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Description of the Very Great Revelation
Refrain mora bandhuya
Lord Chaitanya, who is a treasure-house of transcendental virtues, is my true friend.
jaya jaya mahaprabhu shri-gaurasundar
jaya jaya nityananda anadi-iswar
Glory, glory to Lord Chaitanya! Glory, glory to Lord Nityananda, the Supreme Lord who has no beginning!
Text 2 In this way Lord Chaitanya gave a boon to Shridhara. Then, rocking His head from side to side, Lord Chaitanya called out, "Nar#a! Nar#a! Nar#a!"
Text 3 Lord Chaitanya said, "Acarya, ask for a boon." "What I prayed for, I have attained", Advaita Acarya replied.
Text 4 Then Lord Chaitanya roared. No one has the power to describe His roar.
Text 5 In this way Lord Chaitanya manifested His glories and opulences. Gadadhara brought betelnuts, and Lord Chaitanya chewed them.
Text 6 Lord Nityananda, who is Ananta Sesha, the holder of the earth, held a parasol. Advaita and the great devotees stood before the Lord.
Text 7 Lord Chaitanya commanded Murari, "Look at My form." Murari looked and saw Lord Ramacandra manifested before his eyes.
Text 8 He saw Lord Chaitanya was now dark like durva grass. Lord Chaitanya held a bow and sat in a virasana posture.
Text 9 Murari saw Sita and Lakshmana on the Lord's left and right. From the four directions the kings of monkeys offered prayers.
Seeing that he also had become a monkey, the physician Murari fainted.
Unconscious, Murari fell to the ground. In this way he fell into Lord Chaitanya's trap.
Lord Chaitanya called out, "O monkry, you have forgotten how the thief that kidnapped Sita set you on fire.
"Then you set fire to his city and destroyed his dynasty. In am that same Lord. Now I give you the power to remember all this.
"Rise. Rise, Murari. You are My very life. I am Ramacandra. You are Hanuman.
"Look at Lakshmana, who is like your life and soul. Carrying the Gandhamadana Mountain, you saved His life.
"Bow down before Sita's feet. Seeing her torment, you wept a shoreless ocean of tears."
With these words of Lord Chaitanya, Murari Gupta regained consciousness. Seeing all this, everyone there wept with love.
By hearing Murari Gupta's story, every dry sticks begin to weep. All the devotees melted into tears.
Again Lord Chaitanya said to Murari, "Ask for a boon, whatever you wish."
Murari said, "Lord, I do not want anything. Lord, please give me the boon that I will always sing Your glories.
" Lord, please do not place me in any birth where I will forget You.
"Birth after birth please allow me to live among Your devotees, who know that You are the master and they are Your servants.
"You are the master, and I am Your servant. It is not otherwise. O Lord, please make these words true. Please do not throw me away.
"Whenever You descend to this world with Your associates, please allow me to come and be Your servant."
Then the Lord said, "Good. Good. I grant that boon." At that moment a great, great sound of "Jaya!" arose.
All the Vaishnavas loved Murari. Murari was kind to everyone. That was his nature.
Wherever Murari goes, that place becomes all holy places. It becomes Shri Vaikuntha.
Who has the power to describe Murari's glories? Every time He descends to this world, the Supreme Lord becomes Murari's dear friend.
Texts Texts 29-30
Lord Chaitanya said, "Everyone please listen. Whoever once criticizes Murari will not be purified by millions of baths in the Ganga. Neither the Ganga nor the holy name of Lord Hari will remove his sin.
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Murari, secretly (gupta, sits in his heart. Therefore his name `Murari Gupta' is supremely appropriate."
Seeing the Lord's mercy to Murari, the devotees called out "Krishna!", and wept with love.
Anyone who hears how Lord Chaitanya gave mercy to Murari Gupta will attain pure love and devotion to the Lord.
Murari and Shridhara fell down before the Lord and wept. Again and again roaring like thunder, Lord Chaitanya chewed betelnuts.
Then Lord Chaitanya was merciful to Haridasa. "Look at Me, Haridasa", He called out.
"Your body is better than My body. Your birth is more exalted than My birth.
"My heart broke to think of how the sinful Muslims tortured you.
Texts Texts 38-39
"Listen. Listen, O Haridasa. When the Muslims beat you in village after village, and I saw how you were suffering, I took my cakra and came down from Vaikuntha to sever their necks.
"Even though they were beating you to end your life, in your heart you were concerned for their welfare.
"You did not see that they were trying to kill you. In your heart you only saw them as good people.
"Because you saw them as good people, I had no power to act against them. My cakra became powerless.
"Because of your dfesire, I could not kill them. Seeing how they were ferociously beating you, I fell on your back.
"The blows meant for you I took on My body. The marks are still there. I do not lie.
"Whatever other reasons made Me come to this world, I quickly came because I could not tolerate that you were suffering.
"Advaita always sings My glories. My Nar#a knew the truth about you."
The Lord knows how to glorify His devotees. What will He not say, what will He not do for their sake?
For His devotees' sake the Lord will swallow a blazing fire. The Lord yearns to became the servant of His devotees.
Lord Krishna does not know anything but His devotees. He does not think even the endless universes are equal to one of His devotees.
Anyone who is not pleased with the devotees of Lord Krishna is a wretched sinner. His past must be full of sins.
O my brothers, with your own eyes please see the glories of the devotees, glories Lord Chaitanya Himself described to Haridasa.
Hearing from the Lord's own mouth the description of His great mercy, Haridasa at once fell unconscious.
His external consciousness fled far away, Haridasa rested on the ground. He was plunged in bliss. He did not breathe for even half a sesame seed of time.
Then the Lord said, "Rise. Rise, O My Haridasa.Fulfilling your desire, gaze at My powers and opulences.
With the Lord's words, Haridasa regained external consciousness. Gazing at the Lord's form, he wept.
He fell to the ground and rolled about in the courtyard. One moment he sighed, and another moment he fainted.
Great ecstasy filled Haridasa's body. Although Lord Chaitanya tried to pacify him, Haridasa would not be pacified.
Haridasa said, " O father Visvambhara, O master, O Lord of the universes, please be merciful to this sinner. I fall down before You.
"I have no good qualities. I am lowly and degraded. I am outside varnasrama. O Lord, how can I describe Your pastimes and glories?
"By seeing me one becomes sinful. By touching me one must bathe. O Lord, how can I describe Your glories?
Texts Texts 61-62
"This truth You have spoken with Your own mouth: You will never abandon a person who remembers Your feet, even if he is like a worm or an insect. However, You push down even a great king if he does not remember Your feet.
"With these words You do not describe me, for I never remember You. You protect even the most fallen person who remembers You.
"In the middle of the assembly the sinners Duryodhana and Duhsasana tried to disrobe Draupadi.
"In that dangerous situation, she remembered You. Because she remembered You, You entered her garments.
"Because she remembered You, her garments became limitless. The sinful-hearted people could not understand how this all happened.
"One day some witches surrounded Goddess Parvati and trued to eat her. She remembered You.
"Because she remembered You, You suddenly appeared there, punished the witches, and protected Your devotee.
"O father, even though I am a sinner who never remembers You, please give me shelter at Your feet.
"With poison, snakes, fire, water, and stones the demon Hiranyakasipu tried to kill Prahlada.
"Prahlada always remembered Your feet. By the power of that memory, he was freed from all sufferings.
"You broke the teeth of some of the attackers and destroyed the power of others. Because Prahlada remembered You, You appeared before him.
"Afraid of Dyrvasa, the Pandavas remembered You. Out of kindness to them, You suddenly appeared before their eyes.
"You said, `Yudhishthira, don't worry. Look. Look. I am here. I will feed the sages. You just sit down.'
"One crumâ of vegetable remained in the pot. To protect Your servants, You happily ate it.
"Their bellies suddenly swelling as they bathed, the sages fled in fear.
"Thus, by the power of remembering You, the Pandavas were rescued, Thus remembering You brings a very wonderful result.
"By always remembering You, everyone becomes saintly. This is not surprising. You deliver all who remember You.
"Ajamila was very sinful. No one was sinful like him. Still, by remembering You, he attained glory without limit.
"Terrified of the Yamadutas, he lovingly looked at his son's face. By calling out his son's name, he remembered the form of Lord Narayana.
"When he remembered You, his great danger broke into pieces. This is not surprising. The devotees' memory of You brings all good fortune.
"O Lord, please don't reject me, even though I never remember Your feet.
"How did I become qualified to see You? O Lord, I wish only one boon. I do not wish anything but this one boon."
Then Lord Chaitanya said, "Speak. Speak. There is nothing I will not give you."
Folding his hands, Haridasa said to the Lord, "Lord, I am very unfortunate. Still, I have a very great desire.
"I wish that my food will be the remnants of what was eaten by the servants who worship Your feet.
"Let that be my worship birth after birth. Let Your devotees' remnants be my property. Let this be the duty prescribed by my birth.
"By birth I am sinful. That is why I do not remember You. Therefore please make my life successful by allowing me to eat the remnants left by Your servants.
"An offense stays in my heart. I yearn to be an exalted and important person. Such a desire is not right for me.
"O Lord, O master, O father Visvambhara, I am like a dead man. Please forgive my offense.
"O son of Saci, O father, please be merciful to me. Please make me into a dog and keep me in Your devotee's home."
Haridasa was filled with love and devotion to the Lord. Again and again he begged with plaintive words. His desire was not fulfilled.
Texts Texts 93-94
Then Lord Chaitanya said, "Listen. Listen, O My Haridasa. Anyone who sits down with you, or who talks with you for even half a sesame seed of time will certainly attain Me. It will not be otherwise.
"Anyone who has faith in you has faith in Me also. I stay always in your body.
"You are My master, and I am your servant. You keep Me always imprisoned within your heart.
"I give you the gift that without offense you will devotedly serve Me and all the Vaishnavas."
When the Lord gave this boon to Haridasa, a great sound of "Jaya! Jaya!" at once arose.
High birth, noble family, pious deeds, and material riches will not help anyone attain the great wealth of pure love for Lord Krishna. Only an intense desaire to attain it, and nothing else, will help one attain the great wealth of pure love for the Lord.
A Vaishnava may take birth in any family. Why not? All the scriptures declare that a Vaishnava is the best of persons.
The evidence of this is Haridasa, who was born in a Mulsim family. He saw the Lord's powers and opulences, opulences even Brahma and the demigods cannot see.
Anyone who thinks a Vaishnava belongs to a certain caste is a sinner. He is pushed into sinful wombs lifetime after lifetime. In this way he suffers.
Anyone who hears these prayers of Haridasa Thakura will certainly attain a great wealth of pure love for Lord Krishna.
These are not my words. All the scriptures say it. Anyone who hears narrations of the devotees activities attains pure devotion for Lord Krishna.
Glory, glory to the great devotee Haridasa Thakura! By remembering him a person destroys all his sins.
One person said, "Haridasa is like Brahma". Another person said, "He is like Prahlada."
In every way Haridasa was a great devotee of the Lord. He enjoyed pastimes with Lord Chaitanya and His associates.
Brahma and Siva are always happy at heart to associate with devotees like Haridasa.
The demigods yearn to touch Haridasa. Goddess Ganga yearns that Haridasa will enter her waters.
What to speak of his touch, even the sight of Haridasa cuts apart the beginningless ropes of karma that bind all conditioned souls.
As Prahlada was a "demon", and as Hanuman was a "monkey", so Haridasa was "born in a low family".
Haridasa wept. Murari and Shridhara wept. Smiling, Lord Chaitanya chewed betelnuts.
Sitting on the Deity throne, Lord Chaitanya became very effulgent. Also very effulgent, Lord Nityananda held a parasol over the Lord's head.
Looking at Advaita, and smiling and smiling, Lord Chaitanya revealed the thoughts in His heart.
He said, "Listen. Listen, O Acarya. One night I fed You. Does the memory of that awaken in Your heart?
"At that time I had not yet descended to this world and You were struggling with a limitless effort top bring Me here.
"Reading and lecturing on Bhagavat-gita, You interpreted everything only in terms of devotional service. Who was qualified to understand Your explanations?
"One day You found a verse that You could not explain in terms of devotional service. You did not find fault with the verse. You renounced eating.
"Unhappy, You lay down to rest. You were fasting. Then I came and appeared before You.
"When You fast, then I must fast also. When You feed Me, then I eat.
"I cannot tolerate that You feel even half a sesame seed's worth of suffering. As You slept, I spoke to You in Your dream.
"I said, `Rise. Rise, Acarya. Listen to the meaning of that verse. You should know the meaning of that passage without doubt.
" `Rise. Eat. Don't fast. I will reveal the meaning to You.'
"Happily rise and ate. In a dream I will tell You the meaning."
Whenever Advaita had a doubt about a certain passage, the Supreme Lord appeared before His eyes in a dream and explained the true meaning.
Now the Lord reminded Advaita of the specifi nights, the specifi dreams, and the specifi passages involved.Text 127
The glory of Advaita's devotion is very, very great. How can I describe the limit of His devotion's power?
The Lord said, "I explained to You all the passages but one. Now I will explain that last passage to You.
"Fools interpret the passage `sarvatah pani-padas tat' in a way to agree with the ideas of their own sampradaya. They have shaken away the true meaning of these words.
"Now, rejecting all duplicity, I tell You these words should be read as `sarvatra pani-padas tat'.
"This is how to interpret these words of Bhagavad-gita (13.14,:
sarvatah pani-padas tat
sarvatah srutimal loke
sarvam avritya tishthati
" `Everywhere are His hands and legs, His eyes and faces, and He hears everything. In this way the Supersoul exists.'*
"Thus I have explained to You the secret meaning of this passage. Who but You is qualified to hear this explanation?'
Lord Advaita was secretly a disciple of Lord Chaitanya. Lord Chaitanya's explanations are Advaita Acarya's shelter.
Hearing Lord Chaitanya's words, Advaita began to weep with love. In His heart He joyfully accepted the Lord's words.
Advaita said, "What more can I say? I am very fortunate to have You as My master."
Lord Advaita was overcome with bliss. Again and again gazing at Lord Chaitanya, Advaita did not return to external consciousness.
They who do not believe this story will fall down. Please know this without doubt.
Only the great devotees of the Lord can understand explanations of Advaita, who was personally taught by Lord Chaitanya Himself.
The Vedas sometimes give a variety of explanations. So also does Lord Advaita, whose words cannot be understood by ordinary men.
Who has the power to understand Lord Advaita's words? Please know that Advaita is not different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
The autumn clouds rain only on some fortunate places. They do not rain everywhere. They only rain on some places.
This is described in these words of Shrimad-Bhagavatam (10.20.36):
girayo mumucus toyam
kvacin na mumucuh sivam
yatha jnanamritam kale
jnanino dadate na va
"Sometimes in autumn the falls come down from the top of the hill to supply clean water and sometimes they stop. Similarly, sometimes great saintly persons distribute clear knowledge, and sometimes they are silent."*
Therefore Lord Advaita is not at fault. The listeners' piety and impiety determine whether or not they have the power to understand Lord Advaita's explanations.
Lord Advaita always served Lord Chaitanya's feet. The Vaishnavas there can testify to that.
A person who serves Lord Advaita, but does not respect the words of the Lord's other personal associates, is not dear to Lord Chaitanya.
A person who understands, "Lord Chaitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all masters", is a true devotee of Lord Advaita. Lord Advaita becomes his property.
A person who does not understand that Lord Chaitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all, finds that his unending service to Lord Advaita is all in vain.
Ravana worshiped Siva but would not worship Lord Ramacandra. For this offense Ravana's ten heads were cut off.
In his heart, Lord Siva rejected Ravana and did not accept his service. Ravana's service to Lord Siva was all in vain. In this way he and his family were all destroyed.
Lord Siva does not reveal whether he is pleased or displeased with his servant. A person who is intelligent can understand in his heart whether Lord Siva is pleased or displeased.
In the same way Lord Advaita does not reveal His heart. Thus some people who call themselves "devotees of Lord Advaita" blaspheme Lord Chaitanya.
Lord Advaita does not say anything to them. Because they do not accept the advice of the great Vaishnavas, whatever goodness was in their hearts perishes.
These persons cannot understand the glory of Lord Chaitanya, who mercifully gave all perfections to Lord Advaita.
They physically attack anyone who tries to explain this truth to them. The illusory potency Maya is very powerful. What more can I say?
These persons do not understand that Lord Advaita is the ornament worn by Lord Chaitanya and is the king of Lord Chaitanya's devotees. They think Lord Advaita is the only master. They have no respect for Lord Chaitanya.
What I have described here are all true. Anyone who does not believe it will perish.
Please listen. Service to Lord Chaitanya will help one advance in spiritual life. Other things will not.
By the mercy of Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda one become fortunate. Then one attains faith in devotional service.
Day and night Lord Nityananda says, "O My brothers, please say, `Lord Chaitanya is my master'."
Always thinking of Lord Chaitanya, Lord Advaita wept. He did not think of anyone but Him.
By talking with a person who, even after seeing Him has no devotion for Lord Chaitanya, one finds the benefits of his past pious deeds all destroyed.
He is a Vaishnava who knows Lord Advaita is the best of Vaishnavas. Birth after birth such a person attains Lord Krishna.
Such a person is very dear to Lord Advaita. One who does not understand this secret truth is the lowest of persons.
"Lord Chaitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all." Lord Advaita is very pleased to hear these words.
Lord Advaita Himself speaks these words with His own mouth. Of this there is no doubt at all.
To Advaita Lord Chaitanya revealed the true meaning of the Bhagavad-gita, and then closed the door to others.
Raising His graceful arms, Lord Chaitanya declared, "Everyone look at Me! Everyone may ask a boon!"
Delighted by the Lord's words, each devotee asked a boon, whatever they wished.
Advaita said, "O Lord, My request is: merciful to this wretched, fallen fool."
Someone else said, "My father does not allow me to come here. Please make him favorable. Please grant that boon."
Other devotees asked blessings for their disciples, children, wives, or servants.
Someone said, "May I have devotion for my spiritual master." In this way everyone asked for a boon, whatever they thought appropriate.
Smiling and smiling, Lord Chaitanya, who makes true His devotees' words, granted every boon.
All this while Mukunda was outside, hiding behind a curtain. Mukunda did not have the power to come before Lord Chaitanya.
The great devotee Mukunda was dear to everyone. Everyone thought well of him.
When he sang in kirtana, Lord Chaitanya always listened. Why was he being punished by the Lord? No one knew.
The Lord did not call for him, so he had no power to come. When the devotees saw this, sadness was born in their hearts.
Shrivasa said, "O master of the universes, please listen. How did Mukunda offend You?
"Mukunda is dear to You. To us, he is our life and soul. Who, hearing Mukunda's singing, does not melt?
"He is diligent in devotional service. He is respectful to all. Without seeing an offense in him, You have put him in disgrace..
"If he has committed an offense, then punish him. Why do You reject Your servant and send him far away?
"If You do not call for him, he cannot come before You. O Lord, please allow him to see You. Please say that he has permission."
Then Lord Chaitanya said, "Never speak like that to Me. Don't plead that wretched person's case to Me.
"The words you have heard, `Sometimes he takes up a blade of grass, and sometimes he takes up an iron mace,' apply to Mukunda. You don't know the truth about him.
"One moment he has a blade of grass between his teeth, and the next moment he attacks Me with an iron mace. I will not look at that fellow holding a blade of grass and an iron mace."
Very eloquent Shrivasa again said, "Who is qualified to understand Your powers?
"We did not see any fault in Mukunda. The fact that Your lotus feet made him fearless is a witness that testifies in his favor."
Then Lord Chaitanya said, "Wherever he goes, that wretch talks like the people he meets.
"When he is with the impersonalists, he talks the imp"ersonal philosophy of Vasistha. When he is with the devotees, he places a blade of grass between his teeth and he sings and dances.
"When he is with people of other sampradayas he does not glorify devotional service. In this way again and again he attacks Me with an iron mace.
"To these people he says, `There is something better than devotional service.' In this way again and again he attacks Me with an iron mace.
"He has committed an offense to devotional service. Therefore he cannot see Me."
Staying outside, Mukunda heard everything. He heard the words, "He cannot see Me".
Previously, by his guru's order, Mukunda did not think highly of devotional service. Lord Chaitanya knew all this. That is Lord Chaitanya's great power.
The great devotee Mukunda thought in his heart, "It is not right for me to keep this body alive.
"I should at once leave this offensive body. When will I see the Lord again? I don't know."
Then Mukunda openly said, "Listen, O Shrivasa Thakura. Please ask the Lord when I will see Him again."
Again and again Mukunda shed tears from his eyes. Because of Mukunda's suffering, all the devotees wept.
Lord Chaitanya said, "After ten million births he will see Me again. Of this there is no doubt."
Hearing these words from the Lord's mouth, Mukunda became splashed with bliss.
Calling out, "I will! I will!", he danced wildly. Mukunda, a true servant of the Lord, was overcome with love.
With his ears hearing the words, "He will see", Mukunda danced in bliss.
Seeing Mukunda, Lord Chaitanya laughed and said, "Bring Mukunda at once."
All the Vaishnavas called out, "Bring Mukunda!" Overcome with bliss, Mukunda was not aware of anything.
The Lord said, "Mukunda, your offense is now destroyed. Come. Look at Me. Take My mercy."
By the Lord's order everyone went, picked up Mukunda and carried him there. Seeing the Lord, Mukunda at once fell down before Him.
The Lord said, "Rise. Rise, Mukunda. You do not have even half a sesame seed worth of an offense to Me.
"Your fault of associating with bad people is now destroyed. Now you have conquered Me.
"When I said the words, `After ten million births he will see Me again', in half a sesame seed's worth of time you destroyed all your offenses.
"You had full faith in My words. By that faith you have made Me eternally a prisoner in your heart.
"You are My singer. Stay in My association. I enjoy talking and joking with you.
"Even if you commit ten million offenses, those offenses are not really offenses, for you are very dear to Me.
"Your body is filled with devotional service. You are My servant. I always stay on your tongue."
Hearing these reassuring words from the Lord, Mukunda wept. He rebuked himself. He described himself as a fool.
He said, "I have no faith in devotional service. I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I am completely empty of devotion. Why is it, then, that when I gaze at Your face I become filled with bliss?
"Duryodhana saw Your universal form, which scholars search the Vedas to see.
"Although he saw Your universal form, Duryodhana and his family all perished. He did not find happiness, for he had no devotion to You.
"Like him, I have no faith in devotional service. I am worthless like a pile of ashes. Why is it, then, that when I gaze at Your face I become filled with bliss and love?
"When You went to kidnap Rukmini, all the kings saw You flying on Garuda.
"At the time of the abhisheka named Raja-rajesvara all the kings saw Your effulgent form.
"The form You directly manifested in the city of Vidarbha, Brahma and all the demigods yearn to see.
"When they saw Your form, all the kings perished. They did not attain happiness, for they had no devotion to You.
"Assuming the form of a boar whose limbs were made of the Vedi yajnas, You appeared from the waters.
"Then You, the limitless Lord, picked up the earth in Your tusks. All the demigods yearned to see this form of Yours.
"The demon Hiranyaksha saw this wonderful form. Still, he did not attain happiness, for he had no devotion to You.
"Hiranyaksha's brother also saw a very confidential form of Yours, and form whose chest is the resting-placed of Goddess Lakshmi.
"The three worlds call this wonderful form `Nrisimha'.Even though he saw this form, Hiranyaksha's brother perished, for he had no devotion to You.
"I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I have no faith in devotional service. It is a great wonder, then, that my head has not already been severed and fallen to the ground.
"How is it that Kubja, the yajna-patnis, the women of Mathura, and the garland-maker were able to see You?
"They attained You because they engaged in devotional service. At the same time Kamsa saw You and perished.
"I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I have no faith in devotional service. Still You are merciful and You protect me.
"By the power of His devotional service, very powerful Lord Ananta Sesha happily holds up the countless universes.
"Passionately chanting Your glories, He is not even aware of the universes, which rest like a single drop on one of His thousand hoods.
"Although He does not rest on anything, everything rests on Him. It is by the power of His ldevotional service that He is able to support everything.
"I am a sinner. I have no faith in devotional service. For endless births my future will not be good.
"Because he engaged in devotional service Lord Siva became the giver of auspiciousness. Because he engaged in devotional service, Narada became the best of the sages.
"Vyasadeva compiled many scriptures describing the religion of the Vedas. Still, he did not feel even half a sesame seed worth of satisfaction in His heart.
"When He briefly explained the secrets of devotional service, all the offenses in His heart perished.
"On Narada's order, He explained devotional service in detail. Then the sadness in His heart fled. Then He transcended the world of birth and death.
"I am a worm who has no faith in devotional service. How did I get the power to see You?"
Raising his arms, the great devotee Mukunda wept. His body trembled. He sighed.
By his nature he was a pure devotee of the Lord. What more can I say? He was one of Lord Chaitanya's personal associates.
Seeing Mukunda's unhappiness, Lord Chaitanya became embarrassed and said,
"Mukunda, your devotion is very pleasing to Me. Whenever you sing, I will at once come to that place.
"What you have said is the truth. Without engaging in devotional service, no one can see Me.
"What I say is the truth: You are very dear to Me. Who has the power to destroy what I have spoken, through the Veda's mouth, about pious deeds and about returning to the spiritual world?
"Only I have the power to these rules. Only I.
"I placed the truth in your mouth. ,No action is auspicious if it is not devotional service to Me.
"When someone has no faith in devotional service, that brings pain to My heart. My pain destroys any happiness they might feel by seeing Me.
"A washerman saw Me. I even asked something of him. But he was cheated, for he had no love for Me.
"That washerman had performed austerities for millions of lifetimes just to see Me.
"Those pious deeds made him fortunate to see Me. Still, he could not feel happiness by seeing Me, for he had no devotion to Me.
"I do not give mercy to persons who have no devotion to Me. I stop them from feeling happiness by seeing Me.
"Offenses to devotional service destroy devotion. When devotion is absent, one has not power to reap the true result that comes from seeing Me.
"What you have spoken are actually all My words. Why should any other words enter your mouth?
"This I tell you: I will distribute pure devotional service. I will place pure devotion and love in the words that come from your throat.
"Look. When they hear your songs, the circle of Vaishnavas will melt.
"You are very dear to Me. In the same way you will be dear to all the great devotees.
"Whenever I descend to this world you will be My singer."
A great sound of "Jaya! Jaya!" arose when Lord Chaitanya gave this boon to Mukunda.
There were sounds of "Haribol! Haribol! Jaya Jagannatha!" Folding his hands, Mukunda said, "Hari!" Text 264
Anyone who hears these prayers of Mukunda will sing with him.
These topics of Lord Chaitanya are hidden even from the Vedas. Only very intelligent persons can understand them. Fools cannot.
Anyone who feels happiness by hearing these narrations will certainly meet Lord Chaitanya face-to-face.
In this way everyone in the circle of devotees offered prayers, and everyone received a boon.
Shrivasa Pandita was very kind and generous. That is why these pastimes were manifest in his home.
The Lord manifested the forms of His different incarnations. Thus each devotee saw the form of the incarnation he yearned to see.
In this way I have described how Lord Chaitanya happily revealed His great, great powers and opulences.
Day after day the Lord Chaitanya's servants and their wives saw the Lord's revelation of His powers and glories.Text 272
Anyone who becomes a sincere servant of the Lord can see all these pastimes.
How many ascetics, sannyasis, philosophers, and yogis stayed in Navadvipa!
They spent all their time studying Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad-Bhagavatam. Some gave lectures. But none of them knew what was the true religion.
Some never accepted any gift from anyone. Some from their very childhood made their bodies wither and dry up with useless austerities.
Falsely proud, none of them could see that the happiness of Vaikuntha had now come to this world.
Shrivasa's servants and maidservants saw, but the scholars of the scriptures did not understand what had happened.
The sannyasis who shaved their heads could not see the great mercy attained by Murari Gupta's servants.
Wealth, noble family, and material learning will not help one attain Lord Chaitanya. Lord Chaitanya becomes conquered only by devotional service.
A person who yearns to hear others praise him does not attain Lord Chaitanya. The four Vedas sing, "The Supreme Lord is completely conquered by devotional service."
Thus the great bhattacaryas did not know the Supreme Lord had revealed His powers and glories in the town of Navadvipa.
Why were the bhattacaryus cheated of the ability to see Lord Chaitanya's powers and opulences? They were impious. They were like a lake that has no water.
There is not a time when the Lord's pastimes come to an end. The Vedas declare, "Sometimes the Lord's pastimes are visible to the people of this world, and other times there are not visible."
At this very moment Lord Chaitanya is enjoying pastimes. Whoever is properly qualified can see them even now.
Lord Chaitanya enjoys pastimes eternally. Some persons see them. Others have no power to see them.
Lord Chaitanya revealed to each devotee the form of the specifi incarnation they had worshiped with mantras and meditation.
He revealed these forms and He also spoke words of instruction. O my brothers, please hear the words He spoke.
He said, "Birth after birth you have attained My association. Your servants will also see My pastimes."
The Lord took the garland from His neck and gave it to everyone. He also gave them the betelnuts He had chewed.
The devotees happily chewed on the betelnuts that had been enjoyed by Lord Chaitanya, who is more glorious than millions of autumn moons.
Saintly Narayani attained the remnants of Lord Chaitanya's meal.
She was Shrivasa's niece, an little girl unaware of many things. Lord Chaitanya gave to her the remnants of His meal.
She happily ate them. All the Vaishnavas blessed her.
She was very fortunate to serve the Lord in this way. Beginning with the time when she was a little girl, she was fortunate for her whole life.
When she finished eating, Lord Chaitanya ordered her, "Narayani, joyfully weep for Lord Krishna. I want to see and hear that."
By the power of Lord Chaitanya's order, that little girl called out, "Krishna!" and wept.
Even today in the circle of Vaishnavas one may hear the words, "Narayani ate the remnants of Lord Chaitanya's meal."
When Lord Chaitanya commanded, everyone quickly came.
Please know for certain that anyone who has no faith in Lord Chaitanya's order will quickly fall down.
Lord Chaitanya is very dear to Lord Advaita. For this reason Lord Advaita is very glorious.
Lord Nityananda is very dear to Lord Chaitanya. For this reason the four Vedas sing Lord Nityananda's glories.
If one does not think, "I am a devotee of Lord Chaitanya", then, even though he may be served by many others, he is no better than a piece of straw.
Lord Nityananda would say, "I am a servant of Lord Chaitanya". At no time of the day or night did He ever manifest Himself as the master.
By His mercy one pleases Lord Chaitanya. One who worships Lord Nityananda will never know calamity.
"Lord Chaitanya is my master." This I always think in my heart.
O Lord Chaitanya, please give me shelter at the feet of Lord Nityananda, who is Ananta Sesha, the maintainer of the worlds.
Out of love for Lord Balarama I sing the glories of Lord Chaitanya. Lord Balarama brings auspiciousness to the whole world.
Lord Nityananda never thinks that He is not the servant of Lord Chaitanya. Lord Nityananda gives the gift of service to Lord Chaitanya.
By Lord Nityananda's mercy one can know the truth of Lord Chaitanya. By Lord Nityananda's mercy one can know the truth of devotional service.
Lord Nityananda is dear to all the Vaishnavas.All the Vaishnavas are devoted to Lord Nityananda.
If anyone offends Lord Nityananda, then Lord Chaitanya Himself says, "This person must go."
The demigods, yogis, and Vaishnavas, and even Lord Siva himself cannot find the end of Lord Nityananda's glories.
A person who never blasphemes anyone, and who chants, "Krishna! Krishna!", easily conquers Lord Chaitanya, who is never conquered by anyone.
All the scriptures declare, "A person who blasphemes others will not attain the Lord." Shrimad-Bhagavatam teaches that one should respect everyone.
The narrations of this Madhya-khanda are like nectar. But the materialists and offenders think they are like bitter nimba juice.
A person who has jaundice thinks sugar tastes like bitter nimba. Because of his misfortune he cannot taste the sweetness of sugar.
In the same way, because of their past impious deeds the materialists and offenders do not feel happiness when they hear of Lord Chaitanya's blissful glories.
Please know that if even a sannyasi does not offer respect to Lord Chaitanya, then that demon sannyasi will be blind birth after birth.
But if even a lowly creature like a bird speaks Loed Chaitanya's name, then that bird will in truth go to Lord Chaitanya's spiritual abode.
All glory to You, O Lord Chaitanya, O life of Lord Nityananda! O Lord Chaitanya, please make Lord Nityananda the great treasure of my life.
O Lord Chaitanya, I offer my respectful obeisances to Your personal associates, with whom You enjoyed so many pastimes.
The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.