Nourishing The Creeper Of Bhakti

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.17.25-28 - Nourishing The Creeper Of by Bhakti (download mp3)
Bhakti Caru Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.17.25
jayorugaya bhagavann
urukrama namo 'stu te
namo brahmanya-devaya
tri-gunaya namo namah

Lord Brahma said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You, who are glorified by all and whose activities are all uncommon. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, O Lord of the transcendentalists, controller of the three modes of nature. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.

SB 8.17.26
namas te prsni-garbhaya
veda-garbhaya vedhase
tri-nabhaya tri-prsthaya
sipi-vistaya visnave

I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, the all-pervading Lord Visnu, who have entered the cores of the hearts of all living entities. All the three worlds reside within Your navel, yet You are above the three worlds. Formerly You appeared as the son of Prsni. To You, the supreme creator, who are understood only through Vedic knowledge, I offer my respectful obeisances.

SB 8.17.27
tvam adir anto bhuvanasya madhyam
ananta-saktim purusam yam ahuh
kalo bhavan aksipatisa visvam
sroto yathantah patitam gabhiram

O my Lord, You are the beginning, the manifestation and the ultimate dissolution of the three worlds, and You are celebrated in the Vedas as the reservoir of unlimited potencies, the Supreme Person. O my Lord, as waves attract branches and leaves that have fallen into deep water, You, the supreme eternal time factor, attract everything in this universe.

The time factor is sometimes described as kala-strota, waves of time. Everything in this material world is within the time factor and is being carried away by waves of attraction, which represent the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

SB 8.17.28
tvam vai prajanam sthira-jangamanam
prajapatinam asi sambhavisnuh
divaukasam deva divas cyutanam
parayanam naur iva majjato 'psu

My Lord, You are the original generator of all living entities, stationary or moving, and You are also the generator of the Prajapatis. O my Lord, as a boat is the only hope for a person drowning in the water, You are the only shelter for the demigods, who are now bereft of their heavenly position.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Eighth Canto, Seventeenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi's Son."