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Shri Advaita-grihe vilasa-varnana
Description of Pastimes in Lord Advaita's Home
Text 1 O Lord Chaitanya, O master of all the Vaishnavas, glory to You! O Lord, please give the conditioned souls the gift of devotional service. Please accept them as Your own devotees.
Text 2 In this way Lord Chaitanya enjoyed pastimes in Navadvipa. Still, His pastimes were not visible to the eyes of everyone.
Text 3 In home after home He enjoyed pastimes with Nityananda, Gadadhara, and the other devotees.
Text 4 The devotees became filled with spiritual bliss given them by the Lord. They saw all the worlds were filled with Lord Krishna's presence.
Text 5 They were always rapt in the ecstasy of love for Lord Krishna. They were never in external consciousness. Sankirtana was their only activity. They did nothing else.
Text 6 Lord Advaita was the most wild of all the devotees. No one understood the fathomless deep meaning of His activities.
Text 7 Only by Lord Chaitanya's mercy can one understand Advaita Acarya, who is Lord Chaitanya's great devotee and is thr master of Santipura.
Text 8 When He returned to external consciousness, Lord Chaitanya devotedly served the Vaishnavas. Especially He served Advaita Acarya.
Text 9 At this Advaita Acarya was very unhappy. In His thoughts He made sounds like thunder. In His heart He was not happy.
†He thought, "This thief always cheats and mocks Me. Renouncing His position as the Supreme Master, He grasps My feet.
†"The Lord is very powerful. I have no power against Him. He forcibly takes the dust of My feet.
†"The power of devotional service is My only recourse. Without engaging in devotional service no one can understand Lord Chaitanya.
†"When I break apart material illusion and crush it into powder, the people call Me, `Advaita, the lion'.
†"This thief defeated Bhrigu Muni. I will gather hundreds and hundreds of disciples like Bhrigu.
†"Then great anger will take birth in the Lord's body. With His own hand the Lord will punish Me.
†"The Lord descended to this world to teach devotional service. I will not give any importance to devotional service. That I will teach.
†"When I say that devotional service is not important, the Lord will forget Himself with anger. Then the Lord will gra‚ Me by the hair and punish Me."
†Thinking in this way, Advaita became very happy. Accompanied by Haridasa, Advaita went on a journey.
†To execute His plan, He went to His home in Santipura. To further the plan of His heart, He began to study.
†Rapt in ecstati love, He became like a wild man. Preaching the philosophy of impersonalism, He began to give lectures on the book Yoga-vasishtha.
†He said, "Without first accepting the philosophy of impersonalism, devotion to Lord Vishnu has no power. Impersonalism is the life of all spiritual activity. Impersonalism has all spiritual power.
†"Not understanding the truth of impersonalism, people leave the wealth they have at home and go to the forest.
†"Devotion to Lord Vishnu is a mirror, and impersonal philosophy is a pair of eyes. How can a man without eyes look in a mirror?
†"I have studied all the scriptures from beginning to end. In this way I have understood that impersonalism alone is the true teaching of the scriptures."
†Haridasa understood Advaita's actions very well. Hearing these explanations, Haridasa laughed very, very, very loudly.
†Advaita Acarya's actions are inconceivable. No one can plum‚ their depths. Pious persons think His actions are good. Impious persons think they are bad.
†Lord Chaitanya, who is like a kalpa-vriksha tree that fulfills all desires, in His heart understood Advaita's desire.
†One day Lord Chaitanya happily walked in the town. Accompanied by Lord Nityananda, He looked at the world He had created.
†Concluding that his work was good, the demigod Brahma thought in his heart, "With His own eyes the Supreme Lord looks at my craftsmanship."
†Like two moons, the two Lords walked about. To the extent that they possessed humbleness and devotion, the people were able to see the two Lord.
†Staying in the sky, the demigods saw everything. In their hearts they thought the two Lords were two moons.
†Thinking the two Lords were moons, the demigods mistook their worlds for the earth and the earth for Svargaloka.
†The idea that they were human beings took birth among them. The effulgence of the two moons convinced them that the human beings must be demigods.
†Gazing at the two moons, they said, "In Svargaloka there never were two moons."
†One demigod said, "Please hear my words. One of Them is the original moon. The other is a reflection."
†Another demigod said, "I think that we are fortunate, for Lord Narayana has created two moons for us."
†Another demigod said, "Father and son often look alike. I think one of these is the moon, and the other is the moon's son Mars."
†Even the Vedas cannot understand the truth of the Lord's form. Therefore it is not surprising that the demigods were so bewildered.
†In this way Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda walked about the town.
†Lord Chaitanya said to Lord Nityananda, "Let Us visit Advaita Acarya's home in Santipura."
†Happy and playful, the two Lords walked on the path to Advaita Acarya's home.
†Half way on the path to Santipura, near the Ganga, They came to a village called Lalitapura.
†In this village lived a householder-sannyasi. His house was by the path near the Ganga.
†Lord Chaitanya asked Lord Nityananda, "Whose house is this, and who lives here? Please tell."
†Lord Nityananda replied, "This is a sannyasi's home." Lord Chaitanya said, "If We are fortunate, We may see him."
†Smiling and laughing, the two Lords went to the sannyasi's house. Lord Chaitanya offered obeisances tothe sannyasi.
††† Texts Texts 47-48
†Gazing at the charming forms, blossoming faces, and graceful limbs of the two brahmana's sons, the sannyasi happily offered many blessings. "May You have wealth, fame, a good marriage, and great learning," he said.
†Then Lord Chaitanya said, "A true sannyasi does not give a blessing like that. A true sannyasi will say, `May you atatin Lord Krishna's mercy.'
†"Devotion to Lord Vishnu is the true blessing. It is eternal and can never be lost. That blessing a true sannyasi will give. What you said is not right."
†Laughing, the sannyasi said, "Today I have found the proof of what I heard before.
†"A person who speaks sweet words will find himself beaten with sticks. This brahmana's son acts like that.
†"I cheerfully blessed Him that He will become wealthy. What has happened to the good deed I just did? What fault is there on my part?"
†The sannyasi continued, "Listen, brahmana boy. Why do You criticize my blessing?
††† Texts Texts 55-56
†"If a person born in this world does not enjoy pastimes with beautiful amorous women, and does not have any welath, then what is he doing with his life? I give You the blessing to become wealthy, and You only become embarrassed to receive it!
†"You may be a devotee of Lord Vishnu, but how do You maintain Your body without money? Tell me that."
†Hearing the sannyasi's words, Lord Chaitanya laughed. Lifting His graceful hand, He placed it to His forehead.
†By these actions Lord Chaitanya taught everyone: One should not desire anything but devotional service.
†Lord Chaitanya said, "Please listen. Listen, O sannyasi-gosvami. It is because of his past karma that a living being eats food and encounters various situations.
†"If the purpose of life in this world is to enjoy wealth and family, then please tell Me: Why are wealth and family always taken away at death?
†"No one desires disease. Why do diseases torture our bodies?
†"Listen. Listen, O sannyasi-gosvami. The reason for all this is karma. A person who is wise understands the heart of all this.
†"Someone may claim that the Vedas teach how to ascend to Svargaloka. This teaching is an example of the Veda's mercy to fools.
†"Most people are happy to enjoy material sense pleasures. Knowing the people's heart, the Vedas speak about Svargaloka. Are the Vedas are not at fault for this?
†"Hearing the Vedas say, `By bathing in the Ganga and chanting the holy name of Lord Hari one attains wealth and happy family life', the people follow.
†"However, by the power of bathing in the Ganga and chanting the holy name of Lord Hari, the people attain devotional service to the Lord.
†"This secret purpose of the Vedas the fools do not know. Rejecting devotional service to Lord Krishna, they plunge into material pleasures.
†"O gosvami, please consider what is good and bad. Nothing is better than devotional service to Lord Krishna."
†Assuming the role of teacher (siksha-guru, to the sannyasi, the Supreme Lord explained that the Vedas teach the superiority of devotional service.
†What Lord Chaitanya says is the truth. Only sinners mock and reject His words
†Hearing Lord Chaitanya's words, the sannyasi laughed and thought, "I think this brahmana is crazy. Some mantra must be the reason for His craziness.
†"I think the sannyasi with Him must have given Him these ideas. That is why the brahmana boy is so bewildered."
†Then the sannyasi said, "The time has come. Standing before a child, I know nothing.
††† Texts Texts 75-76
†"I have traveled over the earth. I have traveled to Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Badarikasrama, Guruvata, Varanasi, Gaya, Vijayanagari, Simhala, and all the important cities.
†"I do not know what is right. What I say is wrong. Now a boy still drinking His mother's milk must give Me instruction."
†Laughing, Lord Nityananda said, "Listen, sannyasi. You shouldn't argue with a child.
†"I know how glorious you are. Please glance at Us and forgive everything."
†Hearing himself praised, the sannyasi became happy and cheerfully invited his guests to a meal.
†Lord Nityananda said, "We must hurry on urgent business. Please give Us something. After bathing, We will stop on the path and eat.
†The sannyasi said, "Bathe here. Eat something, rest, and then go."
†The two Lords had descended to this world to save the sinners. That is why They stayed at that sannyasi's home.
†Bathing in the Ganga, They washed away the fatigue of Their journey on the road. Then They sat down to eat some fruit.
†They offered some milk, mangoes, panasa, and other fruit to Lord Krishna, and then, as the sannyasi looked on, They ate the remnants.
†A follower of the left-path, the sannyasi was accustomed to drink wine. Again and again gesturing to Lord Nityananda, he said,
†"Listen, Shripada. Shall I bring some `bliss'? Where will I find guests like You?"
†Having traveled in different places, Lord Nityananda understood everything. In His heart He thought, "This sannyasi drinks wine."
†Again and again the sannyasi said, "I will bring some `bliss'." Lord Nityananda said, "We must leave now."
†Gazing at the two Lords handsome like Kamadeva, and becoming rapt in thinking of Them, the sannyasi's wife desired Them.
†She rebuked the sannyasi, "Why do you interrupt Their meal?"
†Then Lord Chaitanya said, "What is this `bliss' the sannyasi talks about?" Lord Nityananda said, "He means `wine'."
†Calling out, "Vishnu! Vishnu!", Lord Chaitanya rinsed His mouth and ran from the house.
†The two Lords ran and jumped in the Ganga. They swam in the Ganga until They came to Advaita Acarya's house.
†In this way the Lord was merciful even to a debauchee wine-drinker. Still, He destroys even the Vedantists if they become blasphemers.
†This sannyasi drank wine and enjoyed the company of women. Still, Lord Chaitanya visited his home.
†Lord Chaitanya conversed with him, taught him, rested in his home, and accepted the meal he offered.
†In that birth the sannyasi did not become saintly. But in another birth he will. But the blasphemers do not soon become saintly at heart.
†A non-devotee sannyasi cannot see the Lord. The sannyasis of Varanasi bear witness to this truth.
†In the Antya-khanda of this book the sannyasis of Varanasi hear of Lord Chaitanya's arrival there.
†Hearing this news, the sannyasis became joyful. Hearing this news, the great souls there declared, "Let us see Lord Chaitanya."
†††† 102-Text 103
†The Vedantists, philosophers, ascetics, famous persons, and persons living from birth in Varanasi all shared the same fault: In commenting on Vedanta-sutra they never discussed devotional service to Lord Vishnu.
†Because He is the Supersoul in the hearts of all, the fair lion of Lord Chaitanya knew everything. Even though He went to Varanasi, He did not allow the people there to see Him.
†Hiding in Ramacandra Puri's matha, He stayed for two months in Varanasi.
†Two days before the festival of Visvarupa-kshaura, He secretly left. Only later did some of them see Him.
†Only later did the sannyasis hear of this. Lord Chaitanya went to Varanasi, but He did not allow the people to see Him.
†The sin of blasphemy robs all intelligence. In whose heart will suffering not take birth because of blasphemy?
†They said, "We are sannyasis. Why did He leave without speaking with us?
†"Why did He leave two days early and neglect His duty? Why did He refuse to observe the Visvarupa-kshaura ceremony?"
†Non-devotees think like that. Lord Siva never accept worship offered by blasphemers.
†The blasphemers who live in Varanasi are all punished by Lord Siva. They who offend Lord Siva are not eligible to worship Lord Vishnu.
†Lord Chaitanya delivers everyone, except the sinners who blaspheme Vaishnavas.
†Lord Chaitanya bathed and ate at a wine-drinker's home, but he would not even show Himself to the blasphemer-Vedantists.
†Souls who in their hearts do not fear punishment from Lord Chaitanya will be punished by Yamaraja birth after birth.
†††† 116-Text 117
†A person who is not delighted by Lord Chaitanya's glories, glories always described by the mouths of Brahma, Siva, and Goddess Lakshmi, the mother of all, has uselessly accepted sannyasa. He uselessly studies Vedanta.
†The two Lords joyfully swam in the Ganga's waves.
†Again and again Lord Chaitanya roared, "I am He! I am He!
†"Nar#a broke My sleep and brought Me here. Now He hides the truth of devotional service and preaches impersonalism.
†"Today I will see Him with My own eyes. I will punish Him. Today everyone will see what happens to the impersonalists."
†Roaring in this way, Lord Chaitanya swam in the Ganga's current. Remaining silent, Lord Nityananda smiled within His heart.
†In this way the two Lords swam in the Ganga. They were like Lord Vishnu and Ananta Sesha in the milk-ocean.
†Very powerful because of His devotional service, Advaita understood what was about to happen. In His heart He thought, "Now My actions will bear fruit."
†Understanding, "The Lord is coming with great anger", Advaita preached impersonalism more wildly than before.
†Who has the power to understand the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya's devotees? The two Lords met on the Ganga's path.
†Accompanied by Lord Nityananda, and His face filled with anger, Lord Chaitanya went to see Advaita. Preaching impersonalism, Advaita happily swayed to and fro.
†Seeing Lord Chaitanya, Haridasa offered dandavat obeisances. Advaita's son Acyuta also offered obeisances.
†In her heart Advaita's wife offered obeisances. Seeing the Lord's form, in her heart she worried.
†Lord Chaitanya was brilliant like ten million suns. Gazing at Him, everyone felt fear take birth in their hearts.
†His face filled with anger, Lord Chaitanya said, "Ah! Ah! Nar#a! Look at impersonalism and devotional service, and tell Me: Of the two which is better?
†Advaita replied, "Impersonalism is always better. Unless one is an impersonalist, how can one hope to attain devotional service?"
†Hearing Advaita say, "Impersonalism is better", Lord Chaitanya became enraged. He forgot the external world.
†Dragging Him from His seat, Lord Chaitanya raised His fist and struck Advaita.
†Understanding everything, Advaita's devoted wife, who is the mother of the worlds, became agitated.
†She called out, "He's an old brahmana! An old brahmana! Spare, spare His life! By punishing Him, whom do You teach?
†"What more will You do to this old brahmana? Why can You not leave Him in peace?"
†Hearing the saintly woman's words, Lord Nityananda smiled. Frightened, Haridasa meditated on Lord Krishna.
†Angry Lord Chaitanya did not hear the saintly woman's words. With angry words He loudly rebuked Advaita,
†"I slept on the milk-ocean. Then You, Nar#a, woke Me to fulfill Your mission.
†"You brought Me here to teach devotional service. Now You are hiding devotional service and teaching impersonalism.
†"If You wanted to hide devotional service, if that's what was in Your heart, then why did You bring Me here to teach it?
†"I did not go against Your desire. Why do You cheat Me?"
†After thus rebuking Advaita, Lord Chaitanya sat down by the door. Then, speaking in a loud voice, He reveled the truth about Himself,
†"Ah! Ah! It was I who killed Kamsa! Look, Nar#a. You know everything.
†"Brahma, Siva, Sesha, and Lakshmi all serve Me. My cakra killed the jackal Vasudeva.
†"My cakra burned Varanasi. My arrow killed powerful Ravana.
†"My cakra cut Banasura's many arms. My cakra killed Narakasura.
†"I held the hill with My left hand. I brought the parijata from Svargaloka.
†"I cheated Bali. I gave him mercy. I killed Hiranyakasipu and rescued Prahlada."
†Hearing Lord Chaitanya reveal His own glories, Advaita floated in an ocean of ecstati love.
†Attaining this punishment, Advaita became filled with bliss. Now humble and submissive, He clapped His hands and danced.
†He said, "As I offended, so I was punished. The Lord was good to Me. I got only a small punishment.
†"Now I know that You are My master. You punished Me for My misdeed.
†"Lord, in My heart I now have the strength to be Your servant." Speaking these words, Advaita joyfully danced.
†Advaita joyfully danced everywhere in the courtyard. Then, knitting His eyebrows, He placed these words before Lord Chaitanya's feet:
†"Where has Your falttery of Me gone? Where has all Your cheating gone?
†"I am not Durvasa, that You can insult Me by anointing Your limbs with the remnants of My meal.
†"Neither am I Bhrigu Muni, the dust of whose feet You happily keep on Your chest as the Shrivatsa mark.
†"My name is Advaita. I am Your pure servant. Birth after birth I yearn to taste the remnants of what You have eaten.
†"The power of tasting what You have eaten has made Me free of Maya. You have punished Me. Now please give Me the shade of Your feet."
†After speaking these words, Advaita humbly and devotedly fell to the ground and placed on His head Lord Chaitanya's feet.
†Respectfully picking Him up, Lord Chaitanya embraced Advaita. Embraced, Advaita wept without restraint.
†Seeing Advaita's devotion, Nityananda also wept. It was as if a river of tears flowed from Him.
†Falling to the ground, Haridasa wept. Advaita's wife wept. Advaita's servants wept.
†Advaita's son Acyutananda wept. Advaita's home was filled with ecstati love for Lord Krishna.
†Now Lord Chaitanya was embarrassed that He struck Advaita. To Advaita He happily offered a boon.
†††† 168-Text 169
†He said, "If anyone for even half a sesame seed's worth of time takes shelter of You, even if he is an insect, a worm, a beast, or a bird, or even if he has offended Me a hundred times, then I will give My mercy to him."
†Hearing this boon, the great soul Advaita wept. Grasping the Lord's feet, He humbly said,
†"O Lord, whatever You speak is never false. O Lord, please hear the solemn vow I now make.
†"If anyone has devotion for Me, but does not honor You, then I will destroy his devotion for Me.
†"Anyone who does not worship Your lotus feet of give honor to You is not My devotee.
†"Lord, anyone who worships You is My very life. I cannot stay in the company of anyone who offends You.
†"I will not even look at a person, even if he is My son or My servant, who offends a Vaishnava.
†"If a person rejects You and worships ten million demigods instead, the demigods, on some preText , will destroy him.
†"It is not I who say this. This is the teaching of the Vedas. Sudakshina's death is the proof of this.
†"A prince of Varanasi named Sudakshina worshiped Lord Siva in deep trance.
†"Very pleased with him, Lord Siva said, `Ask for a boon. You will get whatever you wish. Perform an abhicara-yajna.
†" `However, if You offend a devotee of Lord Vishnu, that yajna will take away your life.'
†"Lord Siva spoke these words to decieve Sudakshina. This Sudakshina did not understand. So, on Lord Suiva's order Sudakshina performed an abhicara-yajna.
†††† 182-Text 183
†"From that yajna arose a very fearful being, a being with three hands, three feet, and three heads, a being taller than a plam tree. The creature said, `Ask for a boon.' Prince Sudakshina said, `O noble one, burn up the city of Dvaraka.'
†"Hearing this, the creature, an incarnation of Lord Siva, became unhappy, for he knew that desire would not be fulfilled.
†"Following the order, the creature went to Dvaraka, where he was promptly attached by the cakra that protects Dvaraka.
†"Finding no way to escape, the great form of Lord Siva fell down before the cakra's feet and said,
†" `Durvasa could not escape from you. Brahma and Siva could not protect Durvasa from you.
†"What is my power compared to the power of these great Vaishnavas? Where can I flee? Lord, you may do with me whatever you like.
†" `Glory, glory to my master, who bears the name Sudarsana. Glory to the cakra, who is the abode of Lord Krishna and who is another glory of Lord Siva.
†" `Glory to the great cakra. Glory to the greatest of Vaishnavas. Glory to he who makes the demons fearful. Glory to he who protects they who are not demons.'
†"Hearing this prayer, the Sudarsana-cakra happily said, `Go and burn up the prince of Varanasi.'
†"Then the fearsome creature returned and burned up the prince of Varanasi.
†"Neglecting You, the prince worshiped only Lord Siva. That is why the prince died in his yajna.
†"O Lord, this I say: If anyone neglects You and serves Me instead, then I will destroy him. I will burn him up.
†"You are the master of My life. You are My wealth. You are My mother and father. You are My kinsman.
†"If anyone neglects You and bows down before Me, then I will cut of his head.
†"King Satrajit directly saw the sun-god and worshiped him with devotion.
†"But when Satrajit disobeyed Your order, the sun-god became displeased. When Satrajit and his brother both died, the sun-god was happy to see it.
†"Duryodhana was Lord Balarama's disciple. Still, when he offended You, Duryodhana perished with all his kinsmen.
†"Hiranyakasipu obtained a great boon from the demigod Brahma. Still, when he offended You, Hiranyakasipu perished with all his kinsmen.
†"Cutting off some of his heads, ten-headed Ravana worshiped Lord Siva. Still, when he offended You, Ravana perished with all his kinsmen.
†"You are the root of all the demigods. You are the master of all. All persons, visible and invisible, are Your servants.
†"When a person neglects the master and worships the servant, the servant eats the offerings, and then destroys the offender.
†"A person who neglects You and then worships Siva and the other demigods is like a person who cuts off a tree's roots and then worships the twigs and branches.
†"You are the root of the Vedas, brahmanas, yajnas, and religion. I do not accept worship from anyone who does not worship You."
†Hearing Advaita's description of these spiritual truths, Lord Chaitanya roared,
†††† 207-Text 208
†"Everyone please give your thoughts to Me. Please hear the truth I will now say. Anyone who neglects My servant and then worships Me is very lowly and degraded. Such a person cuts Me into pieces. His worship is like fire burning My body.
†"My holy name, which is a kalpa-vriksha tree, destroys anyone who once blasphemes My servant.
†"The living entities who live in the numberless universes are all My servants. Therefore any living entity who harms another living entity will perish.
†"You are more dear to Me than My own body. Anyone who offends You will not be able to bear the fate that waits for him.
†"If a sannyasi blasphemes an innocent person, the sannyasi will fall down. All his piety will perish."
†Raising His arms, fair Lord Chaitanya declared to the entire world, "Renouncing criticism of others, everyone please chant Lord Krishna's name.
†"I will personally deliver anyone who does not criticize others and who once chants `Krishna!' That is the truth. It is the truth."
†When Lord Chaitanya spoke these words, the devotees responded with "Jaya! Jaya! Jaya!"
†Grasping Lord Chaitanya's feet, Advaita wept. Embracing Advaita, Lord Chaitanya wept.
†The whole world floated in love for Advaita. That is the very inconceivable story of Lord Advaita.
†Who has the power to understand Advaita's words? Please know that Advaita is not different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.
†If he truly understood them, the hearer would find the arguments and insults Nityananda and Advaita speak to each other are filled with bliss.
†The words and activities of Lord Vishnu and the Vaishnavas are very difficult to understand. Only by Their mercy can one understand the heart of those words and activities.
†††† 221-Text 222
†Only Lord Ananta Sesha, who sings Their names and glories with His thousand mouths, has the power to understand the conversations of Nityananda aned Advaita.
†Glancing for a moment at Lord Advaita, Lord Chaitanya smiled and said,
†"I was a little mischievous. I acted like a child." Advaita replied, "Nothing about You is material."
†Lord Chaitanya said, "Please listen, O noble-hearted Nityananda. If I was a little mischievous, please forgive Me."
†Looking at each other, Nityananda, Chaitanya, Advaita, and Haridasa all laughed.
†Then, addressing her as "mother", Lord Chaitanya spoke to Advaita's saintly and devoted wife.
†Lord Chaitanya said, "Go quickly. Cook. Offer the meal to Lord Krishna. Then I will eat the remnants."
†Then, accompanied by Nityananda, Haridasa, Advaita, and the others, Lord Chaitanya went to bathe in the Ganga.
†In the future the Vedas will elaborately describe all these blissful pastimes. After bathing, the Lord and the devotees returned to Advaita's home.
†After washing His feet, Lord Chaitanya offered dandavat obeisances before the Deity of Lord Krishna.
†Then Advaita fell down before the soles of Lord Chaitanya's feet, and Haridasa fell down before the soles of Advaita's feet.
†Seeing these wonderful pastimes, Nityananda smiled. He who is the original author of religion was manifest in three forms.
†Seeing Advaita at the soles of His feet, Lord Chaitanya hastily rose and chanted "Vishnu! Vishnu!"
†Accompanied by Nityananda, and holding Advaita's hand, Lord Chaitanya happily entered the dining roon.
†The three Lords: Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda, and Lord Advaita, sat down together in the dining room.
†Each of the three Lords had His own nature. Lord Nityananda's nature was that of a mischievous boy.
†Haridasa sat down at the dining room's entrance. He was qualified to see all these pastimes.
†Chanting "Hari! Hari!", Advaita's saintly wife, who was the queen of yoga, served the meal to the three Lords.
†The three Lords eagerly ate the meal of splendid rice, ghee, milk, and sweet-rice.
†Glancing at Advaita, Nityananda smiled. He who is one person had become two for Lord Krishna's pastimes.
†When everyone was full, a little more food remained. Then Nityananda became like a boy.
†Throwing the rice here and there in the house, Nityananda laughed. Lord Chaitanya called out, "Haya! Haya!" Haridasa smiled.
†Seeing all this, Advaita burned with flames of anger. On the preText of being angry, He explained the truth of Lord Nityananda.
†He said, "This Nityananda has destroyed our caste. From where did He come? He stays with drunkards.
†"He has no guru. Still He calls Himself a sannyasi. I do not know for certain even the village where He was born.
†No one knows Him, and no one knows His family and caste. Swaying to and fro, He wanders about like a drunken elephant.
†"In the west He ate rice in house after house. Then He came here. Now He stays among the brahmanas.
†"This drunkard Nityananda will destroy everything. That is the truth, truth, truth. Listen to Me, Haridasa."
†Filled with anger, Advaita made Himself clothed only by the four directions. Clapping His hands and loudly laughing, He danced.
†Seeing Advaita's actions, Lord Chaitanya laughed. laughing, Nityananda pointed two fingers at Advaita.
†The laughter directed at Advaita was completely pure. Young and old laughed.
†After a moment everyone returned to external consciousness. They rinsed their mouths, and then They happily embraced.
†Nityananda and Advaita embraced. Tasting the nectar of ecstati love, the two Lords were filled with bliss.
†Nityananda and Advaita are the two arms of Lord Chaitanya's body. They always love each other. There is not a moment when They do not love each other.
†Please see this quarrel as Lord Krishna's pastime. Lord Vishnu and the Vaishnavas play like children.
†In this way Lord Chaitanya enjoyed pastimes in Advaita's home. Filled with bliss, He enjoyed pastimes of sankirtana.
†Only Lord Balarama has the power to understand these pastimes. Others do not understand all the glories of these pastimes.
†By Lord Balarama's mercy, Goddess Sarasvati also understands these pastimes. Staying on the devotees' tongues, Sarasvati sings the glories of these pastimes.
†I do not know the sequence of all these pastimes. I only try to sing the glories of Lord Krishna as far as I am able.
†I bow down before the feet of Lord Chaitanya's dear devotees. O devotees, please forgive all my offenses.
†For some days Lord Chaitanya stayed in Advaita's home. Then the three Lords returned to Navadvipa.
†Accompanied by Nityananda, Advaita, and Haridasa, Lord Chaitanya returned to His home.
†Hearing, "The Lord has come", the Vaishnavas joyfully ran to see Him.
†Gazing at the Lord's moonlike face, the devotees felt all their sufferings were taken away. Grasping the Lord's feet, the devotees wept.
†Lord Chaitanya is the life of all the devotees. He lovingly embraced them all.
†The Lord's personal associates are like the Lord's own incarnations. They are all very kind and generous. They are the best of the devotees.
†They all bowed down before Lord Advaita, who devotional activities made Lord Chaitanya descend to this world..
†The Vaishnavas were all wild with bliss. Accompanied by the Lord, they made a great tumult of chanting Lord Krishna's names.
†Seeing her son, Mother Saci was overcome with bliss. Accompanied by her daughter-in-law, she offered prayers of thanks to Lord Krishna.
†Only thousand-faced Lord Ananta Sesha has the power to describe these pastimes. He is my life birth after birth.
†"Dvija", "vipra", and "brahmana" are three names for the same thing. In the same way Nityananda and Balarama are different names of the same person.
†Anyone who hears these pastimes Lord Chaitanya enjoyed at Advaita's home will one day attain the Lord. One day he will meet the Lord.
†The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.