Nama Om Vishnu Paadaya, ….
Hari Haraaya Naam Krishna Yadavaya Naama Hari…
Jai Jagannath, Jai Jagannath Jai Baladeva Jai Subhadra
So today we went in the morning to the Raila Institute/Hospital. Our physical therapist did not come. I did some physical therapy on my own with the help of local devotees and then the whole day I was at the Institute. I saw three or four doctors. They said I was basically doing well. They adjusted some of my medications and diet. So it was a bit tiring, spending the whole day like that, going from one doctor to the next and so one doctor agreed to come to Mayapur, one doctor said that she was chanting on my request but she is doing 108. I told her that 108 mantras is equal to over 6 lakh names of Krishna! And if she does two mantras a day she will be doing 1 million 250 thousand names of K in a year. So like this we were getting diagnosed and at the same time we were giving some spiritual medicine!!! But it was a bit tiring. So anyway I gathered my strength to share the class with you. Now we are listening to Gaurasundar Mahaprabhu revealing His indebtedness to Advaita Gosain. And how Advaita Gosain had brought Lord Caitanya to this material world. So if there is any word that you think you have difficulty in understanding, if you are here physically then you can give those words to Ekarani devi dasi and she is raising her beautiful hand in the air! And if you are on the internet, send it in and we will have someone pick it up.
You bowed down Your head before My lotus fees. You offered Me Tulasi manjaris in worship, and You were crying while worshipping Me. Caitanya Mangal, Madhya Kanda.
With the heart of a true devotee, You loudly called for Me, and brought Me. Because of Your love for Me, I have come here with all My devotees!!
Saying these words, the Lord Gaura Mahaprabhu sat on the throne of Vishnu and He ordered Advaita Acharya, DANCE!!
Then the great brahmana Advaita Acharya, singing the ten avatars song, danced very expressively!
All the other devotees led by Srivas Pandit, overwhelmed with bliss, chanted the holy names and qualities of the Lord Hari!!
Gaura Bhagavan, the Lord Gaura Mahaprabhu, became very happy seeing all this!! He said to Advaita, the following.
Your children, asked Me to give them pure ecstatic love – I will give them. I will give, pure loving devotion, this I tell to You!
On those days when the Lord manifested His ecstasy and sat on the throne of Lord Vishnu, He acted like He was unaware of His actions!
In the 21-hour ecstasy, He gave up all coverings of illusion. He revealed His glories for 21 hours. So the Vishnu’s throne refers to the Supreme Lord’s simhasana or His throne. The Bengali word is khaat. Khaata. On other days, Mahaprabhu acted as if unaware and sat on the throne of Vishnu, in His own ecstasy. But on this day He concealed His mood and pastimes as a devotee, and sat on the throne of Vishnu for 21 hours, in the mood of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This day He did not hide Himself in any way, but fully revealed Himself. In other words, He accepted the worship of His devotees, by fully revealing Himself as Lord Vishnu, the object of all worship!! Because Gaurasundar Sachinandan was the devotee incarnation of the Lord, normally He acted as a devotee, but Advaita Gosain had prayed, worshiped and bowed down and many other things, to bring the Lord down from the spiritual world to this material universe. So He wanted to show Advaita Gosain that He had answered His plea. He was the Lord He had prayed for, and He had come down to liberate the fallen souls, to give them all Krishna Prema. Whoever wanted, they could have it! Haribol!
So this is the end of the Caitanya Mangal. Now we go into the Caitanya Carita Mahakaaya. We will do that tomorrow. Hare Krishna!
Are there are any questions? Are there any questions for me? I want to serve you! (Guru maharaj sang this in the tune we sing Hare Krishna to You for birthdays!!) Ha!
Isn’t it wonderful? Lord Caitanya’s pastimes! Those who were present to see the Lord were very fortunate. We who are here to hear the Lord’s pastimes, we are also very fortunate.!! Many people in this world still are believing in God, but what He does, How He looks like, they have no idea! So Lord Caitanya is revealing how the Lord is! And He is showing us how we can serve the Lord. He normally doesn’t accept any worship, but then on this rare occasion for 21 hours He accepted! Everyone could see that He was actually the Supreme Personality of Godhead!! And they started chanting and dancing and Advaita was offering arati. Lord Nityananda was holding an umbrella over Hs head. Different devotees were doing different services. It was very ecstatic. He brought different devotees in front of Him and asked them what they want.
Are there any questions?
Question: Satyamedha Gauranga das: Whoever saw Lord Caitanya’s pastimes was a pure devotee?
Guru maharaj: Those who say the pastimes of the Lord Caitanya and participated in it favorably, they are considered as not only pure devotees, but eternal associates of the Lord. Like Murari Gupta. He is actually the incarnation of Hanuman. So all the great devotees, Hanuman, Prahlad and so many came. Narada Muni, Radharani, Satyabhama, Vishakha, Lalita, so many came from the spiritual world, to accompany the Lord. These are not only pure devotees; they are eternal spiritual associates of the Lord. Some of them maybe from a distance, were pure devotees, but we consider them as associates of the Lord, and you can also become an associate of the Lord in the next birth, in His pastimes.!! Of course in this life you can also get His mercy! Gauranga! Nityananda! Gauranga! Nityananda!
Any other question?
Question: Hare Krishna Gurudev! (Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna! Guru maharaj said this three times in answer to the devotee’s Hare Krishna!) Is Gaura Arati by Bhakti Vinod Thakur, a description of this pastime that we are discussing? Since the Lord is sitting on the Vishnu throne and accepted worship? Paridi raathi.
Guru maharaj: It seems like that. Jaya Jaya Gaurachander – it seems like one version or vision of the Lord – Lord’s aartik.
Any question here?
So we want to welcome those who have visited us on the internet and please chant the name of Gauranga. Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadaadhar Srivas Adi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda. Then you can always get spiritual bliss when you are chanting HARE Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
5 February 2019