Every Name Of Bhagavatam Is Significant

2011-02-01
Srimad Bhagavatam 09.12.01-06 - Every Name Of Bhagavatam Is Significant (download mp3)
by Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
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 SB 9.12.1
sri-suka uvaca
kusasya catithis tasman
nisadhas tat-suto nabhah
pundariko 'tha tat-putrah
ksemadhanvabhavat tatah

Translation:
Sukadeva Gosvami said: The son of Ramacandra was Kusa, the son of Kusa was Atithi, the son of Atithi was Nisadha, and the son of Nisadha was Nabha. The son of Nabha was Pundarika, and from Pundarika came a son named Ksemadhanva. 

SB 9.12.2
devanikas tato 'nihah
pariyatro 'tha tat-sutah
tato balasthalas tasmad
vajranabho 'rka-sambhavah

Translation:
The son of Ksemadhanva was Devanika, Devanika's son was Aniha, Aniha's son was Pariyatra, and Pariyatra's son was Balasthala. The son of Balasthala was Vajranabha, who was said to have been born from the effulgence of the sun-god.

SB 9.12.3-4
saganas tat-sutas tasmad
vidhrtis cabhavat sutah
tato hiranyanabho 'bhud
yogacaryas tu jaimineh
sisyah kausalya adhyatmam
yaj├▒avalkyo 'dhyagad yatah
yogam mahodayam rsir
hrdaya-granthi-bhedakam

Translation:
The son of Vajranabha was Sagana, and his son was Vidhrti. The son of Vidhrti was Hiranyanabha, who became a disciple of Jaimini and became a great acarya of mystic yoga. It is from Hiranyanabha that the great saint Yaj├▒avalkya learned the highly elevated system of mystic yoga known as adhyatma-yoga, which can loosen the knots of material attachment in the heart.

SB 9.12.5
puspo hiranyanabhasya
dhruvasandhis tato 'bhavat
sudarsano 'thagnivarnah
sighras tasya maruh sutah

Translation:
The son of Hiranyanabha was Puspa, and the son of Puspa was Dhruvasandhi. The son of Dhruvasandhi was Sudarsana, whose son was Agnivarna. The son of Agnivarna was named Sighra, and his son was Maru.


SB 9.12.6
so 'sav aste yoga-siddhah
kalapa-gramam asthitah
kaler ante surya-vamsam
nastam bhavayita punah

Translation:
Having achieved perfection in the power of mystic yoga, Maru still lives in a place known as Kalapa-grama. At the end of Kali-yuga, he will revive the lost Surya dynasty by begetting a son.

Purport:
At least five thousand years ago, Srila Sukadeva Gosvami ascertained the existence of Maru in Kalapa-grama and said that Maru, having achieved a yoga-siddha body, would continue to exist until the end of Kali-yuga, which is calculated to continue for 432,000 years. Such is the perfection of mystic power. By controlling the breath, the perfect yogi can continue his life for as long as he likes. Sometimes we hear from the Vedic literature that some personalities from the Vedic age, such as Vyasadeva and Asvatthama, are still living. Here we understand that Maru is also still living. We are sometimes surprised that a mortal body can live for such a long time. The explanation of this longevity is given here by the word yoga-siddha. If one becomes perfect in the practice of yoga, he can live as long as he likes. The demonstration of some trifling yoga-siddha does not constitute perfection. Here is a factual example of perfection: a yoga-siddha can live as long as he likes.