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Prayers to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

 

anarpita-carim cirat karunayavatirnah kalau

samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasam sva-bhakti-shriyam

harih purata-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandipitah

sada hridaya-kandare sphuratu vah shaci-nandanah

 

     "May Shri Shacinandana Gaurahari, resplendent with the radiance of molten gold (having adopted the splendour of the limbs of Shrimati Radhika), ever manifest Himself within your hearts. He has descended in the age of Kali out of His causeless mercy to bestow upon the world that which had not been given for a long time, the most confidential wealth of His bhakti, the highest and most radiant madhura rasa (unnata ujjvala prema rasa)."

          —Shri Rupa Gosvami; Vidagdha Madhava Nataka

 

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

 

     "Although Radha and Krishna are one (ekatma) in identiy (svarupa), They perpetually exist in two forms because of the eternality of the principal of exchanging amorous pastimes (vilasa tattva). This is brought about by the hladini shakti which exhibits itself in the form of the transformation of Their love. At this time these two Personalities have manifested as one Person in the form of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who has assumed the form of Lord Gaura, but who is the very same Lord Krishna, covered with the sentiment (bhava) and bodily splendour (kanti) of Shrimati Radhika."

          —Shri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami Kadacayam