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Lord Chaitanya Revealed
At this, Lord Chaitanya smiled and revealed Himself as Rasa- raja, the King of all divine rasas, and also as His other Self, Shri- mati Radharani, who is Mahabhava, love of Godhead personified. Then He revealed Himself in one form as the unity of the Divine Couple—Shri Krishna appearing with the sentiment and color of Shrimati Radharani.
radha krishna-pranaya-vikritir hladini shaktir asmad
ekatmanav api bhuvi pura deha-bhedam gatau tau
chaitanyakhyam prakatam adhuna tad-dvayam caikyam aptam
radha-bhava-dyuti-suvalitam naumi krishna-svarupam
“The loving affairs of Radha and Krishna are transcendental manifestations of the Lord’s internal pleasure-giving potency. Although Radha and Krishna are one in Their identity, They separated Themselves eternally. Now these two transcendental personalities have again united in the form of Shri Krishna Chaitanya. I bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the sentiment and complexion of Shrimati Radharani although He is Krishna Himself.”
Lord Chaitanya revealed Himself as the one that is two and the two that are one. This is a most unique manifestation of the Absolute Truth. Only those who are fortunate enough to know Shri Krishna Chaitanya, as well as Shri Shri Radha-Krishna, by the grace of Ramananda Raya, can serve the eternal forms that have united in one.
Ramananda Raya fainted in ecstasy upon seeing the unique manifestation of the divine form of Lord Chaitanya, and he became overwhelmed with transcendental emotion. In a swoon, he collapsed to the ground.
At that moment, Lord Chaitanya touched the body of Ramananda and brought him back to his external senses. Ramananda was again astonished to see Lord Chaitanya in the form of a sannyasi. The Lord then embraced Ramananda and pacified him by saying that other than Ramananda Raya, nobody had ever seen that transcendentally combined form.
Lord Chaitanya said that nothing is unknown to Ramananda Raya about His pastimes, and as such He showed him the unique manifestation of His form.
gaura anga nahe mora¾radhanga-sparshana
gopendra-suta vina tenho na sparshe anya-jana
tanra bhave bhavita kari' atma-mana
tabe nija-madhurya kari asvadana
tomara thani amara kichu gupta nahi karma
lukaile prema-bale jana sarva-marma
gupte rakhiha, kahan na kario prakasha
amara batula-ceshta loke upahasa
ami¾eka batula, tumi¾dvitiya batula
ataeva tomaya amaya ha-i sama-tule
“O Ramananda, I am not merely a person of fair complexion appearing before you. I am the selfsame personality Shri Krishna and I eternally exhibit this form, which is imbued with the bodily hue of Shrimati Radharani. Nobody can touch Shrimati Radharani except Shri Krishna. Therefore I adorn Myself with the sentiments of Shrimati Radharani and thereby enjoy Myself. In this eternal form of Mine, I also relish the sweetness of Shri Krishna. But please do not disclose this secret of mine! Ordinary men may laugh at Me in my mad attempt. In this matter, I am certainly the number one madman and you are number two. And as both of us are in the same category, there is no difference between yourself and Myself.”