Dhruvji was praised in all world and at last he achieved the private dwelling of GOD, from where no one has to return back to this world.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Even if we do not ask anything from GOD, GOD gives us worldly comforts and a place in GOD’s dwelling if we worship GOD with full devotion.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
315 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Above words came out of the heart of Sri Dhruvji in regret.

Dhruvji got the audience with GOD in just six months, but he doesn’t demand salvation. Because somewhere in his heart he was hurt by his step-mother’s harsh words so the desire of his father’s lap and the throne was in his heart. So devoid of any expectation he didn’t ask salvation from GOD. After GOD gave him the kingdom for thirty six thousand years and Dhruvlok he experienced regret that why he demanded for something which was mortal. Why he demanded worldly thing from someone who can free us from this world. His demand of worldly desire was a waste as medicine given an old man is a waste who has achieved full age.

‍We should understand this fact that we should undertake GOD’s devotion without any expectation.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotion of GOD must be performed without any expectation in return.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
316 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 35
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Above words came out of the heart of Sri Dhruvji in regret.

Sri Dhruvji says that as a pauper (coinless) asks for some grains of rice from an emperor, it is his foolishness, similarly when someone demands worldly pleasures from the ecstasy providing GOD, it is his foolishness. To ask worldly pleasures, prosperity, higher positions, etc is foolishness because GOD can give us ecstasy, devotion and salvation, but we demand boulders in place of such pearls.

‍So we should never keep any expectation from GOD and should never expect worldly pleasures, prosperity, position, prestige from GOD because this all things increases hautiness inside us and this hautiness leads us away from the GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotion of GOD must not be undertaken for seeking worldly desires.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
317 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 36
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sri Maitraiji said the above words to Sri Vidurji.

Sri Maitraiji says that those people who regularly worship the Holy dust of Divine lotus feet of GOD and whose heart gets satisfied in any condition, such devotees never demand anything from GOD other than GOD’s service.

The thing here to understand is those devotees who are engaged in GOD’s service and those who have achieved satisfaction wealth, such devotees never demand anything from GOD other than GOD’s service. A true devotee never demands, he is free of demands. He never desires worldly things, his only desire is the service of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. True devotees do not demand worldly things, but only demand GOD’s service.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
318 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 9
VS 47
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When Sri Dhruvji was insulted by his father and his stepmother, he grievingly went off for seeking interview of GOD. At that time he was insulted.

But when GOD gave him visualization and blessings, then the same father and stepmother went ahead by taking chariots, elephants, horses, along with brahmins, ministers and relatives chanting Vedas to welcome him. Step mother gave the blessing of Living Long and embraced him. Father showered him with the tears of pleasure.

Those who had insulted him now started respecting him because as GOD becomes pleased the unfavorable world becomes favorable.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. When GOD is pleased the unfavorable world automatically becomes favorable.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
319 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 11
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sri Manuji said the above words to Sri Dhruvji.

It is only GOD who had created this world. Whatever that is created is this world, its protector is also GOD. At the time of the holocaust the one who destroys this world, is also GOD.

When we develop full faith in this fact, our false ego gets demolished that we have created something. Our other ego also gets demolished that we are protecting any creation because the creator and protector is only and only GOD. We must not keep this ego that we have created something or we are protecting any creation.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the creator, protector and destroyer of all the creations.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
320 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 11
VS 27
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sri Manuji said the above words to Sri Dhruvji.

GOD is like death for non-devotees and like nectar for devotees. GOD is the only shelter of this world means this entire world is under the shelter of GOD.

Whosoever keeps whatsoever view about GOD, GOD appears to him in the similar form. In Shri RamcharitManas at the time of Swayamvar (a process in which a girl chooses groom) of Bhagwati Mother Sitaji and in SriMad BhagwatMahapuran at the time of the first worship of GOD Shri Krishna by the Pandavas and at the time when in Shri Mahabharata when GOD Shri Krishna went as a messenger of Pandavas and wicked Duryodhan wanted to capture him, GOD appeared in death form to the wicked kings and at the same time HE appeared in the nectar form for the devotees. GOD at the same time appears in death form for the wicked side and in pleasing form to the devotee side.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD appears as a terrorizing death form for the wicked and as a pleasing nectar form for the devotees.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
321 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 11
VS 28-29
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sri Manuji said the above words to Sri Dhruvji.

GOD is unparallel, ever present and ever free. After these adjectives a big fact is rendered in the above verse.

In spiritual terms, there is no need to search GOD outside because GOD resides in our heart itself that is why we should search GOD inside our heart. Whenever a creature gets an audience with GOD it would be held inside not outside. This is a very important fact. We can never find GOD by searching him outside. When we try to find GOD in the depth of our conscience with the help of strong loving devotion then we will definitely succeed.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We will find GOD inside us and therefore the search for GOD must be inside and not outside.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
322 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 12
VS 06
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Kuberji gave the above preach to Sri Dhruvji.

The remarkable fact here is that the deity of wealth Shri Kuberji has sung the glory of devotion instead of wealth. Shri Kuberji gives the preach and says to Sri Dhruvji that only the divine lotus feet of GOD must be worshiped by all.

In Kaliyug (modern era) we run behind wealth and forgets devotion. Here the deity of wealth Shri Kuberji is giving the preach for devotion. We must understand that we have got this human life for devotion and we can best utilize our life by practicing devotion and we must do that.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Human life is meant for devotion and we must utilize our life for it.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
323 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 12
VS 08
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sri Maitraiji said the above words to Sri Vidurji.

The remarkable here is that the deity of wealth Shri Kuberji saw Sri Dhruvji not asking for wealth, but instead taking the shelter of divine lotus feet of GOD, and therefore such person definitely becomes competent to receive boon. Then Shri Kuberji got pleased and asked Sri Dhruvji to demand for a boon. It is an eternal principle that only those can receive a boon who gets closer to GOD.

What Sri Dhruvji demanded in boon is also worth considering. He did not demand wealth from the deity of wealth Shri Kuberji, but he demanded that he must have an intact memory of GOD and continued devotion of GOD because it is the easiest way to cross the worldly ocean. True devotee never asks for illusion but seeks the mercy of the owner of illusion i.e. GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. True devotees only seek GOD and nothing else.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
324 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 12
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Councilors of GOD Sri Sunandji and Sri Nandji said the above words to Sri Dhruvji.

When Sri Dhruvji handed over his throne to his son and went to Badrikashram and distracted his senses from the worldly pleasures and was absorbed in contemplation of GOD, then he saw a divine aircraft coming down from the sky. In that aircraft councilors of GOD came to take Sri Dhruvji to the dwelling of GOD.

What GOD’s councilors said is remarkable here. They said to Sri Dhruvji that by devotion, you have achieved the right to enter into the dwelling of GOD, which is very rare for others. It is an eternal principle that the right to get closer to GOD and the right to go to the dwelling of GOD can only be achieved by the power of GOD’s devotion.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD’s devotion leads us closer to GOD and gives us the right to enter the dwelling of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
325 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 12
VS 46
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Maitraiji said the above words to Shri Vidurji.

Shri Maitraiji says that those who listen to the holy character of GOD’s devotee again and again, they receive the devotion of GOD by which all their sorrows are destroyed.

Two things are worth considering here. First, by listening to the character of GOD’s devotee, devotion awakens inside us because after watching the effect of devotion on that devotee we start following the devotional path of GOD’s devotee. That is why in SriMad BhagwatMahapuranji many characters of GOD’s devotees are also included along with the various incarnations of GOD. Second thing, it is an eternal principle that after achieving GOD’s devotion, all our sorrows are destroyed automatically. That is why we should listen to the holy character of GOD’s devotees so that after watching the devotion of that devotee, the seeds of devotion should germinate inside us.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. By listening to the character of GOD’s devotees, the seed of devotion germinates inside us as we try to follow their example.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
326 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 12
VS 51
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Shri Maitraiji said the above words to Shri Vidurji.

We do the biggest good to a creature when we divert him toward devotion of GOD. The biggest donation is the donation of devotion.

In the above verse this fact is rendered. In verse it is said that those who are unaware of GOD’s devotional path, whosoever diverts them towards GOD’s way, even deities bless that person. The biggest good deed is to unite someone with GOD. All the saints have practiced devotion in their life and they have also tried to motivate other creatures to undertake devotion of GOD, consequently they have made their life successful and have received the GOD’s grace.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should practice devotion of GOD and try to imbibe such devotion in all.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
327 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 13
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Two principles are rendered here. The first principle is that if devotion is complete then whatever thing a devotee desires, GOD provides him with that thing. GOD fulfills all the necessities of a devotee. It is GOD’s resolution, that He takes the complete responsibility of a devotee.

Another principle is that in which way the worship is performed, GOD provides the result to worshipper in the same way. The more the dedication in worship, its result will also be more beneficial. So we should worship GOD with deep absorption, then only we will receive the complete fruit of worship.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD fulfills all the requirements of a devotee.
  2. We must practice devotion with intense dedication.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
328 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 13
VS 48
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Here a big divine principle is rendered. The true secret of Holy Text is that GOD resides inside our heart and He should also be searched inside. Whenever a creature gets an interview with GOD, it is always introvert.

GOD resides in our heart and we know that, but we still search for Him outside. GOD must be searched inside. That is why saints live in loneliness in order to try to experience GOD inside them. Whosoever saints and sages had got an audience with GOD, they have got it introvertively.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The search for GOD should be inside us and not outside.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
329 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 15
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Pruthu said the above word, who was the first king of this world.

When the people of his kingdom, started praising him, he said that, don’t waste your voice in praising me. Only GOD is worthy of praise. So elegant people praise only GOD who holds pure glory and they don’t praise trivial people.

It is an eternal principle that we should praise only and only GOD. That is why devotees, saints and sages has only praised GOD. To praise someone else other than GOD is an act similar to make our voice impure. Devotee Shri Narsiji has clearly said in his hymn “Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye” that we should clap only for the name of GOD and not for any worldly name, then only we are true Vaishnavas.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should only sing the praise of GOD and no one else.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
330 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 17
VS 32
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In this verse it is said that those people who have not conquered their senses are not able to understand the pastimes of GOD. Only devotees, saints and sages are able to understand the core of the pastimes of GOD.

GOD performs various pastimes in various incarnations. Everyone cannot understand the core and the secret of His pastimes. Those who are not devotees are distracted by listening to the pastimes of GOD as their mind is deranged by the illusion.

So to understand the core and the secret of GOD’s pastimes, a devotee heart is required. Devotee reaches to the core of the GOD’s pastimes and feels divine pleasure through those pastimes.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We need a devotee heart to understand the core and the secret of GOD’s pastimes.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
331 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 09
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to King Prathu.

GOD says that those creatures who faithfully worship GOD daily without keeping any desire, slowly and slowly their conscience becomes pure.

Because of the effect of illusion and this world our conscience is always impure, but those people who worship GOD without any expectation, slowly and slowly their conscience becomes pure. To make our conscience pure there can be no easier way than this. That is why we should faithfully worship GOD for making our conscience pure.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. To make our conscience pure, we should faithfully worship GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
332 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 12
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to King Prathu.

GOD says that an intelligent person, who has strong faith in GOD, is never affected by delight or sorrow at the time of favorable and unfavorable conditions. Because due to the association with GOD he has no relation with worldly matters and he is equal in all conditions and because of that he experiences ultimate peace.

So to love GOD strongly, to live in association of GOD and to practice devotion of GOD is the best way to live a life. Because of this, delight and sorrow will not be able to affect us and we will always experience ultimate peace in our life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. If we live in companionship of GOD, delight and sorrow will not affect us and we will experience the ultimate peace in life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
333 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 21
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When GOD gave the preach to King Prathu, then after it King Prathu worshipped the Soul of the world and Devotee’s lover GOD and by indulging in the devotion of GOD he caught the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD.

GOD wanted to go after giving the preach, but a deep feeling of fondness of King Prathu stopped Him. Thing to note here is that GOD has to stop because of devotion.

The continuous flow of the tears in the eyes of King Prathu affected the visualization of GOD and since his throat become obstructed because of emotions, his voice was also affected. King Prathu caught GOD by hugging through his heart and did stand in front of GOD with his folded hands. It is the highest position of devotion that a devotee is overwhelmed by emotions and even he is not aware about the dignity of his body.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The highest position in devotion is when the devotee is overwhelmed with deep emotions of devotion towards GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
334 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 24
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - One of my favorite verse in which it is stated that what a devotee should demand from GOD.

When GOD asked King Prathu to demand a boon then he said that he does not want to demand any worldly things. We should never demand any insignificant worldly things from GOD. King Prathu even denied taking salvation from GOD.

King Prathu requested to give him ten thousand ears so that he can daily listen to the pastimes of GOD. The ecstasy which is there in listening to the pure glorification of GOD is never comparable to anything in this universe. GOD’s narration states the qualities, nature, effect and the glory of GOD and develops the love and devotion towards GOD inside us. That is why a creature should always try to listen to the narration of GOD in life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should always try to listen to the narrations of GOD as it states the qualities, nature, effect and the glory of GOD which in turn develops love and devotion towards GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
335 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 29
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Prathu said the above words to GOD.

King Prathu says that noble man continuously visualize the divine lotus feet of GOD. Other than this they have no other objective. Their entire life is spent in visualization of the divine lotus feet of GOD.

There are so many great saints who have never thought about anything else other than divine lotus feet of GOD in their life. Even those saints have never lifted their eyes from the divine lotus feet of GOD and have never even thought about any other divine organ of GOD. They have only spent their entire life in visualization of the divine lotus feet of GOD. They have held the divine lotus feet of GOD in their lifetime and as they got engaged in them, they felt divine ecstasy in life and finally received a divine position at the end of their life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotees visualize the divine lotus feet of GOD in their lifetime.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
336 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Forth Schand)
CH 20
VS 30
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Prathu said the above words to GOD.

King Prathu says that my objective is to sing the hymns of GOD without any expectation and I do not want to take the boon which GOD has asked me to take. Because after asking the boon I will again get engaged in the illusion of this world.

True devotees even do not desire the four objects of human pursuit i.e. religion, wealth, fulfillment of desires and salvation. They laughingly abandon all the four objects of human pursuit in exchange of devotion of GOD. All the objects of human pursuit become secondary when a person starts loving GOD. Even after achieving all the four objects of human pursuit no one can experience that divine ecstasy, which is there in the devotion of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. There is nothing in the world that can be compared with the divine ecstasy attached with the devotion of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA