Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, Part 4

BY: SUN STAFF

Sri Hanuman


Jun 30, CANADA (SUN) — By Srila Sanatana Goswami, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.

Part One, Chapter Four

Bhakta (The Devotees)

Text 51

svamin kapi-patir dasya
ity adi vacanaih khalu
prasiddho mahima tasya
dasyam eva prabhoh kripa

My lord, the scriptures declare: "The monkey-king Hanuman attained perfection by serving the Supreme Lord." In this way Hanuman's glory is famous in this world. His service brought him the Lord's mercy.

Text 52

yadricchaya labdham api
vishnor dasarathes tu yah
naicchan moksham vina dasyam
tasmai hanumate namah

I offer my respectful obeisances to Hanuman. Even if it were to come to him of its own accord, he has no desire to accept any kind of liberation that would check his service to Lord Vishnu, the son of Maharaja Dasaratha.

Text 53

mad-anuktam ca mahatmyam
tasya vetti param bhavan
gatva kimpurushe varshe
drishtva tam modam apnuhi

I have left much unsaid, still, your lordship knows his glorious position very well. Please go now to Kimpurusha-varsha. See him and become happy.

Text 54

sri-parikshid uvaca

aye matar aho bhadram
aho bhadram iti bruvan
utpatyasanatah khena
munih kimpurusham gatah

Sri Parikshit said: O mother, Narada then exclaimed: {.sy 168}Ah! This is very auspicious! Ah! This is very auspicious!" He then rose from his seat, and traveled through outer space to Kimpurusha-varsha.

Text 55

tatrapasyad dhanumantam
ramacandra-padabjayoh
sakshad ivarcana-ratam
vicitrair vanya-vastubhih

There he saw Hanuman devotedly worshiping the lotus feet of the Deity of Lord Ramacandra with wonderful offerings taken from the forest as if the Lord were directly present before him.

Text 56

gandharvadibhir anandad
giyamanam rasayanam
ramayanam ca srinvantam
kampasru-pulakacitam

Hearing the nectarean story of the Ramayana sung by the Gandharvas and other celestial singers, Hanuman became full of bliss. He trembled and shed tears. The hairs of his body stood erect.

Text 57

vicitrair divya-divyais ca
gadya-padyaih sva-nirmitaih
stutim anyas ca kurvanam
dandavat pranatir api

Hanuman was himself reciting many wonderful and splendid prayers in prose and verse, and he was also falling down like a stick to offer respectful obeisances to his Lord.

Text 58

cukrosa narado modaj
jaya sri-raghunatha he
jaya sri-janaki-kanta
jaya sri-lakshmanagraja

Narada then jubilantly called out: O Lord of the Raghavas, all glories to You! O husband of Sita, all glories to You! O elder brother of Lakshmana, all glories to You!

Text 59

nijeshta-svamino nama-
kirtana-sruti-harshitah
utplutya hanuman durat
kanthe jagraha naradam

Hanuman became filled with joy to hear the chanting of the holy names of his worshipable Lord. He at once jumped into the sky and embraced Narada, placing his arms around his neck.

Text 60

tishthan viyaty eva munih praharshan
nrityan padabhyam kalayan karabhyam
premasru-dharam ca kapisvarasya
prapto dasam kincid avocad uccaih

As he stood in the sky, Narada Muni jubilantly danced moving his feet to and fro, and at the same time wiped away the stream of Hanuman's tears of ecstatic love with his hands. Filled with ecstatic love, Narada loudly said:

Text 61

sri narada uvaca

sriman bhagavatah satyam
tvam eva parama-priyah
aham ca tat-priyo 'bhuvam
adya yat tvam vyalokayam

Sri Narada said: O noble sir, you are very dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By seeing you I have now also become very dear to Him.

Text 62

sri-parikshid uvaca

kshanat sva-sthena devarshih
pranamya sri-hanumata
raghuvira-pranamaya
samanitas tad-alayam

Sri Parikshit said: Within a moment Hanuman composed himself and then respectfully bowed down before Devarshi Narada. Then he took Narada to the temple where he could bow down before Lord Ramacandra, the hero of the Raghu dynasty.

Text 63

kritabhivandanas tatra
prayatnad upaveshitah
sampattim prema-jam citram
prapto vinasrito 'bravit

Narada Muni bowed down before the Deity and then sat in a seat carefully arranged by Hanuman. Narada, wealthy with the wonderful opulence of pure devotional love, sounded his vina and said:

Text 64

sri-narada uvaca

satyam eva bhagavat-kripa-bharas-
yaspadam nirupmamam bhavan param
yo hi nityam ahaho maha-prabhos
citra-citra-bhajanamritarnavah

Sri Narada said: You are in truth the object of the incomparable great mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You are always plunged in the very wonderful nectar ocean of pure devotional service to the Supreme Lord.

Text 65

dasah sakha vahanam asanam dhvajah
chatram vitanam vyajanam ca vandi
mantri bhishag yodha-patih sahaya-
sreshtho maha-kirti-vivardhanas ca

You are the Lord's servant, friend, chariot, sitting place, flag, parasol, awning, fan, poet to offer prayers, counselor, military commander, and most helpful assistant. You always chant the Lord's transcendental glories.

Text 66

samarpitatma parama-prasada-bhrit
tadiya-sat-kirti-kathaika-jivanah
tad-asritananda-vivardhanah sada
mahattamah sri-garudadito 'dhikah

You have offered yourself to Lord Ramacandra without any reservation. You are the object of His great mercy. The narration of His glories is your life and soul. You bring great transcendental bliss to the devotees who have taken shelter of Him. You are eternally more glorious than Garuda and all the other devotees of the Lord.

Text 67

aho bhavan eva visuddha-bhaktiman
param na seva-sukhato 'dhimanya yah
imam prabhum vacam udara-sekharam
jagada tad-bhakta-gana-pramodinim

Because you are a pure devotee, and because you do not consider anything better than the happiness of pure devotional service, you spoke to the Supreme Lord, who is the crest jewel of all generous philanthropists, the following words, which bring great happiness to the devotees:

Text 68

bhava-bandha-cchide tasyai
sprihayami na muktaye
bhavan prabhur aham dasa
iti yatra vilupyate

O Lord, You are the master, and I am Your servant. I do not desire any liberation from the bonds of repeated birth and death that will also break our relationship.

Text 69

sri-parikshid uvaca

tato hanuman prabhu-pada-padma-
kripa-visesha-sravanendhanena
pradipitadau virahagni-tapto
rudan chucarto muninaha santvitah

Sri Parikshit said: For Hanuman, hearing this description of the great mercy of the Lord's lotus feet became a spark that ignited a great fire of the pain of separation from the Lord. Hanuman lamented and cried. Narada Muni comforted him. Hanuman then said:

Text 70

sri-hanuman uvaca

muni-varya katham srimad-
ramacandra-padambujaih
hinam rodayase dinam
naishthurya-smaranena mam

I am very unhappy because I no longer have the lotus feet of Lord Ramacandra. O best of the sages, why do you make me cry by reminding me of His cruelty to me?

Text 71

yadi syam sevako 'mushya
tada tyajeya kim hathat
nitah sva-dayitah parsvam
sugrivadyah sakoshalah

If I am His servant, then why did He abandon me when He took Sugriva, the residents of Ayodhya, and many other dear devotees to His side?

Text 72

seva-saubhagyato yas ca
maha-prabhu-krito mahan
anugraho mayi snigdhair
bhavadbhir anumiyate

Because you are very affectionate to me you think that because I had the good fortune to serve the Supreme Lord directly, therefore He is very merciful to me.

Texts 73 and 74

so 'dhuna mathura-puryam
avatirnena tena hi
praduskrita-nijaisvarya-
parakashtha-vibhutina

kritasyanugrahasyamsam
pandaveshu mahatmasu
tulayarhati no gantum
sumerum mrid-anur yatha

Now the supremely opulent and powerful Lord has descended to Mathura City, where He gives His mercy to the great Pandavas. The mercy He gives to me cannot be compared to even the smallest fragment of that mercy. It is like a pebble compared to Mount Sumeru.

Text 75

sa yesham balyatas tat-tad-
viseshapad-ganeranat
dhairyam dharmam yaso jnanam
bhaktim premapy adarsayat

By sending them so many troubles since their early childhood, the Lord has shown to the world their patience, adherence to religious principles, fame, transcendental knowledge, pure devotion, and spiritual love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Text 76

sarathyam parshadatvam ca
sevanam mantri-dutate
virasananugamane
cakre stuti-natir api

The Supreme Personality of Godhead became their chariot-driver, companion, servant, counselor, messenger, guard, and follower. The Lord even offered prayers to them and bowed down before them.

Text 77

kim va sa-sneha-kataryat
tesham nacarati prabhuh
seva sakhyam priyatvam tad
anyonyam bhati misritam

The Supreme Lord is overcome with love for them. What will He not do for them. He has become their servant, friend, and most affectionate well-wisher.

Text 78

yasya santata-vasena
sa yesham rajadhanika
tapovanam maharshinam
abhud va sat-tapah-phalam

Because the Lord always resides with them, their capitol has become like a sacred forest where great sages perform austerities. Residence in their capitol now brings the results of all austerities.

Text 79

sri-parikshid uvaca

srinvann idam krishna-padabja-lalaso
dvaravati-santata-vasa-lampatah
utthaya cotthaya mudantarantara
sri-narado 'nrityad alam sa-hunkritam

Sri Parikshit said: As Sri Narada heard these words he yearned to reside eternally in Dvaraka and always stay by the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. Narada loudly shouted, rose again and again into the sky, and danced with joy in his heart.

Text 80

pandavanam hanumams tu
katha-rasa-nimagna-hrit
tan nritya-vardhitanandah
prastutam varnayaty alam

Hanuman became blissful by seeing Narada dance. His heart plunged in the nectar of the Pandavas' story, Hanuman again and again described their glories.

Text 81

sri-hanuman uvaca

tesham apad-gana eva
sattamah syuh su-sevitah
ye vidhaya prabhum vyagram
sadyah sangamayanti taih

Sri Hanuman said: The host of calamities that befell the Pandavas were very auspicious for them. These calamities made Lord Krishna anxious for the safety of the Pandavas, and at once brought Lord Krishna into their company.

Text 82

are prema-paradhina
vicaracara-varjitah
niyojayatha tam dautye
sarathye 'pi mama prabhum

O Pandavas, you have become overpowered by love and no longer know how to do what is right. You have made my Lord into your messenger and chariot-driver.

Text 83

nunam re pandava mantram
ausadham vatha kincana
lokottaram vijanidhve
maha-mohana-mohanam

O Pandavas, you must know a very powerful magic spell or possess a very powerful potion to bring others under your control.

Text 84

ity uktva hanuman matah
pandaveya-yasasvini
utplutyotplutya munina
muhur nrityati vakti ca

O mother, O celebrated wife of Abhimanyu, after speaking these words, Hanuman began to jump again and again. For a long time he danced with Narada Muni. Then he said:

[Missing Texts 85-88]

Text 89

aho maha-prabho bhakta-
vatsalya-bhara-nirjita
karoshy evam api sviya-
cittakarshaka-ceshtita

O Supreme Personality of Godhead, O Lord overwhelmed with love for Your devotees, O Lord whose transcendental activities attract your devotees' hearts, this is the way You act.

Text 90

mamapi paramam bhagyam
parthanam teshu madhyamah
bhimaseno mam bhrata
kaniyan vayasa priyah

It is my great good fortune that in the middle of the sons of Kunti (the Pandavas) is my dear younger brother Bhimasena.

Text 91

svasri-danadi-sakhyena
yah samyag anukampitah
tena tasyarjunasyapi
priyo mad-rupavan dhvajah

Out of kindness and friendship the Lord gave His own sister in marriage to Arjuna, who carries a flag whose insignia is a likeness of me.

Text 92

prabhoh priyatamanam tu
prasadam paramam vina
na sidhyati priya seva
dasanam na phalaty api

Without the transcendental mercy of they who are very dear to the Lord, the loving service of the Lord's servants will not be successful. That service will not bear any good fruit.

Text 93

tasmad bhagavata-sreshtha
prabhu-priyatamocitam
tatra no gamanam tesham
darsanasrayane tatha

O best of the devotees, O most dear favorite of the Lord, let us go there to see them.

Texts 94 and 95

ayodhyayam tadanim tu
prabhunavishkritam na yat
mathuraika-pradese tad
dvarakayam pradarsitam

paramaisvarya-madhurya-
vaicitryam vrindaso 'dhuna
brahma-rudradi-dustarkyam
bhakta-bhakti-vivardhanam

The transcendental opulence, sweetness, and wonder that is very difficult for Brahma, Siva, and the other demigods to understand, that increases the love of the devotees, and that had not been revealed when the Lord appeared in Ayodhya, is now displayed in Mathura and Dvaraka.

Text 96

sri-narada uvaca

ah kim uktam ayodhyayam
iti vaikunthato 'pi na
uttishthottishtha tat tatra
gacchavah sa-tvaram sakhe

Sri Narada said: This sweetness and opulence is not manifested even in Vaikuntha, what to speak of Ayodhya. Rise!Rise! Friend, let us quickly go there.

Text 97

sri-parikshid uvaca

atha kshanam nisasvasa
hanuman dhairya-sagarah
jagada naradam natva
kshanam hridi vimrishya sah

At that moment Hanuman became as grave as the ocean. He reflected within himself for a moment, sighed, bowed down, and then said to Narada:

Text 98

sri-hanuman uvaca

sriman-maha-prabhos tasya
preshthanam api sarvatha
tatra darsana-sevartham
prayanam yuktam eva nah

Sri Hanuman said: It is right for us to go to see and serve the most dear devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Text 99

kintu tenadhunajasram
maha-karunya-madhuri
yatha prakasyamanas te
gambhira purvato 'dhika

The sweetness of great mercy the Lord displays now is greater and more profound than what He had shown in the past.

Text 100

vicitra-lila-bhangi ca
tatha parama-mohini
muninam apy abhijnanam
yaya syat paramo bhramah

The supremely charming and wonderful waves of the Lord's present transcendental pastimes have bewildered even the most learned and intelligent of the sages.

Text 101

aho bhavadrisam tato
yato loka-pitamahah
veda-pravartakacaryo
moham brahmapy avindata

Even Brahma, the father of you and your exalted brothers, the grandfather of all the worlds, and the original teacher of the Vedas, is bewildered by these pastimes.

Text 102

vanaranam abuddhinam
madrisam tatra ka katha
vetsi tvam api tad-vrittam
tad visanke 'paradhatah

If even he becomes bewildered, then what can be said about unintelligent monkeys like myself. You can easily understand the Lord's activities, but I fear I will commit an offense.

Text 103

astam vananya-bhavanam
dasanam parama gatih
prabhor vicitra lilaiva
prema-bhakti-vivardhini

The Lord's wonderful transcendental pastimes increase the love and devotion of the devotees. These pastimes are the final destination of they who repose all their love in the Lord alone and in no one else.

Texts 104-108

athapi sahajavyaja-
karuna-komalatmani
avakra-bhava-prakritav
arya-dharma-pradarsake

eka-patni-vrata-dhare
sada vinaya-vriddhaya
lajjayavanata-srimad-
vadane 'dho vilokane

jagad-ranjana-siladhye
'yodhya-pura-purandare
maha-rajadhiraje sri-
sita-lakshmana-sevite

bharata-jyayasi preshtha-
sugrive vanaresvare
vibhishanasrite capa-
panau dasarathatmaje

kausalya-nandane srimad-
raghunatha-svarupini
svasminn atyantiki pritir
mama tenaiva vardhita

I pray that for Lord Ramacandra, whose heart is naturally soft with sincere compassion, who is honest and righteous, who has taken a vow to accept only one wife, whose face and eyes are always bowed down with great humility and shyness, whose good character delights the world, who is the monarch of Ayodhya City, who is the greatest of all kings, who is served by Sita and Lakshmana, who is the elder brother of Bharata, who is the dear friend of Sugriva, who is the ruler of the monkeys, who is the shelter of Vibhishana, who holds a bow in His hand, who is the son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, and who is the great king of the Raghu dynasty, may my devotional love always increase.

Text 109

tasmad atra vasamy asya
tadrig-rupam idam sada
pasyan sakshat sa eveti
pibams tac-caritamritam

I shall simply stay here, gaze at the Deity form of Lord Rama, and drink the nectar of His pastimes.

Texts 110 and 111

yada ca mam kadapy artham
uddisya prabhur ahvayet
mahanukampaya kincid
datum seva-sukham param

kim va mad-vishaya-sneha-
preritah pranato mama
rupam priyatamam yat tat
sandarsayitum isvarah

When Lord (Krishna), out of His great mercy, may call me to give me the great transcendental happiness of the opportunity to serve Him, will He, out of love for me, show me the form (of Lord Rama) that is more dear to me than life?

Texts 112 and 113

tada bhaveyam tatrasu
tvam tu gacchadya pandavan
tesham griheshu tat pasya
param brahma narakriti

svayam eva prasannam yan
muni-hrid-vag-agocaram
manoharataram citra-
lila-madhurimakaram

When the Lord reveals Himself as Ramacandra I shall go to Him at once. Now you please go to the Pandavas, and in their palace see the Supreme Brahman, whose transcendental form is like that of a human being, who is full of transcendental bliss, who is beyond the touch of the words and thoughts of the sages, who is very charming, and who is a great jewel mine of the sweetnesses of wonderful transcendental pastimes.

Text 114

brihad-vrata-dharan asmams
tams ca garhasthya-dharminah
samrajya-vyapritan matva
maparadha-vrito bhava

Don't become an offender, thinking "We are celibate brahmacaris, and they are only householder kshatriyas ruling a kingdom."

Text 115

nihsprihah sarva-kameshu
krishna-padanusevaya
te vai parama-hamsanam
acaryarcya-padambujah

By serving the lotus feet of Lord Krishna they have become free from all desire for material sense-gratification. Their lotus feet are worshiped by the leaders of the swan-like devotees.

Text 116

tesham jyeshthasya samrajye
pravrittir bhagavat-priyat
ato bahu-vidha deva-
durlabha rajya-sampadah

The eldest Pandava, with the pleasure of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as his only motive, now rules the kingdom. He is the master of a great variety of royal opulences rare even among the demigods.

Text 117

rajasuyasvamedhadi-
maha-punyarjitas tatha
vishnulokadayo 'trapi
jambudvipadhirajata

By amassing great pious credits in the performance of rajasuya-yajnas, asvamedha-yajnas, and other religious rituals, he attained the spiritual world of Vishnuloka. Even within this material realm he became king of the entire earth.

Texts 118 and 119

trailokya-vyapakam svaccham
yasas ca vishayah pare
suranam sprihaniya ye
sarva-dosha-vivarjitah

krishna-prasada-janitah
krishna eva samarpitah
nasakan kam api pritim
rajno janayitum kvacit

His pure fame is spread throughout the three worlds. His faultless royal opulences, envied by even the demigods, and granted to him by the mercy of Lord Krishna, he has offered back to Lord Krishna. These opulences were never able to actually please the king.

Text 120

krishna-premagni-dandahya-
manantahkaranasya hi
k\sud-agni-vikalasyeva
vasah srak-candanadayah

His heart is on fire with pure love for Lord Krishna. He is like a man burning with hunger who cannot be pleased by sweet-scented flower-garlands, sandalwood, or perfume.

Text 121

aho kim apare srimad-
draupadi mahishi-vara
tadrisa bhratarah srimad-
bhimasenarjunadayah

Ah, what more shall I say? Srimati Draupadi is his exalted queen. Sri Bhimasena, Sri Arjuna, and his other brothers are all as noble and exalted as he.

Text 122

na priya deha-sambandhan
na catur-varga-sadhanat
param sri-krishna-padabja-
prema-sambandhatah priyah

They are not dear to him because of their bodily relation. They are not dear to him as assistants in the quest for material piety, wealth, sense-gratification, or liberation. They are dear to him because they love the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.

Text 123

vanarena maya tesham
nirvaktum sakyate kiyat
mahatmyam bhagavan vetti
bhavan evadhikadhikam

I am a monkey. How can I describe their great glories? O lord, you know how great they are.



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