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Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
553 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 04
VS 64
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Sage Durvasaji.

GOD says that the only shelter for devotees is GOD. Devotees are dependent on GOD and assume GOD as their everything. Since devotees are completely dependent on GOD, He holds their entire responsibility. GOD says that I do not love myself neither my wife (Mother) Shree Laxmiji ahead of my sage natured devotees. Devotee is at the highest place for GOD. GOD does not give any place to anyone before devotee. Everyone’s place is only after devotees.

GOD reveals such a big glory about devotion here. Devotees are the life of GOD and GOD is the life of devotees. So a creature must try to please GOD by devotion and make his life successful after becoming the devotee of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD holds His devotees in the highest priority.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
554 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 04
VS 65
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Sage Durvasaji.

GOD says that those devotees who leave their wife, son, home, guru, life, wealth, this world and afterworld and comes in the shelter of GOD, GOD never leaves them. True devotees are never attracted by this world, they only want to live under the shelter of GOD. GOD adopts such devotees and never leaves them. When we read the character of devotees then we are able to see this fact. Bhagawati MeeraBai and great devotee Shri Narsi Mehtaji left everything for GOD. GOD also adopted them and kept them for forever under His shelter.

A creature must undertake the devotion of GOD and live in the shelter of GOD after detaching from this world.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We must undertake devotion and live under the shelter of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
555 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 04
VS 66
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Sage Durvasaji.

GOD says that like a virtuous wife subdues her husband because of her fidelity towards husband similarly devotees please GOD by bonding Him in love bondage in their heart by devotion. It is the glory of devotion that GOD can only be brought in bonding by devotion. Ultimate free GOD can never be brought in bonding by any other means. He can only and only be brought in bonding by a devotee through devotion only. The glory of devotion is so big that ultimate free GOD also accepts the bonding of a devotee.

So a creature must try to please GOD by devotion and make his human life successful.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Glory of devotion is such that GOD accepts the bonding of a devotee.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
556 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 04
VS 67
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Sage Durvasaji.

GOD says that exclusive lover devotees of GOD assume themselves as blessed by doing the service of GOD. They are always ready for GOD’s service. As a result of GOD’s service whatever offers they for salvation they also deny them. For devotees, only GOD’s service is foremost. After salvation, it is not possible to serve GOD that is why devotees do not want salvation. Such devotees never expect perishable things of the world from GOD. Such devotees who relinquish even salvation for them anything of this world is automatically liable to be rejected.

For devotees GOD’s service is everything. They only feel pleasure in GOD’s service and admits themselves as blessed for being appointed to serve GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD’s devotees assume themselves blessed after getting GOD’s service.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
557 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 04
VS 68
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD said the above words to Sage Durvasaji.

GOD says that GOD’s lover devotees are the heart of GOD and the heart of those lover devotees is GOD Himself. How much GOD loves His devotees and how much the devotees love God, this fact is rendered here. GOD also says that My devotees do not know anything other than Me (GOD) and I (GOD) also do not know anything other than My devotees. Here we can view the great love of GOD and devotees. All other things other than devotee are secondary for GOD and for the devotee there is no other topic of discussion other than GOD.

So a creature should love GOD so much that other than GOD nothing should remain in his life.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD loves His devotees to the greatest possible extent.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
558 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 05
VS 16
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD sent Sage Durvasaji to King Ambarishji for his protection. King Ambarishji pleaded with Shri Sudarshan Chakra and finally Sage Durvasaji became free from the warmth of Shri Sudarshan Chakra and Shri Sudarshan Chakra became quiet.

After watching this Sage Durvasaji said that today I have learned the importance of lover devotees of GOD. He said that only after listening to the blissful name of GOD a creature becomes serene so those who serves the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD, no other duty remains for them. We should assume that because of GOD’s devotion all the duties of a creature are fulfilled. For a devotee, no other worldly duties remain because now he is far above all such things.

GOD’s devotion is the only duty for the devotees of GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Apart from service of GOD no other worldly duties remain for a devotee as he is absolved from all worldly duties.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
559 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 05
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Because of devotion, King Ambarishji was full of several qualities. It is a principle that those in whom there is true devotion pious qualities automatically come and reside there.

King Ambarishji enriches his devotion in GOD by all his deeds. Our all deeds should be full of devotion and should enrich the devotion of GOD then only those deeds would be successful and significant. Because of the effect of devotion, King Ambarishji assumed all pleasures of even Brahmalok as hell. When he refused the pleasure of Brahmalok then for him worldly pleasures were nothing.

A creature must make a true and successful effort to bring devotion in life by listening to the parable of such great devotees.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. When there is true devotion for GOD, pious qualities come and reside in us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
560 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 06
VS 51
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Sage Saubhariji was a rattling sage but once after watching the merry making of a fish in the water he became eager. The desire of marriage arose in the mind of Sage Saubhariji and he expressed his wish to marry the daughters of King Mandhata. By the power of his tenacity, he became young from old age and he became so handsome that the fifty daughters of king got fascinated by him and married him.

He started enjoying with his wives and engaged all his senses in experiencing the desires. Then one day he felt the guilty that he destroyed his divine splendor and he became very sad.

Those who have a wish to achieve GOD or salvation, he should leave the company of frat creatures and make his senses introvert. He should live alone and should always keep his mind engaged in GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. If we wish to seek GOD we should keep our senses introvert and keep our mind engaged in GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
561 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 09
VS 13
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - After being pleased from the austerity done by King Bhagirath, Bhagwati Mother Gangaji (Holy river of India) became ready to descent on earth. GOD Shree Shivji who is uncritical of the entire world held Bhagwati Mother Gangaji on His head because due the connection with Divine Lotus Feet of GOD, the water of Bhagwati Mother Gangaji was very holy.

When the water of ShreeGanga came into contact with the ash of sons of King Sagar, they immediately achieved heaven. Even today also those who daily intake the water of Bhagwati Mother Gangaji, their welfare is certain. Because Bhagwati Mother Gangaji has originated from the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD therefore even only by thinking of it with reverence big sages become serene and achieves the association of GOD.

Bhagwati Mother Gangaji cuts the bondage of this world and extricates the creatures.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. Bhagwati Mother Gangaji makes us serene and cuts our worldly bondage.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
562 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 09
VS 47
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Khatwang was the emperor of the world and on request of Deities he killed the demons. But when that mighty King came to know from Deities that his left over age is now of only a few moments than he engaged his mind in GOD.

The King got engaged in the emotion of the creator of this world, GOD, and took the shelter of GOD after leaving all the desires. It is a thing to be learned from the parable of King Khatwang that how GOD can be achieved even in last few moments. Those who can establish themselves in GOD in last time achieves GOD.

But we have to try for it throughout our life so that in our last time we can remember GOD then only our mind will not be distracted in any other activity and we will be able to concentrate on GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. In his last time, a creature must be able to concentrate on GOD and not be distracted from it.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
563 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 10
VS 12
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - In SriMad Bhagwatji Mahapuran character of greatest dignity GOD Shree Ramji is described in very brief only. Detailed representation of the character of GOD Shree Ramchandraji is found in Shri Ramayanji of Shri Valmikiji and Shri RamCharitManasji of Goswami Tulsidasji.

After separation from Mother of the world, Mother Shree Sitaji, GOD was wandering in the forest in search of Mother doing pastime. Then He met Shri Jatayuji who has stopped his life only for the visualization of GOD. He has done the work of GOD therefore even after he was small by caste, GOD made him lie on His lap and blessed him with His visualization in his last time and provided salvation. GOD performed his cremation like his son. All bondage of deeds of Shri Jatayuji were already destroyed because of doing the deed in the form of service of GOD.

GOD is so merciful that He blessed and graced the most slavish bird Shri Jatayuji so much that finding such example is impossible elsewhere.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD is extremely merciful and blesses and graces a creature who is engaged in service of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
564 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 10
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This verse states us that how big is the place of devotion in comparison to virtues in life. A creature performs various virtues in life and hence achieves heaven. Then on behalf of his virtues he receives the luxuries of heaven. But as soon as his virtues are finished after enjoying the luxuries he is dispelled from the heaven. Then again he has to come in this world.

But on the other side those who undertake the devotion of GOD, they achieve GOD. If there is any deficiency in their devotion then in their next life they get the opportunity to continue from the same point from where they left. Thus devotion performed in past life never goes in waste. In his next life right from the young age, he starts walking on the path of devotion and finally achieves GOD in that life. After achieving GOD he gets free from the cycle of rebirth forever.

After enjoying the virtues in heaven that creature has to again take birth in this world but a devotee is free from the cycle of birth and rebirth of this world forever.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. By devotion, we can achieve GOD and be free from the cycle of rebirth.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
565 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 10
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - By seeing the love between Shri Bharatlalji and GOD Shree Ramji, we can evaluate the love between GOD and devotee. Along with being brothers, there was one more relation between them and that was of devotee and GOD.

After the exile of GOD, Shri Bharatlalji abandoned the palace of Shri Ayodhyaji and started living in a hut in Nandigram near the bank of Shri Saryuji (Holy river of India). Since GOD was eating roots and fruits in the forest, therefore, Shri Bharatlalji also abandoned royal food and started eating pearl barley cooked in cow urine. Since GOD wore cortex clothing in exile, therefore, Shri Bharatlalji also started wearing cortex clothes and abandoned royal clothes. Since GOD use to sleep on the floor during exile, therefore, Shri Bharatlalji also started sleeping on the floor and abandoned the royal bed of palace.

Even after getting the throne for fourteen years the abandonment of Shri Bharatlalji was so big that on the remembrance of his situation, the heart of ultimate merciful GOD wept because of emotions.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. The love between a devotee and GOD is ultimate.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
566 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 10
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - How marvelous is the union of Devotee and GOD, this scene is visible here.

When GOD returned back to Shri Ayodhyaji after the exile of fourteen years then Shri Bharatlalji started walking to welcome GOD by keeping that footwear on his head which GOD has given him in Chitrakoot. Shri Bharatlalji’s heart became cheerful, tears came out from the eyes and he felt down in the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD. GOD held Shri Bharatlalji with both His hands and lifted him and hugged him for a long time. Tears started flowing from the eyes of GOD and from that tear water itself Shri Bharatlalji’s bath was over.

With love, GOD performed the same intimate behavior with Shri Bharatlalji in Shree Rama incarnation and with Shri Sudamaji in Shree Krishna incarnation. In both conditions, GOD did not say anything but GOD’s eyes said everything.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD keeps a most intimate relationship with His devotees.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
567 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 10
VS 54
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When GOD Shree Ramji accepted the throne at that time it was Tretayuga (second of the four ages) but it seems like it was the first age, Satyuga (the first of the four ages which is considered to be the best).

In the state of GOD such Ramkingdom was established that it is even impossible to imagine. At that time forest, river, mountains, ocean all became like Kaamdhenu (one who fulfill all desires) who fulfills the wishes of everyone. In RamKingdom no one was having mental tension or was physically unfit. Old age, weakness, sorrow, grief, fear and exhaustion were not there even in a trace. GOD parented His people like a father and all people visualized GOD as their father. GOD conducted His duty by dignity and righteousness and gave the same teaching of dignity and righteousness to His people.

Kingdom like Ramkingdom has never been established and nor will it ever be in future. The idol King in the entire world was only GOD Shri Ramji.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. In His human incarnation, GOD was the idol king and GOD’s kingdom was the best.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
568 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 11
VS 21
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Singing the serene glory of GOD Shree Ramchandraji is the means to destroy all sins. The glory of GOD Shree Ramji is spread everywhere.

Big saints, sages and maharishi used to sing the glory of GOD in the assembly of kings. Even the Deities of heaven sing the glory of GOD. People of this world sing the glory of GOD and serve the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD. Whosoever listens to the glory of GOD from his ears his welfare becomes certain. Listener of GOD’s glory becomes free from all his work deeds.

Therefore we should make a habit of listening to the glory of GOD in life then only our welfare is possible.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We must daily listen to the glory of GOD and also sing the glory of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
569 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 11
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - GOD Shri Shukdevji said the above words to King Parikshit.

Those creatures who listens to the divine character of GOD Shree Ramji by devotion it leads him attaining to all virtues like softness, simplicity etc. One who listens to the divine character of GOD becomes free from all the work deeds. All religious scriptures command us to listen to the narration of GOD daily. All saints and sages request the creature to listen to the narration of GOD.

So a creature must listen to the narration of GOD by devotion so that his ultimate welfare can happen. The narration of GOD awakens the virtues and devotion in life.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. All religious scriptures, saints and sages request us to listen to the narration of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
570 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 11
VS 30
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Whenever GOD Shree Ramji went out to visit the city and when people come to know about the arrival of GOD after a long time then all men and women started running to visualize GOD by leaving their home, family and everything.

Everyone loved GOD so much that everyone wants to visualize GOD every time. Therefore whenever GOD arrived those residents climbed the bigger lofts and visualize GOD by unquenchable eyes and consider them as blessed by showering flowers on GOD.

GOD was very dear to His people and the people were very dear to GOD. GOD was so dear that even after visualizing GOD people were unquenched.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD must be most dear to us.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
571 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 13
VS 09
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Those who are thoughtful sages they engage their intellect completely in GOD because they know that this body is mortal and one day it is going to be destroyed.

Therefore they do not want any association with the body but wants to be free from it. Therefore sages engage themselves in service of Divine Lotus Feet of GOD and in hymns of GOD. Worldly people give maximum importance to the body but a devotee utilizes his body only for undertaking devotion.

So a creature must engage every part of his body in GOD’s service.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We must engage our body in service of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
572 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 15
VS 40
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The importance of forgiveness is mentioned in every religion. In Sanatan (eternal) religion also forgiveness is considered as a big virtue. It is stated in this verse that GOD is always pleased with the one who forgives.

GOD himself is a statue of forgiveness. A creature does mistakes after mistakes but if he does true repentance GOD immediately forgives him. If GOD will not forgive the creature cannot reach GOD because there are several faults of the creature. Similarly, GOD also expects that a creature should keep the emotion of forgiveness in his heart. GOD is soon pleased with the creature who keeps forgiveness in his heart.

Therefore we should hold the virtue of forgiveness in life which is very dear to GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. GOD forgives us and wants us also to forgive other creatures.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
573 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 18
VS 51
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Yayati took the youngness of his son Puru and enjoyed his desires. His senses were full of power and as and when he got the opportunity he enjoyed them.

In this manner, he engaged his mind with his senses and fulfilled his desires for one thousand years. But then also his senses were not satisfied by such pleasures. His senses wanted more pleasure and always remains dissatisfied. The parable of King Yayati states us that whatever we do to satisfy our senses they will never be satisfied by pleasures. Our senses will continuously make efforts to get more and more pleasures. By fulfilling the desires we can never calm our desires.

So we should detach our senses from pleasures and should engage them in GOD by devotion then only our senses will get the right direction.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We should detach our senses from desires and pleasure and engage them in GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
574 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 20
VS 33
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - World winner emperor Bharat was the son of King Dushyant. His valor was sung by people for a long time. He conquered the entire world and spread his kingdom on entire earth. He performed various Ashwamegh Yagya (Biggest religious sacrifice) and donated immense money.

But at last emperor Bharat decided that all his incomparable glory, immense wealth, inviolate rule and even his own life was fake. Even after acquiring everything he felt that everything was fake and he became apathetic from this world.

We get fascinated by the dazzle of this world and spend our entire human life in it. Saints become apathetic of this world and engage their life in achieving GOD by devotion.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We should not be fascinated by the world and must devote our life in achieving GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
575 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 21
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - King Rantidev saw GOD in everyone and saw the world as Godly. Therefore whatever he achieved he used to give it to others.

Once GOD took his exam by taking different forms and he passed all the examinations because there was no limit of his patience. Then GOD appeared in front of him. King Rantidev greeted in the Divine Lotus Feet of GOD. Since there was nothing to demand from GOD, therefore, he rapt his mind in GOD. He had a desire of GOD and did not desire anything other than GOD.

A creature should also never demand anything from GOD and should completely engage his mind in GOD.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. We should not seek anything from GOD but seek GOD from GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
576 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(Ninth Schand)
CH 22
VS 34
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When the battle of Mahabharata ended and Kuru dynasty was decimated then only Parikshit was left as heir in the womb of Bhagwati Uttara. At that time Ashwatthama fired Brahmastra (Most powerful weapon provided by GOD Shree Brahmaji) and Praikshit started burning in the womb. Then GOD entered in the womb of Bhagwati Uttara and protected that burned child from death by His effect.

When GOD protects then He even protects from the mouth of death. When Ashwatthama fired Brahmastra then the five Pandavas were not able to do anything and even Bhagwati Uttara did not call them for protection. Bhagwati Uttara only kept the faith in GOD at the time of distress and called Him.

A creature should also keep the utmost faith in only and only GOD in the time of distress.

GIST FOR ALL RELIGION
  1. In distress, we must keep utmost faith in GOD and seek only GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA