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Yuga Dharma Acarya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

 

 

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Invocation Prayers for Srimad Bhagavatam

Verses and songs recited by 
His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva 
before Srimad Bhagavatam class

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narayanam namaskrtya
naram caiva narottamam
devim sarasvatim vyasam
tato jayam udirayet

Before reciting this Srimad-Bhagavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, Narayana, unto Nara-narayana Rsi, the super-most human being, unto mother Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, and unto Srila Vyasadeva, the author. (SB 1.2.4)

vede ramayane caiva purane bharate tatha
adav ante ca madhye ca harih sarvatra giyate

“In the Vedic literature, including the Ramayana, Puranas and Mahabharata, from the very beginning (adau) to the end (ante ca), as well as within the middle (madhye ca), only Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is explained.” (Hari-vamsa cited Cc. Adi 7.131)

mukam karoti vacalam
pangum langhayate girim
yat-krpa tam aham vande
sri-gurum dina-taranam

“‘The Supreme Personality of Godhead has the form of sac-cid-ananda-vigraha [Bs. 5.1]—transcendental bliss, knowledge and eternity. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him, who turns the dumb into eloquent speakers and enables the lame to cross mountains. Such is the mercy of the Lord.’” (Sridhara Swami, Bhavartha Dipika, Mangala Stotrum 1, Cited Cc. Madhya 17.18)

PRAYER TO LORD JAGANNATH

paramananda he madhava
padungaluci makaranda

se-makaranda pana-kari
aanande bolo hari hari

harinka name vanda vela
pari karive caka-dola

se caka-dolanka-payare
mana-mo rahu nirantare

mana mo nirantare rahu
ha-krsna boli jiva jau

ha-krsna boli jau jiva
mote udhara radha-dhava

mote udhara radha-dhava
mote udhara radha-dhava

“O supremely blissful Madhava! The nectar is coming from Your lotus feet. Drinking that nectar I blissfully chant, “Hari! Hari! With the name ‘Hari’ I am binding a raft on which Lord Jagannatha (Chaka-dola) will ferry me across this ocean of material existence.My mind always remains at the lotus feet of that Lord Jagannatha who has very large round eyes.In this way, I call out “Ha Krsna!” And give up my life.O husband of Srimati Radharani, Radha-dhava, please deliver me.” (Traditional Orissian bhajan, Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja learned this bhajan as a child.)

THE GLORIES OF THE SRIMAD-BHAGAVATAM

dharmah projjhita-kaitavo
’tra paramo nirmatsaranam satam
vedyam vastavam atra vastu
sivadam tapa-trayonmulanam

srimad-bhagavate maha-muni-
krte kim va parair isvarah
sadyo hrdy avarudhyate ’tra
krtibhih susrusubhis tat-ksanat  

“Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhagavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyasadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.” (Bhag. 1.1.2)

nigama-kalpa-taror galitam phalam
suka-mukhad amrta-drava-samyutam
pibata bhagavatam rasam alayam
muhur aho rasika bhuvi bhavukah

“O expert and thoughtful men, relish Srimad-Bhagavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Sri Sukadeva Gosvami. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls.” (Bhag. 1.1.3)

anarthopasamam saksad
bhakti-yogam adhoksaje
lokasyajanato vidvams
cakre satvata-samhitam

“The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyasadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.”(Bhag.  1.7.6)

yasyam vai sruyamanayam
krsne parama-puruse
bhaktir utpadyate pumsah
soka-moha-bhayapaha

“Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.”(Bhag.  1.7.7)

srimad-bhagavatam puranam
amalam yad vaisnavanam priyam
yasmin paramahamsyam ekam
amalam jnanam param giyate

tatra jnana-viraga-bhakti-
sahitam naiskarmyam aviskrtam
tac chrnvan su-pathan vicarana-
paro bhaktya vimucyen narah

“Srimad-Bhagavatam is the spotless Purana. It is most dear to the Vaisnavas because it describes the pure and supreme knowledge of the paramahamsas. This Bhagavatam reveals the means for becoming free from all material work, together with the processes of transcendental knowledge, renunciation and devotion. Anyone who seriously tries to understand Srimad-Bhagavatam, who properly hears and chants it with devotion, becomes completely liberated.” (Bhag. 12.13.18)

artho ’yam brahma-sutranam
bharatartha-vinirnayah
gayatri-bhasya-rupo ’sau
vedartha-paribrmhitah

“The meaning of the Vedanta-sutra is present in Srimad-Bhagavatam. The full purport of the Mahabharata is also there. The commentary of the Brahma-gayatri is also there and fully expanded with all Vedic knowledge. ”(Garuda Purana, text 143, cited Cc. Mad. 25.113 and Hari-bhakti-vilasa 10.394)

sarva-vedetihasanam
saram saram samuddhrtam

“The essence of all Vedic literature and all histories has been collected in this Srimad-Bhagavatam.(Bhag. 1.3.41)

sarva-vedanta-saram hi
sri-bhagavatam isyate
tad-rasamrta-trptasya
nanyatra syad ratih kvacit

“Srimad-Bhagavatam is declared to be the essence of all Vedanta philosophy. One who has felt satisfaction from its nectarean mellow will never be attracted to any other literature.”(Bhag 12.13.15)

‘krsna-bhakti-rasa-svarupa’ sri-bhagavata
tate veda-sastra haite parama mahattva

Srimad-Bhagavatam gives direct information of the mellow derived from service to Krsna. Therefore Srimad-Bhagavatam is above all other Vedic literatures.” (Cc. Mad. 25.150)

cari-veda-upanisade yata kichu haya
tara artha laïa vyasa karila sancaya

yei sutre yei rk—visaya-vacana
bhagavate sei rk sloke nibandhana

“Vyasadeva collected whatever Vedic conclusions were in the four Vedas and 108 Upanisads and placed them in the codes of the Vedanta-sutra.”

“In the Vedanta-sutra, the purport of all Vedic knowledge is explained, and in Srimad-Bhagavatam the same purport has been explained in eighteen thousand verses.” (Cc. Mad. 25.98-99)

jivera nistara lagi’ sutra kaila vyasa
mayavadi-bhasya sunile haya sarva-nasa

“Srila Vyasadeva presented the Vedanta philosophy for the deliverance of conditioned souls, but if one hears the commentary of Sankaracarya, everything is spoiled.” (Cc. Mad. 6.169)

“yaha, bhagavata pada vaisnavera sthane
ekanta asraya kara caitanya-carane

“Go and approach a bona-fide Vaisnava to study Srimad-Bhagavatam and in this way completely surrender to the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.” (Cc. Antya 5.131)

bhagavata ye na mane, se—yavana-sama
tara sastra ache janme-janme prabhu yama

“Whoever has no regard for the Srimad-Bhagavatam is the same as a yavana, an untouchable heathen. He will be punished birth after birth by Lord Yamaraja.” (C. Bhag. Adi 1.39)

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

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