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Chapter 4 óLord Chaitanya's Magnitude
Lord Chaitanya's Dancing is Eternal
All of you, my brothers!† Please worship Shri Gauranga, the Lord and master of my heart, because without Him, life becomes a meaningless dreary and drab burden.
††††††††† My Lord Gauranga dances eternally in Shrimati Sacidevi's courtyard in Mayapura, accompanying Him is Lord Nityananda and Advaita Acarya Prabhu. He danced in Shrivas Pandita's house absorbed in the most ecstatic moods; anyone beholding Him thus never forgets that wonderful sight.
††††††††† His sublime pastimes and bodily movements remain indelibly imbedded in my heart like moving pictures, and as my soul yearns and cries out to see more, They flash across the screen of my mind.
††††††††† When I saw my Lord dancing in the Jagannatha Mandira, endless waves of ecstatic emotion flooded my heart. What is there for me in this wretched life except to see the exquisite dancing movements of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu performing on the banks of the Jahnavi Ganga River.
All demigods and demigoddesses are Lord Chaitanya's servitors
Everyone must worship the lotus feet of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with undeviating devotion and reject the worship of demigods and goddesses as though they were on the same level. Know that all the demigods and goddesses are servitors of Shri Gauranga.† Never let the mind entertain the idea that Lord Krishna and Lord Gauranga are different personalities.
††††††††† Be enlightened in spiritual truth; your spiritual master is the recipient of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's special mercy. The eternal associates of the Lord are the different limbs of His transcendental body.
††††††††† As for those who adamantly oppose Lord Chaitanya's divine position as the supreme person they should clearly understand that every soul is Lord Gauranga's servant.
Firm faith in worshipping Lord Chaitanya
††††††††† Do not indulge in useless criticism and finding faults in others. Deep within your heart simply worship the lotus feet of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu with unflinching devotion.
††††††††† Chant Lord Gauranga's holy name, because His name is omnipotent; all other names of demigods, goddesses and Vishnu-tattvas are perfectly harmonised and contained in His name.
††††††††† Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is the original spiritual master in this cosmic creation, so teach everyone the process of simple, unalloyed love for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
††††††††† Give up deceit and hypocrisy and purify your mind.† Either sincerely worship Lord Gauranga or maintain society, family and friendship. It is impossible to do both.
††††††††† Choose between engaging yourself in the transcendental devotional service of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or taking shelter of mundane activities; serving family, friends and society.† It is impossible to maintain both these activities simultaneously.
††††††††† I, Jagadananda, humbly caution that if we do not develop single-mindedness in executing devotional service, then we place ourselves in the impossible position of trying to cross a river with two boats, with a foot in each.