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Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata, Chapter 11 Madhya
The characteristics of Lord Nityananda Prabhu
Nityananda Prabhu Lakshana
After the end of Mahaprakasha leela Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is taking another very beautiful,ambrosial, nectarian topic and description of Lord Nityananda’s activities in house of Shrivasa Thakuras house in Navadvipa dhama.
nidhi gauraanga kothaa haite aailaa premasindhu .
anaathera naatha prabhu, patita-janera vandhu ....
Gauranga is the treasure prema sindhu the potion of love.Where has He gone? He is the master and owner of the orphan souls of kali yuga and especially the fallen souls who have no hope of deliverance they take shelter at Lord Gauranga’s lotus feet.
jaya jaya vishvambhara dvijakulasimha .
jaya hau tora yata caranera bhringa ..1..
All glories to Lord Gauranga,Vishvambhara who is the lion amongst the bramhana community. He is the crest jewel of the bramhana community and all glories to charnera bhrnga to the honeybee like devotees whose minds and hearts are always revolving around lotus feet of Lord Gauranga MahaPrabhu. All glories to all of them.
jaya shriparamaanandapurira jivana .
jaya daamodarasvarupera praanadhana ..2..
All glories to life and soul of Shri Parmananda Puri,Parmananda Puri was such a great devotee that though he was in the external level of godbrother of Gauranga’s Guru, Shrila Ishvara puri, but he was so attached to Gauranga’s association that when Gauranga MahaPrabhu came to Puri, he also came here with the aim to reside the rest of his life with Lord Jagannatha and also with moving Lord Jagannatha, Lord Gauranga MahaPrabhu.So his house was behind the Jagannatha temple, Gauranga MahaPrabhu would go there to discuss Krishna katha, and always while taking prasadam with the devotees Shrila Parmananda Puri used to sit on a higher level because he was the Godbrother of Lord Gauranga’s Gurudeva. Jaya damodara svaruperea pranadhana:the life and treasure of Svarupa Damodara Gosvamai. Shrla Svarupa Damodar Gosvami had a beautiful pastime. He was in Navadvipa as well as Puri. In Navadvipa his pastimes are not so much known but in Puri Dhama when Lord Gauranga came Svarupa Damodar Gosvami renounced the whole world and came to sing with the Lord and directly serve the Lord by assisting Him with His various divine moods of remembering Shrimati Radha and Lord Krishna.
Jaya rupasanaatanapriya mahaashaya .
jaya jagadisha-gopinaathera hridaya ..3..
All glories to Shrila Rupa and Shrila Sanatana who are very dear to the Lord and also to the Lord who is dear to Rupa and Sanatana.When you remember the Lord in the conjunction of His devotee, Lord is very pleased.So it was Shrila Sanatana Gosvami who was actually given the mercy of Lord in Shri Jagannatha Puri dhama and Sanatana Gosvami came here and he got some boils on his body due to drinking some dirty water in Jharikhand jungle. Sanatana Gosvami always thinking I will commit suicide under the ratha yatra cart after seeing Lord Gauranga and Lord Jagannatha. But Lord Gauranga MahaPrabhu said that Your body is very dear to Me than Myself, so Lord Gauranga embraced the body of Santana and his body turned into golden effulgent and all sores disappeared so He is very dear friend of Shrila Rupa and Sanatana.
Rupa Gosvami was so intimate to Lord Gauranga that the verse vetasi tire beginning with that word which Gauranga recited during ratha yatra,very few devotees could understand the meaning.Rupa Gosvami could understand and wrote it on a leaf. He wrote another verse which is similar but more easy to understand ‘radha ubhyora sangam sukham madhur murali pancham tvishe’ that sangam sukham which Shrimati Radharani could not experiance in Kurukshetra increased her bhava to mahbhava seeing Krishna before Her and She could not participate in the pastimes of Vrindavana so Her intensity of Her mood magnified, because this has never happened like that.In Vrindavan Krishna and Radha always enjoy to their full satisfaction but in Kurukshetra after 100 yrs Radharani is meeting Krishna in kshatriya dress and plus its not Vrindavana dhama and Radharani has never met Krishna outside Vrindavana dhama so that meeting was very unique meeting so Radharani developed very intense moods of mahabhava and that has been described by Shrila Rupa Gosvami Gopinatha acharya was the brother in law of Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya.He also came and resided in Puri later and he was the one who was instrumental in revealing the glories of Lord Gauranga MahaPrabhu to Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhatacharya who later on became a great devotee and composed beautiful stotras in glorification of Lords.
henamate navadvipe Prabhu vishvambhara .
kridaa kare, nahe sarvanayana-gocara ..4..
So in that way Lord Vishvambhara used to perform His pastimes which are nahe sarva nayana gochara.Everyone could not see those pastimes eventhough residing in Navadvipa these pastimes were not accessible to them because they were very extraordinary
navadvipe madyakhande kautuka ananta .
ghare vasi’ dekhaye shrivaasa bhaagyavanta ..5..
So in Navadvipa Madhya khanda of Chaitanya Bhagvata there is unlimited boundless kautuka which means transcendental pastimes of Lord Gauranga in Navadvipa and the most fortunate was Shrivasa Pandita because he could see these pastimes just by sitting at his home. Lord would come and perform pastimes at his home. So nobody can estimate the extreme good fortune of Shrila Shrivasa Pandita.
nishkapate Prabhure sevilaa shrinivaasa .
goshthi sange dekhe
Prabhura mahaa-parakaasha ..6..
Another name of Shrivasa is Shrinivasa so because Shrivasa served the Lord without any duplicity, without any ulterior motives, decietfullness, crookedness; with very simple heart, that is why Shrivasa was ‘ghoshti sange’ i.e along with all his family memebers he was able to see the Mahapraksha lila at his home.