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Title: 010 Brahma Purana
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 06:33:37
(1) kaleh prathama-sandhyayam, gaurango 'ham mahi-tale;
bhagirathi-tate bhumni, bhavishyami sanatanah.
In the Brahma Purana, the Supreme Lord Himself declares:
“In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, I will appear as Gauranga on the earth in a beautiful place by the shore of the Ganges. I will descend in My original eternal form and My complexion will be golden.”
(2) This is a conversation between Lord Vishnu and Goddess Katyayani in the Brahma Purana, Utkala-khanda.
“Hearing Lord Narayana's words, Goddess Katyayani said: ‘If in Your heart You are indeed merciful to me, then You must give me Your maha-prasadam remnants. Then every living entity in the world will eat that maha-prasadam. Everyone in the three worlds will easily attain that prasadam.’ Decorated with the jewels of all virtues, Lord Narayana said, ‘I will keep My vow. I will tell you an ancient secret, a secret that will destroy all fears of the flames of repeated birth and death. No one knows this secret. When, using Mount Mandara as the churning rod and the serpent Ananta as the rope, the demigods churned the milk ocean, the kalpa-vriksha tree was born from the friction of the churning. The kalpa-vriksha grants every desire anyone may ask, every desire in the heart. Whatever opulence a person requests, it grants. It does not turn its face from any request. The kalpa-vriksha tree, which is the glorious, effulgent, and beautiful king of trees, comes from the form of Lord Shri Chaitanya. It is My own form. It is the king of mercy. It has no equal. I will descend to the earth as Shri Chaitanya. I will become a sannyasi. I will enjoy many pastimes. I, the master of the three worlds, will stay on the earth and mercifully preach the truth. Manifesting a humanlike form, I will preach the sankirtana movement in Kali-yuga. My form will be splendid like gold. I will keep My vow. I will preach the highest spiritual love. Now I have revealed My heart to you. Please keep that secret hidden in your heart also. In Kali-yuga I will come as Lord Gaura, the best of incarnations, and with My own glories I will deliver the world.’”