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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
49 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 2
VS 28-29
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This is one of my favorite verse as it conveys the importance of GOD in all sphere and in all deeds performed by us.

With this verse all our doubts gets cleared and the divine view gets endorsed. The reason for all our deeds must be GOD, all deeds must be done to please GOD.

Only GOD has been referred in the Holy Vedas. The reason for performing Yagna is not to seek something but to please GOD. All the Yog must be performed for the satisfaction of the LORD. All types of deeds must only be done to please Almighty GOD. Knowledge must be derived to seek GOD. Austerity must be for seeking GOD. All religious deeds must be done for GOD.

Whosoever does so will be successful and will find GOD. Whosoever does so for fulfilling his desires and ambitions will be able to fulfill the same but will miss out on seeking GOD. His fate will be just like a person who went to the ocean to fetch pearls but came out with stones.

Therefore all acts must be done for the satisfaction of GOD and all such acts must be surrendered to Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All acts and deeds must be done for GOD and for satisfaction of GOD and all acts must also be surrendered to GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: CHANDRASHEKHAR KARWA
50 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 2
VS 32
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Just as the fire appears by rubbing various wooden sticks but the fire is same, similarly several religions, embodiment, incarnation are taken by Almighty GOD for various creatures. Because of the diversity of the creatures LORD also looks to be diverse, but He is the same.

If only this purified view goes down in our mind, then all the talks of superiority of a religion or partition on the basis of religion will automatically conclude. Religion is always to connect us to the Almighty GOD. If this true point of view gets endorsed, we will not hesitate in acclaiming any religion or will not mind in bowing on every doorstep of Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Due to our arrogance for establishing the superiority of one religion over the other, we get divided on the basis of religions. But the fact is that all religions are same as they all take us to the ONE & ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD. Therefore we should respect them all because all of them sing the praise of ONE & ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
51 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 3
VS 3
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the glory of the Almighty GOD. All the universe inhabits is part and parcel of the immensity of Almighty GOD.

See the glory of my LORD. The cell is the smallest part of our body and this universe is very huge which inhabits many planets, stars, constellations. In the one cell of GOD uncountable universes (planets, stars, constellations) inhabits.

When we think about the glory of the Almighty GOD then our imaginations also fail. It is even not possible for us to imagine the glory of the Almighty GOD.

Almighty GOD has such unrivaled glory that Holy Scriptures (Vedas) also give us in the process of defining it.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The glory of Almighty GOD is immeasurable and even Holy Scriptures give up in the process of defining it.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
52 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 3
VS 28
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse describing the glory of GOD's incarnation. Whenever people are disturbed by exceeding atrocities, Almighty GOD incarnates to protect them.

GOD has revealed the same gist in HIS holy voice in Srimad Bhagwat Geetaji that whenever there will be a loss of faith and religion, I (Almighty GOD) will incarnate for establishment of religion.

As a father (head of the family) is always there to protect his family, likewise GOD is always there to protect His children.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Almighty GOD always protects any loss of faith and religion. Almighty GOD always protects against all evils. This fact is testified in almost all Holy scriptures of all religions.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
53 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 3
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The soul is the part of GOD. GOD represents ecstasy. Since the soul is part of the GOD it also represents ecstasy but the soul loses its state of ecstasy under the influence of illusion (Maya).

By GOD’s grace when a spiritual soul retracts from the GOD created illusion, he gets to the state of divine ecstasy i.e. he receives his original form.

We get divine ecstasy if we escape from the malicious effect of the illusion but it is not possible without GOD’s grace. It is not possible to escape from the illusion of our own. For this to happen, we must take shelter in GOD. Only by grace of GOD, can one escape from illusion and attain the state of divine ecstasy.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We need GOD’s grace to escape from the malicious effect of the earthly illusion. We need GOD’s grace to attain the state of divine ecstasy.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
54 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 3
VS 38
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Power and might of GOD is eternal. No one is able to fathom it. GOD’s incarnation and tales are are also eternal and even it is not possible to fathom them.

Who is able to understand the meaning of GOD’s tales. Those who contemplate GOD, who submits himself at the feet of LORD makes Him happy and He therefore opens His secret to them.

It is narrated that only those fortunate people are able to know about GOD to whom GOD wishes that they should know about Him. Our contemplation and our services pleases Him and so GOD manifest himself and only then we are able to know about the secrets of GOD’s tale, GOD’s power, GOD’s might and the grandeur of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Only to whom GOD wishes that they should know Him, knows and understands GOD. Otherwise it is impossible to know the secrets of GOD’s tale, GOD’s power, GOD’s might and the grandeur of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
55 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 3
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Who is fortunate and blessed? How we can overcome from the obstacles of the world? Both the answer are here.

Those who love the Almighty GOD are fortunate and blessed. Only they are able to overcome from obstacles of the world.

One more result of loving GOD is shown here that the soul is saved from falling into the vicious cycle of birth & death in this world.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Those who love GOD are the most fortunate & blessed soul on earth.
  2. Those who love GOD overcome the worldly obstacles of life.
  3. Those who love GOD can attain salvation, thereby do not get trapped in the vicious cycle of birth & death.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
56 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 8
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Devarshi Naradji told the above statement to Shri Vyasji. When the mind of Shri Vyasji was not satisfied even after the division of the Vedas and creation of Mahabharat then Devarshi Naradji told him that without singing the immaculate glory and praise of the Almighty GOD and without satisfying the Almighty GOD whatever we do is deemed incomplete.

Singing the immaculate glory and praise of the Almighty GOD keeps both LORD and the soul satisfied. So we should always sing the glory and praise of the Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing the glory and praise of Almighty GOD gives the ultimate solace to the soul.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
57 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 10
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The voice which has not sung the glory of the GOD is considered as impure. What an accurate remarks is this.

By our voice we speak many worthless things but mostly miss out on singing the glory of the GOD. In this way even after getting the voice we are unable to make it pure in our lifetime.

The only way to make our voice pure is by singing the glory of GOD. What a easy way to purify our voice but mostly we miss out in it. We should constantly endaveour to sing the glory of the GOD and try to purify our voice.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Our speech gets purified when it sings the praise and glory of Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
58 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 11
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Those who has said something or written something for GOD, it only provides felicity, it doesn’t matters whether it is said or written in good or contaminated words. Even when we listen, sing or pray with the verse stating the glory of GOD but written in contaminated words, it still has the power to wash our sins.

It means that for felicity, it is only sufficient and perfect to sing the glory of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing the glory and praise of Almighty GOD has the inbuilt power to wash our sins even if the singing may not be in best of words or melody. What is of paramount importance is singing the glory and praise of Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
59 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 12
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating the immense glory of devotion. Even if spiritual knowledge, which is the means of salvation, is devoid of devotion, it does not find merit.

Knowledge also has to take recourse of devotion to succeed. Its live example is Shri Uddhavji, who had great knowledge but was sent by GOD to receive the sermon of loveful devotion from Shri Gopijan.

The second thing stated in the verse is that the deeds which is not offered to GOD, are of no significance. It is also stated in Shimad BhagwatGeeta ji that deeds should be done for Almighty GOD and should be offered to Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Spiritual knowledge devoid of devotion has no merit.
  2. Deeds done but not offered to LORD has no significance.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
60 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Those who do not wish to state about GOD, but state vain things, falls into the giddiness of name and image and his mind becomes fickle.

Our mind is stable only when it concentrates to represent GOD. Beauty and glory of mind is only in saying about the Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The best state of mind is when it concentrates on GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
61 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - One of my favorite verse which gives the highest weightage to LORD psalm from self upbringing work.

Normally people treat the self upbringing work as the best, Vaishya ( a segment of society engaged in business) is engaged in earning money and consider its work as worship.

In this verse it is said that those who worship the GOD even at the cost of self upbringing work and if they happen to lose their state of worship before completion, so too no sinister will happen to them. But if anyone does not worship GOD and is only engaged in self upbringing, he does not reap any special rewards.

It is evident here that the place of service and worship of the Almighty GOD is at the highest platform.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The worship of LORD gets the highest precedence among all duties in a human life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
62 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 28
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Here we get the persuasion of a principle. Devotion destroys our Rajogun and Tamogun qualities and increases our Satogun quality. ( Satogun, Rajogun and Tamogun are three respective characteristics of good, moderate and evil qualities present in all human beings.)

Satogun gives us new heights in life. It is the power of devotion that it destroys the Rajogun and Tamogun and stops the downfall of our life and gives us new height by increasing Satogun.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Devotion towards LORD reduces or destroys our bad & evil qualities and helps to increase the good qualities in us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
63 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 32, 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Here we get the exposition of a principle of ShriMad Bhagwat Gitaji. Dedicate all of our deeds to GOD is the only medicine to be free from all the three heats. It is also the mean of restricting the new worldly bonds.

“Tera tujhko arpan, kya laage mera” means All that I dedicate to You is already Yours, my LORD therefore it costs me nothing to dedicate what is Yours to You. We daily sing this prayer but if we precautionarily execute it, it will give great results.

By doing so we will not create new Karmaphals (After-result of good or bad deeds done by us) and therefore we will escape from the cycle of birth and death. Thus we will not have to take rebirths.

What an easy available option which we normally ignore.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Dedicating all our deeds to the LORD is the easiest way to save ourself from the after-effects of the deeds done by us. By doing so no new worldly bonds are created and therefore we do not have to encounter its consequences.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
64 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 5
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The curiosity of intellectuals is fulfilled by describing the glory and tales of Almighty GOD. It is a great remedy for those who are in deep sorrow.

There is no other way from which our sorrows can get consoled. The only way is to sing the glory, praise and tales of the GOD. Here we get this clear indication. LORD Psalm is therefore considered to be a powerful tool in the Kaliyuga (modern era).

Other than this, no other means of removing pain and sorrow is able to remove all the sorrows completely - this is the principle.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing the glory and praise of the Almighty LORD acts as a great consoler of our sorrows. No other means can console our sorrows to the extend that this method can do.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
65 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 6
VS 10
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Devarshi Naradji tells the story of his previous life when he was the son of a slave. One day his mother was bitten by a snake.

Devarshi Naradji thought that where is the snake's fault, it was only through the influence of time that it happened and then he said the above sentences, which are very dear to me.

A devotee considers every disaster as the grace of GOD. True devotion is that whatever is happening is as per the will of my GOD and my GOD is my biggest well wisher. Therefore because of my ignorance, whatever I feel is happening contrary is also the grace of my LORD and GOD’s compassion for me is hidden in it. This is the viewpoint of a true devotee which Devarshi Naradji has reflected here.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. A true devotee even in contrary situation feels the compassion of GOD hidden in it. He firmly believes that all that is happening is as per the will of Almighty GOD and his well being is hidden in it for GOD only knows what is best for him.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
66 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 6
VS 22
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This was said by Almighty GOD to Devarshi Naradij in his former life when he was a slave’s son.

Here the statement to be noted is that the LORD has given a clear signal that until the longings and desires are not completely silent, the union with the LORD is not possible.

We have filled our lives with inauspicious longings and inauspicious desires and then we try to meet the LORD, therefore such attempts turn futile.

We can only find GOD when we are free from longing and desires.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. A man full of desires and longings cannot get an audience with Almighty GOD. Only once we surrender our desires and longings, we become fit for a union with GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
67 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 6
VS 35
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Devarshi Naradji states one theorem that for those who are keen towards indulgence and desires, the ship for crossing this worldly ocean is singing the praise of Almighty GOD.

By singing the glories of GOD we can overcome the marsh of indulgence and desires and thus become capable of crossing the worldly ocean of life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Singing the praise and glory of Almighty GOD is the easiest way to cross the worldly ocean of life.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
68 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 6
VS 36
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - One of my favorite verses in which opens the secret of service to GOD.

The heart which is wounded by greed and desires feels peace by doing GOD’s service. Such peace cannot be felt by following any other rules or by any other means.

In comparison to any other means, GOD’s service gives us immense pleasure as we are able to experience the ultimate comfort.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Service rendered to GOD gives us the ultimate comfort which no other means is capable to give.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
69 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 7
VS 5-6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Maya (illusion) fascinates the creature and confounds it. Creatures are fascinated and caught in the trap of Maya (illusion) and thus indulges in its side effects throughout the life. Maya (illusion) never allows him to be satisfied and makes him turbulent.

In the above verse the only source of peace, the only source of prevention from perversions of Maya (illusion) is the worship of Almighty GOD. Here pay special attention to the word “Only”. Here only Bhakti yoga (devotion of GOD) is called for and thus Bhakti yoga has been given the highest place.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. To save oneself from the turbulence and ill effects of Maya (worldly illusion), Bhakti (devotion to GOD ) is the only means.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
70 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 7
VS 7
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Srimad Bhagwat Mahapuran is the Holy Text of Bhakti Yoga (Devotion of GOD). By listening to this Holy Text, one germinates the seeds of love and devotion for GOD. Love and devotion are the simplest way by which GOD is pleased and He showers His mercy on the creatures.

As the creature receives the mercy of Almighty GOD, their sorrow, attachment and fear are destroyed. All the creatures in this world are affected from sorrow, attachment and fear and thus suffers because of it. Love and devotion for Almighty GOD is the simplest means for the creature to recover from this trouble.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The Holy Text sows the seed of love and devotion for Almighty GOD.
  2. The love and affection for Almighty GOD destroys our worldly sorrow, attachment and fear.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
71 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 7
VS 10
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Knowledgeable people of spiritualism whose illusory ignorance has been washed off, those who experience divine element in their soul, only they are worthy of the devotion of the LORD.

There are two things to note here. First, such people tend to practice expectation-free devotion. The basic principle of devotion is not to expect anything in return. If our devotion is an expectation for the fulfillment of our wishes then it is not devotion. Pure devotion is always expectation-free.

Secondly, the qualities, miracles and tales of GOD are so sweet that they automatically attract us and bind us with the LORD. If binding happens with the LORD, it symbolizes the ultimate pleasure for the creature.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Expectation-free devotion is the real devotion which binds us with the LORD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
72 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 7
VS 22
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When Ashwatthama fired Brahmastra (Special arrow capable of destroying everything given by LORD Brahma) on Arjunji and he sensed trouble on his life then Arjunji prayed in the above verse to GOD to protect him.

GOD is in a state of divine ecstasy and is the holy spirit. The power of the Almighty is eternal, no one can fathom it.

Pay special attention to the two expressions of prayer. First, in the moments of fear GOD safeguards His devotees. Other than GOD no one has the power and strength for safeguarding.

Another thing, those who are burning in the worldly flaming fire, the only salvager for those creatures is GOD. Here Arjunji had reaffirmed by saying “Only” that no one is able to salvage other than GOD. Earlier Arjunji had visioned the opulence and strength of GOD in his Virat Roop (Immense universal view of GOD) that is why he confidently uses the word “Only”. Arjunji knows very well that in every calamity Pandavas were salvaged by GOD, therefore also he used the word ‘Only”.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the only salvager in our distress, danger and calamity.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA