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January 23, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 4

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 39

gangadasa, haridasa, sriman, subhananda
sri-rama pandita, tahan nace nityananda

TRANSLATION

The five singers who responded to the singing of Srivasa Thakura were Gangadasa, Haridasa, Sriman, Subhananda and Sri Rama Pandita. Sri Nityananda Prabhu was appointed as a dancer.



January 22, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 3

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 15

tabe prataparudra kare apane sevana
suvarna-marjani lana kare patha sammarjana

TRANSLATION

While the Lord was being carried from the throne to the car, King Prataparudra personally engaged in the Lord’s service by cleansing the road with a broom that had a golden handle.



January 21, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 13

visvambhara jagannathe ke calaite pare?
apana icchaya cale karite vihare

TRANSLATION

Lord Jagannatha is the maintainer of the whole universe. Who can carry Him from one place to another? The Lord moves by His personal will just to perform His pastimes.



January 20, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 2

jaya jaya sri-krsna-caitanya nityananda
jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda

TRANSLATION

All glories to Sri Krsna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityananda! All glories to Advaitacandra! And all glories to the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!



January 19, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Introduction

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 1

sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah
sri-rathagre nanarta yah
yenasij jagatam citram
jagannatho ’pi vismitah

TRANSLATION

May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who danced in front of the car of Sri Jagannatha, be all glorified! By seeing His dancing, not only was the whole universe held in wonder, but Lord Jagannatha Himself became very much astonished.



January 21, 2009

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 41

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 15 Text 41

acaryere ajna dila kariya sammana
'a-candala adi krsna-bhakti dio dana'

TRANSLATION

With great respect, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu requested Advaita Acarya, "Give Krsna consciousness, devotion to Krsna, even to the lowest of men [candalas]."



January 18, 2009

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 8

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 15 Text 8

sugandhi-salile dena padya, acamana
sarvange lepaye prabhura sugandhi candana

TRANSLATION

While worshiping Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Advaita Acarya would offer Him scented water to wash His mouth and feet. Then Advaita Acarya would smear very fragrant sandalwood pulp all over His body.



January 14, 2009

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 4

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 15 Text 4

ei-mata mahaprabhu bhakta-gana-sange
nilacale rahi' kare nrtya-gita-range

TRANSLATION

While Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu stayed at Jagannatha Puri, He constantly enjoyed chanting and dancing with His devotees.



January 11, 2009

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 3

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 15 Text 1

jaya sri-caitanya-caritamrta-srota-gana
caitanya-caritamrta -- yanra prana-dhana

TRANSLATION

All glories to the listeners of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta who have accepted it as their life and soul!



January 7, 2009

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 15 Text 1

sarvabhauma-grhe bhunjan
sva-nindakam amoghakam
angi-kurvan sphutam cakre
gaurah svam bhakta-vasyatam

TRANSLATION

While Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was taking prasadam at the house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Amogha criticized Him. Still, the Lord accepted Amogha, thereby showing how much He was obliged to His devotees.



December 24, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 14 Text 47

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 14 Text 47

ihan jagannathera ratha-calana-samaya
gauda saba ratha tane, age nahi yaya

TRANSLATION

Outside the garden, when it was time to pull Jagannatha's car, all the workers called gaudas tried to pull it, but it would not move forward.



December 17, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 14 Text 36

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 14 Text 36

ei-mata jagannatha karena bhojana
ei sukhe mahaprabhura judaya nayana

TRANSLATION

Indeed, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was fully satisfied just to see how Lord Jagannatha accepted all the food.



December 10, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 202

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 202

premavese mahaprabhu upavana pana
puspodyane grha-pindaya rahila padiya

TRANSLATION

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu entered the garden and, immersed in great ecstatic emotion, fell flat on a raised platform there.



December 3, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 169

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 169

suryera kirane mukha kare jhalamala
malya, vastra, divya alankara, parimala

TRANSLATION

Lord Jagannatha was garlanded, dressed with nice garments and adorned with beautiful ornaments. His face was glittering from the rays of sunshine, and the entire atmosphere was fragrant.



November 26, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 156

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 156

yadavera vipaksa, yata dusta kamsa-paksa,
taha ami kailun saba ksaya
ache dui-cari jana, taha mari' vrndavana,
ailama ami, janiha niscaya

TRANSLATION

"I have already killed all the mischievous demons who are enemies of the Yadu dynasty, and I have also killed Kamsa and his allies. But there are two or four demons still living. I want to kill them, and after doing so I shall very soon return to Vrndavana. Please know this for certain.



November 19, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 72

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 72

apani nacite yabe prabhura mana haila

sata sampradaya tabe ekatra karila

TRANSLATION

When the Lord Himself wanted to dance, all seven groups combined together.



November 12, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 65

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 60

lilavese prabhura nahi nijanusandhana
iccha jani 'lila sakti' kare samadhana

TRANSLATION

Indeed, the Personality of Godhead forgot Himself in the course of His transcendental pastimes, but His internal potency [lila-sakti], knowing the intentions of the Lord, made all arrangements.



November 5, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 60

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 60

rajara tuccha seva dekhi' prabhura tusta mana
sei ta' prasade paila 'rahasya-darsana'

TRANSLATION

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had been very satisfied to see the King accept the menial task of sweeping the street, and for this humility the King received the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He could therefore observe the mystery of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's activities.



October 29, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 50 (Continued)

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 50

tri-bhuvana bhari' uthe kirtanera dhvani
anya vadyadira dhvani kichui na suni

TRANSLATION

When the sankirtana resounded, it filled the three worlds. Indeed, no one could hear any sounds or musical instruments other than the sankirtana.



October 22, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 50

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 50

tri-bhuvana bhari' uthe kirtanera dhvani
anya vadyadira dhvani kichui na suni

TRANSLATION

When the sankirtana resounded, it filled the three worlds. Indeed, no one could hear any sounds or musical instruments other than the sankirtana.



October 15, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 25

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 25

suksma sveta-balu pathe pulinera sama
dui dike tota, saba -- yena vrndavana

TRANSLATION

The fine, white sand spread all over the path resembled the bank of the Yamuna, and the small gardens on both sides looked just like those in Vrndavana.



October 8, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 17

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 17

uttama hana raja kare tuccha sevana
ataeva jagannathera krpara bhajana

TRANSLATION

Although the King was the most exalted respectable person, still he accepted menial service for the Lord; he therefore became a suitable candidate for receiving the Lord's mercy.



October 5, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 11

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 11

ucca drdha tuli saba pati' sthane sthane
eka tuli haite tvaraya ara tulite ane

TRANSLATION

Strong, puffed-up cotton pads called tulis were spread out from the throne to the car, and the heavy Deity of Lord Jagannatha was carried from one pillowlike pad to the next by the dayitas.



October 1, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 2

jaya jaya sri-krsna-caitanya nityananda
jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda

TRANSLATION

All glories to Sri Krsna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityananda! All glories to Advaitacandra! And all glories to the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!



September 28, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 1

sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah
sri-rathagre nanarta yah
yenasij jagatam citram
jagannatho 'pi vismitah

TRANSLATION

May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who danced in front of the car of Sri Jagannatha, be all glorified! By seeing His dancing, not only was the whole universe held in wonder, but Lord Jagannatha Himself became very much astonished.



September 24, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 203

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 203

svatantra isvara prabhu kare nana khela
'dhoya-pakhala' nama kaila ei eka lila

TRANSLATION

The fully independent Supreme Personality of Godhead performs various types of pastimes. The pastime of washing and cleansing the Gundica temple is but one of them.



September 17, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 196

Despite many technical trials and tribulations, we made it through this evening.

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 196

ei-mata dui-jane kare balabali
vyaja-stuti kare dunhe, yena galagali

TRANSLATION

Thus They both went on talking and praising one another, although Their praise appeared negative, for it appeared as if They exchanged ill names.



September 10, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 188

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 188

advaita-nityananda vasiyachena eka thani
dui-jane krida-kalaha lagila tathai

TRANSLATION

Sri Advaita Acarya and Nityananda Prabhu sat side by side, and when prasadam was being distributed They engaged in a type of mock fighting.



September 3, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 185

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 185

prabhu kahe, -- purve siddha krsne tomara priti
toma-sange ama-sabara haila krsne mati

TRANSLATION

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said to Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, "From your previous birth you have been in Krsna consciousness. Thus you love Krsna so much that simply by your association we are all developing Krsna consciousness."



August 27, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 174

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 174

ei maha-prasada alpa karaha asvadana
dekha, jagannatha kaiche karyachena bhojana

TRANSLATION

Svarupa Damodara Gosvami then said, "Just take a little of this maha-prasadam, and see how it is that Lord Jagannatha has accepted it."



August 20, 2008

Caitanya-caritamra Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 143

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 143

acarya-gosanira putra sri-gopala-nama
nrtya karite tanre ajna dila gauradhama

TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then ordered Sri Gopala, the son of Advaita Acarya, to dance.



August 13, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 12 Text 137

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 12 Text 137

cari-dike bhakta-gana karena kirtana
madhye nrtya karena prabhu matta-simha-sama

TRANSLATION
All around Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu all the devotees performed congregational chanting. The Lord, just like a maddened lion, danced in the middle.



August 6, 2008

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.



January 28, 2007

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 41

Caitanya-caritamrta
Madhya-lila Chapter 15 Text 41

acaryere ajna dila kariya sammana
'a-candala adi krsna-bhakti dio dana'

TRANSLATION
With great respect, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu requested Advaita Acarya, "Give Krsna consciousness, devotion to Krsna, even to the lowest of men [candalas]."


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.



August 27, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 135

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 135

prataparudrere krpa kaila sei sthane
gaudiya-bhakte ajna dila vidayera dine

TRANSLATION
In that garden, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu bestowed His mercy upon King Prataparudra. Afterwards, when the Bengali devotees were about to return home, the Lord gave separate orders to almost every one of them.



August 20, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 133 (Continued)

In today's class, Dhanurdhara Maharaja continues with Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 133.

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 133

snana-yatra dekhi' prabhu sange bhakta-gana
saba lana kaila prabhu gundica marjana

TRANSLATION
After seeing the bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu washed and cleaned Sri Gundica temple with the assistance of many devotees.



August 13, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 133

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 133

snana-yatra dekhi' prabhu sange bhakta-gana
saba lana kaila prabhu gundica marjana

TRANSLATION
After seeing the bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu washed and cleaned Sri Gundica temple with the assistance of many devotees.



August 6, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 132

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 132

narahari dasa adi yata khanda-vasi
sivananda-sena-sange milila sabe asi'

TRANSLATION
Eventually Narahari dasa and other inhabitants of Khanda, along with Sivananda Sena, all arrived, and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu met them.



August 2, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 130

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 130

damodara-svarupa-milane parama ananda
sikhi-mahiti-milana, raya bhavananda

TRANSLATION
Eventually there was a meeting with Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, and the Lord became very greatly pleased. Then there was a meeting with Sikhi Mahiti and with Bhavananda Raya, the father of Ramananda Raya.



July 30, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 131

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 131

gauda ha-ite sarva vaisnavera agamana
kulina-grama-vasi-sange prathama milana

TRANSLATION
All the devotees from Bengal gradually began arriving at Jagannatha Puri. At this time, the residents of Kulina-grama also came to see Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for the first time.



July 26, 2006

Caintanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 128

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 128

raja-ajna lana tenho aila kata dine
ratri-dine krsna-katha ramananda-sane

TRANSLATION
Upon the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Ramananda Raya took leave of the King and returned to Jagannatha Puri. After he arrived, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu very much enjoyed talking with him both day and night about Lord Krsna and His pastimes.



July 23, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 125

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 125

virahe vihvala prabhu na jane ratri-dine
hena-kale aila gaudera bhakta-gane

TRANSLATION
When Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu finally left Alalanatha to return to Jagannatha Puri, He was overwhelmed both day and night due to separation from Jagannatha. His lamentation knew no bounds. During this time, all the devotees from different parts of Bengal, and especially from Navadvipa, arrived in Jagannatha Puri.



July 19, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 120

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 120

brahma-samhita, karnamrta, dui punthi pana
dui pustaka lana aila uttama janina

TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu also found two other books -- namely, the Brahma-samhita and Krsna-karnamrta. Knowing these books to be excellent, He took them to present to His devotees.



July 16, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 113

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 113

sri-ranga-puri saha tahani milana
rama-dasa viprera kaila duhkha-vimocana

TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then met Sri Ranga Puri and mitigated all the sufferings of a brahmana named Ramadasa.

NOTE: Due to a technical problem the first 10 or 15 minutes of the Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja's class was not recorded.


July 12, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 112

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 112

tabe bhattathari haite krsna-dasera uddhara
rama-japi vipra-mukhe krsna-nama pracara

TRANSLATION
After this, Krsnadasa, the servant of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was delivered from the clutches of a Bhattathari. Caitanya Mahaprabhu then preached that Lord Krsna's name should also be chanted by brahmanas who were accustomed to chanting Lord Rama's name.



July 9, 2006

Caitanya-caritamtra Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 110 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja continues with Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter 1 Text 110.


NOTE: There was a slight technical problem with my connection to today's sanga that may have affected the recording.


July 5, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 110

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 110

caturmasya tanha prabhu sri-vaisnavera sane
gonaila nrtya-gita-krsna-sankirtane

TRANSLATION
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu passed the Caturmasya months with the Sri Vaisnavas, singing, chanting the holy name and dancing.



July 2, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 107

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 107

sri-ranga-ksetra aila kaverira tira
sri-ranga dekhiya preme ha-ila asthira

TRANSLATION
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to the land of Sri Ranga-ksetra, on the bank of the Kaveri, He visited the temple of Sri Ranganatha and was there overwhelmed in the ecstasy of love of Godhead.



June 28, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 105 (Continued)

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Text 105 of the Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila.


June 25, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 105

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 105

trimalla-tripadi-sthana kaila darasana
sarvatra karila krsna-nama pracarana

TRANSLATION
He visited the places known as Tirumala and Tirupati, where He extensively preached the chanting of the Lord's holy name.



June 21, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 104

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 104

godavari-tira-vane vrndavana-bhrama
ramananda raya saha tahani milana

TRANSLATION
Once the Lord mistook the forest on the bank of the river Godavari to be Vrndavana. In that place He happened to meet Ramananda Raya.



May 31, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 103

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 103

jiyada-nrsimhe kaila nrsimha-stavana
pathe-pathe grame-grame nama-pravartana

TRANSLATION
After visiting Kurma-ksetra, the Lord visited the South Indian temple of Jiyada-nrsimha and offered His prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva. On His way, He introduced the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra in every village.



May 28, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 102

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 102

tabe ta' karila prabhu daksina gamana
kurma-ksetre kaila vasudeva vimocana

TRANSLATION
After bestowing mercy upon Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, the Lord started for southern India. When He came to Kurma-ksetra, He delivered a person named Vasudeva.



May 24, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 99

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 99

sarvabhauma lana gela apana-bhavana
trtiya prahare prabhura ha-ila cetana

TRANSLATION
After Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw Lord Jagannatha in the temple and fell down unconscious, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya took Him to his home. The Lord remained unconscious until the afternoon, when He finally regained His consciousness.



May 21, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 98

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 98

kruddha hana eka gela jagannatha dekhite
dekhiya murcchita hana padila bhumite

TRANSLATION
After His sannyasa rod was broken by Nityananda Prabhu, Caitanya Mahaprabhu apparently became very angry and left His company to travel alone to the Jagannatha temple. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu entered the Jagannatha temple and saw Lord Jagannatha, He immediately lost His senses and fell down on the ground.



May 17, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 97 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1Text 97.



May 14, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 97

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 97

ksira-curi-katha, saksi-gopala-vivarana
nityananda kaila prabhura danda-bhanjana

TRANSLATION
From Nityananda Prabhu, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu heard the story of Ksira-curi Gopinatha and of the witness Gopala. Then Nityananda Prabhu broke the sannyasa rod belonging to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.



May 10, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 95-96

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 95

mata bhakta-ganera tahan karila milana
sarva samadhana kari' kaila niladri-gamana

TRANSLATION
At the house of Advaita Prabhu, He met His mother as well as all the devotees from Mayapura. He adjusted everything and then went to Jagannatha Puri.

Text 96

pathe nana lila-rasa, deva-darasana
madhava-purira katha, gopala-sthapana

TRANSLATION
On the way toward Jagannatha Puri, Caitanya Mahaprabhu performed many other pastimes. He visited various temples and heard the story about Madhavendra Puri and the installation of Gopala.



May 7, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 89-94

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 89

sannyasa kari' cabbisa vatsara kaila ye ye karma
ananta, apara -- tara ke janibe marma

TRANSLATION
For the twenty-four years after Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the renounced order, whatever pastimes He executed were unlimited and unfathomable. Who can understand the purport of such pastimes?

Text 90

uddesa karite kari dig-darasana
mukhya mukhya lilara kari sutra ganana

TRANSLATION
Just to indicate those pastimes, I am presenting a general survey of the chief pastimes in the form of a synopsis.

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May 3, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 84-87

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 84

ya te lila-rasa-parimalodgari-vanyaparita
dhanya ksauni vilasati vrta mathuri madhuribhih
tatrasmabhis catula-pasupi-bhava-mugdhantarabhih
samvitas tvam kalaya vadanollasi-venur viharam

TRANSLATION
The gopis continued, "Dear Krsna, the fragrance of the mellows of Your pastimes is spread throughout the forests of the glorious land of Vrndavana, which is surrounded by the sweetness of the district of Mathura. In the congenial atmosphere of that wonderful land, You may enjoy Your pastimes, with Your flute dancing on Your lips, and surrounded by us, the gopis, whose hearts are always enchanted by unpredictable ecstatic emotions."

Text 85

ei-mata mahaprabhu dekhi' jagannathe
subhadra-sahita dekhe, vamsi nahi hate

TRANSLATION
In this way, when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw Jagannatha, He saw that the Lord was with His sister Subhadra and was not holding a flute in His hand.

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April 30, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 82-83

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 82

tomara carana mora vraja-pura-ghare
udaya karaye yadi, tabe vancha pure

TRANSLATION
The gopis thought, "Dear Lord, if Your lotus feet again come to our home in Vrndavana, our desires will be fulfilled."

Text 83

bhagavatera sloka-gudhartha visada karina
rupa-gosani sloka kaila loka bujhaina

TRANSLATION
In one verse, Srila Rupa Gosvami has explained the confidential meaning of the verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam for the understanding of the general populace.



April 26, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 79-81

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 79

raja-vesa, hati, ghoda, manusya gahana
kahan gopa-vesa, kahan nirjana vrndavana

TRANSLATION
She thought of Him in the calm and quiet atmosphere of Vrndavana, dressed as a cowherd boy. But at Kuruksetra He was in a royal dress and was accompanied by elephants, horses and crowds of men. Thus the atmosphere was not congenial for Their meeting.

Text 80

sei bhava, sei krsna, sei vrndavana
yabe pai, tabe haya vanchita purana

TRANSLATION
Thus meeting with Krsna and thinking of the Vrndavana atmosphere, Radharani longed for Krsna to take Her to Vrndavana again to fulfill Her desire in that calm atmosphere.

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April 23, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 72-78

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 72

svarupa kahe, -- yate janila tomara mana
tate jani, -- haya tomara krpara bhajana

TRANSLATION
Srila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami replied to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, "If Rupa Gosvami can understand Your mind and intentions, he must have Your Lordship's special benediction."

Text 73

prabhu kahe, -- tare ami santusta hana
alingana kailu sarva-sakti sancariya

TRANSLATION
The Lord said, "I was so pleased with Rupa Gosvami that I embraced him and bestowed upon him all necessary potencies for preaching the bhakti cult.

Text 74

yogya patra haya gudha-rasa-vivecane
tumio kahio tare gudha-rasakhyane

TRANSLATION
"I accept Srila Rupa Gosvami as quite fit to understand the confidential mellows of devotional service, and I recommend that you explain devotional service to him further."

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April 19, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Texts 68-72

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 68

uthi' mahaprabhu tanre capada mariya
kahite lagila kichu kolete kariya

TRANSLATION
When Rupa Gosvami fell down like a rod, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu got up and gave him a slap. Then, taking him on His lap, He began to speak to him.


Text 69

mora slokera abhipraya na jane kona jane
mora manera katha tumi janile kemane

TRANSLATION
"No one knows the purport of My verse," Caitanya Mahaprabhu said. "How could you understand My intention?"

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April 16, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 56

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 56

ei dhuya-gane nacena dvitiya prahara
krsna lana vraje yai -- e-bhava antara

TRANSLATION
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu used to sing this song [seita parana-natha] especially during the latter part of the day, and He would think, "Let Me take Krsna and go back to Vrndavana." This ecstasy was always filling His heart.



April 12, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 52-55

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 52

nirantara ratri-dina viraha unmade
hase, kande, nace, gaya parama visade

TRANSLATION
In the attitude of separation, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared mad both day and night. Sometimes He laughed, and sometimes He cried; sometimes He danced, and sometimes He chanted in great sorrow.

Text 53

ye kale karena jagannatha darasana
mane bhave, kuruksetre panachi milana

TRANSLATION
At those times, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu would visit Lord Jagannatha. Then His feelings exactly corresponded to those of the gopis when they saw Krsna at Kuruksetra after long separation. Krsna had come to Kuruksetra with His brother and sister to visit.

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April 9, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 49

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 49

prabhu-ajnaya bhakta-gana pratyabda asiya
gundica dekhiya ya'na prabhure miliya

TRANSLATION
Following the order of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, all the devotees used to visit Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu every year. They would see the Gundica festival at Jagannatha Puri and then return home after four months.



April 5, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 46

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 46

prathama vatsare advaitadi bhakta-gana
prabhure dekhite kaila, niladri gamana

TRANSLATION
The first year after Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the renounced order of life, all the devotees, headed by Sri Advaita Prabhu, went to see the Lord at Jagannatha Puri.



April 2, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 42

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 42

tanra bhratus-putra nama -- sri-jiva-gosani
yata bhakti-grantha kaila, tara anta nai

TRANSLATION
Sri Rupa Gosvami's nephew, Srila Jiva Gosvami, has compiled so many books on devotional service that there is no counting them.



March 29, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 41

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 41

laghu-bhagavatamrtadi ke karu ganana
sarvatra karila vraja-vilasa varnana

TRANSLATION
Who can count the rest of the books (headed by the Laghu-bhagavatamrta) written by Srila Rupa Gosvami? He has described the pastimes of Vrndavana in all of them.



March 26, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 35-38

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 35

hari-bhakti-vilasa, ara bhagavatamrta
dasama-tippani, ara dasama-carita

TRANSLATION
Some of the books compiled by Srila Sanatana Gosvami were the Hari-bhakti-vilasa, Brhad-bhagavatamrta, Dasama-tippani and Dasama-carita.

Text 36

ei saba grantha kaila gosani sanatana
rupa-gosani kaila yata, ke karu ganana

TRANSLATION
We have already given the names of four books compiled by Sanatana Gosvami. Similarly, Srila Rupa Gosvami has also compiled many books, which no one can even count.

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March 22, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 31-34

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 31

tabe prabhu vraje pathaila rupa-sanatana
prabhu-ajnaya dui bhai aila vrndavana

TRANSLATION
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then sent the two brothers Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami to Vraja. By His order, they went to Sri Vrndavana-dhama

Text 32

bhakti pracariya sarva-tirtha prakasila
madana-gopala-govindera seva pracarila

TRANSLATION
After going to Vrndavana, the brothers preached devotional service and discovered many places of pilgrimage. They specifically initiated the service of Madana-mohana and Govindaji.

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March 19, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 25

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 25

sahajei nityananda -- krsna-premoddama
prabhu-ajnaya kaila yahan tahan prema-dana

TRANSLATION
Sri Nityananda Prabhu is by nature very much inspired in rendering transcendental loving service to Lord Krsna. Now, being ordered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He distributed this loving service anywhere and everywhere.

Unfortunately I had some technical problems recording today's class. I am currently in the process of salvaging the recording. My apologies for the inconvenience.

March 15, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 14

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 14

bhakti kari' sire dhari tanhara carana
sesa-lilara sutra-gana kariye varnana

TRANSLATION
Placing his lotus feet upon my head in great devotion, I shall now describe in summary the Lord's final pastimes.



March 12, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 6

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 6

jaya jaya gauracandra jaya krpa-sindhu
jaya jaya saci-suta jaya dina-bandhu

TRANSLATION
All glories unto Sri Gaurahari, who is an ocean of mercy! All glories unto You, the son of Sacidevi, for You are the only friend of all fallen souls!



March 8, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 3-5

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 3-5

jayatam suratau pangor
mama manda-mater gati
mat-sarvasva-padambhojau
radha-madana-mohanau

TRANSLATION
Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.


divyad-vrndaranya-kalpa-drumadhah-
srimad-ratnagara-simhasana-sthau
srimad-radha-srila-govinda-devau
presthalibhih sevyamanau smarami


TRANSLATION
In a temple of jewels in Vrndavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them.

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March 1, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 2

vande sri-krsna-caitanya-
nityanandau sahoditau
gaudodaye puspavantau
citrau san-dau tamo-nudau

TRANSLATION
I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krsna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all.


February 26, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 1 Text 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 1 Text 1

yasya prasadad ajno 'pi
sadyah sarva-jnatam vrajet
sa sri-caitanya-devo me
bhagavan samprasidatu

TRANSLATION
Even a person with no knowledge can immediately acquire all knowledge simply by the benediction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore I am praying to the Lord for His causeless mercy upon me.