श्री गणेशाय नम:
Devotional Thoughts
Devotional Thoughts Read Articles सर्वसामर्थ्यवान एंव सर्वशक्तिमान प्रभु के करीब ले जाने वाले आलेख, द्वै-मासिक ( हिन्दी एंव अंग्रेजी में )
Articles that will take you closer to OMNIPOTENT & ALMIGHTY GOD, bimonthly (in Hindi & English)
Precious Pearl of Life श्रीग्रंथ के श्लोको पर दो छोटे आलेख ( हिन्दी एंव अंग्रेजी में ), प्रत्येक रविवार
Two small write-ups on Holy text (in Hindi & English), every Sunday
Feelings & Expressions प्रभु के बारे में उत्कथन ( हिन्दी एंव अंग्रेजी में ), प्रत्येक बुधवार
Quotes on GOD (in Hindi & English), every Wednesday
Devotional Thoughts Read Preamble हमारे उद्देश्य एवं संकल्प - साथ ही प्रायः पूछे जाने वाले प्रश्नों के उत्तर भी
Our Objectives & Pledges - Also answers FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Visualizing God's Kindness वर्तमान समय में प्रभु कृपा के दर्शन कराते, असल जीवन के प्रसंग
Real life memoirs, visualizing GOD’s kindness in present time
Words of Prayer प्रभु के लिए प्रार्थना, कविता
GOD prayers & poems
प्रभु प्रेरणा से लेखन द्वारा चन्द्रशेखर करवा
CLICK THE SERIAL NUMBER BOX TO REACH THE DESIRED POST
73 74 75 76
77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88
89 90 91 92
93 94 95 96
Serial No. SHRI GRANTH CHAPTER / VERSE NO. TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
73 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 7
VS 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When Ashwatthama fired the Brahmastra (Arrow capable of destroying everything given by LORD Brahma) on Arjunji, he saw his life in danger and prayed to GOD to save his life.

Pay special attention on the above words of prayer. Here two main reasons of the incarnation of GOD have been stated. First reason - To ease the load of Earth, to end the evil deeds and for restoration of religion.

Second reason - Make HIS lovers and devotees happy by his incarnation and provide them with a reason for remembrance and contemplation. We remember the tales of the Almighty GOD - in the form of a tableau, in the form of the tale, in the form of the psalm. We remember the incarnation of GOD as Sri Ramji, Sri Krishnaji. To empower the flow of devotion both of these are very useful.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The incarnation of GOD is for two reasons. Firstly for restoration of good over evil. Secondly for sake of His lovers and devotees.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
74 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 9
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When Ashwatthama fired the Brahmastra (Arrow capable of destroying everything given by LORD Brahma) on Bhagwati Uttara (mother of Parikshitji), she rushed to the Almighty GOD instantly and prayed to GOD to protect herself and her womb.

Pay special attention to these words of prayer. No one in this world except YOU can save me. First thing - we must have the strongest conviction that no one except GOD can secure us, provide us auspiciousness. In case any worldly man helps us then he is only a medium, for it is GOD who is invisibly helping us. When in trouble if we call the world for help we will only get disappointment as Bhagwati Droupadi called her grandfather, husband, teacher in her distress and Gajendraji called his family after being caught by a crocodile. In both the citations, when the caller finally called the LORD, then only they got absolution. In both citations GOD provided the ultimate relief from fear.

The second thing, the world would always give us fear while GOD will always provide relief through fearlessness - This is the principle.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD alone can redeem us from our distress and miseries.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
75 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 23, 24 & 25
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Gratitude expression and prayer of Bhagwati Kunti (Mother of Pandavas) which is very dear to me. We often miss expressing gratitude towards GOD in our life. Our life is burdened by the favours of GOD. Wriggling in the womb of the mother we pray to GOD for freedom and GOD gives us freedom by giving us birth. This is the first favour and after this continuously favour of GOD’s grace mounts on us. But we never remember those favours and never express gratitude like Bhagwati Kunti.

Some words of the speech of Bhagwati Kunti are very touching. First, “With my sons You have repeatedly saved me in problems”. Bhagwati Kunti has the remembrance of repeated problems and also the contexts of protection given by GOD. We has forgotten several contexts when GOD has protected us. Second, “Only You are our master”. Bhagwati Kunti considered GOD as her master throughout her life. Third, “How much (GOD’s favors) can I enumerate”. Bhagwati Kunti exhausts herself when remembering the favors of GOD and says how much can I enumerate. How blessed are those who gets exhausted of counting the divine favors but their counting never ends. Fourth, “Always give us problems in every step of our life because in problems definitely You are visioned.” The most affecting and immortal words of Bhagwati Kunti when she ask for problems because in problems we receives GOD’s contiguity, we go in for GOD’s shelter, can vision GOD in our heart which free us from the cycle of rebirth.

We should continuously count the favours of GOD throughout our life, should continuously express gratitude towards GOD, and should continuously try to live under the shelter of Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should always remember and continue counting GOD’s favour in great numbers all through our life and continuously express gratitude to Almighty GOD for the favours.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
76 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 26
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Four things are stated in the above verse which increases our vanity and takes us away from the GOD. The vanity of the clan, vanity of glory, vanity of lore, and vanity of property leads to our downfall and takes us away from the GOD.

How true these things are in today’s perspective. All the above four types of people can pretend to perform GOD’s psalm-prayer but they cannot truly do it.

Only those can offer true psalm-prayer who does not indulge in vanity and by doing so they receive the devotion of GOD and are presented with the rare audience with Almighty GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Those who do not indulge in vanity & pride are able to seek the devotion of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
77 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 27
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - The above verse makes us aware of three things.

First, GOD is the ultimate wealth of poors. Poors have no wealth but by walking on the devotional path and by achieving ultimate wealth in the form of GOD they can become richest.

Second, illusory creations cannot even touch GOD. We cannot reach Mayapati (GOD, the creator of illusion) with Maya (illusion). Only by getting out of illusory creations we can reach GOD.

Third, GOD is the only owner of salvation. Capability of providing salvation is only with GOD. No one can be the Salvator (one who gives the salvation) other than GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is the ultimate wealth of poors who take up the devotional path.
  2. We must discard worldly illusions to reach GOD.
  3. GOD is the only provider of salvation.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
78 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 28
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - From the innumerable qualities of the LORD, five of them are stated here.

GOD is omnipresent means He is present in every age and every period. GOD is eternal means without any end He is continuous. GOD is ubiquitous means who exists and who is present in everyone. GOD is controller of all means who controls everyone, who created everyone. GOD is also the controller of the epoch.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD is omnipresent, eternal and controller of all.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
79 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 35, 36
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - It is believed that GOD incarnate to make this earth sin-free, and to re-establish the religion. This interpretation is true also. But GOD can do this only by resolution while sitting in his own dwelling. By only resolution of GOD this earth will become sin-free and wrongdoers would be punished. Then what is the need of the incarnation of GOD.

Here we get a true reason for incarnation. GOD incarnate for ignorant, clutched by desires and bounded by worldly deeds to appreciate the delightful pastimes of the LORD (hearing, remembering, singing and chanting). GOD incarnates and does His delightful pastimes which is listened, remembered, sung and chanted by his loving devotees over ages for salvation.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD incarnates so that His incarnation tales are delightfully listened, remembered, sung and chanted by His devotees for attaining salvation.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
80 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 8
VS 42
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Bhagwati Kunti (Mother of Pandavas) requests GOD that as the stream of SriGanga inhabits in the sea similarly our intellect should also inhabits in GOD. Our intellect should not wander here and there. Our intellect should rest in the GOD and we constantly love GOD.

Our intellect wanders everywhere and is tangled up in all sorts of things. Ontological intellect is that which is tangled up lifelong in the divine feet of the LORD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Our intellect should pursue GOD and not wander in worldly pursuits.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
81 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 10
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - At the time of life’s renunciation by Bhishm Pitamah all Brahmrishi, Devrishi and Rajrishi came to take knowledge from him and to see him off. But Bhishm Pitamah was waiting for GOD.

When GOD came he prayed to GOD both from outside (In the form of ShriKrishna in incarnation) and inside (GOD resides in his heart in form of Jagdishwar).

A point to remember here is that we often forgets GOD residing inside us and try to find and pray him from outside. It is indicated here that we should never forget GOD residing in our heart.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD also resides within us and we must remember to pray Him inside us just like we pray to Him in outside form.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
82 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 14
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Bhishm Pitamah, who was aware of the depth of religion said above words to Pandavas from his deathbed.

What a beautiful parable that as the control of the clouds is in the hands of the wind, similarly the control of whole world is with GOD.

Clouds don’t have their own direction. They go where the pace of wind takes them. Existence of cloud is dependent on wind. Similarly the existence of the world is dependent on GOD. The world runs on the guidelines set by GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. The world is totally dependent on Almighty GOD. It runs on the guidelines set by GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
83 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 17
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Bhishma Pitamah said these words as preaching to Pandavas.

All events that take place in the world is in accordance with the will of GOD. They all are subject to the will of GOD.

There is a saying that “Even Leaf moves according to the will of GOD”. This verse certifying this saying. Leaf moves when air is blown but the air also blows in according to the will of GOD. Will and the power (in the form of air) to move the leaf is of GOD. We should understand this fact.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All events and all happening in the world occurs in accordance with the will of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
84 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - What we should do in the final stage of life is stated by Bhishma Pitamah in the above verse. If a being leaves his body reverentially putting mind in the LORD and chanting the name of the LORD then he is free for forever from the desires and the bondage of deeds.

But suddenly it cannot happen in the final hour. For this to happen prior preparation and practice should be done. This preparation and practice (putting mind in the LORD and making the tongue pronounce His Holy name) should be done during lifetime then only will be possible at the end time.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Applying our mind in the LORD and pronouncing His Holy name should be religiously practiced during lifetime so that in the final stage of our life we are able to do the same.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
85 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 31
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - At the time of the Uttarayan (solstice) Bhishma Pitamah removed his mind from all directions and put it in the LORD who was in front of him. He rested his eyes on GOD and began to praise the GOD.

By doing so the pain in his body due to injury of arms was gone. The most important thing that happened was that the remaining part of the sinister which were left in him were automatically destroyed.

In the final stage of life remembrance of God destroys all our pains and the left over sinister.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. In the final stage if we are able to remember GOD, it instantly destroys our mental and bodily pain and free us from any left over sinister that we might have.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
86 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 9
VS 37
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Bhishma Pitamah has revealed in the above verse that Almighty GOD goes to what extend to upkeep the word of His devotees.

Bhishma Pitamah had vowed that he will coerce GOD to lift the weapon in war. But before it GOD vowed that He will never lift a weapon in war. Both the vows were paradoxing and because of that it was certain that one of them will definitely break. GOD kept the words of His devotee and broke His own vow. That’s why these words of psalm got famous - “apna maan tale tal jaaye, par bakht ka maan na talte dekha” means GOD may leave His own dignity but He upkeeps the dignity of His devotee at all times.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. GOD loves His devotees to such extend that He never lets their dignity fall and upkeeps their dignity at all times.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
87 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 10
VS 3
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating that how King Yudhisthira ruled his empire sitting on the throne after the war.

Two things are remarkable here. First, his empire was stretched throughout the earth including sea, on which he ruled like Indra. Most importantly, while ruling his empire he always lived under the shelter of GOD.

After attaining small territory or resources our ego climbs to our head and we forget GOD. But even after getting the empire of the whole earth Yudhisthirji continuously remembered GOD and always lived under His shelter. That was the secret of his success as a king. Remain in the shelter of the LORD is the key to success because by doing so, our intellect remains stable and ontological.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. At all times, good or bad, we must live under the auspicious shelter of Almighty GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
88 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 10
VS 11
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - It is stated in the verse that once we listen to the sweet, delightful and auspicious tales of GOD we can never even think of leaving them. We cannot even imagine of staying away from GOD.

There are two main reasons behind this. First, the divine pleasure achieved from doing so cannot be found elsewhere. Second, by hearing again and again about the GOD we binds ourself in the loving devotion of GOD.

So we should always try to listen to the LORD’s sweet, delightful and auspicious tales in our life.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We should make a habit to listen to GOD’s sweet, delightful and auspicious tales in our life so that we can bind ourself in loving devotion of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
89 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 10
VS 23
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - How our conscience can be completely purified, the solution is stated here.

Complete purification of conscience is not possible by yog and other measures. It is only possible by the devotion towards GOD because devotion purifies our conscience and removes its disorders.

True devotee can never do unethical or undignified behavior because by doing so he will lose the ability of being called “of GOD”.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Complete purification of conscience of a self is only possible with devotion towards GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
90 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 11
VS 6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Verse stating of the glory of GOD’s divine feet.

Those creatures who desires their ultimate welfare in the world, for them the best shelter is the GOD’s divine feet. There is no larger shelter or no larger base other than this.

The second thing which is said here is the elimination of fear of wrong and evil. Kaal (time period) is considered to be the most powerful but by taking the shelter of GOD’s divine feet even such capable time period cannot harm us. Fear cannot make him afraid, even time period cannot harm him - such is the marvel glory of the shelter of GOD’s divine feet.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. If we take shelter in GOD’s divine feet, it saves us from all fear and harm.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
91 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 11
VS 7
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When we make these five relationships with GOD in our life, our ultimate welfare happens.

We add relationship with the worldly person which is worldliness. But we normally forget or miss out on relationship with GOD.

In these verse five relationships that a being can make with GOD are stated. GOD is our mother, our owner and our father. GOD is our satguru (supreme teacher) and our idol of worship.

Every creature should create this five basic relationships with GOD, then only his well being is assured. Apart from these, as per his wish he is also free to make other relationship with the GOD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Just like we make worldly relationship with the world, we must not forget to develop a very special relationship with GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
92 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 11
VS 26
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - All who are appointed for public adherence receives their power from GOD. They execute their work only with the power of GOD. They do not have any power of their own.

Divine feet of the GOD are the shelter place for their devotees. Ultimate aspiration of all the devotees is to seek their position in divine feet of GOD.

Every divine organ of GOD is an abode of grace. Describing the grace of GOD is like showing a lamp to the Sun. That is why, the eyes of the devotees are never satisfied for a moment by beholding to image of GOD, regularly and constantly. Eyes of true devotees always want to keep beholding at the image of his LORD.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. All who are appointed by LORD for some work does so with the power of LORD.
  2. Devotees aspire to dwell in the divine feet of the LORD and to regularly and constantly behold the image of LORD in their eyes.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
93 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 11
VS 29
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - When GOD incarnate on earth to perform pastimes then those who are privileged to be with the GOD, have tons of affection for GOD. These fact is reflected in this verse.

When GOD arrived in Dwarkaji after taking depart from Pandavas and met his mother then because of affection of meeting with GOD, stream of milk automatically started flowing from her breasts. Her heart was overwhelmed with joy and she anointed GOD with the stream of tears of joy flowing from her eyes.

We must love GOD with more love than we can imagine.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. We must love GOD to the greatest extend possible.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
94 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 12
VS 5 & 6
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - This verse stating about Dharmraj Yudishtirji is very enlightening.

We think that property, family, enjoyment and fame will give us pleasure but Dharmraj Yudishtirji has peerless property, possession on great realms, favorable family, ownership of Jambudeep ( a big portion of the earth) and fame spread up to the heaven. That much material of luxuriousness for which even deities were hanker was with him but still all that stuff did not give him pleasure.

We also roam here and there in search of pleasure, but there is no pleasure anywhere in the world. True joy and ecstasy is in contiguity of GOD which is a very high stage of pleasure.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. There is no pleasure anywhere in the world. True joy and divine ecstasy is only in contiguity of GOD.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
95 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 12
VS 15 & 16
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - At the time of birth of Parikshitji, Brahmins told these words to Dharmraj Yudhishthirji.

The noticeable thing is that the LORD turns adverse time to favorable time. Time was destined to demolish the Pandava dynasty with the Brahmastra (Arrow given by LORD Brahmaji) of Ashwatthama but GOD Himself entered into the womb and unruffled the vitality of Brahmastra by His mace and graced the Pandavas by protecting the small infant in the womb.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Only the LORD can turn the adverse time into a favorable time.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA
96 SHRIMAD BHAGWATAM
(First Schand)
CH 13
VS 10
TRANSLATION OF WRITE-UP IN ENGLISH - Dharmraj Yudhisthir told the above words to Shri Vidurji, one of the favorite devotee of the LORD. This verse states the glory of devotion.

By the devotion of GOD so many good deeds are collected that devotee himself becomes a shrine. Holy shrines have also felt blessed by the promenading of such devotees because it turns the shrine into a super shrine.

Such is the glory of devotion that it makes the shrine a super shrine.

GIST FOR ALL REILIGION
  1. Such is the power of devotion that by the promenading of GOD’s devotee, the Holy shrine also feels privileged and blessed.
ENGLISH TRANSLITERATION              Translation by: SHEELNIDHI GUPTA