Jayapataka Swami: How to understand? Mercy. First reason is very easy. He came to spread the sankirtan. The second reason is more confidential, His internal reason. He wanted to research what it is like to be a devotee. I mean, you have read this book Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Every man would want to know what makes the woman think! Anyway, Krsna wanted to experience what it would be like to be His devotee! I cheated answering him. He asked for three reasons, I gave only two! Ha!
Question: What is the third one!
Jayapataka Swami: Who asked? Ha! All the way from Canada! Come here I will tell you! Ha! Others don’t want to hear from me! Do others want to hear? Are you sure? Very confidential! You may not understand it. You see, in the material world, the Kama Sutra and other experts, they say the man and the woman enjoy equally. But in the spiritual world, Radharani enjoys more, MUCH MORE THAN KRSNA! So Krsna wanted to find out why does She enjoy more than He? And that is the super confidential reason, I mean when anyone does a bit more than God that is very esoteric. So Radharani in Her version of Krsna, She actually experiences more ecstasy than He does. So He wanted to research why is that? Why is that? So therefore He revealed in the first chapter of the Madhya Lila and the end of the Antya Lila of the Caitanya Caritamrita, (audio break) at midnight in front of the Jagannath Puri temple, crying for Krsna. He would be in the ecstasy of Radharani, crying for Krsna. Sometime He ran into the ocean, thinking it was the Jamuna river. He performed some amazing pastimes. I have told this pastime when thousand years ago in Navadvip, Jayadeva Goswami appeared, he was famous poet, he would sing every day, the Dasavatar Stotra to Lord Nrsimhadeva, tavakara kamala varenakam adbutasringam, dalitaHiranyakasipu tanubringam, Kesava drita Narahari rupa Jaya Jagadisa Hare! Jaya Jagadisa Hare! Jaya Jagadisa Hare! So he was writing a book which was a prayer about Krsna, prayer about Jagannath, called Gita Govinda. We don’t read that much. We don’t have access but Jayadeva was very – He was singing about Krsna humbling Himself before Radharani and he said, how could I write like this? How can I say that the Supreme Personality of Godhead humbled Himself before Radharani? So he stopped there and he told his wife, I will go and take a bath in the Ganges and then come back. Then I will eat my lunch. So he went out. After about 15 minutes, he came back and he sat down at his table. Those days they didn’t use paper, they used palm leaves. He wrote something. He sat down and said I will take my lunch. The wife served him lunch and she sat down. In those days the wife ate after the husband. So she was eating and he came and said, you are eating? She said, you already came and you sat down, wrote and took your lunch and you left! He said, you are the most fortunate lady in the whole world! That was Krsna Himself, He came in my form, and He wrote in the book, He wrote, He confirmed that He humbled Himself before Radharani, then He sat down and with your hands you served Him prasadam! You are the most fortunate! You fed Krsna Himself! Ha! And I told this, there are many great vaisnavis who have done miraculous things in Caitanya Lila and Krsna lila. Anyway, Jayadeva Goswami he wrote the book Gita Govinda, and there it is confirmed that Krsna, He offered His apologies or humbled Himself before Radharani! He was a naughty boy (?) Ha! Anyway, that is the third confidential reason. I don’t know if you understand, but anyway I told you! So thank you all very much!
02-JANUARY-2020, NEW PANIHATI DHAM, ATLANTA, USA