Canto 1: CreationChapter 4: The Appearance of Śrī Nārada

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.4.31

kiḿ bhāgavatā dharmā

na prāyeṇa nirūpitāḥ

priyāḥ paramahaḿsānāḿ

ta eva hy acyuta-priyāḥ

SYNONYMS

kim — or; bhāgavatāḥ dharmāḥ — devotional activities of the living beings; na — not; prāyeṇa — almost; nirūpitāḥ — directed; priyāḥ — dear; paramahaḿsānām — of the perfect beings; te eva — that also; hi — certainly; acyuta — the infallible; priyāḥ — attractive.

TRANSLATION

This may be because I did not specifically point out the devotional service of the Lord, which is dear both to perfect beings and to the infallible Lord.

PURPORT

The dissatisfaction which was being felt by Śrīla Vyāsadeva is expressed herein in his own words. This was felt for the normal condition of the living being in the devotional service of the Lord. Unless one is fixed in the normal condition of service, neither the Lord nor the living being can become fully satisfied. This defect was felt by him when Nārada Muni, his spiritual master, reached him. It is described as follows.

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