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Title: Regarding pastime of Supreme Lord Gauranga, of going to Mathura.
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-10-19 18:33:00
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Pranams and dandavats to all devotees.
Gurudev,in Chaitanya Bhagvata Adi Khanda ch 17, Lord Gauranga was deeply immersed in ecstatic Love for Lord Krishna.Due to the seperation He felt,He wanted to go to Mathura. But I am unable to understand why Lord Gauranga wanted to leave Advaita Acharya,Shrivasa Pandita,Gadhadhara Pandita and other pure devotees from Navadwip.And after that Lord Gauranga Himself arranged that He be reminded by the demigods to not to go to Mathura at that time. What did Lord Gauranga intend to teach from His pasttime of leaving for Mathura, and then by His own sweet will reminding Himself that He has to go back to Navadwip for starting Krishna Sankirtana with His pure devotees. Bhushan.
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Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Even though all His divine associates from the Vrindavana pastimes were with Him in Shri Navadvipa Dhama and even though Shri Navadvipa Dhama is non-different from Shri Vrindavana Dhama, Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu who is Lord Krishna Himself felt the intense desire to go and see His own abode of Shri Vrindavana where He eternally performs His pastimes.†
†It is but natural for the Lord to develop this desire to visit His own abode again.
The pastime of the demigods requesting Him to go back and launch His sankirtana pastimes is to demonstrate how even the demigods in the heavenly planetary systems are fully absorbed in the bliss of witnessing Lord Gauranga's transcendental pastimes and how sometimes the Lord plays the pastimes of accepting the suggestions of His devotees. This proves that all the demigods became great devotees due to Lord Gauranga's incarnation.