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September 17, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 143

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 143

saba lana kaila gundica-grha-sammarjana
ratha-yatra-darasane prabhura nartana

TRANSLATION
First the Lord washed the temple of Gundica very thoroughly. Then everyone saw the Ratha-yatra festival and the Lord's dancing before the car.



September 13, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 140

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 140

sivanandera sange aila kukkura bhagyavan
prabhura carana dekhi' kaila antardhana

TRANSLATION
A dog accompanied Sivananda Sena and the devotees, and that dog was so fortunate that after seeing the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, it was liberated and went back home, back to Godhead.



September 10, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 138

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 138

varsantare advaitadi bhaktera agamana
prabhure dekhite sabe karila gamana

TRANSLATION
At the end of the year, all the devotees from Bengal, headed by Advaita Acarya, again came to see the Lord. Indeed, there was a great rush of devotees to Jagannatha Puri.



September 6, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 137

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 137

sarvabhauma-ghare prabhura bhiksa-paripati
sathira mata kahe, yate randi ha-uk sathi

TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was invited to dine at the house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. While He was eating sumptuously, the son-in-law of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya [the husband of his daughter Sathi] criticized Him. Because of this, Sathi's mother cursed him by praying that Sathi would become a widow. In other words, she cursed her son-in-law to die.



September 3, 2006

Krsna Book Chapter 30: Krishna's Hiding from the Gopis

Krsna Book
Chapter 30: Krsna’s Hiding from the Gopis

When Krsna suddenly disappeared from the company of the gopis, they searched for Him everywhere. After not finding Him anywhere, they became afraid and almost mad after Him. They were simply thinking of the pastimes of Krsna in great love and affection. Being absorbed in thought of Him, they experienced loss of memory, and with dampened eyes they began to see the very pastimes of Krsna—His beautiful talks with them, His embracing, kissing and other activities. Being so attracted to Krsna, they imitated His dancing, His walking and His smiling, as if they themselves were Krsna. Due to Krsna’s absence, they all became crazy; each one of them told the others that she was Krsna Himself. Soon they all assembled together and chanted Krsna’s name very loudly as they moved from one part of the forest to another, searching for Him.

Actually, Krsna is all-pervasive: He is in the sky, and He is in the forest; He is within the heart, and He is always everywhere. The gopis therefore began to question the trees and plants about Krsna. There were various types of big trees and small plants in the forest, and the gopis addressed them: “Dear banyan tree, have you seen the son of Maharaja Nanda passing this way, laughing and playing on His flute? He has stolen our hearts and gone away. If you have seen Him, kindly inform us which way He has gone. Dear asoka tree, dear naga flower tree and campaka flower tree, have you seen the younger brother of Balarama pass this way? He has disappeared because of our pride.” The gopis were aware of the reason for Krsna’s sudden disappearance. They could understand that when they had been enjoying Krsna they thought themselves to be the most fortunate women within the universe, and since they were feeling proud, Krsna had disappeared immediately just to curb their pride. Krsna does not like His devotees to be proud of their service to Him. He accepts everyone’s service, but He does not like one devotee to proudly consider himself better than others. If sometimes there are such feelings, Krsna ends them by changing His attitude toward the devotee.



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September 17, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 143

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 143

saba lana kaila gundica-grha-sammarjana
ratha-yatra-darasane prabhura nartana

TRANSLATION
First the Lord washed the temple of Gundica very thoroughly. Then everyone saw the Ratha-yatra festival and the Lord's dancing before the car.



September 13, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 140

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 140

sivanandera sange aila kukkura bhagyavan
prabhura carana dekhi' kaila antardhana

TRANSLATION
A dog accompanied Sivananda Sena and the devotees, and that dog was so fortunate that after seeing the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, it was liberated and went back home, back to Godhead.



September 10, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 138

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 138

varsantare advaitadi bhaktera agamana
prabhure dekhite sabe karila gamana

TRANSLATION
At the end of the year, all the devotees from Bengal, headed by Advaita Acarya, again came to see the Lord. Indeed, there was a great rush of devotees to Jagannatha Puri.



September 6, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 137

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 137

sarvabhauma-ghare prabhura bhiksa-paripati
sathira mata kahe, yate randi ha-uk sathi

TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was invited to dine at the house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. While He was eating sumptuously, the son-in-law of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya [the husband of his daughter Sathi] criticized Him. Because of this, Sathi's mother cursed him by praying that Sathi would become a widow. In other words, she cursed her son-in-law to die.



September 3, 2006

Krsna Book Chapter 30: Krishna's Hiding from the Gopis

Krsna Book
Chapter 30: Krsna’s Hiding from the Gopis

When Krsna suddenly disappeared from the company of the gopis, they searched for Him everywhere. After not finding Him anywhere, they became afraid and almost mad after Him. They were simply thinking of the pastimes of Krsna in great love and affection. Being absorbed in thought of Him, they experienced loss of memory, and with dampened eyes they began to see the very pastimes of Krsna—His beautiful talks with them, His embracing, kissing and other activities. Being so attracted to Krsna, they imitated His dancing, His walking and His smiling, as if they themselves were Krsna. Due to Krsna’s absence, they all became crazy; each one of them told the others that she was Krsna Himself. Soon they all assembled together and chanted Krsna’s name very loudly as they moved from one part of the forest to another, searching for Him.

Actually, Krsna is all-pervasive: He is in the sky, and He is in the forest; He is within the heart, and He is always everywhere. The gopis therefore began to question the trees and plants about Krsna. There were various types of big trees and small plants in the forest, and the gopis addressed them: “Dear banyan tree, have you seen the son of Maharaja Nanda passing this way, laughing and playing on His flute? He has stolen our hearts and gone away. If you have seen Him, kindly inform us which way He has gone. Dear asoka tree, dear naga flower tree and campaka flower tree, have you seen the younger brother of Balarama pass this way? He has disappeared because of our pride.” The gopis were aware of the reason for Krsna’s sudden disappearance. They could understand that when they had been enjoying Krsna they thought themselves to be the most fortunate women within the universe, and since they were feeling proud, Krsna had disappeared immediately just to curb their pride. Krsna does not like His devotees to be proud of their service to Him. He accepts everyone’s service, but He does not like one devotee to proudly consider himself better than others. If sometimes there are such feelings, Krsna ends them by changing His attitude toward the devotee.



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