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CC Madhya 17.138

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 138

sva-sukha-nibhṛta-cetās tad vyudastānya-bhāvo
’py ajita-rucira-līlākṛṣṭa-sāras tadīyam
vyatanuta kṛpayā yas tattva-dīpaṁ purāṇaṁ
tam akhila-vṛjina-ghnaṁ vyāsa-sūnuṁ nato ’smi


sva-sukha—in happiness of the self; nibhṛta—solitary; cetāḥ—whose consciousness; tat—because of that; vyudasta—given up; anya-bhāvaḥ—any other type of consciousness; api—although; ajita—of Śrī Kṛṣṇa; rucira—pleasing; līlā—by the pastimes; ākṛṣṭa—attracted; sāraḥ—whose heart; tadīyam—consisting of the activities of the Lord; vyatanuta—spread, manifested; kṛpayā—mercifully; yaḥ—who; tattva-dīpam—the bright light of the Absolute Truth; purāṇam—the Purāṇa (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam); tam—unto him; akhila-vṛjina-ghnam—defeating everything inauspicious; vyāsa-sūnum—the son of Vyāsadeva; nataḥ asmi—I offer my obeisances.


“‘Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, the son of Vyāsadeva, Śukadeva Gosvāmī. It is he who defeats all inauspicious things within this universe. Although in the beginning he was absorbed in the happiness of Brahman realization and was living in a secluded place, giving up all other types of consciousness, he became attracted by the most melodious pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. He therefore mercifully spoke the supreme Purāṇa, known as Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is the bright light of the Absolute Truth and which describes the activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa.’


This verse was spoken by Sūta Gosvāmī in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 12.12.69).