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SB 11.29.49

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


bhava-bhayam apahantuṁ jñāna-vijñāna-sāraṁ
nigama-kṛd upajahre bhṛṅga-vad veda-sāram
amṛtam udadhitaś cāpāyayad bhṛtya-vargān
puruṣam ṛṣabham ādyaṁ kṛṣṇa-saṁjñaṁ nato 'smi


bhava—of material life; bhayam—the fear; apahantum—in order to take away; jñāna-vijñāna—of knowledge and self-realization; sāram—the essence; nigama—of the Vedas; kṛt—the author; upajahre—delivered; bhṛṅga-vat—like a bee; veda-sāram—the essential meaning of the Vedas; amṛtam—the nectar; udadhitaḥ—from the ocean; ca—and; apāyayat—made to drink; bhṛtya-vargān—His many devotees; puruṣam—to the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ṛṣabham—the greatest; ādyam—the first of all beings; kṛṣṇa-saṁjñam—named Lord Kṛṣṇa; nataḥ—bowed down; asmi—I am.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


I offer my obeisances to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original and greatest of all beings, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. He is the author of the Vedas, and just to destroy His devotees' fear of material existence, like a bee He has collected this nectarean essence of all knowledge and self-realization. Thus He has awarded to His many devotees this nectar from the ocean of bliss, and by His mercy they have drunk it.


Just as a bee extracts nectar from a flower without harming the flower, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa extracts the essence of all Vedic knowledge without disturbing the elaborate system of Vedic advancement. In other words, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa establishes Himself as the goal of Vedic knowledge without destroying preliminary, inferior processes that may be applicable to grossly materialistic men. Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī thus concludes by offering his obeisances to the spiritual master of the entire universe, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda to the Eleventh Canto, Twenty-ninth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled "Bhakti-yoga."

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