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04.The crow and the brass bowl

 

aapani tuliyaa haate bhaata naahi khaaya .

putrapraaya kari’ anna maalini yogaaya ..29..

 

Nityananda Prabhu did not eat rice with His own hands Himself, He was so much in bliss, Malini devi considering Lord Nityananda Prabhu as her own son,she herself fed Him rice putting it in His mouth.

 

nityaananda-anubhaava jaane pativrataa .

nityaananda-sevaa kare yena putra maataa ..30..

 

This pativrata chaste wife of Shrivas Pandita fully understood the Glories of Lord Nityananda Balaram,She understood that He is none other than Balaram Himself.She had served Him previously in Vraja Dhama and now in Navadvipa dhama.’Nityananda seva kare’.She is serving Nityananda menially just as a mother serves her son.

 

ekadina pitalera vaati nala kaake .

udiyaa calila kaaka ye vanete thaake ..31..

 

One day a crow came and took a brass bowl from Malini when Malini was serving dities and flew away.

 

adrishya haiyaa kaaka kon raajye gela .

mahaacintaa maalinira cittete janmila ..32..

 

The crow flew to the forest taking the small bowl in his beak

Soon the crow flew out of sight and great anxiety filled the heart of Malini. Mahachinta very big anxiety was aroused in her heart

 

vaati thui’ sei kaaka aaila aara baara .

maalini dekhaye shunya-vadana taahaara ..33..

After putting that bowl somewhere the crow flew back to Malinis home near window and Malini devi saw that beak of crow was without the bowl then she became even more anxious

 

mahaativra thaakura-pandita-vyavahaara .

shrikrishnera ghritapaatra haila apahaara ..34..

 

In this bowl Shrivasa Pandita her husband was offering ghee to Lord Krishna,and if this is lost,it was a dear family item and if this was lost then Shrivasa would become very angry.So Malini devi was very frightned.

 

shunile pramaada have hena mane gani’ .

naahika upaaya kichu, kaandaye maalini ..35..

 

Thinking this will create great havoc if Shrivasa Pandita knows about it,Malini was very sad. She started crying there is no other way now,”because my husband will blame me for my carelessness how a crow could take this pot.”

 

henakaale nityaanda aailaa sei sthaane .

dekhaye maalini kaande ajhora nayane ..36..

 

At that time Lord Nityananda Prabhu arrived there, and He saw Malini devi was crying with profuse tears and red eyes

 

haasi’ bale nityaananda,—“kaanda ki kaarana .

kon duhkha bala ?—saba kariva khandana ..”37..

 

Nityananda Prabhhu was smiling when Malini devi was crying why are you crying.What is the cause of your crying? What is the source of your distress? I will immideiately relieve it.

 

maalini balaye,—“shuna shripaada gosaani .

ghritapaatra kaake lai’ gela kon thaani ..”38..

 

Malini devi replied ‘See listen Nityananda Gosai this crow took this brass bowl and vanished.’

 

nityaananda bale,—“mataa, cintaa parihara .

aami diva vaati, tumi krandana samvara ..”39..

 

Lord Nityananda said ‘Please give up your anxiety I will give you this bowl, please stop crying please stop crying immidiately’.

 

kaaka-prati haasi’ Prabhu balaye vacana .

“kaaka, tumi vaati jhaata aanaha ekhana ..”40..

 

Lord Nityananda Prabhu looked at the crow and said”kaka ,O crow ‘tumhi jhaat’ go quickly and get the bowl back here.

 

sabaara hridaye nityaanandera vasati .

taara aajnaa langhiveka kaahaara shakati ? 41..

 

So Vrindavan Dasa Thakura is making deep philosophical point here,He is saying that actually Lord Nityananda is present in everyones heart as kshiorodakshayi Vishnu the parmatma is expansion of Nityananda Prabhu.There is verse in Chaitanya Charitamrita

sankarsanah karana-toya-shayi

garbhoda-shayi cha payobdhi-shayi

sheshash cha yasyamsha-kalah sa nitya-

nandakhya-ramah sharanam mamastu

 

Nityananda Rama expands into Kshirodakshayi Vishnu who sleeps in ocean of milk and from Kshirodakshayi Vishnu expands into Supersoul in heart of all living entities.So its Lord Nityananda Prabhu who is in the heart of everyone .Therefore Lord Nityananda’s orders who has the power to transgress or not obey the orders of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, if He tells something His orders the soul has to obey because it’s the order of Supersoul.Nityananda Prabhu is Supersoul and Supersoul is the permiteer and overseer of all the activites of embodied soul.

 

shuniyaa Prabhura aajnaa kaaka udi’ yaaya .

shokaakuli maalini kaakera dike caaya ..42..

 

Being ordered by Lord Nityananda the crow immediately flew away and Malini, she was so much shocked and agitated by distress that Malini looked at the crow and the crow flew away.

 

kshaneke udiyaa kaaka adrishya haila .

vaati mukhe kari’ punah sekhaane aaila ..43..

 

In a very short time the crow flew out of sight,but then the crow immediately returned after a very short time with a bowl in his beak.

 

aaniyaa thuila vaati maalinira sthaane .

nityaananda-prabhaava maalini bhaala jaane ..44..

 

The crow literally came and he dropped the bowl next to Malini and flew away.So Nityananda Prabhava the influence of Lord Nityananda’s potency.the whole creation is under His influence,so Malini devi was perfectly well aware of Lord Nityananda’s potency,infact maybe Malini performed this crying pastime so that world will know pastimes of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, don’t know why devotees perform pastimes,sometimes they perform to glorify the Lord.

 

aanande murcchita hailaa apurva dekhiyaa .

nityaananda-prati sttati kare daandaaiyaa ..45..

 

When the crow kept he pot and flew away Malini fainted,became unconscious with ecstasy realizing the mercy of Lord Nityananda upon her.She got up and she offered dandavats,sometime some devotees say that devotees shouldn’t offer dandavat obiesances but here Chaitanya Bhagvata sayas “Nityananda prati stuti kare dandaiya”Malini payed prostrated,flat,full body obiesances to Lord Nityananda Prabhu.And then she could not control herself, spontaneous devine ecstatic prayers poured forth from her heart and mouth.She said