Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2008-01-03 16:45:53
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Shri Guru Parampara! Pranams! As I singing the Naama Sankirtana, I had a concentrated realization of Puri Dhaama. I could see the whole abode glittering with a divine light and it transformed into Vraja Dhaama. Oh, how deep was that! The celestial desire trees, forests and hills of Vraja Dhaama were all there. For a few moments, I could behold the blue mountain, Nilaachala, on which Lord Jagannatha's temple is situated. It was touching the skies. The sea shore was transformed into the transcendental banks of the Yamuna. Oh, how I desire to see this vision 24 hours daily! When will that day be mine! kabe habe bolo se dina amaara...
I am certain that the hidden Vraja in Puri Dhaama is revealed only by the causeless mercy of Lord Gaurahari who transformed Puri Dhaama into such a secret and confidential abode which it is now simply by His divine residence in Gambhiraa Dhaama. And it is only by His maganimous benevolence can one penetrate into the complete mysteries of Lord Jagannatha's Vraja Pastimes being constantly enacted here.
It is a fact that Lord Jagannaatha experienced the highest ecstasy, when Lord Gauraanga Mahaprabhu arrived in Puri Dhaama, in all the 1,500,000,000,000 years (roughly) of His presence from the beginning of the Svarochisa Manu . In fact, Lord Jagannatha manifests Himself in Puri Dhaama and waits for millions of years because He knows Lord Gauraanga is going to appear during this time. Sometimes when I look at Lord Jagannaatha, I feel that He is seeking out for the vision of Lord Gauraanga with His wide open round eyes just as Lord Krishna desires to behold the beauty of Shrimati Raadhaa constantly. I had lots of realizations during this year's Ratha Yatras but I did not write them down at that time.
I have imported all the previous reallizations into my Naama Bhajana forum and I hope to contribute here regularly by the mercy of Naama Prabhu.
Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.
Post Author: Bhakta Igor Date: 2008-01-03 19:40:48
"Sometimes when I look at Lord Jagannaatha, I feel that He is seeking out for the vision of Lord Gauraanga with His wide open round eyes just as Lord Krishna desires to behold the beauty of Shrimati Raadhaa constantly."
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna!
from Caitanya-caritamrta Antya lila, chapter 10:
udiya-pada mahaprabhura mane smrti haila svarupere sei pada gaite ajna dila
Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu remembered a line in the Orissan language and ordered Svarupa Damodara to sing it.
"Let my head fall at the feet of Jagannatha in the kīrtana hall known as Jagamohana."
ei pade nrtya karena parama-avese saba-loka caudike prabhura prema-jale bhase
Simply because of this line, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was dancing in greatly ecstatic love. People all around Him floated in the water of His tears.
'bol' 'bol' balena prabhu sri-bahu tuliya hari-dhvani kare loka anande bhasiya
Raising His two arms, the Lord said, "Chant! Chant!" Floating in transcendental bliss, the people responded by chanting the holy name of Hari.
prabhu padi murcha yaya, svasa nahi ara acambite uthe prabhu kariya hunkara
The Lord fell to the ground unconscious, not even breathing. Then suddenly He stood up, making a loud sound.
saghana pulaka ?yena simulera taru kabhu praphullita anga, kabhu haya saru
The hairs on His body constantly stood up like the thorns on a simula tree. Sometimes His body was swollen and sometimes lean and thin.
Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2008-01-04 07:46:53
Nityaananda! Gauraanga! Hare Krishna! Thanks Igor for reminding us of the beautiful pastimes. Oh, how intensely Lord Jagannaatha relished those pastimes of Lord Gauraanga! They are His very life and soul! Lord Jaganaatha and Lord Gauranga relished pastimes with each other in the same mood with which Lord Krishna and Shrimati Raadha relish them in Vraja Dhaama. This is the confidential reason why there is absolutely no difference between Shri Kshetra Mandala and Shri Vraja Mandala. :)