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An Echo Throughout the Universe


The purpose of this Krsna consciousness movement is to come to the topmost platform of love in separation from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu brought this understanding along with the sankirtana move­ment for the benefit of all living entities. Lord Chaitanya Himself was absorbed in this mood; therefore His devotees are following in His footsteps by continuing to spread this Krsna consciousness movement all over the world with love in separation. Krsna enjoys in the spiritual world, but He also has some feeling of suffering. This is a wonderful thing. How can Krsna suffer? Krsna cannot suffer. Lord Chaitanya cannot suffer. But He feels suffering in the sense that He wants to give His mercy < to all the fallen souls. He is thinking, "Why are these foolish living entities suffering in the material world? When are they ever coming back to Me?"  Once Lord Chaitanya lamented in this way to Haridasa Thakura, who intelligently replied, "My dear Lord, You al­ready delivered all the living entities when You were in the Jharikhanda forest." When Lord Chaitanya was walking around in the Jharikhanda forest, He made all the animals dance. Tigers, lions, elephants, birds, and rabbits were danc­ing and chanting Hare Krsna together. Even deadly enemies, like tigers and deer, were hugging and kissing each other. This vibration of the Hare Krsna mantra set in motion by Lord Chaitanya echoed throughout the universe. Soon all the living entities, both moving and nonmoving, were vibrating the Hare Krsna mantra. In this way, Lord Chaitanya delivered living entities all over the universe and sent them back to Godhead. Then immediately those living entities who had not had manifested forms took such forms and filled up the spaces in the universe.

So now, as Lord Chaitanya's devotees, our business is to continue that process and again clean the living entities out of the universe and send them all back home, back to Godhead.