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Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata Adi-khanda                           


Chapter One



A Summary of the Lord's Pastimes


Text 1

 ajanu-lambita-bhujau kanakavadatau

     sankirtanaika-pitarau kamalayatakshau

visvambharau dvija-varau yuga-dharma-palau

     vande jagat-priya-karau karunavatarau


     I offer my respectful obeisances to the two fathers of the sankirtana movement, whose long arms reach to Their knees, who are splendid like gold, whose large eyes are lotus flowers, who are the maintainers of the worlds, the best of the brahmanas, and the protectors of the yuga-dharma (the religion of the age), who bring happiness to the people of the world, and who have come to this place because They are very merciful.


Text 2

 namas tri-kala-satyaya

     jagannatha-sutaya ca

sa-bhrityaya sa-putraya

     sa-kalatraya te namah


     O Lord who exists eternally in the three phases of time, O son of Jagannatha Misra, O Lord accompanied by Your servants, sons, and wives, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.


Text 3

 avatirnau sa-karunyau

     paricchannau sad-isvarau


     nandau dvau bhratarau bhaje


     (In Murari Gupta's Kadaca it is said:, I worship the two brothers, Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda, the two masters of the spiritual world who, concealing Their true identities, have mercifully descended to this world.


Text 4

 sa jayati visuddha-vikramah

     kanakabhah kamalayatekshanah


     bahudha bhakti-rasabhinartakah


     Glory to the Supreme Lord who is all-powerful and pure, who is splendid like gold, whose eyes are blossoming lotus flowers, whose siø arms reach to His knees, and who, flooded by the nectar of devotional service, dances in many ways.


Text 5

 jayati jayati devah krishna-chaitanya-candro

     jayati jayati kirtis tasya nitya pavitra

jayati jayati bhrityas tasya visvesa-murter

     jayati jayati nrityam tasya sarva-priyanam


     Glory, glory to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna Chaitanyacandra! Glory, glory to His eternal pure fame! Glory, glory to the servant of Him, the master of the worlds! Glory, glory to the dancing of His dear devotees!


Text 6 First I offer dandavat obeisances to the dear devotees of Lord Chaitanya.

Text 7 Then I offer my respectful obeisances to Shri Krishna Chaitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He incarnated the town of Navadvipa, and He is named "Visvambhara".

Text 8 In the Vedas and Puranas the Lord has firmly declared, "Worship of My devotees is better than worship of Me."

Text 9 In Shrimad-Bhagavatam (11.19.21, the Lord Himself declares:



     sarva-bhuteshu man-matih


     "Worshiping My devotees is better than worshiping Me directly.ª That is My opinion."


Text 10

 Therefore I will begin by offering respectful obeisances to the devotees. That act will bring success to my efforts.

Text 11

 I offer respectful obeisances to my worshipable Deity, Lord Nityananda Raya, by whose mercy the glory of Lord Chaitanya is manifest in this world.

Text 12

 With a thousand mouths I offer respectful obeisances to Lord Balarama, whose thousand mouths are the home of Lord Krishna's glories.

Text 13

 As a great jewel is kept in a favorite place, so the jewel of Lord Krishna's glories is kept in the jewelry case of Lord Ananta's mouth.

Text 14

 A person that offers prayers to Lord Balarama will find the glories of Lord Chaitanya appear in his mouth.

Text 15

 Lord Balaraama is thousand-headed Lord Ananta. There may be many masters in this world, but He is independent of all of them.

Text 16

 Lord Balarama Mahaprabhu is very tall. He is a great saint intoxicated by hearing the glories of Lord Chaitanyacandra.

Text 17

 In His form of Nityananda He enjoys pastimes with Lord Chaitanya eternally. No one is more dear to Lord Chaitanya.

Text 18

 Lord Chaitanya becomes a friend and a help to one who hears or sings Lord Nityananda's glories.

Text 19

 Siva and Parvati find great bliss in Lord Nityananda. On their tongues are pure and eloquent words glorifying Lord Nityananda.

Text 20

 Accompanied by Goddess Parvati and nine hundreds million goddesses, Siva worships Lord Sankarshana.

Text 21

 This is described in Shrimad-Bhagavatam's Fifth Canto. All Vaishnavas offer obeisances to Lord Balarama and praise Him with songs.

Text 22

 Words describing Lord Balarama's rasa-dance pastimes are supremely glorious. He enjoyed many pastimes with the gopis in Vrindavana.

Text 23

 During Madhava and Madhu, the two months of springtime, Lord Balarama enjoyed the rasa-dance pastime. This is described in the Puranas.

Text 24

 Please hear these words Shri Sukadeva spoke to Maharaja Parikshit. Please hear these verses of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (10.65.17-18 and 21-22):


Text 25

 dvau masau tatra cavatsin

     madhum madhavam eva ca

ramah kshapasu bhagavan

     gopinam ratim avahan


     "In order to keep the gopis in Vrindavana satisfied, Lord Balarama stayed there continuously for two months, namely the months of Caitra (March-April, and Vaisakha (April-May). For those two months He kept Himself among the gopis, and He passed every night with them in the forest of Vrindavana in order to satisfy their desire for conjugal love. Thus Balarama also enjoyed the rasa dance with the gopis during those two months.*


Text 26



yamunopavane reme

     sevite stri-ganair vritah


     "Since the season was springtime, the breeze on the bank of the Yamuna was blowing very mildly, carrying the aroma of different flowers, especially of the flower known as kaumudi. Moonlight filled the sky and spread everywhere, and thus the banks of the Yamuna appeared to be very bright and pleasing, and Lord Balarama enjoyed the company of the gopis there.*


Text 27

 upagiyamano gandharvair


reme karenu-yutheso

     mahendra iva varanah


     "As the gandharvas sang His glories, Lord Balarama enjoyed with gopis in the same way Indra's elephant Airavata enjoys with many she-elephants.


Text 28

 nedur dundubhayo vyomni

     vavrishuh kusumair muda

gandharva munayo ramam

 Tad-viryair idire tada


     "Then dundubhi drums sounded in the sky, The gandharvas joyfully showed flowers, and the sages praised Lord Balarama and His heroi deeds."


Text 29

 Although they rebuke ordinary souls for associating with women, the sages praise Lord Balarama's rasa dance with the gopis.

Text 30

 Fully aware that Balarama and Krishna are not different persons, the demigods showered flowers on Lord Balarama's rasa dance.

Text 31

 Although they are hidden from the four Vedas, Lord Balarama's pastimes are openly described in the Puranas. What more need I say?

Text 32

 Some fools may say, "I do not that in the Puranas. There is no evidence that Lord Balarama ever enjoyed a rasa dance."

Text 33

 To them I reply: The two brothers, Krishna and Balarama, did certainly enjoy a rasa dance with the gopis in Vrindavana forest.

Text 34

 This is described in the following words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (10.34.20-23):


kadacid atha govindo

     ramas cadbhuta-vikramah

vijahratur vane ratryam

     madhya-gau vraja-yoshitam


     "After this incident, on a very pleasant night, both Krishna and His elder brother, Balarama, who are inconceivably powerful, went into the forest of Vrindavana. They were accompanied by the damsels of Vrajabhumi, and they began to enjoy each other's company.*


Text 35

 upagiyamanau lalitam

     stri-janair baddha-sauhridaih


     sragvinau virajo-'mbarau


     "The young damsels of Vraja were very nicely dressed and anointed with pulp of sandalwood and decorated with flowers.*


Text 36

 nisa-mukham manayantav



     jushtam kumuda-vayuna


     "The moon was shining in the sky, surrounded by glittering stars, and the breeze was blowing, bearing the aroma of mallika flowers, and the bumblebees were mad after the aroma.*


Text 37

 jagatuh sarva-bhutanam


tau kalpayantau yugapat



     "Taking advantage of the pleasing atmosphere, both Krishna and Balarama began to sing very melodiously."*


Text 38

 Anyone who has no love for Lord Balarama, even after hearing these words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam, does not walk on the path of the Vaishnavas, the path that leads to Lord Vishnu.

Text 39

 Anyone who does not honor Shrimad-Bhagavatam is a yavana. Birth after birth he is punished by Lord Yama.

Text 40

 Nowadays some eunuchs may dance around and say, "In what scripture is Balarama's rasa dance?"

Text 41

 To them I reply: Who is so sinful that he will not honor the scriptures? A sinner will find another meaning in the scriptures' clear words.

Text 42

 Lord Balarama is very dear to Lord Chaitanyacandra. By offending Him one destroys his own future.

Text 43

 In all His incarnations the Supreme Lord manifests in two forms: one as master and the other as servant.

Text 44

 As a servant the Lord appears as His own friend, brother, bed, fan, invitation, house, parasol, garments, ornaments, and sitting place.

Text 45

 Manifesting Himself in all these forms, the Lord serves Himself. One who has received the Lord's mercy can understand all this.

Text 46

 This is described in the following words (of Shri Ananta-samhita):




sarira-bhedais tava seshatam gatair

     yathocitam sesha itiryate janaih


     "O Lord, to serve You Ananta assumes many shapes to become Your residence, bed, throne, sandals, garments, pillow, umbrella, parasol, and many other objects. In this way the people know Him as Your `sesha' (paraphernalia)."


Text 47

 Powerful Garuda, who delights in carrying Lord Krishna in His pastimes, is an amsa incarnation of Lord Ananta.

Text 48

 Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, the four Kumaras (Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana, and Sanat-kumara), Vyasadeva, Sukadeva Gosvami, and Narada are all pure devotees, eternal servants of the Lord.*

Text 49

 Lord Shri Ananta is worshiped by all the uncontaminated devotees mentioned above. He has thousands of hoods and is the reservoir of all devotional service.*

Text 50

 Lord Ananta is the original person and the great mysti controller. At the same time He is a servant of God, a Vaishnava. Since there is no end to His glories, no one can understand Him fully.*

Text 51

 I have already spoken to you of His service to the Lord. Now hear how the self-sufficient Anantadeva exists in the lower planetary system of Patala.*

Text 52

 Bearing his stringed instrument, the tumburu, on his shoulders, the great sage Narada Muni always glorifies Lord Ananta. Narada Muni has composed many transcendental verses in praise of the Lord.*

Text 53

 Lord Ananta is described in the following words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (5.25.9-13):


utpatti-sthiti-laya-hetavo 'sya kalpah

     sattvadya-prakriti-guna yad-ikshayasan

yad-rupam dhruvam akritam yad ekam atman

     nanadhat katham u ha veda tasya vartma


     "By His glance the Supreme Personality of Godhead enables the modes of material nature to act as the causes of universal creation, maintenance, and destruction. The Supreme Soul is unlimited and beginningless, and although He is one, he has manifested Himself in many forms. How can human society understand the ways of the Supreme?*


murtim nah puru-kripaya babhara sattvam

     samsuddham sad-asad idam vibhati tatra

yal-lilam mriga-patir adade 'navadyam

     adatum svajana-manamsy udara-viryah


     "The manifestation of subtle and gross matter exists within the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Out of causeless mercy toward His devotees, He exhibits various forms, which are all transcendental. The Supreme Lord is most liberal, and He possesses all mysti powers. To conquer the minds of His devotees and give pleasure to their hearts, He appears in different incarnations and manifests many pastimes.*


yan-nama srutam anukirtayed akasmad

     arto va yadi patitah pralambhanad va

hanty amhah sapadi nrinam asesham anyam

     kam seshad bhagavata asrayen mumukshuh


     "Even if He be distressed or degraded, any person who chants the holy name of the Lord, having heard it from a bona-fide spiritual master, is immediately purified. Even if he chants the Lord's name jokingly or by chance, he and anyone who hears him are freed from all sins. Therefore how can anyone seeking disentanglement from the material clutches avoid chanting the name of Lord Sesha? Of whom else should one take shelter?*


murdhany arpitam anuvat sahasra-murdhno

     bhu-golam sa-giri-sarit-samudra-sattvam

anantyad animita-vikramasya bhumnah

     ko viryany adhi ganayet sahasra-jihvah


     "Because the Lord is unlimited, no one can estimate His power. This entire universe, filled with its many great mountains, rivers, oceans, trees, and living entities, is resting just like an atom on one of His many thousands of hoods. Is there anyone, even with thousands of tongues, who can describe His glories?*


evam prabhavo bhagavan ananto


mule rasayah sthita atma-tantro

     yo lilaya kshmam sthitaye bibharti


     "There is no end to the great and glorious qualities of that powerful Lord Anantadeva. Indeed, His prowess is unlimited. Though He is self-sufficient, He Himself is the support of everything. He resides beneath the lower planetary systems and easily sustains the entire universe.*


Text 58

 Simply due to the glance of Lord Ananta, the three material modes of nature interact and produce creation, maintenance, and annihilation. These modes of nature appear again and again.*

Text 59

 The Lord is glorified as one without a second and as the supreme truth who has no beginning. Therefore He is called Anantadeva (unlimited). Who can understand Him?*

Text 60

 His form is completely spiritual, and He manifests it only by His mercy. All the activities in this material world are conducted only in His form.*

Text 61

He is very powerful and always prepared to please His personal associates and devotees.*

Texts 62-63

 If we simply try to engage in the congregational chanting of the glories of Lord Anantadeva, the dirty things in our hearts, accumulated during many births, will immediately be washed away. Therefore a Vaishnava never loses an opportunity to glorify Anantadeva.*

Text 64

 Lord Anantadeva is known as Sesha (the unlimited end, because He ends our passage through this material world. Simply by chanting His glories, everyone can be liberated.*

Text 65

 On His head, Anantadeva sustains the entire universe, with its millions of planets containing enormous oceans and mountains.*

Text 66

 He is so large and powerful that this universe rests on one of His hoods just like a drop of water. He does not know where it is.*

Text 67

 While bearing the universe on one of His hoods, Anantadeva chants the glories of Krishna with each of His thousands of mouths.*

Text 68

 Although He has been chanting the glories of Lord Krishna since time immemorial, He has not come to their end.*

Text 69

 To this very day Lord Ananta continues to chant the glories of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and still He finds no end to them.*

Text 70

 In this way Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama are described. When they see this, Brahma, Siva, the demigods, the siddhas, and the great sages become filled with bliss.

Text 71

 Although again and again He tries to reach the farther shore of the ocean that is Lord Krishna's glories, Lord Ananta can never reach it.

Text 72

 This is also described in these words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (2.7.41):


nantam vidamy aham ami munayo 'grajas te

     maya-balasya purushasya kuto 'vara ye

gayan gunan dasa-satanana adi-devah

     sesho 'dhunapi samavasyati nasya param


     "Neither I nor all the sages born before you know fully the omnipotent Personality of Godhead. So what can others, who are born after us, know about Him?  Even the first incarnation of the Lord, namely Sesha, has not been able to reach the limit of such knowledge, although he is describing the shualities of the Lord with ten hundred faces."*

Text 73

 To sustain all the material worlds, very powerful Lord Ananta stays in the rasatala planets.

Text 74

 In Brahma's royal assembly, Narada Muni plays his vina tumburu and sings songs describing these qualities of the Supreme Lord.

Text 75

 Brahma and his associates become overwhelmed with emotion when they hear the glories of the Supreme Lord. The demigods all worship Narada because he sings these songs.

Text 76

 Thus I have told a little something of Lord Ananta's glories. Therefore please place your love in Lord Nityananda, who is Lord Ananta Himself.

Text 77

 Anyone who desires to cross to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death, and then dive into the ocean of devotional service, should worship Lord Nityananda Candra.

Text 78

 Before the feet of the Vaishnavas I place my my heart's desire: May I worship Lord Balarama birth after birth.

Text 79

 As "dvija", "vipra", and "brahmana" are different names for the same kind of person, so the names "Nityananda", "Ananta", and "Baladeva" all refer to the same Supreme Person.

Text 80

 Lord Nityananda appeared in my heart and cheerfully ordered me to write a book of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes.

Text 81

 Lord Sesha's tongue is the resting place of Lord Chaitanya's glories. It is only by Lord Sesha's mercy that Lord Chaitanya's pastimes are revealed to us.

Text 82

 For this reason Lord Ananta Sesha has a glorious form. For this reason I have sung some few of the glories of His lotus feet.

Text 83

 The heart is purified by hearing Lord Chaitanya's pastimes, which are revealed to us only by the devotees' mercy. Please know this for certain.

Text 84

 Who can understand Lord Chaitanya's pastimes, which are hidden even from the Vedas? I have written in this book the pastimes I have heard from the devotees.

Text 85

 I see no beginning or end of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes. I will write about them as far as I am able.

Text 86

 I am a wooden puppet. Lord Chaitanya makes me dance and speak. 

Text 87

 i offer obeisances to the feet of all the Vaishnavas. In this way all my offenses will cease to exist.

Text 88

 O my brother, please give Your attentive thoughts to me. Now please hear the pastimes Lord Chaitanya enjoyed with His devotees.

Text 89

 Lord Chaitanya's pastimes are the abode of transcendental bliss. They are divided into three parts: Adi-khanda (first part), Madhya-khanda (middle part), and Antya-khanda (last part).

Text 90

 The Adi-khanda is mainly the Lord's pastimes of learning. The Madhya-khanda is Lord Chaitanya's revelation of the the sankirtana movement.

Text 91

 The Antya-khanda is the Lord's pastimes as a sannyasi in Jagannatha Puri. At that time He gave to Lord Nityananda the duty of preaching in the land of West Bengal.

Text 92

 In Navadvipa lived Jagannatha Misra. Like Maharaja Vasudeva, he devotedly performed his prescribed duties.

Text 93

 His wife was named Saci. She was very chaste and devoted. She was a second Devaki. She was like the mother of the world.

Text 94

 In her womâ Lord Narayana, who bears the name Shri Krishna Chaitanya, and who is the ornament of the worlds, appeared.

Text 95

 In the Adi-khanda the Lord descended to this world on the auspicious full-moon evening of the month of Phalguna.

Text 96

 As the auspicious sounds of Lord Hari's holy names filled the four directions, the Supreme Lord was born.

Text 97

 In the Adi-khanda are also the many childhood pastimes the concealed Lord revealed to His mother and father.

Text 98

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that in their home His mother and father saw the auspicious signs of the flag, thunderbolt, elephant-goad, and pennant.

Text 99

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that thieves kidnapped the Lord, but the Lord tricked them and they brought Him back home.

Text Text 100

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that on ekadashi the Lord ate the prasadam offered by Jagadisa and Hiranya.

Text 101

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that as a child the Lord would pretend to cry. In this way He made the holy names of Lord Hari appear in every mouth.

Text 102

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that the Lord sat on rejected cooking pots and explained philosophy to His mother.

Text 103

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya's childhood restlessness was an ocean that had no shore. Playing with the other boys, He manifested the pastimes of Gokula.

Text 104

 In the Adi-khanda is the beginning of the Lord's studies. After very little study, He mastered all the scriptures.

Text 105

 In the Adi-khanda are Jagannatha Misra's departure for the spiritual world and Visvarupa's acceptance of sannyasa. These two events made Saci unhappy.

Text 106

 In the Adi-khanda is the great beginning of the Lords's pastimes of scholarship. When He saw the atheists and offenders, the Lord became arrogance personified.

Text 107

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that the Lord would meet with all the other students and fearlessly play in the Ganga's waves.

Text 108

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya conquered all the scriptures. No rival scholar in all the three worlds could stand before Him.

Text 109

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya traveled to the country of East Bengal and sancified it with the touch of His feet.

Text 110

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya married . When His wife returned to the spiritual world, He again married the daughter of a raja-pandita.

Text 111

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that, pretending to be sick with a malady of the vital air, the Lord displayed all the symptoms of pure spiritual love (prema-bhakti).

Text 112

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that, as a great pandita, the Lord traveled from place to place. He gave special powers to His devotees.

Text 113

 In the Adi-khanda are also described Lord Chaitanya's transcendental bliss and splendid garments. When she gazed at the moon of His face, Saci became filled with bliss.

Text 114

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that the Lord defeated a dig-vijayi pandita and then cut all that pandita's material bonds.

Text 115

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that the Lord bewildered all the devotees. Wherever He went, everyone was bewildered about His true identity.

Text 116

 In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya went to Gaya and gave His mercy to Isvara Puri.

Text 117

 In the Adi-khanda the Lord enjoyed unlimited pastimes. In the future the great sage Vyasa will describe some more of these pastimes.

Text 118

 The pastimes that begin with childhood and end with the journey to Gaya are the Lord's Adi-khanda pastimes.

Text 119

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord became known as Gaura-simha (He who is like a golden lion). Now knowing His true identity, everyone became like bumblebees at His feet.

Text 120

 In the Madhya-khanda in the homes of Advaita and Shrivasa the Lord sat on the throne of Lord Vishnu and revealed His true identity.

Text 121

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya meets Lord Nityananda. The two brothers then perform kirtana together.

Text 122

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Nityananda sees Lord Chaitanya's siø-armed form. In the Madhya-khanda Lord Advaita sees Lord Chaitanya's universal form.

Text 123

 In the Madhya-khanda are Lord Nityananda's vyasa-puja ceremony and the blasphemies some sinful atheists directed to the Lord.

Text 124

 In the Madhya-khanda is Lord Chaitanya's assumption, when Lord Nityananda placed a cluâ and plow in His hand, of Lord Balarama's form.

Text 125

 In the Madhya-khanda is the liberation of the two great sinners named Jagai and Madhai, who were famous in all the world.

Text 126

 In the Madhya-khanda Saci sees Lord Chaitanya as dark Krishna and Lord Nityananda as fair Balarama.

Text 127

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya reveals His pastimes of great opulence, pastimes called "the ecstasies of 21 hours".

Text 128

 On that day the Lord described the true identity of of His servants who had taken birth then.

Text 129

 In the Madhya-khanda, in village after village He who is Lord Narayana of Vaikuntha danced and performed kirtana of chanting His own holy names.

Text 130

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord breaks the Kazi's pride. Manifesting His spiritual potency, the Lord performs endless kirtana.

Text 131

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya's mercy enabled the Kazi to accept the path of devotional service. In this way the Lord was able to perform kirtana whenever He wished in village after village.

Text 132

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya roared and revealed His form of Lord Varaha to Murari Gupta.

Text 133

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord manifested a four-armed form and, riding on Murari Gupta's shoulders, wandered here and there in the courtyard.

Text 134

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord ate some rice collected by Suklambara. In the Madhya-khanda He who is Lord Narayana enjoyed many pastimes.

Text 135

 In the Madhya-khanda, in the performance of a play He who is Lord Narayana assumed the form of Rukmini. All the devotees then drank the milk of Rukmini's breast.

Text 136

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord punished Mukunda for keeping bad association. Later the Lord became merciful to him and was very pleased with him.

Text 137

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord performed kirtana every night in Navadvipa for one year.

Text 138

 In the Madhya-khanda are the wonderful joking pastimes of Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita. Only a fool thinks these pastimes were actual quarrels.

Text 139

 In the Madhya-khanda the Supreme Lord warned His mother to carefully avoid offending Vaishnavas.

Text 140

 In the Madhya-khanda the devotees offered prayers to the Lord and received specifi benedictions.

Text 141

 In the Madhya-khanda Haridasa attained the Lord's mercy. There also are the merciful pastimes of drinking water from Shridhara's pot.

Text 142

 In the Madhya-khanda the Lord daily enjoyed water-pastimes in the Ganga with all His devotees.

Text 143

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda go to Lord Advaita's home to enjoy certain specifi pastimes.

Text 144

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya harshly punished Lord Advaita, but in the end gave Him great mercy.

Text 145

 In the Madhya-khanda very fortunate Murari Gupta learned that Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda are in truth Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama.

Text 146

 In the Madhya-khanda the two Lords: Chaitanya and Nityananda, danced in Shrivasa's courtyard.

Text 147

 In the Madhya-khanda, using the mouth of Shrivasa's dead son, the Lord explained the truth about the individual souls and thus dispelled all grief.

Text 148

 In the Madhya-khanda, by Lord Chaitanya's mercy, Shrivasa forgot his grief for his son. This was learned by all.

Text 149

 In the Madhya-khanda distraught Nityananda and Haridasa saved Lord Chaitanya from drowning in the Ganga.

Text 150

 In the Madhya-khanda Narayani attained the remnants of Lord Chaitanya's plate, remnants even the demigod Brahma could not easily attain.

Text 151

 In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya accepted sannyasa in order to deliver all the conditioned souls.

Text 152

 The pastimes in the Madhya-khanda begin with the performance of kirtana and end with the acceptance of sannyasa.

Text 153

 In the Madhya-khanda are many millions of pastimes. Vedavyasa will later describe them all.

Text 154

 In the Sesha-khanda (Antya-khanda, Visvambhara has accepted sannyasa. Now He manifests the name "Shri Krishna Chaitanya.

Text 155

 In the Sesha-khanda, hearing that Lord Chaitanya's sikha is now shaved, Lord Advaita wept.

Text 156

 In the Sesha-khanda Saci's indescribable grief is a little described. It is only by Lord Chaitanya's power that she was able to remain alive.

Text 157

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda, who is hot-tempered Lord Balarama Himself, broke Lord Chaitanya's sannyasa-danda.

Text 158

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya went to Jagannatha Puri. Concealing His true identity, He enjoyed many pastimes there.

Text 159

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya at first teased Sarvabhamua, but in the end showed His siø-armed form to Sarvabhamua

Text 160

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya delivered King Prataparudra. The Lord made His home in Kasi Misra's house.

Text 161

 In the Sesha-khanda Svarupa Damodara and Paramananda Puri, these two, were qualified to attain the Lord's personal association.

Text 162

 In the Sesha-khanda the Lord returned to West Bengal. He blissfully said, "I will see Mathura".

Text 163

 In the Sesha-khanda the Lord stayed in Vidya Vacaspati's home. Then the Lord went to the village of Kuliya.

Text 164

 In the Sesha-khanda limitless millions of people then came to see the Lord. All attained liberation.

Text 165

 In the Sesha-khanda the Lord went to see Mathura. Still, after traveling for a certain distance, the Lord turned back.

Text 166

 In the Sesha-khanda, after He returned to Jagannatha Puri, the Lord always performed tumultuous kirtanas with His devotees.

Text 167

 In the Sesha-khanda, after sending Lord Nityananda to West Bengal, Lord Chaitanya stayed in Jagannatha Puri with some close associates.

Text 168

 In the Sesha-khanda, accompanied by His devotees, Lord Chaitanya happily danced before Lord Jagannatha's chariot.

Text 169

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya traveled to Setubandha, Jharikhanda, and Mathura.

Text 170

 In the Sesha-khanda the Lord delivered Ramananda Raya. In the Sesha-khanda the Lord enjoyed many pastimes with Ramananda Raya.

Text 171

 In the Sesha-khanda the Lord met Dabir Khas.

Text 172

 Aware of their true identity, the Lord delivered these two brothers from bondage and gave them the names "Rupa" and "Sanatana".

Text 173

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya traveled to Varanasi. The sannyasis there, who were all blasphemers, could not see His true identity.

Text 174

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya returned to Jagannatha Puri, where day and night He chanted the holy names of Lord Hari.

Text 175

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda enjoyed nectar pastimes as for some days He wandered over the earth.

Text 176

 No one can understand His limitless pastimes. Wearing tinkling anklets, He enjoyed pastimes in all the places of Mathura.

Text 177

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda went to Panihati-grama and, following Lord Chaitanya's order, distributed devotional service.

Text 178

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda, the great king of wrestlers, very mercifully delivered many merchants and others.

Text 179

 In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, enjoyed pastimes in Jagannatha Puri for eighteen years.

Text 180

 Lord Chaitanya's pastimes in the Sesha-khanda have no end. Vedavyasa will later describe them in great detail.

Text 181

 As far as He is able, Lord Nityananda describes the glories of Lord Chaitanya. The great bliss that Lord Nityananda finds there has no end.

Text 182

 Lord Nityananda's feet are the kings worshiped by Lord Ananta Sesha. O Lord Chaitanya, please give to me the gift of service to Lord Nityananda's feet.

Text 183

 Thus in sutras I have briefly described the contents of this book. Now I will begin to sing these three khandas.

Text 184

 O brother, with single-pointed attention please hear the descriptions in the Adi-khanda, descriptions of Lord Chaitanya's descent to this world.

Text 185

 The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.