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Title: A:CB2.10.266-321: Mercy to Narayani-devi: Mahaprakash 13

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2005-01-18 18:48:48

 

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Mahaprakash-13: Mercy to Narayani-devi CB2.10.266-321

One who hears with joy will see the face of Lord Gauranga!

Audio Commentary & Lecture by Swami Gaurangapada

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Fruit of Hearing these Verses:

sunile e saba katha yara haya sukha, avasya dekhibe sei caitanyera mukha ..265..

"Those who become happy by hearing these pastimes of Lords Nityananda-Gauranga, will most certainly see

the Supreme Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu face to face."

 

ei mata yata yata bhaktera mandala .

yei kaila stuti, vara paila sakala ..266..

shrivasa pandita ati maha-mahodara .

ataeva tana grihe e saba vihara ..267..

yara yena-mata ishta prabhu apanara .

sei dekhe visvambhara sei avatara ..268..

maha-maha-parakasa ihare se bali .

ei mata kare gauracandra kutuhali ..269..

ei mata dine dine prabhura prakasa .

sa patnike dekhe saba caitanyera dasa ..270..

deha-mane nirviseshe ye hayena dasa .

sei se dekhite paya e saba vilasa ..271..

sei navadvipe ara kata kata ache .

tapasvi, sannyasi, jnani, yogi majhe majhe ..272..

yavat kala gita-bhagavata sabe pade .

keha va padaya, karo dharma nahi nade ..273..

keha keha parigraha kichu nahi laya .

vritha akumara dharme sarira soshaya ..274..

sei khane hena vaikunthera sukha haila .

vritha abhimani ekajana na dekhila ..275..

shrivasera dasa-dasi yahare dekhila .

sastra padiyao keha taha na janila ..276..

murari guptera dase ye prasada paila .

keha matha mudaiya taha na dekhila ..277..

dhane, kule, panditye chaitanya nahi pai .

kebala bhaktira vasa chaitanya gosani ..278..

bada kirti haile chaitanya nahi pai .

'bhaktivasa sabe prabhu'-cari vede gai ..279..

sei navadvipe hena prakasa haila .

yata bhattacarya,-ekajane na janila ..280..

dushkritira sarovare kabhu jala nahe .

emana prakase ki vancita jiva haye ?281..

e saba lilara kabhu nahi pariccheda .

'avirbhava', 'tirobhava'-ei kahe veda ..282..

adyapiha chaitanya e saba lila kare .

yakhane yahare kare drishti-adhikare ..283..

sei dekhe,-ara dekhivare sakti nai .

nirantara krida kare chaitanya gosani ..284..

ye mantrete ye vaishnava ishta dhyana kare .

sei mata dekhaye thakura visvambhare ..285..

dekhaiya apane sikhaya sabakare .

e sakala katha bhai, sune pache are ..286..

"janma janma tomara paile mora sanga .

toma'-sabara bhrityeo dekhibe mora ranga .."287..

apana galara mala dila sabakare .

carvita tambula ajna haila sabare ..288..

mahanande khaya sabe harashita haiya .

koticandra-sarada mukhera dravya pana ..289..

bhojanera avasesha yateka achila .

narayani punyavati taha se paila ..290..

shrivasera bhratr suta balika ajnana .

tahare bhojana-shesha prabhu kare dana ..291..

parama anande khaya prabhura prasada .

sakala vaishnava tanre kare asirvada ..292..

dhanya dhanya ei se sevila narayana .

balika svabhave dhanya ihara jivana ..293..

khaile prabhura ajna haya,-"narayani !

krishnera paramanande kanda dekhi suni .."294..

hena prabhu caitanyera ajnara prabhava .

'krishna' bali' kande ati balika-svabhava ..295..

adyapiha vaishnava mandale ei dhvani .

'gaurangera avasesha-patra narayani' ..296..

yare yena ajna kare thakura chaitanya .

se asiya avilambe haya upasanna ..297..

e saba vacane yara nahika pratita .

sadya adhahpata tara janiha niscita ..298..

advaitera priya prabhu chaitanya thakura .

ithe advaitera bada mahima pracura ..299..

caitanyera priya ati-thakura nitai .

ei se mahima tana cari vede gai ..300..

'caitanyera bhakta' hena-nahi yara nama .

yadi sevya vastu-tabu trinera samana ..301..

nityananda kahe-'muni caitanyera dasa .'

aharnisa ara prabhu na kare prakasa ..302..

tahana kripaya haya caitanyete rati .

nityananda bhajile apad nahi kati ..303..

amara prabhura prabhu gaurangasundara .

e bada bharasa citte dhari nirantara ..304..

dharani-dharendra nityanandera carana .

deha prabhu gauracandra amare sarana ..305..

balarama prite gai chaitanya charita .

kare balarama prabhu jagatera hita ..306..

caitanyera dasya vai nitai na jane .

caitanyera dasya nityananda kare dane ..307..

nityaananda kripaya se gauracandra cini .

nityaananda prasade se bhakti-tattva jani ..308..

sarva vaishnavera priya nityananda raya .

sabe nityananda sthane bhakti-pada paya ..309..

kona pake yadi kare nityananda hela .

apane chaitanya bale,-'sei jana gela’ ..310..

adideva mahayogi isvara vaishnava .

mahimara anta inha na janaye saba ..311..

kahare na kare ninda, 'krishna krishna' bale .

ajaya chaitanya sei jinibeka hele ..312..

'nindaya nahika labhya'-sarva sastre kaya .

sabara sammana bhagavata-dharma haya ..313..

madhya khanda katha yena amritera khanda .

maha-nimba-hena vase yateka pashanda ..314..

keha yena sarkaraya nimba-svadu paya .

tara daiva,-sarkarara svadu nahi yaya ..315..

ei mata caitanyera parananda yasa .

sunite na paya sukha hai daiva-vasa ..316..

sannyasio yadi nahi mane gauracandra .

janiha se khala jana janma janma andha ..317..

pakshi-matra yadi bale caitanyera nama .

sei satya yaibeka caitanyera dhama ..318..

jaya gauracandra nityanandera jivana .

tora nityananda mora hau pranadhana ..319..

yara yara sange tumi karila vihara .

se saba goshthira paye mora namaskara ..320..

shri krishna chaitanya-nityananda canda jana .

vrindavana dasa tachu pada yuge gana ..321..

iti shri chaitanyabhagavate madhya khande

maha maha prakasa-varnanam nama dasamohadhyayah .

 

Text 266

In this way everyone in the circle of devotees offered prayers, and everyone received a boon.

Text 267

Shrivasa Pandita was very kind and generous. That is why these pastimes were manifest in his home.

Text 268

The Lord manifested the forms of His different incarnations. Thus each devotee saw the form of the incarnation he yearned to see.

Text 269

In this way I have described how Lord Gauranga happily revealed His great, great powers and opulences.

Text 270

Day after day the Lord Gauranga's servants and their wives saw the Lord's revelation of His powers and glories.

Text 271

Anyone who becomes a sincere servant of the Lord can see all these pastimes.

Text 272

How many ascetics, sannyasis, philosophers, and yogis stayed in Navadvipa!

Text 273

They spent all their time studying Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad-Bhagavatam. Some gave lectures. But none of them knew what was the true religion.

Text 274

Some never accepted any gift from anyone. Some from their very childhood made their bodies wither and dry up with useless austerities.

Text 275

Falsely proud, none of them could see that the happiness of Vaikuntha had now come to this world.

Text 276

Shrivasa's servants and maidservants saw, but the scholars of the scriptures did not understand what had happened.

Text 277

The sannyasis who shaved their heads could not see the great mercy attained by Murari Gupta's servants.

Text 278

Wealth, noble family, and material learning will not help one attain Lord Gauranga. Lord Gauranga becomes conquered only by devotional service.

Text 279

A person who yearns to hear others praise him does not attain Lord Gauranga. The four Vedas sing, "The Supreme Lord is completely conquered by devotional service."

Text 280

Thus the great bhattacaryas did not know the Supreme Lord had revealed His powers and glories in the town of Navadvipa.

Text 281

Why were the bhattacaryus cheated of the ability to see Lord Gauranga's powers and opulences? They were impious. They were like a lake that has no water.

Text 282

There is not a time when the Lord's pastimes come to an end. The Vedas declare, "Sometimes the Lord's pastimes are visible to the people of this world, and other times there are not visible."

Text 283

At this very moment Lord Gauranga is enjoying pastimes. Whoever is properly qualified can see them even now.

Text 284

Lord Gauranga enjoys pastimes eternally. Some persons see them. Others have no power to see them.

Text 285

Lord Gauranga revealed to each devotee the form of the specifi incarnation they had worshiped with mantras and meditation.

Text 286

He revealed these forms and He also spoke words of instruction. O my brothers, please hear the words He spoke.

Text 287

He said, "Birth after birth you have attained My association. Your servants will also see My pastimes."

Text 288

The Lord took the garland from His neck and gave it to everyone. He also gave them the betelnuts He had chewed.

Text 289

The devotees happily chewed on the betelnuts that had been enjoyed by Lord Gauranga, who is more glorious than millions of autumn moons.

Text 290

Saintly Narayani attained the remnants of Lord Gauranga's meal.

Text 291

She was Shrivasa's niece, an little girl unaware of many things. Lord Gauranga gave to her the remnants of His meal.

Text 292

She happily ate them. All the Vaishnavas blessed her.

Text 293

She was very fortunate to serve the Lord in this way. Beginning with the time when she was a little girl, she was fortunate for her whole life.

Text 294

When she finished eating, Lord Gauranga ordered her, "Narayani, joyfully weep for Lord Krishna. I want to see and hear that."

Text 295

By the power of Lord Gauranga's order, that little girl called out, "Krishna!" and wept.

Text 296

Even today in the circle of Vaishnavas one may hear the words, "Narayani ate the remnants of Lord Gauranga's meal."

Text 297

When Lord Gauranga commanded, everyone quickly came.

Text 298

Please know for certain that anyone who has no faith in Lord Gauranga's order will quickly fall down.

Text 299

Lord Gauranga is very dear to Lord Advaita. For this reason Lord Advaita is very glorious.

Text 300

Lord Nityananda is very dear to Lord Gauranga. For this reason the four Vedas sing Lord Nityananda's glories.

Text 301

If one does not think, "I am a devotee of Lord Gauranga", then, even though he may be served by many others, he is no better than a piece of straw.

Text 302

Lord Nityananda would say, "I am a servant of Lord Gauranga". At no time of the day or night did He ever manifest Himself as the master.

Text 303

By His mercy one pleases Lord Gauranga. One who worships Lord Nityananda will never know calamity.

Text 304

"Lord Gauranga is my master." This I always think in my heart.

Text 305

O Lord Gauranga, please give me shelter at the feet of Lord Nityananda, who is Ananta Sesha, the maintainer of the worlds.

Text 306

Out of love for Lord Balarama I sing the glories of Lord Gauranga. Lord Balarama brings auspiciousness to the whole world.

Text 307

Lord Nityananda never thinks that He is not the servant of Lord Gauranga. Lord Nityananda gives the gift of service to Lord Gauranga.

Text 308

By Lord Nityananda's mercy one can know the truth of Lord Gauranga. By Lord Nityananda's mercy one can know the truth of devotional service.

Text 309

Lord Nityananda is dear to all the Vaishnavas.All the Vaishnavas are devoted to Lord Nityananda.

Text 310

If anyone offends Lord Nityananda, then Lord Gauranga Himself says, "This person must go."

Text 311

The demigods, yogis, and Vaishnavas, and even Lord Siva himself cannot find the end of Lord Nityananda's glories.

Text 312

A person who never blasphemes anyone, and who chants, "Krishna! Krishna!", easily conquers Lord Gauranga, who is never conquered by anyone.

Text 313

All the scriptures declare, "A person who blasphemes others will not attain the Lord." Shrimad-Bhagavatam teaches that one should respect everyone.

Text 314

The narrations of this Madhya-khanda are like nectar. But the materialists and offenders think they are like bitter nimba juice.

Text 315

A person who has jaundice thinks sugar tastes like bitter nimba. Because of his misfortune he cannot taste the sweetness of sugar.

Text 316

In the same way, because of their past impious deeds the materialists and offenders do not feel happiness when they hear of Lord Gauranga's blissful glories.

Text 317

Please know that if even a sannyasi does not offer respect to Lord Gauranga, then that demon sannyasi will be blind birth after birth.

Text 318

But if even a lowly creature like a bird speaks Loed Gauranga's name, then that bird will in truth go to Lord Gauranga's spiritual abode.

Text 319

All glory to You, O Lord Gauranga, O life of Lord Nityananda! O Lord Gauranga, please make Lord Nityananda the great treasure of my life.

Text 320

O Lord Gauranga, I offer my respectful obeisances to Your personal associates, with whom You enjoyed so many pastimes.

Text 321

The two moons Shri Krishna Gauranga and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.