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Chapter Fourteen

Yamaraja-sankirtana

 

Yamaraja's Sankirtana

 

A Song in Hema-kiraniya-raga

 

Text 1

(refrain, gaurangasundara tanu prema-bhare bhela dagamagiya

nacate bhali gauranga rangiya

 

†††† His body flooded with love, Lord Chaitanya happily dances.

 

Text 2

caturmukha pancamukha adi deva-gan

niti asi caitanyera koraye seban

 

†††† Brahma, Siva, and all the demigods always serve Lord Chaitanya.

 

Text 3

ajna bina keha iha dekhite na pare

tamra puni thakurera sabe seba kore

 

†††† Without the Lord's order, no one has the power to see Him. Again and again the demigods serve the Lord.

 

Text 4 Every day the demigods watched the Lord's pastimes. When the Lord slept they went to their homes.

Text 5 Seeing the deliverance of the two brahmana-demons, the demigods happily said,

Text 6 "Lord Chaitanya is so merciful that He delivered even these two.

Text 7 "By doing this, the Lord has placed hope in my heart. Now I hope, `Certainly I wil also be delivered'. "

Text 8 As they returned to their homes, the demigods happily spoke these words among themselves.

Text 9 Yamaraja, the king of pious deeds, regularly came to Lord Chaitanya's home, and thus he saw all these activities of the Lord.

Text 10

Lord Yamaraja asked Citragupta, "What sins did these two perform, sins that the Lord forgave?"

Text 11

Citragupta replied, "Please hear, O Yamaraja. Why should you struggle to attain what cannot be attained?

Text 12

"If a hundred thousand scribes write for one month, they will not soon come to the end of their sins.

Text 13

"If you wish to hear the reports of the hundred thousand scribes, then by all means hear them..

Text 14

"The messengers never stop bringing reports of these two sinners' sins. The scribes have come to thinks these reports a great annoyance.

Text 15

"At every moment reporting these two sinners' sins, the messengers are so exhausted they are on the verge of death."

Text 16

The messengers said, "These two sinners commit so many sins, that I find it a great burden to write them all. Why must I suffer in this way?

Text 17

"No proper punishment is written for the many sins I have written. The records are big like a mountain.

Text 18

"We scribes weep as record the sins of these two sinners. How will we survive the torture we feel?

Text 19

"Lord Chaitanya made those sins a small as a sesame seed. And then He threw that sesame seed far away. Please give the order, and we will throw all these records into the ocean."

Text 20

Yamaraja had never seen anything as glorious as the mercy that delivered these two sinners.

Text 21

Yamaraja is by nature a great Vaishnava. He is religion personified. He knows all that is in the heart of the religion of devotional service.

Text 22

When he heard Citragupta's words, Yamaraja at once forgot his own body. He was filled the ecstasy of love for Lord Krishna.

Text 23

He fell unconscious on his chariot. There were no signs of life anywhere on his body.

Text 24

There was a great commotion. Citragupta and the others grasped Yamaraja's body and wept.

Text 25

Traveling in their chariots, the demigods sang a kirtana. But Yamaraja's chariot was filled with lamentation.

Text 26

Having see the deliverance of the two brahmana-demons, the demigods were singing the glories of the Lord as they traveled.

Text 27

The demigods headed by Siva, Brahma, and Ananta Sesha, and the sages headed by Narada all sang about the deliverance of the two sinners.

Text 28

Some demigods had never known such a blissful kirtana. Other demigods, having seen the Lord's mercy, wept.

Text 29

When they saw that Yamaraja was motionless on his chariot, all the demigods went there.

Text 30

Ananta Sesha, Brahma, Siva, and the sages headed by Narada saw that Yamaraja had fallen unconscious.

Text 31

Not knowing the reason, they were very surprised. Then Citragupta described everything.

Text 32

Aware that Yamaraja had fainted in an ecstasy of love for Lord Krishna, Brahma and Siva sang a kirtana into Yamaraja's ear.

Text 33

Hearing the kirtana, Yamaraja at once sat up. Again conscious, Yamaraja danced like a raving madman.

Text 34

A supremely blissful kirtana arose among the demigods. Filled with the ecstasy of love of Lord Krishna, Yamaraja, the son of Suryadeva, danced.

Text 35

Seeing Yamaraja danced, all the other demigods also danced. Brahma, Siva, Narada, and the others all danced.

Text 36

Please attentively hear of the demigods' dancing. For now, this account is very confidential, but some day the Vedas will openly reveal all this.

 

A Song in Shri-raga

 

Text 37

nacai dharmaraj†† chadiya sakala laj

krishnabesa na jane apana

sanariya shri-chaitanya††† bole ati dhanya dhanya

patita-pabana dhanyabana

 

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Throwing away all shyness, Yamaraja danced. Filled with the ecstasy of love for Lord Krishna, Yamaraja did not know who he was. Meditating on Lord Chaitanya, Yamaraja called out, "Glorious! Glorious! The glorious savior of the fallen!"

 

Text 38

hunkara garajana†† maha-pulakita-prema

jamera bhavera anta nai

bihwala haiya jam†† kore bahu krandan

sanariya gauranga gosani

 

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†††† He roared and bellowed. The hairs of his body stood erect. Yamaraja's ecstasy had no end. Overcome, he wept. He was rapt in meditation on Lord Chaitanya.

 

Text 39

jamera jateka gandekhiya jamera prem

anande padiya gadi' jay

citragupta mahabhag†††† krishne bada anurag

malasata puri' puri' dhay

 

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†††† Seeing Yamaraja's ecstasy of love for Lord Krishna, Yamaraja's associates fell to the ground and began to roll about in bliss. Overcome with love for Lord Krishna, Citragupta loudly clapped His arms.

 

Text 40

nace prabhu sankar†† haiya dig-ambar

krishnabese basana na jane

baishnabera agraganya†††† jagata karaye dhanya

kahiya taraka-rama-name

 

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†††† Clothed only by the four directions, Lord Siva danced. Overcome with love for Lord Krishna, he did not think about clothing. Thus Lord Siva, the first of the Vaishnavas, chanted the holy name of Lord Rama, the name that brings deliverance. In this way he brought good fortune to the world.

 

Text 41

anande mahesa nace††††† jata-o nahika-bandhe

dekhi' nija prabhura mahima

kartika-ganesa nace††††† mahesera pache pache

sanariya karunyera sima

 

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†††† His matted locks disheveled, Lord Siva blissfully danced. Seeing their master's glorious activities, and remembering the greatness of Lord Chaitanya's mercy, Karttikeya and Ganesa danced behind Lord Siva.

 

Text 42

nacaye chaturanan†† bhakti janra prana-dhan

laiya sakala paribar

kasyapa kardama daksha††† manu bhrigu maha mukhya

pache nace sakala brahmar

 

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†††† Lord Brahma, who thinks devotional service is the great treasure of his life, danced with his associates. Kasyapa, Kardama, Daksha, Manu, Bhrigu, and other great souls danced behind Lord Brahma.

 

Text 43

sabe maha-bhagabata†††† krishna-rase maha-mztta

sabe kore bhakti adhyapana

bediya brahmara pase†††† kande chadi' dirgha-swase

sanariya prabhura karuna

 

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†††† Intoxicated by tasting the nectar of love for Lord Krishna, by their example the great devotees taught the truth of devotional service. Staying by Brahma's side, they wept and sighed as they remembered Lord Chaitanya's great mercy.

 

Text 44

debarshi narada nace†††† rahiya brahmara pache

nayane bahaye prema-jal

paiya jasera sima†† kotha ba rahila bina

na janaye anande bihwal

 

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††† Following Brahma, Devarshi Narada danced. Thinking of Lord Chaitanya's great glory, He shed tears from his eyes. Overcome with ecstasy, he did not know where his vina had gone.

 

Text 45

caitanyera priya bhritya†††† sukadeva kore nritya

bhaktira mahima suka jane

lotaiya pade dhuli†††† jagai madhai boli

 

kore bahu danda paraname

 

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†††† Lord Chaitanya's dear servant Sukadeva danced. Sukadeva knew the great glory of devotional service. Rolling about in the dust, Sukadeva chanted, "Jagai! Madhai!" Then he offered dandavat obeisances.

 

Text 46

nace indra sureswar†††† maha-bira bajra-dhar

apanare kore anutap

sahasra nayane dhar††††† abirata bahe janr

saphala haila brahma-sap

 

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†††† Heroi Indra, who holds the thunderbolt and rules the demigods, lamented his own misfortune. From his thousand eyes tears flowed without stop. In this way the brahmana's curse bore a good fruit.

 

Text 47

prabhura mahima dekhi'†† indradeba bada sukhi

gadagadi jaya para-bas

kotha gela bajra-sar†††† kothaya kiriti har

ihare se boli krishna-ras

 

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†††† Seeing Lord Chaitanya's great glory, Indra, overcome, happily rolled on the ground. Where were his thunderbolt, crown, and necklace? He was overcome by drinking the nectar of love for Lord Krishna.

 

Text 48

candra surja paban††††† kubera bahni barun

nace saba jata loka-pal

sabe-i krishnera bhritya††† krishna-rase kore nritya

dekhiya krishnera thakural

 

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†††† Candra, Surya, Vayu, Kuvera, Agni, Varuna, and the other rulers of planets all danced. Seeing Lord Chaitanya's greatness, and tasting the nectar of love for Lord Krishna, all of Lord Krishna's servants danced.

 

Text 49

nace saba deba-gan††† sabe ullasita man

chota bada na jane harishe

kata haya thelatheli Tabu sabe kutuhali

nritya-sukhe krishnera abese

 

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†††† Joyful at heart, all the demigods danced. Filled with joy, they did not know who was great and who small. Filled with the happiness of love for Lord Krishna, they pushed each other as they danced.

 

Text 50

nace prabhu bhagaban††† ananta yahara nam

binata-nandana kori' sange

sakala baishnaba-raj††††† palana jahara kaj

adi-deba seha nace range

 

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The Lord who bears the name Ananta Sesha, danced.with Garuda. Thus the master of the demigods happily danced with the king of the Vaishnavas.

 

Text 51

aja bhaba narad††† suka-adi jata deb

ananta bediya sabe nace

gauracandra abatar†††† brahma-daitya-uddhar

sahasra badane gaya majhe

 

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†††† Brahma, Siva, Narada, Sukadeva, and all the demigods danced with Ananta Sesha. With his thousand mouths Lord Ananta sang about Lord Chaitanya, who delivered the two brahmana-demons.

 

Text 52

keha kande keha hase †††dekhi' maha-parakase

keha murcha paya sei thani

keha bole bhala bhal††† gauracandra thakural

dhanya dhanya jagai madhai

 

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†††† Seeing Lord Chaitanya's great glory, some wept, some laughed, and some fainted. Some called out, "Glory, glory to Lord √aitanya! Fortunate, fortunate are Jagai and Madhai!"

 

Text 53

nritya-gita-kolahale†††† krishna-jasah-sumangale

purna haila sakala akas

maha-jaya-jaya-dhwani††† ananta brahmande suni

amangala saba gela nas

 

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The entire sky became filled with a great tumult of singing and dancing and with the auspiciousness of Lord Krishna's glories. Hearing the great sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" in the countless universes, inauspiciousness ran to its destruction.

 

Text 54

satyaloka-adi jini'†††† uthila mangala-dhwani

swarga martya purila patal

brahma-daitya-uddhar†††† ba-i nahi suni ar

prakata gauranga-thakural

 

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†††† An auspicious sound arose and defeated Satyaloka and all the other planets. That sound filled Svargaloka, Martyaloka, and Patalaloka. Everyone heard of Lord Chaitanya's greatness and of the deliverance of Jagai and Madhai. No one heard of anything else.

 

Text 55

hena maha-bhagabat†††† saba deba-gana jat

krishnabese calilena pure

gauranga-candera jas††† bine ara kona ras

kahara badane nahi sphure

 

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†††† Filled with love for Lord Krishna, the great-devotee demigods returned to their cities. Only Lord Chaitanya's glories, and nothing else, was on their tongues.

 

Text 56

jaya jagata-mangal††††† prabhu gauracandar

jaya sarba-jiba-loka-nath

uddharila karunate††† brahma-daitya jena-mate

saba prati koro drishti-pat

 

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†††† O Lord Chaitanya, O auspiciousness of the worlds, glory to You! O master of all souls and all worlds, glory to You! As You mercifully delivered the two brahmana-demons, please place Your glance of mercy on us.

 

Text 57

jaya jaya shri-chaitanya††† samsara-taraka dhanya

patita-pabana dhanyabana

shri-krishna-chaitanya††††† nityananda-canda prabhu

brindabana-dasa guna-gana

 

†††† O Lord Chaitanya, O glorious savior of the worlds, O glorious savior of the fallen, glory, glory to You! I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of the two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda.