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Madhya-lilä

(Second part - Chapters 7-9)

"The Lord's Journey

through South India "

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content

Preface

introduction

IX

XIII

7th chapter

The Lord's Journey through South India

Obeisances 2

SriCaitanya goes to Jagannätha Puri 3

SriCaitanya decides to go to South India 4

The devotees ask the Lord not to go alone 7

SriCaitanya is determined not to take anyone with him 8

Nityänanda Prabhu makes a request on Jan.

The Lord accepts Kf $ Qadäsa as a companion 19

Särvabhauma Bhattacärya persuades the Lord not to leave yet 21

SriCaitanya asks Sri Jagannätha for permission to leave 24

The Bhattäcär.ya asks the Lord to meet Rämänanda Räya 2 7

The Bhattacrya becomes unconscious at the departure of the Lord 33

SriCaitanya dances and chants in great ecstasy 36

On the way, the Lord asks everyone, "Hari! Hari!" to chant 45

The empowered villagers spread chanting 46

SriCaitanya arrives at Kurma-ktra 52

By the sight of ri CaitanyaEveryone becomes a devotee 54

The brähmal) a Kurma invites the Lord into his house 56

SriCaitanya instructs the brähmal) a to become a spiritual master 59

The leper brähmal) a Vasudeva 64

The Lord frees the brähmal) a from his leprosy 66

SriCaitanya tells Vasudeva to preach on Kr $ fYes 69

The author finishes his description of the first

travel SriCaitanyap 71

8th chapter

Conversations between ri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

and Riminanda Riya 75

SriCaitanya reaches the pilgrimage site Jiyada-nrsirilha 77

Homage to Ntsirilhadeva 78

SriCaitanya meets Rämänanda Räya 83

The Lord embraces Rämänanda Räya in ecstatic practice 86

The conversation between SriCaitanya and Rämänanda Räya 89

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A brähmaQa invites the gentleman to lunch

100

SriCaitanya calls on Ramananda Raya, the ultimate goal

to describe life 105

The fulfillment of the mandatory obligations according to the

social position 105

SriCaitanya is not satisfied with the answer 108

The act of sacrifice is also external 110

Giving up duties related to the job 111

SriCaitanya would like to learn more 112

Pure Devotional Service 114

Ecstatic love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead 116

Spontaneous Loving Service in a Servant Posture 119

loving service in fraternity 121

loving parental service 122

loving service in conjugal attachment 124

Dear Rädhas for Krr: aa 141

SriCaitanya asks further questions 150

Rämananda Räya describes itself as a parrot that only the

Teachings ri Caitanyas repeated 151

Anyone can become a spiritual master by having the

Science of Kr: aa knows 154

Rämananda Räya begins to speak of the kQa-tattva 159

The name Kr: aa even has an attractive effect on the god of love 164

Rämananda Räya describes the position Srimati Radhär: ais 174

The ecstasy of dear Radhas is incomparable 179

Srimati Radhärär: as beauty is compared to kunkuma powder 185

Rädharär: ai speaks constantly about the glory r: aas 189

Like Rädha and Krr: aa enjoy your love affair 192

Rämananda Räya speaks about the prema-viläsa-vivarta 195

Without the help of the gopis one can reach the goal of life

not reach 205

In the mood of the gopis, one should always remember the Rädhäs games

and Kr: aas think 219

SriCaitanya it is impossible to the community of Rämänanda Räyas

give up 226

The Lord asks further questions to Rämänanda Räya 229

The devotees are happiest because they regularly do the

Nectar of love for Kr: aa drink 243

Rämänanda Räya sees SriCaitanya as Syämasundara 248

The advanced devotee sees the form of the Lord everywhere


SriCaitanya appeared as Rädhä and Kl ') a in one person 255

Rämänanda Räya sees the real figure ri Caitanyas 256

The Lord asked Rämänanda not to reveal the conversations 260

By the influence of ri Caitanyas were all residents of

Vidyanagara to Vail ') avas 266

The author pays homage to Rämänanda Räya 271

9th chapter

SriCaitanya Mahäprabhu's journey to the

holy places 273

.SriCaitanya converts the people of South India to Vail ') avas 274

On His way the Lord chants the Räma-Räghava-mantra 281

The brähmaf) a who constantly chants the Holy Name Rämas 284

The brähmal) a now constantly chants the Hare-K {I ') a-mantra 285

The holy name of Rämacandras is a thousand holy names

ViQus equal 290

The holy name Kl ') as is the threefold chanting of the thousand

Holy name equal to Vi $ QUS 290

The Buddhists want to come along SriCaitanya debate 296

SriCaitanya refutes the nine principles of Buddhist cult 301

The Buddhists plan a conspiracy against Lord 302

Ask the Buddhist disciples SriCaitanya for mercy 305

The Buddhist teacher regains consciousness

and immediately begins chanting 306

Vyerikata Bhatta invites the Lord into his house 318

ri Caitanya spends the Cäturmäsya period at Vyerikata Bhatta 320

The brähmaf) a, who recites the Bhagavad-gita daily 324

The brähmaf) a recognizes ri Caitanya as K {$ Qa 329

The Lord speaks with Vyerikata Bhatta about the position Lak $ mis 331

Why the goddess of luck could not take part in the räsa dance 344

The Lord corrects the misconception of Vyerikata Bhatta 347

The Bhattacarya recognizes devotional service to K {$ 1Yes

as the highest veneration to 358

Paramänanda Puri is to return to Jagannätha Puri 362

ri Caitanya holds confidential discussions with iva 364

The method of worship of the brähmaf) a, who is a great

Consecrated Rämacandras was 367


SriCaitanya appeared as Rädhä and Kl ') a in one person 255

Rämänanda Räya sees the real figure ri Caitanyas 256

The Lord asked Rämänanda not to reveal the conversations 260

By the influence of ri Caitanyas were all residents of

Vidyanagara to Vail ') avas 266

The author pays homage to Rämänanda Räya 271

9th chapter

SriCaitanya Mahäprabhu's journey to the

holy places 273

.SriCaitanya converts the people of South India to Vail ') avas 274

On His way the Lord chants the Räma-Räghava-mantra 281

The brähmaf) a who constantly chants the Holy Name Rämas 284

The brähmal) a now constantly chants the Hare-K {I ') a-mantra 285

The holy name of Rämacandras is a thousand holy names

ViQus equal 290

The holy name Kl ') as is the threefold chanting of the thousand

Holy name equal to Vi $ QUS 290

The Buddhists want to come along SriCaitanya debate 296

SriCaitanya refutes the nine principles of Buddhist cult 301

The Buddhists plan a conspiracy against Lord 302

Ask the Buddhist disciples SriCaitanya for mercy 305

The Buddhist teacher regains consciousness

and immediately begins chanting 306

Vyerikata Bhatta invites the Lord into his house 318

ri Caitanya spends the Cäturmäsya period at Vyerikata Bhatta 320

The brähmaf) a, who recites the Bhagavad-gita daily 324

The brähmaf) a recognizes ri Caitanya as K {$ Qa 329

The Lord speaks with Vyerikata Bhatta about the position Lak $ mis 331

Why the goddess of luck could not take part in the räsa dance 344

The Lord corrects the misconception of Vyerikata Bhatta 347

The Bhattacarya recognizes devotional service to K {$ 1Yes

as the highest veneration to 358

Paramänanda Puri is to return to Jagannätha Puri 362

ri Caitanya holds confidential discussions with iva 364

The method of worship of the brähmaf) a, who is a great

Consecrated Rämacandras was 367


SriCaitanya appeared as Rädhä and Kl ') a in one person 255

Rämänanda Räya sees the real figure ri Caitanyas 256

The Lord asked Rämänanda not to reveal the conversations 260

By the influence of ri Caitanyas were all residents of

Vidyanagara to Vail ') avas 266

The author pays homage to Rämänanda Räya 271

9th chapter

SriCaitanya Mahäprabhu's journey to the

holy places 273

.SriCaitanya converts the people of South India to Vail ') avas 274

On His way the Lord chants the Räma-Räghava-mantra 281

The brähmaf) a who constantly chants the Holy Name Rämas 284

The brähmal) a now constantly chants the Hare-K {I ') a-mantra 285

The holy name of Rämacandras is a thousand holy names

ViQus equal 290

The holy name Kl ') as is the threefold chanting of the thousand

Holy name equal to Vi $ QUS 290

The Buddhists want to come along SriCaitanya debate 296

SriCaitanya refutes the nine principles of Buddhist cult 301

The Buddhists plan a conspiracy against Lord 302

Ask the Buddhist disciples SriCaitanya for mercy 305

The Buddhist teacher regains consciousness

and immediately begins chanting 306

Vyerikata Bhatta invites the Lord into his house 318

ri Caitanya spends the Cäturmäsya period at Vyerikata Bhatta 320

The brähmaf) a, who recites the Bhagavad-gita daily 324

The brähmaf) a recognizes ri Caitanya as K {$ Qa 329

The Lord speaks with Vyerikata Bhatta about the position Lak $ mis 331

Why the goddess of luck could not take part in the räsa dance 344

The Lord corrects the misconception of Vyerikata Bhatta 347

The Bhattacarya recognizes devotional service to K {$ 1Yes

as the highest veneration to 358

Paramänanda Puri is to return to Jagannätha Puri 362

ri Caitanya holds confidential discussions with iva 364

The method of worship of the brähmaf) a, who is a great

Consecrated Rämacandras was 367


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ri Caitanya-caritämrta

He accomplished in His childhood, school, married life, and early

philosophical disputes as well as his organization of a widespread

sarikirtana movement and His civil disobedience to oppression

the Mohammedan government.

The theme of the Madhya-filä, the longest of the three sections, is a long one

Report from SriCaitanyas extensive and eventful travels through lndia

as a mendicant monk, teacher, philosopher, spiritual preacher and mystic. While

this six years there SriCaitanya His teachings on to his main students;

He convinced many of the most famous philosophers and theologians in disputes

His time, even Sarikara followers, Buddhists and Muslims, and articulated

many thousands of followers and students of these groups in its ever-growing

Allegiance one. A dramatic report by Caitanya Mahaprabhu's miracles

at the gigantic Jagannätha Chariot Festival in Jagannätha Puri, Orissa, is in this one

part also included.

The Antya-fila deals with the last eighteen years of the visible present

SriCaitanyas he withdrew near the famous Jagannätha Temple

spent in Jagannätha Puri. During these last few years went Sri

Caitanya deeper and deeper into trance states of spiritual ecstasy that in religious

and literary history of the East and the West have no comparison

know. ri Caitanyas continued and ever increasing religious bliss, the

Svarüpa Demodara Gosvami, His constant companion during this time, in his

Eyewitness reports depict realistically, make it clear that the

Research results and means of expression of modern psychologists and

Phenomenologists dealing with religious experiences are quite poor.

The author of this great classic, KQadäsa Kaviräja Gosvämi, who im

Born in 1507, was a disciple of Raghunätha däsa Gosvämi, a confidante

Successor SriCaitanya Mahaprabhus. Raghunätha däsa, a highly respected one

ascetic saint, heard and remembered all deeds Caitanya Mahäprabhus,

which Svarupa Demodara had told him about. After passing away

ri Caitanyas and Svarupa Demodaras went to Raghunätha daasa

Vrndävana with the intention of jumping from Govardhana Hill into the

To commit suicide because of the pain of separation from these two personalities,

to whom his total devotion was unbearable. In Vrndävana, however

he met Rüpa Gosvämi and Sanätana Gosvämi, the most trusted students of ri

Caitanya Mahapprabhus. They convinced him to give up his planned suicide,

and got him to share the spiritually inspiring events of the

last years ri Caitanyas to reveal. Kl) adäsa Kaviräja Gosvämi lived with the

Time also in Vrndävana, and Raghunätha däsa Gosvämi endowed him with the ability

from, the transcendental life ri Caitanyas fully grasp.

At that time there were already several biographical works about life Sri

Caitanyas written by contemporary scholars and devotees. To

these belonged to the SriCaitanya-carita by Muräri Gupta, the Caitanya-matigala

of Locana däsa Thakura and the Caitanya-bhägavata. The latter text, a work

by Vrndävana dasa Thäkura, who at that time as the main authority regarding

SriCaitanyas life, met with great admiration. To be there during Vrndavana

wrote significant work, he feared it would become too long, and


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decided to see many of the events in life SriCaitanyas, especially the later ones

Years, not to be described in such detail. As the devotees living in Vrndavana

eager to hear about these later games, they requested

Kr $ Qadasa Kaviräja Gosvämi whom they respected as a great saint, a book

to write that reported on these events in detail. To this

Please come and with the permission and blessings of the figure Madana-mohana

in Vrndävana, he began to write the SriCaitanya-caritämrta, the

due to his biographical excellence and comprehensive account of the

profound philosophy and far-reaching teachings SriCaitanyas as the most significant

biographical work about SriCaitanya is seen.

He started working on the text in his late nineties and when it was dwindling

Health, as he vividly describes in the text: "I'm too old now

become, and frailty hinders me. Tremble as I write

my hands. I don't remember anything; I can still see properly or

Listen. Nevertheless I write, and that is a great miracle. "That he in spite of such

debilitating circumstances the most precious literary jewel of medieval lndia

accomplished, is undoubtedly one of the greatest miracles in literary history.

The translation from Bengali into English with commentary is the work of

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is already known today as the

outstanding teacher of Indian religious and philosophical ideas

to be viewed His comment is based on two Bengali comments, one

from his teacher rTia Bhaktisiddhänta Sarasvati Gosvami, the great Vedic

Scholar who foretold "The time will come when the people of the world

Bengali will learn to get the SriCaitanya-caritämrta to read ", and another

by rTia Bhaktisiddhanta's father, SrTia Bhaktivinoda Thäkura.

His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is himself part of the discipleship

SriCaitanya Mahaprabhus, and he is the first scholar to do so

made the task, systematically the main works of the successors SriCaitanyas ins

Translate english. His extensive scholarship in Bengali and Sanskrit

and his close familiarity with the teachings of ri Kr $ 1Yes Caitanyas were excellent

Connection that made him particularly capable of this important classic

to submit to the western world. The ease and clarity with which he made difficult

knows how to represent philosophical thoughts, enables even a reader to

who is unfamiliar with the religious tradition of India has a real understanding

to get from and appreciate this profound and monumental work

to learn.

All text with commentary that the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust abounds in

illustrated volumes makes a significant contribution to the intellectual,

cultural and spiritual life of today's human being.

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introduction

There is no difference between teaching SriCaitanyas as set out here

and the teaching of ri KrQa in the Bhagavad-gita. The teaching ri Caitanyas

is a practical demonstration of the teaching of ri KrQa. In the Bhagavad-gita reads

the "last word" of the Lord that everyone should surrender to Him, ri KrIJa, and that

He will immediately take care of such a devoted soul. The Lord Most High

Personality of God, already through His full expansion, is irodakaSäyi

ViQU responsible for the preservation of creation. But this preservation

by the Lord is not of a particular nature. When the Lord says He

Assuming responsibility, this therefore means that He is especially pure for Himself

Adopts devotees. A pure devotee is a soul that belongs to the

Loyal to the Lord forever as a child is to his parents or an animal to his

Mr. This process of surrender manifests itself in six stages, namely:

(1) To accept things that are conducive to the performance of devotional service

are to (2) reject things necessary for the performance of devotional service

are detrimental to (3) firmly believing that the Lord is His devotees

will always protect (4) himself solely from the mercy of the Lord

to feel dependent, (5) no other interest besides the interest of the Lord

persecute and (6) always feel humble and humble.

KrQa therefore demanded that one go through the six phases mentioned above

to give up the process of surrender; but less intelligent people

and so-called scholars misunderstood this demand of the Lord, and so led

the general mass of people to reject this demand.

In the Bhagavad-gita the Lord gives directly at the end of the ninth chapter (9.34)

the instruction to always think of Him, to become His devotee, only Him

to worship and to pay homage to Him alone, and if one does so,

be sure to return to Him in His transcendental kingdom. So-called

learned demons, however, mislead the masses of men by

they teach them not to surrender to God's personality in this way,

but rather the impersonal, non-manifested, eternal, unborn

Truth. The Mayavadis, the philosophers of impersonality, do not recognize

suggest that the final stage in the knowledge of the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Personality

God's is. If you want to understand the sun as it is, turn

one turns first to the sunlight, then to the solar planet, and

after all, if one is able to enter this planet, that exists

Opportunity to see the ruling deity of the sun face to face

see. The Mäyavadi philosophers can, because of a small amount of knowledge

do not go beyond the Brahman radiation, which is like sunlight.

The Upanids affirm that one can have the brilliant emanation of Brahman

must penetrate; only then can one have the true face of God's personality

see.

SriCaitanya therefore teaches us directly that one Sri Must worship KrQa who

when the foster child of the King of Vraja appeared. He also teaches that as Vrndavana

known place is as good as ri KQa Itself, for because ri K (Qa is the absolute

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Truth, the Personality of Godhead, is there is no difference between His

Name, its attributes, its shape, its games, its entourage and

Its accessories.

ri Caitanya further teaches that the most accomplished level of worship

of the Lord is the method of worship of the girls of Vraja. The girls from

Vraja, the gopis, loved KrI'Ja simply without becoming a material or spiritual one

Hoping for profit. ri Caitanya teaches that Srimad-Bhägavatam the flawless

Is transcendental knowledge and that is the highest gain in the narrative

human form of life consists in unadulterated love for KrI'Ja, the

Supreme Personality of Godhead, to develop.

The teachings ri Caitanyas are exactly the same as the ri kapilas, the original

Author of Särikhya-yoga or the Sarikhya system of philosophy.

This authorized yoga system is practiced on the principle of meditation

practiced on the transcendental form of the Lord. There is no meditation here

about something empty or impersonal. If someone is used to it, over

to meditate on the transcendental figure ri ViQus - without a specific one

Sitting position in a special place and in a special atmosphere - denotes

one this stage as perfect samadhi. This perfect .sa

Madhi of särikhya-yoga is found in the Bhagavad-gita at the end of the sixth chapter

(6.47) confirms where the Lord says that of all yogis the greatest is the one

thinks of Him with love in the heart of his heart.

ri Caitanya taught this särikhya-yoga or the system of philosophy that one

called acintya-bhedäbheda-tattva (simultaneous being one and different),

in the most practical way for anyone among the mass of people by

He just chanted the Holy Name of the Lord. He says the holy name

of the Lord is the sound vibration form of the Lord. Because the Lord is the Absolute

Whole is there is no difference between His Holy Name and His

transcendental figure. Hence when one chants the Holy Name of the Lord,

one can be directly with the Supreme Lord through sound vibration.

The chanting of this sound vibration of the Lord goes through three stages

of development, namely: (1) the stage of offense, (2) the stage of clearing

and (3) the transcendental level. At the level of offense one likes everything

wish only conceivable material happiness - or suffering, depending on how you act

- but at the second stage of chanting one becomes material from all

Pollution freed. When you get to the transcendental level, reach

one the highest perfection to be longed for, the level of love for God. ri

Caitanya taught that this is the highest level of perfection for man

is.

The practice of yoga is primarily designed for mastering the senses.

The mind is the main controlling factor of all the senses and therefore one must first

practice mastering the mind by engaging it in KrQa consciousness.

The gross activities of the mind are expressed through those directed outwards

Senses that either acquire knowledge or act under the will, and which

subtle activities of the mind consist of thinking, feeling and willing, depending on

the different attitudes of consciousness. This awareness is either

poisoned or clear. When the mind is established in KrI'Ja (His name, His egg


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properties, its shape, its games, its entourage and its accessories),

then the totality of the activities, the subtle and the gross, becomes good

turned. The process described in the Bhagavad-gita for the purification of the

Consciousness is to focus the mind on KQa; about His transcendental

To speak deeds and games; to cleanse the temple of the Lord; to the

Temple of the Lord to go to the beautifully adorned transcendental figure

to see the Lord; to hear of His transcendental glory; Food too

costs that were offered to the Lord; the scent of flowers and tu / asi leaves

to breathe in that were offered to the Lord; to be with the devotees of the Lord;

Engage in activities that serve the Lord's best interests, and

to get angry with those who envy the devotees. Nobody can

Cease activities of the mind or senses, but such activities can be ceased

purify by changing the way you act. This kind of action will

recommended in Bhagavad-gita (2.39). Sometimes a person has to, under certain circumstances

Disease conditions that limit satisfaction of the senses; but these

Regulation or this regulating principle is only for the less intelligent

People determined. Such less intelligent people who don't know how

one can actually master the mind and the senses, the mind and the senses want to go with it

Suppress violence or abandon it or get away from the waves of sense gratification

let yourself be carried away.

The eight formulas for the practice of yoga, namely regulating principles,

following the rules, practicing different sitting positions, breathing exercises

and so the withdrawal of the senses from their objects, and so on, are for

Determined people who are too attached to the physical conception of life

are. But the intelligent person who is in KrQa consciousness holds it

Do not forcibly refrain from acting in the interests of KrQa.

You cannot stop a child from playing and leave them inactive; but one

can dissuade them from playing by engaging in higher activities.

Similarly, the violent suppression of sensory activities

by following the eight principles of yoga practice, only lower people

Ranges recommended; People of higher rank engaged in the better activities of the

Pursuing KrrJa consciousness naturally withdraws from the subordinate

Activities of material existence.

This is how ri teaches us Caitanya the science of KrQa consciousness that is absolute.

Dry thought speculators try to get away from material attachment

keep away; but in general one sees that the mind that is too strong as

that he could be controlled, that such speculators could be drawn down to sensory activities.

People in KrQa consciousness are not exposed to this danger. Man

must therefore occupy his mind and senses with KrrJa-conscious activities,

and how this is practically possible is determined by the Lord, by ri KrQa Caitanya,

taught.

Before ri Caitanya sannyäsa accepted, that is, into the state of renunciation

When he entered, He was known as Visvambhara. Visvan1bhara means "the one

who maintains the entire universe as the leader of all living beings ". This same sustainer

and leader of all living beings appeared as ri KrQa Caitanyato make us the most sublime

Teachings of life, and He was the exemplary teacher of the primary


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most essentials of life. He is the one who most magnanimously love to

KrI'Ja distributed. It is the complete repository of all mercy and happiness

p ending. Although He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krt "Yes, as im

Srimad-Bhägavatam, in the Bhagavad-gita, in the Mahabharata and in the Upanids

affirmed, He appeared to be from everyone in the present age of disagreement

can be worshiped. Anyone can join His satikirtana movement,

without having to meet certain requirements, and everyone can do that

become the most perfect human being by following His teachings. If someone like that

happy to be drawn to His appearance, it is certain that he is in

the mission of his life is successful. In short: those who care

is to lead a spiritual existence can ri by grace Caitanyas,

which is now presented in the book form of the present work is no different

is very easily delivered from the power of Mayas by the Lord.

The conditioned soul, too attached to the material body, increases

the pages of the historiography of all kinds of material activities. The

Teachings ri Caitanyas can help human society avoid such unnecessary ones

and cease temporary activities, and take them to the highest level

uplifting spiritual activities following liberation from material bondage

start. Such liberated activities in the Krt "yes" consciousness are the goal

human perfection. The false prestige, domination over the material

To win nature is only an illusion; from the teachings ri Caitanyas can be enlightening

Obtaining knowledge in order to advance in spiritual existence.

One must suffer or enjoy the fruits of one's doing, and no one can

Stop laws of material nature that rule such things. As long as one

engaging in such activities, it is certain that in attempting to achieve the highest

Achieving the goal of life will fail. So I sincerely hope that through

an understanding of the teachings ri Caitanyas human society a new one

Light spiritual life is experienced which is the field of activities of the pure soul

opens up.

March 14, 1968

(On the day of publication ri Caitanyas)

ri ri Rädhä-Krst "Yes temple

New York, N.Y.

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7th chapter

The Lord's Journey through South India

ln his Amrta-pravaha-bhya Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura the 7th chapter

together as follows. SriCaitanya Mahaprabhu resigned in the month of Magha (January

February) entered the state of renunciation and came in the month of Phalguna

(February-March) to Jagannatha Puri. He saw the Dola-yatra festival during the

In the month of Phalguna, and in the month of Caitra, He delivered Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya.

During the month of Vaisakha, He began to travel through southern India. When he preferred

to travel to south India alone gave Him Sri Nityananda Prabhu one

brähma (yes wizard named Kl ') adasa with. As SriCaitanya Mahaprabhu Seine

Journey began, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya gave Him four sets of clothes and asked

Seek him out, Ramananda Raya, who at that time was on the banks of the Godävari River

lived. Together with other devotees, Nityananda accompanied Prabhu

the Lord to Älalanatha, but left there SriCaitanya they all returned and left

alone with the brähmaQa KrQadasa. The Lord started the mantra "

kQa

kQa kQa kQa kQa kQa kQa he "to chant. ln every village where He the

Spent night, He asked everyone who came to Him to move for Kl ') a

Preaching Consciousness. After teaching the people of a village

the Lord went on to other villages to increase the number of devotees

enlarge. In this way, He finally attained Kurma-sthana. While he

While there, He showed His baseless mercy to the brähmaQa Kurma

and healed another brähmaQa named Vasudeva who had leprosy.

After this SriCaitanya Mahaprabhu had cured this leper brähmaQa,

he got the title Vasudevamrta-prada, which means "someone who suffers from leprosy

Vasudeva gave nectar ".

VERS 1

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ti 'ef RH ..: II:> II

dhanyarh tarn naumi caitanyarh

väsudevarh dayärdral) -dhi

nta-kutharh rüpa-putarh

bhakti-tutarh cakära ya /: J

dhanyam bringing luck; tam-lhm; naumi-I pay homage;

caitanyam-SriCaitanya Mahaprabhu; väsudevam-to the brähmaQa Väsudeva;

dayä-ardral) -dhi-compassionate; nta-kutham-cured leprosy; rüpa-pu [am-beautiful;

bhakti-tufam-satisfied in devotional service; cakara-made; ya /: Y-the

Supreme Personality of Godhead.


2 ri Caitanya-caritämta (Madhya-lilä, chap. 7th

TRANSLATION

ri Caitanya Mahäprabhu, the one with a brähmar: ta called Vasudeva

had great compassion, cured him of leprosy. He turned it into a beautiful one

Man satisfied with devotional service. I prove

the glorious ri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, my respectful obeisances.

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Verse 6)

The Lord's Journey through South India

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mägha-sukla-pak prabhu karila sannyäsa

phälgune asiyä kaila niläcale väsa

mägha-sukla-pake-during the fortnight of the waxing moon in the

Month of Magha; prabhu-the lord; karila-accepted; sannyäsa-the state of life of the

Renunciation; phälgune-next month, phalguna; asiyä-coming; kai / a-tat;

ni / äca / e-in Jagannatha Puri; vä.sa whereabouts.

TRANSLATION

ri Caitanya Mahaprabhu occurred during the fortnight of the increasing

Lunar in the month of Mägha into the state of renunciation. While

the following month of Phalguna, He went to Jagannatha Puri

and lived there.

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