Scripture class on the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam's Devi Gita , Chapter I, verses 6 to 9, by Rev. Dr. Swami Bhajanananda Sarasawati given on Zoom to students of Ramakrishna Seminary at Kali Mandir on 23 March 2022.
सौभाग्यरहितं जातं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् | शक्तीहीनं जगत्सर्वं साब्धिद्वीपं सपर्वतम् || ६ ||
saubhāgya-rahitaṃ jātaṃ trailokyaṃ sa-carācaram | śaktī-hīnaṃ jagat-sarvaṃ sābdhi-dvīpaṃ sa-parvatam || 6 ||
6. "Meanwhile, the three-tiered universe, with all that is mobile and immobile, lost its auspicious charm when the entire world with its oceans continents, and mountains, was bereft of energy."
आनन्दः शुष्कतां यातः सर्वेषां हृदयान्तरे | उदासीनाः सर्वलोकाश्चिन्ताजर्जरचेतसः || ७ ||
ānandaḥ śuṣkatāṃ yātaḥ sarveṣāṃ hṛdayāntare | udāsīnāḥ sarva-lokāścintā-jarjara-cetasaḥ || 7 ||
7. "Joy shriveled up in the heart of each and every being. All peoples were despondent, their careworn spirits exhausted."
सदा दुःखोदधौ मग्ना रोगग्रस्तास्तदाऽभवन् | ग्रहाणां देवतानां च वैपरीत्येन वर्तनम् || ८ ||
sadā duḥkho-dadhau magnā roga-grastās-tadā'bhavan | grahāṇāṃ devatānāṃ ca vaiparītyena vartanam || 8 ||
8. "Then, ever drowning in a sea of misery, they were consumed by disease. The planets retrograded ominously; the fortunes of the gods declined."
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