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Title: A:CB2.10.170-265: Mercy to Shrila Mukunda: Mahaprakash 12
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2005-01-18 18:12:38
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Mahaprakash-12: Mercy to Shrila Mukunda CB2.10.170-265
The Heavy Danger to Hear & Associate with Impersonal Groups!
Audio Commentary & Lecture by Swami Gaurangapada
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Fruit of Hearing these Verses:
mukundera stuti-vara sune yei jana, seha mukundera sane haiba gayana ..263..
"One who hears these Prayers of & Benedictions to Shrila Mukunda by Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu
will become the eternal associate of the Lord and sing with Mukunda in all His pastimes."
keha bale,-"mora bape na deya asi bare .
tara citta bhala hauka deha ei vare .."170..
keha bale sishya-prati, keha putra-prati .
keha bharya, keha bhritya, yara yatha rati ..171..
keha bale,-"amara hauka guru-bhakti ."
ei mata vara mage, yara yei yukti ..172..
bhaktavakya-satyakari prabhu visvambhara .
hasiya hasiya sabakare dena vara ..173..
mukunda achena antah patera bahire .
sammukha haite shakti mukunda na dhare ..174..
mukunda sabara priya parama mahanta .
bhalamate jane sei sabara vrittanta ..175..
niravadhi kirtana kareya, prabhu shune .
kona jana na bujhe,-tathapi danda kene ..176..
thakureha nahi dake, asite na pare .
dekhiya janmila duhkha sabara antare ..177..
shrivasa balena,-"suna jagatera natha .
mukunda ki aparadha karila tomata ?178..
mukunda tomara priya, mo sabara prana .
keva nahi drave suni mukundera gana ?179..
bhakti parayana sarva dike savadhana .
aparadha na dekhiya kara apamana ..180..
yadi aparadha thake, tara sasti kara .
apanara dase kene dure parihara ? 181..
tumi na dakile nare sammukha haite .
dekhuka tomare prabhu, bala bhala mate .."182..
prabhu bale,-"hena vakya kabhu na baliba .
o betara lagi more kabhu na sadhiba ..183..
'khada laya, jathi laya', purve ye sunila .
ai beta sei haya, keha na cinila ..184..
kshane dante trina laya, kshane jathi mare .
o khada jathiya beta na dekhibe more .."185..
maha vakta shrinivasa bale ara bara .
"bujhite tomara sakti kara adhikara ?186..
amara ta' mukundera dosha nahi dekhi .
tomara abhaya pada padma tara sakshi .."187..
prabhu bale,-"o betha yakhana yatha yaya .
sei mata katha kahi tathai misaya ..188..
vasishtha padaye yabe advaitera sange .
bhakti yoge nace gaya trina kari dante ..189..
anya sampradaye giya yakhana sambhaya .
nahi mane bhakti, jathi maraye sadaya ..190..
'bhakti haite bada ache',-ye iha vakhane .
nirantara jathi more mare sei jane ..191..
bhakti sthane uhara haila aparadha .
eteke uhara haila darasana badha .."192..
mukunda sunaye saba bahire thakiya .
'na paiva darasana'-sunilena iha ..193..
"guru-uparodhe purve na manilun bhakti .
saba jane mahaprabhu-caitanyera sakti .."194..
mane cinte mukunda parama bhagavata .
"e deha rakhite mora na haya yukata ..195..
aparadhi sarira chadiba aji ami .
dekhiba kateka kale-iha nahi jani .."196..
mukunda balena,-"suna thakura shrivasa .
'kabhu ki dekhimu muni' bala prabhu pasa ?"197..
kandaye mukunda hai ajhora nayane .
mukundera duhkhe kande bhagavata gane ..198..
prabhu bale,-"ara yadi koti janma haya .
tabe mora darasana paibe niscaya .."199..
sunila niscaya prapti prabhura shri mukhe .
mukunda sinchita haila parananda sukhe ..200..
'paiba, paiba' bali kare maha nritya .
premete vihvala haila caitanyera bhritya ..201..
mahanande mukunda nacaye sei khane .
'dekhibena' hena vakya suniya sravane ..202..
mukunde dekiya prabhu hase visvambhara .
ajna haila,-"mukundere anaha satvara .."203..
sakala vaishnava dake 'aisaha mukunda' .
na jane mukunda kichu paiya ananda ..204..
prabhu bale,-"mukunda, ghucila aparadha .
aisa, amare dekha, dharaha prasada .."205..
prabhura ajnaya sabe anila dhariya .
padila mukunda maha purusha dekhiya ..206..
prabhu bale,-"utha utha mukunda amara .
tilarddheka aparadha nahika tomara ..207..
sanga dosha tomara sakala haila kshaya .
tora sthane amara haila parajaya ..208..
'koti janme paiba' hena balilama ami .
tilarddheke saba taha ghucaile tumi ..209..
avyartha amara vakya-tumi se janila .
tumi ama sarvakala hridaye bandhila ..210..
amara gayana tumi, thaka ama-sange .
parihasa patra-sange ami kaila range ..211..
satya yadi tumi koti aparadha kara .
se-sakala mithya, tumi mora priya dridha ..212..
bhaktimaya tomara sarira-mora dasa .
tomara jihvaya mora nirantara vasa .."213..
prabhura asvasa suni kandaye mukunda .
dhikkara kariya apanare bale manda ..214..
"bhakti na manilun muni ei chara mukhe .
dekhilei bhakti shunya ki paiba sukhe ?215..
visvarupa tomara dekhila duryodhana .
yaha dekhibare vede kare anveshana ..216..
dekhiyao savamse marila duryodhana .
na paila sukha, bhakti-sunyera karana ..217..
hena bhakti na manila ami chara mukhe .
dekhile ki haiba ara mora premasukhe ?218..
yakhane calila tumi rukmini harane .
dekhila narendra toma garuda vahane ..219..
abhisheka haila raja rajesvara-nama .
dekhila narendra saba jyotirmaya-dhama ..220..
brahmadi dekhite yaha kare abhilasha .
vidarbha-nagare taha karila prakasa ..221..
taha dekhi' mare saba narendrera gana .
na paila sukha,-bhaktisunyera karana ..222..
sarva yajnamaya rupa-karana sukara .
avirbhava haila tumi jalera bhitara ..223..
ananta prithivi lagi achaye dasane .
ye prakasa dekhite devera anveshane ..224..
dekhileka hiranya apurva darasana .
na paila sukha, bhaktisunyera karana ..225..
ara mahaprakasa dekhila tara bhai .
mahagopya, hridaye shri kamalara thani ..226..
apurva nrisingha rupa kahe tribhuvane .
taha dekhi mare bhaktisunyera karane ..227..
hena bhakti mora chara mukhe na manila .
e bada adbhuta,-mukha khasi na padila ..228..
kubja, yajnapatni, puranari, malakara .
kothaya dekhila tara prakasa tomara ?229..
bhaktiyoge tomare paila tara saba .
sei khane mare kamsa dekhi anubhava ..230..
hena bhakti mora chara mukhe na manila .
ei bada kripa tora,-tathapi rahila ..231..
ye bhaktiprabhave shri ananta mahabali .
ananta brahmanda dhare hai kutuhali ..232..
sahasra phanara eka phane bindu yena .
yase matta prabhu, nahi jane ache hena ..233..
nirasraye palana karena sabakara .
bhaktiyoga prabhave e saba adhikara ..234..
hena bhakti na manilun muni papamati .
asesha janmeo mora nahi bhala gati ..235..
bhaktiyoge gauripati haila sankara .
bhaktiyoge narada haila munivara ..236..
vedadharmayoge nana sastra kari' vyasa .
tilarddheka citte nahi vasena prakasa ..237..
mahagopya jnane bhakti balila sankshepe .
sabe ei aparadha-cittera vikshepe ..238..
naradera vakye bhakti karila vistare .
teva manoduhkha gela,-tarila samsare ..239..
kita hai na manilun muni hena bhakti .
ara toma-dekhibare ache mora sakti ?"240..
bahu tuli kandaye mukunda mahadasa .
sarira calaye-hena bahe mahashvasa ..241..
sahaje ekanta bhakta,-ki kahiba sima ?
chaitanyapriyera majhe yahara ganana ..242..
mukundera kheda dekhi prabhu visvambhara .
lajijata haiya kichu karila uttara ..243..
"mukundera bhakti mora bada priyankari .
yatha gao tumi, tatha ami avatari ..244..
tumi yata kahile, sakala satya haya .
bhakti vina ama dekhileo kichu naya ..245..
e tore satya kahon, bada priya tumi .
vedamukhe baliyachi yata kichu ami ..246..
ye-ye karma kaile haya ye-ye-divyagati .
taha ghucaite pare kahara sakati? 247..
muni paron sakala anyatha karibare .
sarvavidhi-upare mohara adhikare ..248..
muni satya kariyachon apanara mukhe .
mora bhakti vina kona karme kichu nahe ..249..
bhakti na manile haya mora marma duhkha .
mora duhkhe ghuce tara darasana sukha ..250..
rajakeo dekhila,-magila tara thani .
tathapi vancita haila-yate prema nani ..251..
ama dekhivare sei kata tapa kaila .
kata kati deha sei rajaka chadila ..252..
paleka mahabhagye mora darasana .
na paila sukha, bhaktisunyera karana ..253..
bhaktisunya jane muni na kari prasada .
mora darasana sukha tara haya vada ..254..
bhakti sthane aparadha kaile ghuce bhakti .
bhaktira abhave ghuce darasana sakti ..255..
yateka kahila tumi, saba mora katha .
tomara mukhete kena asiba anyatha ?256..
bhakti bilaimu mui-balila tomare .
age prema bhakti dila tora kanthasvare ..257..
yata dekha ache mora vaishnava mandala .
sunile tomara gana dravaye sakala ..258..
amara yemana tumi vallabha ekanta .
ei mata hau tore sakala mahanta ..259..
yekhane yekhane haya mora avatara .
tathaya gayana tumi haibe amara .."260..
mukundere eta yadi vara dana kaila .
maha-jaya jaya-dhvani takhani haila ..261..
'haribola haribola jaya jagannatha .'
'hari' bali' nivedeya yudi' dui hata ..262..
mukundera stuti-vara sune yei jana .
seha mukundera sane haiba gayana ..263..
e saba chaitanyakatha vedera nigudha .
subuddhi manaye iha, na manaye mudha ..264..
sunile e saba katha yara haya sukha .
avasya dekhibe sei caitanyera mukha ..265..
Someone else said, "My father does not allow me to come here. Please make him favorable. Please grant that boon."
Other devotees asked blessings for their disciples, children, wives, or servants.
Someone said, "May I have devotion for my spiritual master." In this way everyone asked for a boon, whatever they thought appropriate.
Smiling and smiling, Lord Gauranga, who makes true His devotees' words, granted every boon.
All this while Mukunda was outside, hiding behind a curtain. Mukunda did not have the power to come before Lord Gauranga.
The great devotee Mukunda was dear to everyone. Everyone thought well of him.
When he sang in kirtana, Lord Gauranga always listened. Why was he being punished by the Lord? No one knew.
The Lord did not call for him, so he had no power to come. When the devotees saw this, sadness was born in their hearts.
Shrivasa said, "O master of the universes, please listen. How did Mukunda offend You?
"Mukunda is dear to You. To us, he is our life and soul. Who, hearing Mukunda's singing, does not melt?
"He is diligent in devotional service. He is respectful to all. Without seeing an offense in him, You have put him in disgrace..
"If he has committed an offense, then punish him. Why do You reject Your servant and send him far away?
"If You do not call for him, he cannot come before You. O Lord, please allow him to see You. Please say that he has permission."
Then Lord Gauranga said, "Never speak like that to Me. Don't plead that wretched person's case to Me.
"The words you have heard, `Sometimes he takes up a blade of grass, and sometimes he takes up an iron mace,' apply to Mukunda. You don't know the truth about him.
"One moment he has a blade of grass between his teeth, and the next moment he attacks Me with an iron mace. I will not look at that fellow holding a blade of grass and an iron mace."
Very eloquent Shrivasa again said, "Who is qualified to understand Your powers?
"We did not see any fault in Mukunda. The fact that Your lotus feet made him fearless is a witness that testifies in his favor."
Then Lord Gauranga said, "Wherever he goes, that wretch talks like the people he meets.
"When he is with the impersonalists, he talks the imp"ersonal philosophy of Vasistha. When he is with the devotees, he places a blade of grass between his teeth and he sings and dances.
"When he is with people of other sampradayas he does not glorify devotional service. In this way again and again he attacks Me with an iron mace.
"To these people he says, `There is something better than devotional service.' In this way again and again he attacks Me with an iron mace.
"He has committed an offense to devotional service. Therefore he cannot see Me."
Staying outside, Mukunda heard everything. He heard the words, "He cannot see Me".
Previously, by his guru's order, Mukunda did not think highly of devotional service. Lord Gauranga knew all this. That is Lord Gauranga's great power.
The great devotee Mukunda thought in his heart, "It is not right for me to keep this body alive.
"I should at once leave this offensive body. When will I see the Lord again? I don't know."
Then Mukunda openly said, "Listen, O Shrivasa Thakura. Please ask the Lord when I will see Him again."
Again and again Mukunda shed tears from his eyes. Because of Mukunda's suffering, all the devotees wept.
Lord Gauranga said, "After ten million births he will see Me again. Of this there is no doubt."
Hearing these words from the Lord's mouth, Mukunda became splashed with bliss.
Calling out, "I will! I will!", he danced wildly. Mukunda, a true servant of the Lord, was overcome with love.
With his ears hearing the words, "He will see", Mukunda danced in bliss.
Seeing Mukunda, Lord Gauranga laughed and said, "Bring Mukunda at once."
All the Vaishnavas called out, "Bring Mukunda!" Overcome with bliss, Mukunda was not aware of anything.
The Lord said, "Mukunda, your offense is now destroyed. Come. Look at Me. Take My mercy."
By the Lord's order everyone went, picked up Mukunda and carried him there. Seeing the Lord, Mukunda at once fell down before Him.
The Lord said, "Rise. Rise, Mukunda. You do not have even half a sesame seed worth of an offense to Me.
"Your fault of associating with bad people is now destroyed. Now you have conquered Me.
"When I said the words, `After ten million births he will see Me again', in half a sesame seed's worth of time you destroyed all your offenses.
"You had full faith in My words. By that faith you have made Me eternally a prisoner in your heart.
"You are My singer. Stay in My association. I enjoy talking and joking with you.
"Even if you commit ten million offenses, those offenses are not really offenses, for you are very dear to Me.
"Your body is filled with devotional service. You are My servant. I always stay on your tongue."
Hearing these reassuring words from the Lord, Mukunda wept. He rebuked himself. He described himself as a fool.
He said, "I have no faith in devotional service. I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I am completely empty of devotion. Why is it, then, that when I gaze at Your face I become filled with bliss?
"Duryodhana saw Your universal form, which scholars search the Vedas to see.
"Although he saw Your universal form, Duryodhana and his family all perished. He did not find happiness, for he had no devotion to You.
"Like him, I have no faith in devotional service. I am worthless like a pile of ashes. Why is it, then, that when I gaze at Your face I become filled with bliss and love?
"When You went to kidnap Rukmini, all the kings saw You flying on Garuda.
"At the time of the abhisheka named Raja-rajeshvara all the kings saw Your effulgent form.
"The form You directly manifested in the city of Vidarbha, Brahma and all the demigods yearn to see.
"When they saw Your form, all the kings perished. They did not attain happiness, for they had no devotion to You.
"Assuming the form of a boar whose limbs were made of the Vedi yajnas, You appeared from the waters.
"Then You, the limitless Lord, picked up the earth in Your tusks. All the demigods yearned to see this form of Yours.
"The demon Hiranyaksha saw this wonderful form. Still, he did not attain happiness, for he had no devotion to You.
"Hiranyaksha's brother also saw a very confidential form of Yours, and form whose chest is the resting-placed of Goddess Lakshmi.
"The three worlds call this wonderful form `Nrisimha'.Even though he saw this form, Hiranyaksha's brother perished, for he had no devotion to You.
"I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I have no faith in devotional service. It is a great wonder, then, that my head has not already been severed and fallen to the ground.
"How is it that Kubja, the yajna-patnis, the women of Mathura, and the garland-maker were able to see You?
"They attained You because they engaged in devotional service. At the same time Kamsa saw You and perished.
"I am worthless like a pile of ashes. I have no faith in devotional service. Still You are merciful and You protect me.
"By the power of His devotional service, very powerful Lord Ananta Shesha happily holds up the countless universes.
"Passionately chanting Your glories, He is not even aware of the universes, which rest like a single drop on one of His thousand hoods.
"Although He does not rest on anything, everything rests on Him. It is by the power of His ldevotional service that He is able to support everything.
"I am a sinner. I have no faith in devotional service. For endless births my future will not be good.
"Because he engaged in devotional service Lord Shiva became the giver of auspiciousness. Because he engaged in devotional service, Narada became the best of the sages.
"Vyasadeva compiled many scriptures describing the religion of the Vedas. Still, he did not feel even half a sesame seed worth of satisfaction in His heart.
"When He briefly explained the secrets of devotional service, all the offenses in His heart perished.
"On Narada's order, He explained devotional service in detail. Then the sadness in His heart fled. Then He transcended the world of birth and death.
"I am a worm who has no faith in devotional service. How did I get the power to see You?"
Raising his arms, the great devotee Mukunda wept. His body trembled. He sighed.
By his nature he was a pure devotee of the Lord. What more can I say? He was one of Lord Gauranga's personal associates.
Seeing Mukunda's unhappiness, Lord Gauranga became embarrassed and said,
"Mukunda, your devotion is very pleasing to Me. Whenever you sing, I will at once come to that place.
"What you have said is the truth. Without engaging in devotional service, no one can see Me.
"What I say is the truth: You are very dear to Me. Who has the power to destroy what I have spoken, through the Veda's mouth, about pious deeds and about returning to the spiritual world?
"Only I have the power to these rules. Only I.
"I placed the truth in your mouth. ,No action is auspicious if it is not devotional service to Me.
"When someone has no faith in devotional service, that brings pain to My heart. My pain destroys any happiness they might feel by seeing Me.
"A washerman saw Me. I even asked something of him. But he was cheated, for he had no love for Me.
"That washerman had performed austerities for millions of lifetimes just to see Me.
"Those pious deeds made him fortunate to see Me. Still, he could not feel happiness by seeing Me, for he had no devotion to Me.
"I do not give mercy to persons who have no devotion to Me. I stop them from feeling happiness by seeing Me.
"Offenses to devotional service destroy devotion. When devotion is absent, one has not power to reap the true result that comes from seeing Me.
"What you have spoken are actually all My words. Why should any other words enter your mouth?
"This I tell you: I will distribute pure devotional service. I will place pure devotion and love in the words that come from your throat.
"Look. When they hear your songs, the circle of Vaishnavas will melt.
"You are very dear to Me. In the same way you will be dear to all the great devotees.
"Whenever I descend to this world you will be My singer."
A great sound of "Jaya! Jaya!" arose when Lord Gauranga gave this boon to Mukunda.
There were sounds of "Haribol! Haribol! Jaya Jagannatha!" Folding his hands, Mukunda said, "Hari!" Text 264
Anyone who hears these prayers of Mukunda will sing with him.
These topics of Lord Gauranga are hidden even from the Vedas. Only very intelligent persons can understand them. Fools cannot.
Anyone who feels happiness by hearing these narrations will certainly meet Lord Gauranga face-to-face.