Absorbing Our Thought In Krishna

2017-03-31
Srimad Bhagavatam 11.02.15-18 - Absorbing Our Thought In Krishna (download mp3)
by Rohininandan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 11.2.15
priyavrato nama suto
 manoh svayambhuvasya yah
tasyagnidhras tato nabhir
 rsabhas tat-sutah smrtah

Translation: 
Svayambhuva Manu had a son named Maharaja Priyavrata, and among Priyavrata’s sons was Agnidhra. From Agnidhra was born Nabhi, whose son was known as Rsabhadeva.

Purport: 
The genealogical background of the sons of Rsabhadeva is given in this verse.



SB 11.2.16
tam ahur vasudevamsam
 moksa-dharma-vivaksaya
avatirnam suta-satam
 tasyasid brahma-paragam

Translation: 
Sri Rsabhadeva is accepted as an expansion of the Supreme Lord, Vasudeva. He incarnated in this world to propagate those religious principles that lead living entities to ultimate liberation. He had one hundred sons, all perfect in Vedic knowledge.


SB 11.2.17
tesam vai bharato jyestho
 narayana-parayanah
vikhyatam varsam etad yan-
 namna bharatam adbhutam

Translation: 
Of the one hundred sons of Lord Rsabhadeva, the eldest, Bharata, was completely devoted to Lord Narayana. It is because of Bharata’s fame that this planet is now celebrated as the great Bharata-varsa.


SB 11.2.18
sa bhukta-bhogam tyaktvemam
 nirgatas tapasa harim
upasinas tat-padavim
 lebhe vai janmabhis tribhih

Translation: 
King Bharata rejected this material world, considering all types of material pleasure temporary and useless. Leaving his beautiful young wife and family, he worshiped Lord Hari by severe austerities and attained the abode of the Lord after three lifetimes.

Purport: 
The complete narration of the three lives of Bharata — as a king, as a deer and as an exalted paramahamsa devotee of the Lord — is given in the Fifth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam.