Sri Caitanya-candrodaya, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF
Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai
Jan 29, CANADA (SUN)
By Srila Kavi-karnapura
advaitacarya-varyo bhagavad-anavamam sambhavam dhama sakshan
nityanandavadhuto maha iha mahitam hanta sankarshanam yah
srikanta-sripatibhyam api saha vijayi srila-ramena sardham
ko 'pi srivasa-nama dvija-kula-tilako naradiyam hi tejah
Advaita Acarya is the incarnation of Lord Siva. Nityananda Avadhuta is glorious Lord Sankarshana. Srivasa, the tilaka mark of the brahmanas, who is accompanied by Srikanta, Sripati, and Srirama, is the incarnation of Narada Muni.
vidyanidhi-prabhritayo 'pi ca vasudeva-
caryadayah saha mukunda-mukhas tathanyah
sri-vakresvara-van nrisimha-sahitah suklambarenayutah
sri-damodara-sankarau ca jagadanandam ca mukhyam dadhat
nana-bhava-vilasa-lasya-rasikah premaspadanam gano
yad-balyavadhi bandhavah sa jagati-tranaya bhumim gatah
Acaryaratna, Haridasa, Murari, Gangadasa, Gadadhara Pandita, Vidyanidhi, Vasudeva, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Mukunda, Vakresvara, Nrisimha, Suklambara, Damodara, Sankara, Jagadananda, and many others, reservoirs of love, expert at tasting the nectar dances of many kinds of pastimes, and friends of the Lord since childhood, have come to the earth to save the world.
adharmah: katham ayam isvara iti niranayi.
Irreligion: What is the proof He is God?
kalih: sakhe, sakala-janantah-karanakarshitvam hi bhagavato 'sadharanam lingam, ananda-mayatvat. ananda-mayo hi jivan anandayitum arhati, yatha pracura-dhanah param api dhaninam karoti. etavattvam hi paramesvaram lingam asya, yad bala eva sakala-jana-citta-camatkara-karakah. tatha hi.
Kali: Friend, because He is full of bliss, the Supreme Personality of Godhead attracts everyone's heart. That is His extraordinary nature. Supremely blissful, He can make the living entites also blissful, just as a wealthy person can make someone else wealthy also. This boy fills everyone's heart with wonder. That is the sign of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
siva siva sisutayam eva gambhirya-dhairya-
nikhila-jana-viseshakarshino ye gunas tair
iha na vidadhatam ke vishnur ity eva buddhim
Even in childhood His virtues, beginning with profound thoughtfulness, peacefulness, perfect memory, intelligence, happiness, wisdom, sweetness, and love, attract everyone. With this proof who will not accept that He is Lord Vishnu?
adharmah: anaikantikam idam, prakrishta eva kascij jivo bhavatu.
Irreligion: He is not the only one. Some people are extraordinary.
yad yad vibhutimat sattvam
srimad urjitam eva va
tat tad evavagaccha tvam
mama tejo 'msa-sambhavam
Kali: No. (Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita 10.42:)
"Know that all beautiful, glorious and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor."*
iti bhagavatah samanyoktes tatha-vidhayutayuta-guna-gana-vattaya bhagavattaivasya siddheti vayam eva pramanam yad vayam jivato na bibhimah.
According to the Lord's own words, the presence of millions of great qualities in others only proves His greatness. We ourselves are proof, for we do not fear any conditioned soul.
adharmah: yuga-raja, sa kila kritodvaha iti sruyate.
Irreligion: King of the yuga, I heard He is married.
avatarati jagatyam isvare hanta tasyapy
avatarati hi saktih kapy asau rupini srih
anukrita-nara-lilam tam uri-kritya nitva
katipaya-dinam antardhapayam asa devah
Kali: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead descends to the material world, His potency, beautiful goddess Lakshmi also descends. Imitating the pastimes of ordinary men, He accepted Her, stayed with her for some days, and then sent her far from the eyes of this world.
tatha ca tasya manushi-bhavah,
devatve deva-rupa sa
manushatve ca manushi iti.
She also has a humanlike form. Scripture says:
"When the Supreme Personality of Godhead assumes a demigod form, Goddess Lakshmi assumes a demigod form, and when the Lord assumes a humanlike form, she assumes a humanlike form."
bhuvo 'msa-rupam aparam ca vishnu-
priyeti vittam pariniya kantam
hasyaty athainam sa navam navinah
He will marry beautiful Vishnupriya, the partial incarnation of Bhu-devi and then, teaching the importance of renunciation, while still young He will leave her.
asyagrajas tv akrita-dara-parigrahah san
sankarshanah sa bhagavan bhuvi visvarupah
sviyam mahah kila purisvaram apayitva
purvam parivrajita eva tirobabhuva
His elder brother, Visvarupa, was Lord Sankarshana descended to this world. Not marrying, Visvarupa accepted sannyasa, gave His personal powers to Isvara Puri, and disappeared.
adharmah: (kshanam vicintya sva-gatam) aho kashtam iva pratibhati. pratibhatirekenaivaham anyatha-kurvann asmi. kintu.
Irreligion: (Thinking for a moment, he says to himself): This is a great calamity. With great cleverness I should be able to dissuade him, but. . .
glapayati hridayam me sramsayaty angam angam
vidhurayati vidheyam sarvam evendriyanam
smritim ahaha lunite hanta dhairyam dhunite
na hi mahad-abhidhanad asti me kashtam anyat
. . .now my heart is withered, my limbs are weary, my senses are in disarray, my memory is broken, and my determination is shaken. For this calamity there is no cause other than the holy name of the Lord.
kalih: sakhe, anubhutam idanim anubhuyatam anubhuyatam.
Kali: Friend, know, know that I have seen it myself.
adharmah: sakhe, asty upayo 'payojjhitah kascid asya parabhavaya, bhavaya casmakam.
kalih: sakhe, ko 'sau.
Irreligion: Friend, there is a way to defeat Him, save us from misfortune, and make us happy.
Kali: Friend, what is that?
kamadayo ye sad ami amatyas
tesham asakyam na hi kincid aste
yesham akhandad bhuja-danda-darpad
ekatpatram tava visvam eva
Irreligion: Friend, nothing is impossible for lust and your other generals. The strength of their arms has placed the entire world under your umbrella.
samprati ca te dig-vijayatah sad eva nivrittah santi. ekaike khalu ekaikam disam vijitya nishkantakam eva jagat kritva svaminas tava pada-mulam adhuna dhunanah sandeham samagamishyanti.
Now that they have conquered all directions, they have returned. Each having conquered a different direction, they have removed all thorns of opposition to your rule, and now, all doubts shaken away, they will return, O lord, to your feet.
tan evasya parabhavaya sarvan eva yugapan niyojayishyamah. tatha hi tesham parakramam varnayamah.
Let us use them all at once to defeat Him. I will describe their prowess.
yad-dor-darpat svayam upagatah padma-yonih sva-putrim
atmaramo 'pi ca pasu-patir mohinim dhavati sma
so 'yam kamas tri-bhuvana-jaye yasya vikhyatir uccaih
strinam kridotava iva pare tatra ke 'mi varakah
The god of lust is famous for conquering the three worlds. By the strength of his arms Brahma approached his own daughter, and Siva ran after Mohini. What are other, tiny people? They are like the pet kittens of women.
kalih: sakhe, ajno 'si bhagavattayah,
narayanasyesha pura parabhave
gatah svayam tena parajito 'bhavat
na vai jagan-mohana-mohanam harim
deham-bhrito mohayitum tam isate
Kali: Friend, you don't know His power. The god of lust was himself defeated when he tried to conquer Lord Narayana. No conditioned soul has the power to bewilder Lord Hari.
tathapi te mayaiva niyuktah santi, pratijnatam ca taih sati sisutapagame 'smabhir ayam parabhavaniya iti tad apy asambhavyam eva. yatah.
I sent my generals to conquer Him, and they promised as sson as His childhood was over they would, but it was not possible.
arambha eva vayase 'bhinavasya navyam
lakshmim iva dyuti-mayim sa vihaya bharyam
sampalayan nija-nidesam atho gayayam
jatas cakara janakasya pareta-karyam
tatraiva daiva-vasatah samupeyivamsam
nyasindram isvara-purim urari-cakara
siksha-gurur gurutaya dasa-varna-vidyam
asadya madhava-purindra-vasam vasisah
In the prime of His youth He left His young wife splendid as goddess Lakshmi and, protecting His own religious teachings, went to Gaya and performed the funeral rites for His father.
There He accepted as His guru Isvara Puri, who by fate had come there. Sri Caitanya, the master of all self-conmtrolled yogis, then accepted the ten-syllable mantra from His guru, who had learned it from Madhavendra Puri.
agatya sa sva-bhavanam priya-sampradayaih
gayan natan abhinayan virudann amandam
ananda-sindhushu nimajjayati tri-lokim
katham atra kama-varako 'vasaram upaitu.
Then He returned home. Now, in the company of His dear friends headed by Srivasa, Rama, and Haridasa, by singing, dancing, acting in religious plays, and crying, He plunges the three worlds in oceans of bliss. How can the god of lust even approach Him?
adharmah: sakhe, maivam vadih.
Irreligion: Friend, don't talk in that way.
ugrair ugrais tapobhih sama-dama-niyamair dharana-dhyana-yogair
yuktas caparameshthyam tri-bhuvana-vibhave charditannavabodhah
kandarpadin amitran api sahajataya durjayan eva jitva
yena sprishta nipetuh kathaya katham asau kena kopo vijeyah
They who, by practicing very terrible austerities, following vows, controlling the mind and senses, and meditating in yogic trance, wisely spat out, even in the post of Brahma, the opulences of this world, and easily conquered the unconquerable enemies headed by the god of lust, fell from the slight touch of anger. How will He defeat anger?
kalih: sakhe, kopo varakas tasya kim karotu. tatha hi, yah khalu vividha-vidharma-narma-sacivayoh sa-prapana-paa-maha-papa-papacyamana-manasayoh sakala-lokopaplava-matra-matrayoh parama-lunthakayoh kayoscid brahmana-celayoh kucelayoh kukarma-karmathayoh kadaryayoh saudaryayoh kapata-pataha-karayor jagannatha-madhavabhidhanayor anayor ahar-ahar ativa-vardhamana-manasa-malayoh sanugraha-graham atmanaivahuya puratah samanitayoh kilbisha-visha-lobhavadbhyam bhavadbhyam yad yad eno vyaraci, tad akhilam eva me 'vadhana-purvakam dadatam iti gaditayoh katham katham api vismaya-camatkara-karena kshanam sthagitayor anantaram dadaveti nigadatoh karato jalam grihitva sadya eva dedipyamani-kriyamanayo ruditvara-tvaramana-vipula-pulaka-kancukayor ananda-nanda-dikshana-salilayoh krishna krishneti gadgada-gadana-ruddha-kanthayos cira-samaya-samayamana-mano-nirmalataya cira-samupasanna-bhaktiyoga-yogato gatoddama-kamadi-doshayoh parama-bhagavatanam padavim adhirudhayos tadrisenananda-vikarena pasyatah syatah sandeham sakalan eva janan citrarpitan ivanivaritam evakarshit.
Kali: Friend, What can pathetic anger do? To two impious miser brahmana brothers named Jagannatha (Jagai) and Madhava (Madhai), whose hearts burned with the five great sins, who troubled everyone, who stole from others, who beat the drums of lies, and whose hearts became more polluted day by day, He was kind, called for them and when they were brought before Him, said: "You are both poisoned by many sins. Please give Me all the sins You have committed," and as, stunned with wonder, they said: "we give them to You", and poured water from their hands, and as they both became effulgent, trembled, wept with bodily hairs standing erect, became plunged in the waters of bliss, and with throats choked with emotion chanted "Krishna! Krishna!" and as by engaging in eternal devotional service their lust and other vices left them and they now walked on the path of the great devotees, and as everyone that saw this, became filled with bliss, free of all doubts, and motionless as a painted picture, He (Lord Caitanya) attracted and charmed them all.
tasya khalu sakalagha-laghava-karinah kataksha-pata-matrenaiva para-hridayad api kamadi-sad-vipaksha-paksha-cchido bhagavatah krodha-vasi-karah kim citram.
With a sidelong glance He lightens all sins and tears apart lust and all other vices in the harts of others. How can He be overcome with anger?
(Behind the scenes is a blissful tumult.)
kalih: (srutim abhiniya) sakhe, srutam idam. adya khalu srivasavasantare yad ayam ananda-kutuhala-halahala-ravah sruyate, tenanumitam amita-maha-mahaniyam tasyaiva kim api cetas-camatkara-kari caritam unmilati.
(punar nepathye ululu-dhvani-sahacaro vividha-vaditra-dhvanih)
Kali: (listening) Friend, listen. I hear tumultous sounds of bliss from Srivasa's house. I can guess these are limitlessly glorious pastimes that fill the heart with wonder.
(Behind the secenes are sounds of various musical instruments and sounds of "ululu".)
kalih: (nipunam nibhalya) aye, satyam evanumitam asmadrisa drisyamanam ivaitat.
Kali: (carefully looking) Your guess is true. It's as if I can see it.
pasya, bhusura-surasa-taruni-gana-mukha-mukharita-mangalolulu-dhvani-sahacara- parama-paritosha-samuccaraj-jaya-jaya-nisvananuvadi-vaditra-samuha-nirghosha-pariposha- visrinkhala-sankha-ghanta-ravair avaiyagryatah sravanavata-ghatamana-sudha-rasasara iva kascana mahotsava-samayo 'yam unmilati, tad idam avasyam eva nipunam nibhalaniyam. (iti tatha karoti)
Look! The blissful calls of the brahmana's young wives, the sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" the playing of many instruments, and the unrestrained conchshells and bells are a great festival like a flood of nectar. I must get a closer look. (He does that.)
ramarghadiny aram upahara sripate bhavya-navyan
kumbhan ashtottara-satam upasadaya tvam javena
srikanta tvam prati-disi vadhu-varga-manyas ca dhanya
bhudeva-strir amara-sarito niram abhyanayantu
A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Rama, quickly bring the arghya and other things! Sripati, quickly bring 108 excellent new jars! Srikanta, from every direction have the brahmanis and good women bring water from the Ganges!
kalih: sakhe, samyag alakshi maya yad ayam srivasah sahodaran adisati. tatha manye tasyaiva visvambhara-devasya prakata-ghatamana-nijavesa-vikasvara-parama-prabhavasya mahabhisheka-mahotsava-samarambhah samujjrimbhate.
Kali: Friend, I see Srivasa giving duties to his brothers. I think the great abhisheka festival of ecstatic Lord Visvambharadeva, who is now revealing that He is the Supreme, has begun.
adharmah: yady ayam svayam sva-yantrita isvara eva, tada katham adhunika avesah.
Irreligion: If He is the independent Supreme Personality of Godhead, then why is He overcome with ecstasy?
kalih: sakhe, sruyatam,
nityo yady apy ahaha balavan isvarasyesa-bhavah
svadhinatvat tad api na sa tam sarvadaiva vyanakti
hantadatte kutuka-vasato laukikim eva ceshtam
lilam ahuh parama-surasam tasya tam eva taj-jnah
Kali: Friend, listen. Although He is always the Supreme Personality of Godhead, because He is supremely independent He does not always reveal his identity to others. By His own wish He sometimes performs actions that seem material. The wise call these His sweet pastimes.
(punar nepathyabhimukham alokya) sakhe, pasya pasya, tat-kalodita-dinakara-kara-nikara-nirbhara-parirabdha-jambu-nada-sikhari- sikhara-marici-vici-nicaya-ruci-manjaribhir ilavrita-varshasyaika-khandam iva bhusura-vara-srivasa- vasam akhila-jana-locana-gocari-kurvann iva nivahi-bhutananda-mahonmadishnur iva yugapad uditvara-samuddana-vidyud-dama-punja iva bhagavad-geham anupravisya visala-salagramadi-paryankam adhiruhya salagramadikam ekato 'vakshipya samupavishtah sakalair eva sa-sambhrama-bhramanam itas ito dhavadbhih sa-vipula-pulakasrubhir anayadbhih puroddishtani pujopakaranani karananiyata-patavair iva vairi-vadha-rupa-vishaya-vasanavasa-nasa-vishadantarair abhito 'bhitah parivavre.
(Again looking behind the scenes) Friend, look! Look! In Srivasa Brahmana's home, which has become like Ilavrita-varsha splendid with waves of light from the rising sun on the peak of golden Mount Meru, He (Lord Caitanya), as a madman overcome with bliss and as the splendor of sudden lightning, enters the Deity-room, ascends the throne of the Salagrama-sila and other Deities, pushes Them aside, sits down, and is surrounded by all the devotees as they hastily run to and fro expertly bringing articles of worship, shedding tears, the hairs of their bodies erect, and their hearts pure from defeating the enemy that is material desire.
kurushva surabhir apas tvam iha rama samsodhita
mukunda racaya svayam tvam abhisheka-samagrikam
gadadhara vidhatsva bho vasana-malya-bhushadikam
mayayam abhishekshyate harir ihaiva khatvopari
Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: Rama, bring pure, fragrant water. Mukunda, arrange the paraphernalia for the bathing ceremony. Gadadhara, bring the clothing, garlands, ornaments and other things.
kalih: (nepathyabhimukham parito 'valokya) sakhe, pasya pasya.
Kali: (looking behind the scenes in every direction) Friend, look! Look!
yanty ayanti ca hanta mangala-ghata-vyagragra-hastah striyo
ya etah paritah purat suradhunim tat-kula-mulat puram
tasam vaci tad-ihitam nayanayor asram tanau vepathur
dhammille slathata kapola-phalake romana ity adbhutam
Carrying auspicious jars in their hands, the women come and go. They go from the town to the Ganges and from the Ganges' shore back to the town. In their words are His pastimes, in their eyes tears, on their bodies trembling, on their braids looseness, and on their cheeks hairs erect in ecstasy. This is very wonderful.
adharmah: sakhe, "dhammille slathata tad etad akhilam kamasya visphurjitam" ity eva bhanyatam. yatah.
Irreligion: It is said that loosened braids are a symptom of lust.
yatra yatra harini-drisam kramas
tatra tatra madanasya vikramah
sva-prakarsha-jananim vina camum
kevalo jayati kim camu-patih
Whenever doe-eyed women walk, there Kamadeva conquers. Can a general conquer alone without a conquering army?
kalih: napy etat,
nirbhavanam punas tesham
Kali: Loosened braids agitate men and women whose hearts are filled with lust, but they do not agitate they who are free of material desire.
(punar nepathye tumula-nirghosha-poshakah purusha-sukta-parayana-surasah kalakalah)
kalih: (nivarnya) aho aty-adbhutam.
(From behind the scenes tumultuous sweet sounds of the purusha-sukta prayers.)
Kali: (looking) Ah! Wonderful!
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