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Madhai Feels Transcendental Bliss
A Song in Mayura-raga
(Refrain, dekha gauracandera kati bhati
siba suka narad dheyamane na pa-oyat
so-pahum akincana-sange dinarati
Please gaze at Lord Chaitanya's glory. Even Siva, Sukadeva, and Narada cannot find it in their meditations. Still, day and night Lord Chaitanya stays with people who have nothing.
hena-mate nabadwipe biswambhara ray
ananta acintya-lila karaye saday
In this way Lord Chaitanya always enjoys limitless and inconceivable pastimes in Navadvipa.
eta saba prakase-o keha nahi cine
sindhu-majjhe candra jena na janila mine
As a fish in the water does not understand the true nature of the moon, so the people of Navadvipa do not understand the true nature of Lord Chaitanya.
Text 4 By Lord Chaitanya's mercy, Jagai and Madhai lived as very religious persons in Nadiya.
Text 5 At sunrise they would bathe in a secluded place in the Ganga. Every day they chanted 200,000 holy names of Lord Krishna.
Text 6 Moment after moment they rebuked themselves. They always chanted "Krishna!" and wept.
Text 7 They always tasted the nectar of love for Lord Krishna. They saw that Lord Krishna is the most merciful in all the worlds.
Text 8 When they remembered their previous violent activities, they wept and fell unconscious to the ground.
Text 9 They called out, "Father Chaitanya, O savior of the fallen!" Remembering Lord Chaitanya, they wept again and again.
Filled with the bliss of remembering Lord Krishna, they did not worry about eating. Remembering Lord Chaitanya's mercy, they wept.
Lord Chaitanya and His associates were kind and always comforted them.
Lord Chaitanya personally came and gave them prasadam. Still, they were not peaceful at heart.
When he remembered how he attacked Lord Nityananda, Madhai wept again and again.
Lord Nityananda had forgiven all his offenses. Still, Madhai was not happy at heart.
"I made blood flow from Lord Nityananda's body." Speaking these words, he rebuked himself again and again.
He said, "I am a sinner. I attacked the body of someone who enjoys pastimes with Lord Chaitanya."
Remembering all this, Madhai would fall unconscious. Day and night he wept. He thought of nothing else.
Thinking Himself a small boy, Lord Nityananda happily wandered in Nadiya day and night.
Lord Nityananda was always blissful. He was never proud. He wandered in all the towns of Nadiya.
One day, in a secluded place, Madhai fell down and grasped Lord Nityananda's feet.
With tears of love He washed the Lord's feet. A blade of grass between his teeth, he glorified the Lord with prayers.
He said, "As Lord Vishnu You protect the worlds. As Lord Ananta Sesha You hold the worlds on Your hoods.
"Your transcendental form is devotional service personified. In their hearts Siva and Parvati always meditate on You.
"Devotional service is Your property. You kindly give devotional service. No one is more dear to Lord Chaitanya than You.
"By Your mercy powerful Garuda happily carries Lord Krishna in His pastimes
"With Your countless mouths You praise Lord Krishna's virtues. You teach that devotional service is the best of all spiritual activities.
"Narada Muni sings Your glories. Lord Chaitanya is Your great treasure
"You divided the Yamuna. By serving You, King Janaka attained transcendental knowledge.
"You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All the truths of religion rest within You. The Vedas call You by the name Adi-deva (the first Lord).
"You are the father of the universes and the master of yoga. You are the great bowman Lakshmana.
"You crush the atheists. You are the great teacher and the Lord who enjoys transcendental mellows. You know everything of Lord Chaitanya's mission in this world.
"Because she serves You, Goddess Maha-Maya is worshiped in this world. The countless universes seek the shadow of Your feet.
"You are the greatest devotee of Lord Chaitanya. You are devotional service personified. You have all of Lord Chaitanya's power.
"You are Lord Chaitanya's bed. You are His throne. You are His couch. You are His parasol. You are the treasure of His life.
"You are not different from Lord Krishna. You are all of Lord Chaitanya's incarnations.
"You kill all the atheists and offenders. Still, O Lord, please save this fallen person.
"You protect all the Vaishnavas. You teach the science of Lord Vishnu's devotional service.
"By Your mercy, the demigod Brahma creates the universe. Revati, Varuni, and Kanti all serve You.
"From Your anger Maha-Rudra is manifested. Through him You destroy the worlds.
"This is described in these words of the Vishnu Purana (2.5.19):
" `Manifested from Lord Sankarshana, Rudra destroys the three worlds.'
"You do everything, but still You do nothing. You are the master of the countless universes. You hold everything to Your chest.
"Your blissful body is very soft. Lord Krishna enjoys pastimes of sleeping on Your body.
"I attacked Your graceful body. No one is more cruel or sinful than I.
"Goddess Parvati and Lord Siva's nine hundred million maidservants worship Your transcendental body.
"By remembering Your transcendental body one becomes free from the bonds of material life. I made blood flow from that transcendental body.
"By serving Your body King Citraketu easily became the first of Vaishnavas.
"I, a great sinner, attacked the body countless universes meditate on.
"By serving Your body Saunaka and the other sages at Naimisharanya become free from the bondage of birth and death.
"By attacking Your body, Indrajit ran to his own destruction. By attacking Your body, Dvivida perished.
"By attacking Your body, Jarasandha ran to his death. I attacked Your body. I cannot be happy.
"When he insulted You, Krishna's brother-in-law Rukmi had to give up his life.
"Although he was supposed to live as long as Brahma, Romaharshana Suta found his long life burned to ashes when he did not rise upon seeing You.
"When they insulted You, King Duryodhana and his kinsmen almost lost their lives. No one could save them.
"By divine arrangement, some great devotees there knew the truth about You.
"Thus by the words of Kunti, Bhishma, Yudhishthira, Vidura, and Arjuna, Duryodhana and his kinsmen were saved.
"Simply by insulting You, they lost their lives. By violently attacking You, in what hellish world must I live?"
Speaking and speaking in this way, Madhai floated in spiritual love. Then he grasped Lord Nityananda's feet to his chest.
He prayed, "Anyone who holds these feet will never die. You have come to this world to save the fallen souls.
"O father, please save this surrendered soul. You are Madhai's maintainer, wealth, and life.
"Glory, glory to Padmavati's son! Glory to Nityananda, the Vaishnavas' treasure!
"Glory, glory to the blissful Lord free of all anger! O Lord, please forgive this surrendered soul's offense.
"I am a cruel outcaste. I am an ungrateful poisonous snake. O Lord, please forgive me."
Hearing Madhai's emotional prayers, Lord Nityananda smiled and said,
"Rise. Rise, Madhai. You are My servant. I am present in your body.
"When he hits his small son, does the father become unhappy? I think your hitting Me is like that.
"Anyone who hears your prayers will become devoted to My feet.
"You have attained My master's mercy. Therefore I cannot find even a single sesame seed's worth of fault in you.
"Anyone who worships Lord Chaitanya is My very life. Yuga after yuga, I rescue him.
"Anyone who worships Me but does not worship Lord Chaitanya, brings pain to Me. Such a person suffers birth after birth."
After speaking these words, Lord Nityananda happily embraced Madhai. In this way Madhai become free of all sufferings.
Grasping Lord Nityananda's feet, Madhai spoke again. He placed another request before the Lord.
He said, "Lord, You reside in the hearts of all living beings. I have done violence to many living beings.
"I do not know all the living beings I have violently attacked. If I knew them, I would beg forgiveness from them.
"How will the people I offended ever forgive me?
"Lord, if You are merciful to me, please tell me what I should do."
Lord Nityananda said, "Listen. I will tell you what to do. Build a bathing-ghata by the Ganga.
"When the people find it easy to bathe in the Ganga, they will bless you.
"Service to the Ganga breaks offenses into pieces. What better blessing can you attain?
"Greet everyone very humbly and bow down before them. Then everyone will forgive all your offenses."
Accepting this advice, Madhai many times circumambulated Lord Nityananda.
He chanted "Krishna! Krishna!", and tears fell from his eyes. He built that bathing-ghata by the Ganga. Everyone watched.
Watching, everyone became filled with wonder. Madhai offered dandavat obeisances to everyone.
He said, "Please be merciful and forgive all the offenses I committed, knowingly or unkowingly, against you."
Madhai wept. Everyone else wept. Everyone blissfully remembered Lord Krishna.
Hearing of this, everyone said, "Nimai Pandita changed Jagai and Madhai into people of the highest character."
Hearing of this, everyone became surprised. They said, "Nimai Pandita is not a human being.
"Not knowing the truth, wicked men criticized Him. Nimai Pandita truly glorifies the Supreme Lord.
"Nimai Pandita is truly a servant of Lord Krishna. Anyone who mocks Him will perish.
"Anyone who has the power to turn these two sinners into good jmen must be the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, or at least a person to whom the Lord has given His powers.
"Nimai Pandita is not an ordinary human being, a resident of the material world. Now His glory is openly known."
In this way the people of Nadiya spoke. They did not associate with anyone who blasphemed the Lord.
Madhai performed severe austerities. People called him "brahmacari".
He always stayed at the bathing-ghata and looked at the Ganga. Spade in hand, he worked very hard.
Even today the mark of Lord Chaitanya's mercy is still present. Everyone still calls that bathing-place "Madhai-ghata".
How great is Lord Chaitanya's glory! By Lord Chaitanya's mercy, the two thieves were delivered.
The words of this Madhya-kha.nda are like nectar, for they describe the Lord's deliverance of the two offenders.
Only demons are unhappy to hear these pastimes of Lord Chaitanya.
The narration of these pastimes of Lord Chaitanya are a great treasure hidden even from the four Vedas. Please hear them with great attention.
The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.