SB 1.9.5

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - First Canto - Chapter 9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 5

tatra brahmarṣayaḥ sarve
devarṣayaś ca sattama
rājarṣayaś ca tatrāsan
draṣṭuṁ bharata-puṅgavam


SYNONYMS

tatra—there; brahma-ṛṣayaḥ—ṛṣis among the brāhmaṇas; sarve—all; deva-ṛṣayaḥ—ṛṣis among the demigods; ca—and; sattama—situated in the quality of goodness; rāja-ṛṣayaḥ—ṛṣis among the kings; ca—and; tatra—in that place; āsan—were present; draṣṭum—just to see; bharata—the descendants of King Bharata; puṅgavam—the chief of.


TRANSLATION

Just to see the chief of the descendants of King Bharata [Bhīṣma], all the great souls in the universe, namely the ṛṣis amongst the demigods, brāhmaṇas and kings, all situated in the quality of goodness, were assembled there.


PURPORT

The ṛṣis are those who have attained perfection by spiritual achievements. Such spiritual achievements can be earned by all, whether one is a king or a mendicant. Bhīṣmadeva himself was also one of the brahmarṣis and the chief of the descendants of King Bharata. All ṛṣis are situated in the quality of goodness. All of them assembled there on hearing the news of the great warrior's impending death.


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Facts about "SB 1.9.5"
Spoken bySūta Gosvāmī +
Spoken toSages of Naimiṣāraṇya +