Brihad Bhagavatamrita is for devotees of Krishna and Gauranga, so they can definitely read it. It is not a broad as Bhagavad Gita, nor as intricate as Srimad. 25 Jul Dear devotees and friends! We are happy to announce that Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita, Part 2, Volume 2, is now available as an ebook. The Brihad Bhagavatamrita by Sanatana Gosvami is a consummate rendering in Sanskrit verse of Vaishnava devotional spirituality as inspired by Krishna-.

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Since the possessor of such eternal youth, Sri Krishna, enjoys His private pastimes in the remote realm of Goloka, one might doubt whether contact with Him is possible for souls conditioned by material nature. Anyone who wants to know about the subject matter of devotees, devotional service, and Krsna must read this book. Read More at joinhoney. I think this book is a must! How, then, can we women know You perfectly?

I hope that some flavor of these all-ecstatic holy bihad has penetrated my ignorance and found its way onto these pages. He can never be adequately described, for He is an unlimited ocean bhagavatamrlta various kinds of attractiveness—beauty, fine character, and so on. There are also descriptions of devotees, tracing them from the most fundamental levels to the most exalted.

From Six Goswamis of Vrindavan chapter 4: Uttara asked her son to explain the essence of Bhagavata Puranaand Parikshit revealed to bhagavatamrkta the stages of confidential Bhakti.

As Narada already knows, and Gopa-kumara will gradually learn, the superior mode of life they seek is personal and defined by the interplay of those who take part in it, rather than by material laws of nature.

Gopiparanadhana Dasa’s English prose version reads clearly and crisply. Faced with such challenges, many a translator—and, if not he or she, then the publisher—would resort to a paraphrase that drastically cuts down the size and simplifies the scholarship of the commentary and perhaps introduces an ersatz ideological or rhetorical interpretation in place of the more demanding and sophisticated orientation of the author.

Sri Rupa Goswami, who regarded his elder brother Srila Sanatana as his spiritual master, acknowledged indebtedness to Brihad-bhagavatamrita in his definitive textbook on devotional service, Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1. Although the devotion He gives away is imbued with pure prema —the rarest of treasures meant for the most elevated souls—He grants it even to those who are fallen and wretched.


As the bhaavatamrita acknowledges, the English version of the Dig-darshini is a paraphrase, not a line-by-line translation. After dedicating nearly thirty years to the preaching mission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Keshava Bharati Prabhu has now started an editing career that is already bearing wonderful fruit.

I could learn about the self, God and my connection to God.

On the Earth Chapter 2: The Dig-darshini, being itself prose, but prose in the peculiar form of Sanskrit textual commentary, presents the translator with a different set of challenges. Our worshipful author has not merely written two histories.

Volume 3 will bring us to Goloka Vrindavana, the personal abode of Lord Krishna. Anyone dissatisfied with the scant potential of mundane existence is naturally stimulated by the prospect of finding, even vicariously, a world bhagavatamrifa greater liberty. That prema is the ultimate perfection of love, in which the devotee has absolutely no interest in anything separate from Krishna.

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You dismissed this ad. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. See all free Kindle reading apps. Finding buagavatamrita Essence of the Supreme Lord’s Mercy. Among them, Sri Radhika is the best, and therefore Her name is mentioned first. As Narada already knows, and Gopa-kumara will gradually learn, the superior mode of life they seek is personal and defined by the interplay of those who take part in it, bhagavatamgita than by the material laws of nature.

Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Volume 1

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There should be some better place for the soul.

We learn much more than the simple fact that someone in particular is the greatest lover of God. But the vividness and novelty of many vignettes and the poignant emotional vulnerability of Krishna may evoke surprise and wonder even among seasoned Vaishnava devotees.

From the portions of Volume One that I have compared closely, it is evident that Gopiparanadhana Dasa has managed to retain virtually all of the content of the original commentary, though with considerable rearrangement to facilitate reading. Entering the realm of Shuddha-bhakti, or pure devotional service, rasa begins to manifest, and Brihat-Bhagavatamrita carefully delineates the archetypal devotees of each level.


This volume brings us with Gopa-kumara into Vaikuntha, the majestic kingdom of God. In other words, even as an infant and a child He exhibits the perfect beauty of full-blown youth. It is not a broad as Bhagavad Gita, nor as intricate as Srimad Bhagavatam, but it is totally relish-able for a devotee, especially a Gaudiya devotee.

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Like Narada in Part One, Gopa-kumara searches throughout the material universe; but he also travels beyond, into the kingdom of God, Vaikuntha, and yet further to the most confidential realms of the kingdom of God—Ayodhya, Dvaraka, and Goloka. His spiritual odyssey covers VaikunthaBrahmalokaShivaloka and the heavenly planets.

For Vaishnava devotees in the tradition of Chaitanya, the Brihad-bhagavatamrita and its commentary constitute a foundational text of great value.

But the Pandavas’ love pales next to that of the Yadavas, Krishna’s intimate Dwaraka associates, who are headed by Uddhava. It is itself a Purana-like tale which, though composed by Sanatana, is told as if an ancient discourse by King Parikshit to his mother, Uttara.

Retrieved from ” https: But, as the translator points out and illustrates in the appendicesthe paraphrasing is largely a matter of arrangement, not of selective excision or augmentation.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The teachings in this book overtly come from beyond this world. By mentioning these matters, Srila Sanatana is outlining the basic theme of his book. It deals with the nuances, moods and flavours of devotion in a story form. Significantly, I think, this, his most ambitious work, takes the form of narrative and dialogue. In general, Lord Krishna feels affinity for His devotees in response to the particular ways they love Him.

By thus appearing personally, the Lord made His special mercy readily obtainable. Narada and Gopa-kumara, the respective heroes of this book’s two parts, are searching for a key to fulfillment much subtler than wealth, influence, mundane love, the Fountain of Youth, or even the Holy Grail.

Not tied down to any particular place or situation, he is accustomed to meeting different ways of seeing things.