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Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata Adi-khanda
A Summary of the Lord's Pastimes
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.
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.
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.
sa jayati visuddha-vikramah
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.
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:
"Worshiping My devotees is better than worshiping Me directly.ª That is My opinion."
Therefore I will begin by offering respectful obeisances to the devotees. That act will bring success to my efforts.
I offer respectful obeisances to my worshipable Deity, Lord Nityananda Raya, by whose mercy the glory of Lord Chaitanya is manifest in this world.
With a thousand mouths I offer respectful obeisances to Lord Balarama, whose thousand mouths are the home of Lord Krishna's glories.
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.
A person that offers prayers to Lord Balarama will find the glories of Lord Chaitanya appear in his mouth.
Lord Balaraama is thousand-headed Lord Ananta. There may be many masters in this world, but He is independent of all of them.
Lord Balarama Mahaprabhu is very tall. He is a great saint intoxicated by hearing the glories of Lord Chaitanyacandra.
In His form of Nityananda He enjoys pastimes with Lord Chaitanya eternally. No one is more dear to Lord Chaitanya.
Lord Chaitanya becomes a friend and a help to one who hears or sings Lord Nityananda's glories.
Siva and Parvati find great bliss in Lord Nityananda. On their tongues are pure and eloquent words glorifying Lord Nityananda.
Accompanied by Goddess Parvati and nine hundreds million goddesses, Siva worships Lord Sankarshana.
This is described in Shrimad-Bhagavatam's Fifth Canto. All Vaishnavas offer obeisances to Lord Balarama and praise Him with songs.
Words describing Lord Balarama's rasa-dance pastimes are supremely glorious. He enjoyed many pastimes with the gopis in Vrindavana.
During Madhava and Madhu, the two months of springtime, Lord Balarama enjoyed the rasa-dance pastime. This is described in the Puranas.
Please hear these words Shri Sukadeva spoke to Maharaja Parikshit. Please hear these verses of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (10.65.17-18 and 21-22):
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.*
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.*
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.
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."
Although they rebuke ordinary souls for associating with women, the sages praise Lord Balarama's rasa dance with the gopis.
Fully aware that Balarama and Krishna are not different persons, the demigods showered flowers on Lord Balarama's rasa dance.
Although they are hidden from the four Vedas, Lord Balarama's pastimes are openly described in the Puranas. What more need I say?
Some fools may say, "I do not that in the Puranas. There is no evidence that Lord Balarama ever enjoyed a rasa dance."
To them I reply: The two brothers, Krishna and Balarama, did certainly enjoy a rasa dance with the gopis in Vrindavana forest.
This is described in the following words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (10.34.20-23):
kadacid atha govindo
vijahratur vane ratryam
"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.*
"The young damsels of Vraja were very nicely dressed and anointed with pulp of sandalwood and decorated with flowers.*
"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.*
tau kalpayantau yugapat
"Taking advantage of the pleasing atmosphere, both Krishna and Balarama began to sing very melodiously."*
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.
Anyone who does not honor Shrimad-Bhagavatam is a yavana. Birth after birth he is punished by Lord Yama.
Nowadays some eunuchs may dance around and say, "In what scripture is Balarama's rasa dance?"
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.
Lord Balarama is very dear to Lord Chaitanyacandra. By offending Him one destroys his own future.
In all His incarnations the Supreme Lord manifests in two forms: one as master and the other as servant.
As a servant the Lord appears as His own friend, brother, bed, fan, invitation, house, parasol, garments, ornaments, and sitting place.
Manifesting Himself in all these forms, the Lord serves Himself. One who has received the Lord's mercy can understand all this.
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)."
Powerful Garuda, who delights in carrying Lord Krishna in His pastimes, is an amsa incarnation of Lord Ananta.
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.*
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.*
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.*
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.*
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.*
Lord Ananta is described in the following words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (5.25.9-13):
utpatti-sthiti-laya-hetavo 'sya kalpah
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
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.*
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.*
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?*
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.*
He is very powerful and always prepared to please His personal associates and devotees.*
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.*
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.*
On His head, Anantadeva sustains the entire universe, with its millions of planets containing enormous oceans and mountains.*
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.*
While bearing the universe on one of His hoods, Anantadeva chants the glories of Krishna with each of His thousands of mouths.*
Although He has been chanting the glories of Lord Krishna since time immemorial, He has not come to their end.*
To this very day Lord Ananta continues to chant the glories of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and still He finds no end to them.*
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.
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.
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."*
To sustain all the material worlds, very powerful Lord Ananta stays in the rasatala planets.
In Brahma's royal assembly, Narada Muni plays his vina tumburu and sings songs describing these qualities of the Supreme Lord.
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.
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.
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.
Before the feet of the Vaishnavas I place my my heart's desire: May I worship Lord Balarama birth after birth.
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.
Lord Nityananda appeared in my heart and cheerfully ordered me to write a book of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I see no beginning or end of Lord Chaitanya's pastimes. I will write about them as far as I am able.
I am a wooden puppet. Lord Chaitanya makes me dance and speak.
i offer obeisances to the feet of all the Vaishnavas. In this way all my offenses will cease to exist.
O my brother, please give Your attentive thoughts to me. Now please hear the pastimes Lord Chaitanya enjoyed with His devotees.
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).
The Adi-khanda is mainly the Lord's pastimes of learning. The Madhya-khanda is Lord Chaitanya's revelation of the the sankirtana movement.
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.
In Navadvipa lived Jagannatha Misra. Like Maharaja Vasudeva, he devotedly performed his prescribed duties.
His wife was named Saci. She was very chaste and devoted. She was a second Devaki. She was like the mother of the world.
In her womâ Lord Narayana, who bears the name Shri Krishna Chaitanya, and who is the ornament of the worlds, appeared.
In the Adi-khanda the Lord descended to this world on the auspicious full-moon evening of the month of Phalguna.
As the auspicious sounds of Lord Hari's holy names filled the four directions, the Supreme Lord was born.
In the Adi-khanda are also the many childhood pastimes the concealed Lord revealed to His mother and father.
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.
In the Adi-khanda it is also said that thieves kidnapped the Lord, but the Lord tricked them and they brought Him back home.
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In the Adi-khanda it is also said that on ekadashi the Lord ate the prasadam offered by Jagadisa and Hiranya.
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.
In the Adi-khanda it is also said that the Lord sat on rejected cooking pots and explained philosophy to His mother.
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.
In the Adi-khanda is the beginning of the Lord's studies. After very little study, He mastered all the scriptures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Adi-khanda it is also said that Lord Chaitanya went to Gaya and gave His mercy to Isvara Puri.
In the Adi-khanda the Lord enjoyed unlimited pastimes. In the future the great sage Vyasa will describe some more of these pastimes.
The pastimes that begin with childhood and end with the journey to Gaya are the Lord's Adi-khanda pastimes.
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.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya meets Lord Nityananda. The two brothers then perform kirtana together.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda are Lord Nityananda's vyasa-puja ceremony and the blasphemies some sinful atheists directed to the Lord.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda is the liberation of the two great sinners named Jagai and Madhai, who were famous in all the world.
In the Madhya-khanda Saci sees Lord Chaitanya as dark Krishna and Lord Nityananda as fair Balarama.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya reveals His pastimes of great opulence, pastimes called "the ecstasies of 21 hours".
On that day the Lord described the true identity of of His servants who had taken birth then.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda the Lord breaks the Kazi's pride. Manifesting His spiritual potency, the Lord performs endless kirtana.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya roared and revealed His form of Lord Varaha to Murari Gupta.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda the Lord ate some rice collected by Suklambara. In the Madhya-khanda He who is Lord Narayana enjoyed many pastimes.
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.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda the Lord performed kirtana every night in Navadvipa for one year.
In the Madhya-khanda are the wonderful joking pastimes of Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita. Only a fool thinks these pastimes were actual quarrels.
In the Madhya-khanda the Supreme Lord warned His mother to carefully avoid offending Vaishnavas.
In the Madhya-khanda the devotees offered prayers to the Lord and received specifi benedictions.
In the Madhya-khanda Haridasa attained the Lord's mercy. There also are the merciful pastimes of drinking water from Shridhara's pot.
In the Madhya-khanda the Lord daily enjoyed water-pastimes in the Ganga with all His devotees.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda go to Lord Advaita's home to enjoy certain specifi pastimes.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya harshly punished Lord Advaita, but in the end gave Him great mercy.
In the Madhya-khanda very fortunate Murari Gupta learned that Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda are in truth Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama.
In the Madhya-khanda the two Lords: Chaitanya and Nityananda, danced in Shrivasa's courtyard.
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.
In the Madhya-khanda, by Lord Chaitanya's mercy, Shrivasa forgot his grief for his son. This was learned by all.
In the Madhya-khanda distraught Nityananda and Haridasa saved Lord Chaitanya from drowning in the Ganga.
In the Madhya-khanda Narayani attained the remnants of Lord Chaitanya's plate, remnants even the demigod Brahma could not easily attain.
In the Madhya-khanda Lord Chaitanya accepted sannyasa in order to deliver all the conditioned souls.
The pastimes in the Madhya-khanda begin with the performance of kirtana and end with the acceptance of sannyasa.
In the Madhya-khanda are many millions of pastimes. Vedavyasa will later describe them all.
In the Sesha-khanda (Antya-khanda, Visvambhara has accepted sannyasa. Now He manifests the name "Shri Krishna Chaitanya.
In the Sesha-khanda, hearing that Lord Chaitanya's sikha is now shaved, Lord Advaita wept.
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.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda, who is hot-tempered Lord Balarama Himself, broke Lord Chaitanya's sannyasa-danda.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya went to Jagannatha Puri. Concealing His true identity, He enjoyed many pastimes there.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya at first teased Sarvabhamua, but in the end showed His siø-armed form to Sarvabhamua
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya delivered King Prataparudra. The Lord made His home in Kasi Misra's house.
In the Sesha-khanda Svarupa Damodara and Paramananda Puri, these two, were qualified to attain the Lord's personal association.
In the Sesha-khanda the Lord returned to West Bengal. He blissfully said, "I will see Mathura".
In the Sesha-khanda the Lord stayed in Vidya Vacaspati's home. Then the Lord went to the village of Kuliya.
In the Sesha-khanda limitless millions of people then came to see the Lord. All attained liberation.
In the Sesha-khanda the Lord went to see Mathura. Still, after traveling for a certain distance, the Lord turned back.
In the Sesha-khanda, after He returned to Jagannatha Puri, the Lord always performed tumultuous kirtanas with His devotees.
In the Sesha-khanda, after sending Lord Nityananda to West Bengal, Lord Chaitanya stayed in Jagannatha Puri with some close associates.
In the Sesha-khanda, accompanied by His devotees, Lord Chaitanya happily danced before Lord Jagannatha's chariot.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya traveled to Setubandha, Jharikhanda, and Mathura.
In the Sesha-khanda the Lord delivered Ramananda Raya. In the Sesha-khanda the Lord enjoyed many pastimes with Ramananda Raya.
In the Sesha-khanda the Lord met Dabir Khas.
Aware of their true identity, the Lord delivered these two brothers from bondage and gave them the names "Rupa" and "Sanatana".
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya traveled to Varanasi. The sannyasis there, who were all blasphemers, could not see His true identity.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya returned to Jagannatha Puri, where day and night He chanted the holy names of Lord Hari.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda enjoyed nectar pastimes as for some days He wandered over the earth.
No one can understand His limitless pastimes. Wearing tinkling anklets, He enjoyed pastimes in all the places of Mathura.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda went to Panihati-grama and, following Lord Chaitanya's order, distributed devotional service.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Nityananda, the great king of wrestlers, very mercifully delivered many merchants and others.
In the Sesha-khanda Lord Chaitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, enjoyed pastimes in Jagannatha Puri for eighteen years.
Lord Chaitanya's pastimes in the Sesha-khanda have no end. Vedavyasa will later describe them in great detail.
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.
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.
Thus in sutras I have briefly described the contents of this book. Now I will begin to sing these three khandas.
O brother, with single-pointed attention please hear the descriptions in the Adi-khanda, descriptions of Lord Chaitanya's descent to this world.
The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.