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Monday, October 16, 2006

Mahāprabhu's own words

ekadā śrīvāsādi yoto bhaktagana
mahāprabhura guṇe gāya korena kīrtan

"One day Śrīvāsa and the other devotees sang the glories of Mahāprabhu in kīrtan"

śuni bhaktagaṇe kohe sakrodha vacane
kṛṣṇa nāma guṇa chāḍi ki koro kīrtan?

When Mahāprabhu heard it He angrily said: 'Why are you abandoning Kṛṣṇa kīrtan? What are you singing?

auddhatya korite hoilo sabākāra mana,
svatantra hoiya nāśābe bhuvana

"Everyone has become so arrogant! This independent behaviour will destroy the world!"

(Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madhya 1, 269-271)

āmā prati sneha yadi thāke sabākāra
kṛṣṇa nāma vinā nā gāibe āra

"If you all really love Me, then sing of nothing but Kṛṣṇa!"

(Caitanya Bhāgavata)

7 comments:

  1. caitanya-nityanande nahi esaba vicara
    nama laite prema dena, vahe asrudhara
    If someone only chants with some slight faith the holy names of
    Gauranga and Nityananda then he is very quickly cleansed of all
    offenses. Since in the chanting of the names of Nityananda and
    Gauranga there is no consideration of offenses one will very
    quickly come to the stage of love of God. Simply by chanting
    Their names tears of pure love for Krishna will flow from one's
    eyes.
    (Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita 1.8.31)

    Wandering from house to house amongst the markets of the town,
    Nityananda Prabhu performed a great sankirtana of the names of
    Lord Gauranga. In company with those gopalas, Nityananda made
    the three worlds fully satisfied through the chanting of Lord
    Gauranga’s Names, just as it had formerly been in the land of
    Vraja when Nanda ruled as king of the cowherds.
    (Sri Chaitanya Charita Mahakavya by Srila Murari Gupta 4.28.20)

    paksi-matra yadi bale caitanyera nama
    sei satya jaibeka caitanyera dhama
    If even a bird chants the Name of Lord Gauranga, it will most
    certainly attain the transcendental eternal abode of Lord Gauranga
    Mahaprabhu.
    (Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat, Madhya 10.318)

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  2. paksi-matra yadi bale caitanyera nama
    sei satya jaibeka caitanyera dhama
    If even a bird chants the Name of Lord Gauranga, it will most
    certainly attain the transcendental eternal abode of Lord Gauranga
    Mahaprabhu.
    (Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat, Madhya 10.318)

    This is a glorification, because
    1. Birds dont chant Gauranga
    2. If that Caitanya-dhama were literally there, it would have been mentioned and described in detail in all the Goswamis books, but instead that was not done anywhere at all.

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  3. Not meaning to be argumentative, but I believe a bird may be able to vocalise "Gauranga". Parrots can. And who is to say that in Vaikuntha you will never find a bird singing "Chaitanya".

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  4. Now you are also saying we should not worship Mahaprabhu.

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  5. Anonymous:
    1. I just quoted Mahaprabhu Himself - it's not my mental idea.
    2. If you read my previous blogs and comments on the matter you would not have commented like this.

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  6. 1. It is a "mental" (?) interpretation. Given an array of accounts of mahaprabhu's life you chose a single instance and interpreted it to your liking.

    2. I would, because I did.

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  7. Mahaprabhu was a sannyasi at this time, therefore it violated His sannyasa-dharma to hear glorification of Himself.

    However, he personally approved worship of Himself on at least one occasion; the Maha-prakasa lila.

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