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  Twenty-fifth Sarga

shri-kna-janma-adi-gopinatha-darshana-paryanta-kathanam

The Narration of the Lord's Pastimes

Beginning with the Birth of Krishna Chaitanya

   and Ending with the Darshana of Gopinatha

  

 etat te kathita sutra / shri-kna-carita dvija

 varnayiyanti vistaraih / shrivasadya mahattamah 1

   etat - this; te - to you; kathitam - told; sutram - condensed form; shri-kna-caritam - the character of Krishna Chaitanya; dvija - O brahmana; varnayiyanti - they shall describe; vistaraih - with elaborate accounts; shrivasa-adyah - headed by; mahattamah - very great souls.

  [Murari Gupta continued narrating to Damodara Panita:] O brahmana, the biography of Shri Krishna Chaitanya has thus been narrated in an abridged form. Later, Shrivasa and other great souls will relate it in detail.

 atranuvarnyate 'bhikna / shri-gaurango maha-prabhuh

 phalasvada-nimittena / kathyate tad-anukramah 2

   atra - now; anuvarnyate - narrated; abhiknam - continuously; shri-gaurangah - the golden Lord; maha-prabhuh - the great Master; phala-asvada-nimittena - with the fruit obtained by relishing; kathyate - is told; tat-anukramah - in sequence.

  Now, the history of Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu will be continuously related in sequence, as well as the benefits obtained by the reader who relishes it.

 avatara-karana ca / shri-knasya vicetitam

 bahir-mukhan janan dtva / naradasyanutapanah 3

   avatara-karanam - the cause for His descent; ca - and; shri-knasya - of Shri Krishna; vicetitam - activities; bahi-mukhan - materialistic; janan - people; dtva - seeing; naradasya - of Narada; anutapanah - grief.

  The cause for Shri Krishna's descent and activities was the compassion felt by the sage Narada, after he sadly saw the materialistic state of humanity in the age of quarrel.

 vaikuntha-gamana capi / shri-knenapi santvanam

 sarvveam avatarana / kathana kna-janma ca 4

   vaikuntha-gamanam - passage to Vaikuntha; ca - and; api - also; shri-knena - by Shri Krishna; api - also; santvanam - pacifying; sarveam - of all; avataranam - of avataras; kathanam - narration; kna-janma - Krishna's birth; ca - and.

  Then follows the narration of Shri Narada Muni's passage to the spiritual world of Vaikuntha, how Lord Krishna appeased his sorrow, the enumeration of all the avataras, and Shri Krishna's appearance within this material world.

 balya-liladika caiva / brahmanasyanna-bhojanam

 vishvarupasya sannyasa / nityanandatmakasya ca 5

   balya-lila-adikam - childhood pastimes and so on; ca - and; eva - indeed; brahmanasya - of the brahmana; anna-bhojanam - eating the rice; vishvarupasya - of Vishvarupa; sannyasam - renunciation; nityananda-atmakasya - whose identity was Nityananda; ca - and.

   Next come descriptions of Krishna's various childhood pastimes, including the story how Gaura Gopala ate the rice cooked by the brahmana on pilgrimage, and how Shri Vishvarupa (who is none other than Lord Nityananda) accepted sannyasa.

 jagannathasya sasthana / duhkha-shokanuvarnanam

 vidya-vilasa-lavanyam / mat-duhkha-vimocanam 6

   jagannathasya - of Jagannatha Mishra; sasthanam - death; duhkha-shoka - grief and lamentation; anuvarnanam - narration; vidya-vilasa - pastimes of scholarship; lavanyam - loveliness; mat-duhkha - mother's sorrow; vimocanam - liberating.

  Thereafter follows the narration of Jagannatha Mishra's departure from this world, the grief and lamentation which attended that occasion, the beauty of Shri Gaura as He performed pastimes of scholarship, and also how He freed His mother from all sorrow.

 lakmi-parinaya caiva / purvva-deshe gate prabhau

 tasyah sasthitir eva syat / shaci-shokapanodanam 7

   lakmi-parinayam - marriage with Lakshmi Devi; ca - and; eva - indeed; purva-deshe - in the eastern countries; gate - went; prabhau - the Lord; tasyah - her; sasthitih - death; eva - indeed; syat - it happened; shaci-shoka - the grief of Shaci; apanodanam - dispelling.

   The story of Prabhu's marriage with Lakshmi Devi and His subsequent departure for the eastern countries, as well as Lakshmi's death, and the way in which Gaura dispelled Shaci Mata's grief, are all narrated.

 vinu-priya-parinaya / paramananda-vaibhavam

 purishvara-darshana ca / gayaktya-samapanam 8

   vinu-priya-parinayam - marriage with Vishnu-priya; parama-ananda-vaibhavam - the influence of His transcendental bliss; puri-ishvara-darshanam - seeing I~shvara Puri; ca - and; gaya-ktya-samapanam - accomplishing duties to His father in Gaya.

  Then follows the glorious narration of Gaura's marriage with Shrimati Vishnu-priya, and the influence of His transcendental bliss. Gaura met with Shri I~shvara Puri and fulfilled His duty to His father at Gaya.

 bhava-prakashana caiva / varaha-vesha-dharanam

 sankirttana-shubharambha / megha-nihsarana tatha 9

   bhava-prakashanam - appearance of the symptoms of ecstasy; ca - and; eva - indeed; varaha-vesha-dharanam - taking the appearance of Varaha-deva; sankirtana - of congregational chanting; shubha-arambham - the auspicious beginning; megha-nihsaranam - dispelling of the clouds; tatha - also.

  The symptoms of transcendental ecstasy then made their first appearance on Shri Gauranga's body. Gaura accepted the form of Varaha-deva. He inaugurated the auspicious movement of Hari-nama-sankirtana, and dispelled thunderclouds as they threatened to interrupt the chanting.

 namartha-kalpanad eva / ganga-patana-nirgamam

 adhina bhakta-vargana / shriladvaitasya melanam 10

   nama-artha-kalpanat - due to imagined meanings of the names; eva - indeed; ganga-patana-nirgamam - going away and falling in the Ganga; adhinam - submission; bhakta-varganam - to the group of devotees; shrila-advaitasya - with Shrila Advaita; melanam - meeting.

   Gaura left that spot where a student made an imaginative interpretation of Shri Hari's names and plunged into the Ganga with all His clothes. Gaura showed submission to the assembly of devotees by offering obeisances to the vainavas when He met with Shrila Advaitacarya.

 bhaktanukampana caiva / shri-nityananda-darshanam

 ad-bhuja-darshanananda / balarama-prakashakam 11

   bhakta-anukampanam - the Lord's sympathy with His devotees; ca - and; eva - indeed; shri-nityananda-darshanam - first sight of Shri Nityananda; at-bhuja-darshana-anandam - joy at the sight of His six-armed form; balarama-prakashakam - manifestation of Balarama.

  Gaura displayed sympathy for His bhaktas and had His first darshana of Shri Nityananda Prabhu, Nityananda tasted ananda when He saw Shri Chaitanya's six-armed form, and Gaura revealed that Nitai is none other than Balarama.

 bhakti-rasa-samakta / harer mandira-marjjanam

 bhakta-datta-grahana ca / mahaishvarya-pradarshanam 12

   bhakti-rasa-samaktam - utter fascination by the mellow of devotion; hareh - of Hari; mandira-marjanam - cleaning the temple; bhakta-datta-grahanam - accepting the things offered by the devotees; ca - and; maha-aishvarya - great opulence; pradarshanam - display.

  Shri Gaura Hari became utterly fascinated with the bhakti-rasa, and He cleansed the temple of Shri Hari. He accepted offerings made by His bhaktas, and showed a great form filled with all opulence.

 ntya-gana-vilasadi / ganga-majjanam eva ca

 brahma-shapa-vara caiva / jiva-nistara-hetukam 13

   ntya-gana - dancing, singing; vilasa - pastimes; adi - and so on; ganga-majjanam - diving in the Ganga; eva - indeed; ca - and; brahma - of the brahmana; shapa-varam - the blessing-curse; ca - and; eva - indeed; jiva-nistara - deliverance of the living beings; hetukam - causing.

  Then follow Gauranga's pastimes of dancing, singing and so forth, diving in the Ganga, and the brahmana's blessing-curse, which brought about the deliverance of all living entities.

 balarama-rasavesha-madhu-panadi-narttanam

 gopi-vesha-dhara ntya-gana-madhuryya-varnanam 14

   balarama-rasa - in the mellows of Balarama; avesha - absorption; madhu-pana-adi - honey drinking and so forth; nartanam - dancing; gopi-vesha - dress of a gopi; dharam - wearing; ntya-gana - singing, dancing; madhurya - sweetness; varnanam - description.

  While absorbed in the mood of Balarama, Gaura Hari drank honey wine, and thereafter He danced and performed other pastimes. Then a description of the sweet singing and dancing of Shri Chaitanya as He wore the dress of a gopi follows.

 sannyasopakrame gupta-murary-adika-santvanam

 navadvipa-kantakakhya-pura-vasi-vilapanam 15

   sannyasa-upakrame - setting about taking sannyasa; gupta-murari-adika - Murari Gupta and others; santvanam - pacifying; navadvipa-kantaka - of Navadvipa and Kantaka; akhya - called; pura-vasi - town residents; vilapanam - lamentation.

   As Gaura set off to take sannyasa, He pacified the hearts of Murari Gupta and others. Then the townsfolk of Navadvipa and Kantaka lamented greatly.

 sannyasa-nama-grahana / premananda-prakashanam

 radha-desha-ktartha ca / candra-shekhara-preanam 16

   sannyasa-nama-grahanam - taking His sannyasa name, prema-ananda-prakashanam - revealing the bliss of love for Krishna; radha-desha - of the land of Raha; kta - made; artham - meaning; ca - and; candra-shekhara-preanam - sending of Candra-Shekhara.

  After Gaura accepted His sannyasa name, Shri Kna Chaitanya, He revealed to His guru the bliss of love for Krishna. While wandering in the land of Raha-desha, Gaura endowed that land with meaning, and then He sent Candra Shekhara as a messenger to His Navadvipa bhaktas .

 navadvipasya ca nityanandena duhkha-nashanam

 shanti-pura-vilasa ca / bhakta-varga-samanvitam 17

   navadvipasya - of Navadvipa; ca - and; nityanandena - by Nityananda; duhkha-nashanam - destruction of the grief; shanti-pura-vilasam - pastimes in Shanti-pura; ca - and; bhakta-varga-samanvitam - together with the assembly of devotees.

  Through the agency of Nityananda Prabhu, Gaura destroyed the sorrow of the people of Navadvipa, and in Shanti-pura He performed pastimes amongst the assembled bhaktas.

 tato danda-bhanjana shri-gopinathasya darshanam

 varaha-darshana punya / viraja-darshana tatha 18

   tatah - then; danda-bhanjanam - breaking of the sannyasa rod; shri-gopinathasya - of Shri Gopinatha; darshanam - vision; varaha-darshanam - seeing Varaha-deva; punyam - purifying; viraja-darshanam - seeing Viraja; tatha - also.

  Then follows the breaking of the Lord's dana, darshana of Gopinatha, Lord Varaha's purifying darshana, and the darshana of the river Viraja.

 vaitarani-yajapura-shri-shiva-linga-darshanam

 nana-bhava-prakasha shri-bhuvaneshvara-darshanam 19

   vaitarani - of the Vaitarani river; yajapura - of Yajapura; shri-shiva-linga - of the Shiva lingam; darshanam - sight; nana-bhava-prakasham - revealing many ecstacies; shri-bhuvana-ishvara - Lord Shiva, master of the three worlds; darshanam - the sight.

  Lord Gauranga took darshana of the sacred river Vaitarani, the town of Yajapura, and the Shiva-lingams present there. After revealing many moods of ecstacy, Gaura took direct darshana of Lord Shri Shiva, master of the three worlds.

 nirmmalya-grahanasyapi / vidhana-kathana shubham

 shri-mandirastha-gopala-darshana rodana prabhoh 20

   nirmalya - food remants; grahanasya - accepting; api - also; vidhana-kathanam - history illustrating the precept; shubham - auspicious; shri-mandira - resplendent temple; stha - situated; gopala-darshanam - sight of Gopala; rodanam - weeping; prabhoh - of Prabhu.

  Gaura accepted Shri Shiva's food-remnants, and Murari Gupta then explained the principle behind this action. As He saw the Deity of Gopala (Gopinatha) in His temple at Remuna, Gaura Prabhu wept.

 markandeya-sarasy eva / shiva-linga pradarshanam

 tatah shrimaj-jagannatha-darshanananda-vaibhavam 21

   markandeya-sarasi - in the lake of Markaneya; eva - indeed; shiva-lingam - phallic form of Shiva; pradarshanam - beholding; tatah - then; shrimat jagannatha - the Lord of the universe; darshana-ananda - happiness of seeing; vaibhavam - magnificence.

  Within the lake of the sage Markendeya, Gaura beheld the lingam of Shri Shiva, and when He saw the splendrous form of Jagannatha Svami, He tasted great bliss.

 sarvvabhaumadibhih sarddha / punah shri-mukha-darshanam

 shriman-maha-prasadasya / vandana bhojana shubham 22

   sarvabhauma - by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya; adibhih - with those headed; sardham - in company; punah - again; shri-mukha-darshanam - the sight of the radiant face; shrimat-maha-prasadasya - of the food remnants awarding great mercy; vandanam - praising; bhojanam - eating; shubham - auspicious.

  Again Gauranga took darshana of the radiant face of Lord Jagannatha, and after offering prayers in praise of Jagannatha-maha-prasadam, He honored that auspicious food.

 sarvabhauma-samuddhara / dakina-gamana hareh

 kurmma-natha-darshana ca / kurmma-vipranukampanam 23

   sarvabhauma - Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya; samuddharam - deliverance of; dakina-gamanam - travelling south; hareh - of Hari; kurma-natha - the Deity of Lord tortoise; darshanam - sacred sight; ca - and; kurma-vipra-anukampanam - compassion to the vipra named Kurma.

  Shri Chaitanya delivered Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya from the desert of monism. Then travelling south, He took darshana of Kurma-deva and showed compassion on Kurma vipra.

 vasudeva-samuddharam / shakti-sancarana tatha

 jiyadakhya-nsihasya / caritrasvadana sukham 24

   vasudeva-samuddharam - deliverance of Vasudeva; shakti - potency; sancaranam - empowerment; tatha - also; jiyada-akhya - named Jiyada; n-sihasya - of the man-lion Deity; caritra - behavior; asvadanam - relishing; sukham - happily.

  After Gaura delivered the leper-brahmana named Vasudeva, He empowered both him and the vipra Kurma with potency to preach the message of Godhead. In great happiness, Gaura relished the history of Jiyada-Nrisiha.

 shrila-ramananda-raya-milana shubha-da shubham

 puri-shri-madhava-shiya-paramananda-darshanam 25

   shrila-ramananda-raya-milanam - meeting with Ramananda Raya; shubha-dam - fortunate; shubham - pleasant; puri-shri-madhava-shiya - disciple of Shri Madhavendra Puri; parama-ananda - Paramananda Puri, supreme happiness; darshanam - seeing.

  Gauranga Mahaprabhu had a most fortunate and pleasant meeting with Shrila Ramananda Raya. Then He took darshana of Paramananda Puri, one of the disciples of Shri Madhavendra Puri.

 pancavati-ranga-ketra-ranganatha-pradarshanam

 tatra shri-paramananda-puri-prasthapana prabhoh 26

   pancavati; ranga-ketra; ranganatha; pradarshanam - seeing; tatra - there; shri-paramananda-puri-prasthapanam - sending forth of Paramananda Puri; prabhoh - by the Master

  

  He beheld the eternal abode of Shri Sita-Rama named Pancavati, and saw Ranganatha, the great Deity of Vishnu who is situated at Ranga-kshetra. Then Gaura sent Shri Paramananda Puri to stay at Jagannatha Puri.

 setu-bandhe shrila-rameshvara-linga-pradarshanam

 tatah shrimaj-jagannatha-darshanananda-varnanam 27

   setu-bandhe - at the beginning of the bridge to Lanka; shrila-rama-ishvara-linga - the phallus of Lord Shiva worshipped by Lord Rama for passage to Shri Lanka (lit. controller of Rama); pradarshanam - seeing; tatah - then; shrimat-jagannatha - Lord of the universe; darshana-ananda - the joy of seeing; varnanam - description.

   Gaura Hari took darshana of the lingam of Lord Shiva named Rameshvara at Setu-Bandha. Thereafter He returned to Puri, and felt immense joy to once again see Lord Jagannatha.

 vndaranya samuddishya / gaudabhigamana shubham

 vacaspati-ghe kna / vaibhava paramadbhutam 28

   vndaranya-samuddishya - heading for Vrindavana; gauda-abhigamanam - setting forth for Bengal; shubham - pleasant; vacaspati-ghe - in the house of Vacaspati; knam - Chaitanya; vaibhavam - opulence; parama-adbhutam - very wonderful.

  Indicating that His ultimate destination was Vrindavana, Gaura Krishna set forth for Gauda. Then He displayed very amazing powers in the home of Vacaspati.

 devananda samuddishya / shri-bhagavata-kirttanam

 tad vaktur lakana capi / shrotush ca kathita shubham 29

   devanandam - Devananda Panita; samuddishya - with reference to; shri-bhagavata-kirtanam - glorification of Bhagavatam; tat - that; vaktuh - of the speaker; lakanam - symptoms; ca - and; api - and; shrotuh - of the hearer; ca - and; kathitam - told; shubham - sublime.

  While giving guidance to Devananda Panita, Gaura proclaimed the glories of Shrimad Bhagavatam and exlained that the qualification for a person who hears and speaks the Shrimad Bhagavatam is freedom from envy.

 shri-nsihanandena yat / kta janghalam uttamam

 tena yatha ramakeli-kna-natya-sthalavadhi 30

   shri-nsihanandena - by Nrisihananda Brahmacari; yat - which; ktam - was done; janghalam - running; uttamam - excellent; tena - by him; yatha - as; rama-keli-kna-natya-sthala - the towns of Ramakeli and Kna-natya-sthala (pavilion for Krishna-lila dancing); avadhi - up to.

  Next the paths and excellent arrangements which were made within Shri Nsihananda Brahmacari's mind as far as the town of Ramakeli and Krishna-natya-sthala are described.

 gamana ca punah shriladvaita-geha-shubhagamah

 navadvipa-bhakta-varga-melana punar eva ca 31

   gamanam - going; ca - and; punah - again; shrila-advaita-geha - home of Advaita _carya; shubha-agamah - auspicious coming; navadvipa - at Navadvipa; bhakta-varga - assembly of devotees; melanam - meeting; punah - again; eva - indeed; ca - and.

  Returning to Navadvipa, Gaura happily arrived at the house of Shri Advaitacarya and there met with the assembly of bhaktas.

 shri-bhojana-sukha tatra / matush carana-vandanam

 puruottamam asadya / shri-gopinatha-darshanam 32

 shri-bhojana-sukham - pleasantly took sacred foods offered to the Lord; tatra - there; matuh - of His mother; carana-vandanam - worshipping her feet; purua-uttamam - the abode of the Supreme Person; asadya - arriving; shri-gopinatha-darshanam - taking the sight of Shri Gopinatha.

  After pleasantly accepting the Lord's prasadam, Gaura worshipped His mother's feet, and while returning to Purushottama Kshetra, He took darshana of Gopinatha in Remuna.

   Thus ends the Sarga entitled "The Narration of the Lord's Pastimes Beginning with the Birth of Krishna Chaitanya and Ending with the Darshana of Gopinatha," in the Fourth Prakrama of the great poem Shri Chaitanya Carita.