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SRI CAITANYA-BHAGAVATA CLEANSES THE DUST
OF MATERIAL ENJOYMENT & PLAYS THE VICTORY DRUM
OF ShRI KRISHNA KIRTANA
Cc Adi 8.42
tanra ki adbhuta chaitanya-carita-varnana
yahara shravane shuddha kaila tri-bhuvana
What a wonderful description he has given of the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya! Anyone in the three worlds who hears it is purified.
ataeva bhaja, loka, chaitanya-nityananda
khandibe samsara-duhkha, pabe premananda
I fervently appeal to everyone to adopt the method of devotional service given by Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda and thus be freed from the miseries of material existence and ultimately achieve the loving service of the Lord.
From the Gaudiya Bhasya of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura:
Seeing the hearts of such people covered with the dust of material enjoyment and liberation, Shrila Thakura Vrndavana took shelter of the holy names of Lord Krishna and gave the topics of Shri Chaitanyadeva, the personification of love, to the people of this world. In this way, by playing the glorious victory drum of shri-krishna-kirtana, he destroyed the deafness of ears that are attached to hearing material topic.
All glories to Thakura Shri Vrndavana, who has thrown the misconceptions of the sense enjoyers, fruitive workers, and mental speculators across the Pacific Ocean by presenting sweet songs about Sn Chaitanya's nectarean pastimes.
chaitanya-nitai-katha, shunile hridaya-vyatha,
ciratare yaya sunishcita
krishne anuraga haya, vishaye asakti-kshaya,
shrota labhe nija-nitya-hita
If one hears the topics of Shri Chaitanya and Nityananda, the pangs of one's heart are certainly destroyed forever. By this process of hearing one attains the eternal benefit of attachment to Krishna and detachment from material enjoyment.