The following is a class given by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on October 13th, 1981 in Washington D.C. The class begins with a reading from the Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 9, Chapter 10, Text 55.
Jayapataka Swami: premṇānuvṛttyā śīlena
Devotees: premṇānuvṛttyā śīlena
Jayapataka Swami: praśrayāvanatā satī
Devotees: praśrayāvanatā satī
Jayapataka Swami: bhiyā hriyā ca bhāva-jñā
Devotees: bhiyā hriyā ca bhāva-jñā
Jayapataka Swami: bhiyā hriyā ca bhāva-jñā
Devotees: bhiyā hriyā ca bhāva-jñā
Jayapataka Swami: bhartuḥ sītāharan manaḥ
Devotees: bhartuḥ sītāharan manaḥ
Jayapataka Swami: premṇā anuvṛttyā
Devotees: premṇā anuvṛttyā
Jayapataka Swami: because of service rendered to the husband with love and faith;
Devotees: because of service rendered to the husband with love and faith;
Jayapataka Swami: śīlena
Jayapataka Swami by such good character
Devotees: by such good character
Jayapataka Swami: praśraya-avanatā
Jayapataka Swami: always very submissive
Devotees: always very submissive
Jayapataka Swami: and ready to satisfy the husband
Devotees: and ready to satisfy the husband
Jayapataka Swami: satī
Jayapataka Swami: chaste
Jayapataka Swami: bhiyā
Jayapataka Swami: by being afraid
Devotees: by being afraid
Jayapataka Swami: hriyā
Jayapataka Swami by shyness
Devotees: by shyness
Jayapataka Swami: ca
Jayapataka Swami: also
Jayapataka Swami: bhāva-jñā
Jayapataka Swami: understanding the attitude (of the husband)
Devotees: understanding the attitude (of the husband)
Jayapataka Swami: bhartuḥ
Jayapataka Swami: of her husband
Devotees: of her husband
Jayapataka Swami: Lord Rāmacandra
Devotees: Lord Rāmacandra
Jayapataka Swami: sītā
Jayapataka Swami: mother Sītā
Devotees: mother Sītā
Jayapataka Swami: aharat
Jayapataka Swami: simply captivated
Devotees: simply captivated
Jayapataka Swami: manaḥ
Jayapataka Swami: the mind
Devotees: the mind
Jayapataka Swami: Translation by His Divine Grace, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Mother Sītā was very submissive, faithful, shy and chaste, always understanding the attitude of her husband. Thus by her character and her love and service she completely attracted the mind of the Lord.
Mother Sītā was very submissive
Devotees: Mother Sītā was very submissive
Jayapataka Swami: faithful, shy and chaste,
Devotees: faithful, shy and chaste,
Jayapataka Swami: always understanding the attitude
Devotees: always understanding the attitude
Jayapataka Swami: attitude of her husband.
Devotees: attitude of her husband.
Jayapataka Swami: Thus by her character
Devotees: Thus by her character
Jayapataka Swami: and her love
Devotees: and her love
Jayapataka Swami: and service
Devotees: and service
Jayapataka Swami: she completely attracted the mind
Devotees: she completely attracted the mind
Jayapataka Swami: of the Lord.
Devotees: of the Lord.
Purport by Srila Prabhupada: As Lord Rāmacandra is the ideal husband (eka-patnī-vrata), mother Sītā is the ideal wife. Such a combination makes family life very happy. Yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ: whatever example a great man sets, common people will follow. If the kings, the leaders, and the brāhmaṇas, the teachers, would set forth the examples we receive from Vedic literature, the entire world would be heaven; indeed, there would no longer be a hellish conditions… there would no longer be hellish conditions within this material world.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta Purports of the 9th Canto, 10th Chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam entitled The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord Ramacandra.
The Lord as Sri Ramacandra has come and given the perfect example how one should act as a King, as a human being although He is the Lord Himself, He was playing this pastime and acting in that pastime. The Lord is accompanied by his pleasure potency. He is accompanied by His pleasure potency Sita devi who is also the reservoir of all good qualities.
The Lord Ramacandra and Mother Sita, when they were banished to the forest, exiled to the forest for fourteen years, then at that time it was revealed that they went and visited Navadvipa dhama. They visited Navadvipa dhama accompanied by Laksmana and were enjoying the transcendental beauty. There is specifically a place in Navadvipa which is not different from Ayodhya. In Navadvipa each holy dham is manifested eternally.
There you will find Radha Kunda, Shyama Kunda, Govardhana, you will find Nrsimha Tirtha, Prabhasa Tirtha, all the different holy places. They have all taken shelter in Navadvipa which is known as Tirtharaja or Maharaja, as the greatest of the tirthas because in Navadvipa unlike other tirthas, there is no offense taken. For instance, if one goes to Vrndavana and commits an offense, that is a permanent scar on ones devotional service or, a very deep scar that can… just like when one worships Radha-Krishna Deities that’s very, one has to be very careful because Radha-Krishna worship is on spontaneous love, so if one is worshipping on the platform of sadhana or strict rules and regulations, he has to be very careful. Similarly the holy dhamas like… of course which Vrindavan is the sacred place of Lord Krishna, the summum bonum lila-sthana. But even in Vrndavana, if one commits an offense that he can be spiritually harmed, while in Navadvipa Lord Caitanya Nityananda they don’t take any offense. Rather it has been shown that devotees like Jagai Madhai, even Madhai personally hit Nityananda on the head causing blood to come injuring Him, he was forgiven.
Devananda Pandit who was a great offender. Srivasa Thakur was in his class. He was reading the Bhagavatam but he was more a scholar than a devotee. Rather he was a scholar – Devananda… While Srivas was a pure devotee the Panca-tattva Srivasa, when he started to read about the qualities of Krishna, Srivas became overwhelmed and he… he started to choke up and he fell unconscious right in the class.
He said, “What a disturbance to my class, Wake him up!”
But he was in Samadhi. You see, so they couldn’t wake him up.
So he said, “Take him out, sleeping in my class.” He doesn’t even know who a pure devotee is, or what have… He was so ignorant. So they dragged him out, the students and threw him outside. And he came and he saw that he was thrown out of the class, he was very offended. What could he do? So he left. After that Lord Caitanya, He severely chastised Devananda Pandit, “You rascal, you call yourself an acarya, teacher, not that he was a… he was a teaching teacher. And so… but even he was forgiven eventually by the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu for his offenses. So, in that regard Navadvipa is very dear to all the devotees because we know that by serving in Navadvipa even for one night it’s like spending going through all the holy places in India. And for spending even three days in Navadvipa, it is like spending one month in the seven main tirthas of India, of the world.
So Ramacandra with His good wife Sita and Laksmana, they all went to visit Navadvipa. As soon as Ramacandra entered in to Navadvipa, he started to laugh and Sita devi says, “Why are you laughing?” And He said, “Well, I am laughing thinking of my pastime here in the Kali yuga.”
She said, “What do you mean?”
He says “Well in the Kali yuga I come here and I distribute freely love for God, chanting the Holy names. Here I spent twenty-four years then I left my mother and my young wife and I took sannyasa and I preached all over.”
Sitadevi said, “That’s a terrible thing” (everyone laughing). “You left your wife” (everyone laughing). She said, “I hope you never do that to me” (everyone laughing).
And Ramacandra said that, “No, you are going to come as My wife then, and the whole life you are going to be feeling the separation from Me.”
Sita devi says, “It’s a very… It’s a very horrible thing to be without Your association.” (bell ringing)
Says, “Well, you will experience My association through separation then.”
So then they were able to have… she was able to have the darshan of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, His form like that, then they went to Dandakaranya and other places. So actually in uh, this Kali-yuga, five hundred years ago, Caintanya Mahaprabhu appeared and He appeared, of course along with all of His associates.
The Lord doesn’t come alone. The Lord is not alone. Just as much as we were discussing Ramacandra, He’s a great King. A King, without a Kingdom doesn’t pull very much weight. A King means he has got ministers, he has got various uh, subjects, a kingdom, this is a King. If there is some heads of state who have been exiled like the Princess Tihanuk or something and this one that one, but they have no Kingdom. So of course sometimes they get a newspaper article but actually they don’t have very much to say or do without a Kingdom. A King without a Kingdom is not very important. A King with a Kingdom is very important. So just like that the Lord has no great significance if He didn’t have anyone to be the Lord of.
If there was no creation, if there were no living entities, no energies, then to be the Supreme Lord, you would be the only one to appreciate that. But because He has expanded Himself in to so many individual living entities, in to so many plenary portions and in to so many internal potencies, external potencies, therefore, He has come in to a proper perspective. So Srila Prabhupada has instructed us that the Vedic conclusion is that as living entities, as individual spirit souls, we should understand our position and we should be satisfied in our position that Krishna, as the Supreme Lord, as the summum bonum of everything… Of course we can understand His unique singular position, one without a second but our position as one of the unlimited individual living entities is still very significant.
The living entities are eternal. They are also indispensable. They have an eternal position with the Lord. Just as much as sunlight is necessary, the sun and sunlight both are necessary. What is the sun without sunlight? What is the sunlight without the sun? So Krishna is adi, He is original. But our relationship with Him, our position and relation to Him is also permanent. So we should be satisfied in our original and real position as His eternal servants.
In any other type of position, we are artificially trying to position ourselves or situate ourselves. We are naturally the servant of Krishna. We are His part and parcel. So rather than trying to artificially assume some other type of position we should take what is our real post, and be satisfied in that… we’ll automatically… we’ll be satisfied in that. It’s because we are artificially trying to be the Lord, artificially trying to enjoy the external energy when in fact we are the eternal servant of Krishna, we are His part and parcel, because of this mistaken idea therefore we are suffering and being kicked by maya.
Kota nidra jao maya pisacire kole, how long will we remain sleeping in the lap of the witch maya? So Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to deliver all the living entities from ignorance. But in this Kali-yuga the living entities are so fallen. They are so devoid of desire for spiritual advancement that He has given His ultimate mercy. He has given His ultimate mercy, Krishna consciousness to deliver all the living entities, Krishna-bhavanamrta.
So when Lord Caitanya came, He didn’t come alone. He came with all of His personal associates, with those great devotees. Those great devotees would go with Caitanya Mahaprabhu in His residence… in the residence of Srivasa, and they would chant in kirtan, Lord Caitanya… And they would also chant out in nagar kirtan in the streets. So Lord Caitanya was saying, “Why should we sleep the whole night like a dead man? Let’s chant Hare Krishna the whole night.” So they would come together and chant Hare Krishna in Srivasa’s house, sometimes they go to his uncle Chandrasekara’s house and chant. But that would be a closed-door affair. And Lord Caitanya there would manifest His servitorship to Himself. He was in the mood as a devotee. So He would always be manifesting His mood as a devotee.
With His arms raised in the air He will be crying “Krishna Krishna” in great separation and the devotees would be overwhelmed with His mood of separation. Sometimes He would become jubilant and shout out and jump. Sometimes He’d suddenly, boom just fall to the ground just and come… and come unconscious and the devotees would… hearts would be completely shook. Nityananda would run and grab Him before He hit the ground.
Sometimes He’d become so heavy that at every step the whole earth would quake, just shake because He was the weight of the whole universe, being Jagannatha, being the Lord of the universe. And sometimes in His ecstasy, He would become so absorbed in Krishna that He would become as light as a cotton ball. And the devotees would lift Him up with one finger and pass Him around over their heads (everyone laughing). And He would be in trance, in ecstasy. And the devotees would be chanting kirtan, and passing Lord Caitanya around (everyone laughing).
I heard it, in this year in Bhagavan’s zone they were passing Brahmananda around. I don’t know if he became light as a cotton ball or… (everyone laughing). Brahmananda Swami. So sometimes Caitanya Mahaprabhu would become so hot that the devotees would take the sandalwood paste and put it on His forehead. And just like when you put water in a skillet, tsh how it just, phew phew, it would just immediately dry, just as soon as it was applied, dry (laughing). So hot and the devotees were getting very anxious.
You see, and then sometimes Lord Caitainya would be so cold that to touch Him, just freezing. Then everyone would get in… Mother Saci would get in such anxiety seeing Lord Caitanya fall like that that she was praying to Krishna, “I can’t take it, I can’t stand to see Lord Caitanya when He falls down like that. I think every bone in His body must be breaking. When my Gauranga, my Nimai falls like that, please have Your mercy on me, that I… that I don’t either He doesn’t do it or I can’t see it when it happens.”
Just like one time when Srila Prabhupada was in Calcutta, one of the servants was leaning out the window right next to him, to get that… a neem twig off the… there was a little neem twig in the back there, and then Prabhupada saw him leaning out over the… over the third st… you know, it was a big double English story, so it’s like a third story height and uh, said “What are you doing?”
“I am just getting you a neem twig Srila Prabhupad.”
He says, “Don’t do it.”
He says, “Well, there is no other way to get it.”
“Well at least don’t do it in my vision” (everyone laughing). “Too much anxiety.” So mother Saci couldn’t stand to see the falls of Caitanya, So Lord Caitanya blessed that whenever the kirtan is going on, as soon as she heard the kirtan, she became absorbed in trance. And at that time she didn’t know what was going on. She was there. I mean she was completely absorbed in Krishna-prema and she would just be meditating on Krishna in complete ecstasy, and then the kirtan and the other things were going on were more or less was external for her. In this way she was not put in anxiety when Lord Caitanya fell.
Sometimes Caitanya Mahaprabhu assumed the mood as Isvara, as the Lord. And at that time it was a completely different… those devotees like Advaita were running after Caitanya Mahaprabhu to get His dust from His lotus feet, but who couldn’t do it when He was in His devotional attitude because rather He would be going for their dust, and He would worship Advaita. But when He was as the Lord then Advaita could worship Him, and all the devotees liked it when Lord Caitanya would assume His mood as the Lord. But when He would assume His actual lila here as a devotee then they would have to co-operate with Him in that mood. So these devotees were very expert, so it was a closed-door for these type of devotees so they were able to experience these pastimes of Lord Caitanya.
Others who were criticizers, who were envious in different ways, they were not allowed to come in. They wouldn’t have understood what was happening. They would stare… go by and stand outside still they were attracted by Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees, so they would stand by outside the door of Srivasa’s house and speculate. “What are they doing inside there?” (laughing)
And there would be three, four would be standing there and one would say, “Well, I think they must be drinking” (laughing) “They must be taking some alcohol or something.”
“Yes, that’s it they are all… you can hear them shouting.”
“Yeah, they are howling, “Oh! What’s that ‘Haribol!’? They must be chanting… uh, they must be drinking, otherwise how they could be shouting so much?” (everyone laughing).
“Yeah, they are… these people, watch!” Just… then, going on and on. They’re just offending and offending. Only place you could ever get away with that is Navadvipa dhama (laughing).
So then uh, you know, sometimes they said, “What they’re doing in there?”
"Oh! They must be having some type of uh, orgy or something.”
Even this. Going on and on, so many bogus criticisms. So, sometimes a simple person would come and hear the kirtan and stop and say, “Oh! How beautiful!”
Said “What do you mean? Don’t you know what they are doing in there?”
Said, “Well! All I know is that those who are inside there with Him, they are very fortunate. And we’re out here because we are very unfortunate. Otherwise we would be in there (laughing) Enjoying the Hari Kirtan.”
“Oh! So you’re one of them, huh?”
You know point their finger and intimidate the person and walk away. “You’re a Hare Krishna!” (laughing). And of course you know from Caitanya-Caritamrta, some of these criticizers, when they put blood and all kind of offering uh, for worshipping Kala Bhairava or Chandi, I forgot, one of the goddesses of tamasic puja… Bhavani… Bhavani, one of the forms of the Lord… miss… uh, rather, Devi Durga, and of course uh, Srivasa came out and saw that, called all the Brahmanas, said, “Look it, I have been doing Bhavani puja!”
Everyone laughed. They knew that Srivas’ a pure Vaishnava. “This envious people…” so they brought the sweepers and they cleaned that place and threw ganges water, and then that Capala Gopala who is one of the… he got leprosy for his offenses. But later, he was delivered by Lord Caitanya. Even if someone commits an offense in the Holy dhama, they get punishment but it’s in such a way that eventually they can also get delivered. It’s a very special mercy.
So the devotees who were inside, of course, they were the most fortunate. Even they are they were fortunate. Even they are, still they are born in Navadvipa, then they can see Caitanya Mahaprabhu, they could hear Him, they could have their vision. We are so unfortunate, we are not able to have that transcendental darsan. At least somehow or another Lord Caitanya has sent his… has sent Srila Prabhupad and given us the association of pure Vaisnavas. Otherwise we were simply floating in the ocean of nescience, with not even a drop of spiritual life, simply as dead men, simply biding time until our next transmigration.
So this is all Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy and the mercy of His devotees that this Krishna conscious movement is spreading all over the world. So that kirtan began, there in Navadvipa at Srivasangan. So sometimes Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He would reveal to the devotees who were with Him, what their real character was. And the devotees, they didn’t know who they were in their previous births. Krishna… Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He knew, but the other devotees, they didn’t know. Just like Caitanya Mahaprabhu called Murari Gupta and told, “Murari Gupta, you are My eternal servant.” This is when mahaprakasa, when He was in the mood as the Lord. He said, “You are actually Hanuman”
Jayapataka Swami: And at that time, Lord Caitanya assumed His form as Ramacandra. He assumed His form as Ramacandra, and He was accompanied by Sita and Laksmana, and all around there were monkeys running, all the hoards and then Murari Gupta saw his own spiritual form as Hanuman, and he became immediately overwhelmed and he became unconscious. Then he came, Caitanya called him, “Murari” and he came up and He said that, “In every appearance you are assisting Me. You are assisting Me in coming as my devotee. So now I want to give you a boon. What you want? You just tell Me. I am giving you a boon. You want liberation, mystic power? What is that you want?”
And Murari Gupta, he said, “I simply want to be your servant. I want to be your servant birth after birth. Wherever you appear, there if I can serve You. And if that’s not possible, then at least I can have the association of Your devotees. This is my only desire.” So then Caitanya Mahaprabhu blessed him with pure love for Godhead and He said that “Anyone who criticizes Murari Gupta, anyone, his spiritual life is then immediately finished.” Because Murari Gupta, if someone thinks, “Well, he was a physician. He was a…” someone thinks, “Well, this person is not a great devotee.” If someone just criticizes him consciously or unconsciously actually criticizes out of, some envy, purposefully… not unconsciously, purposefully criticizes him, especially, then Lord Caitanya would not forgive him. So exalted was Murari Gupta. So dear to Caitanya Mahaprabhu that He couldn’t… He just would not tolerate any criticism of Murari Gupta.” So Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He is a combination of Krishna and of course within Him there is also Lord Ramacandra.
That’s why sometimes Caitanya Mahaprabhu would show His six-handed form. The two hands of Krishna are playing on the flute. The flute is attracting the minds of all the devotees giving pure love, giving pure love for Krishna. The ecstatic… the… especially the main purpose of the flute is attracting, attracting one by the beauty of Krishna, by His transcendental qualities. Then Ramacandra, He has got the bow and arrow. He shoots the demon, shoots the demon in the heart. Just like Ramacandra killed Ravana. I heard yesterday you had a big lila, defeating Ravana on behalf of Ramacandra. So that, also the demon in our heart… the demon in our heart which wants to make us the enjoyer, us the Lord, he has to be rooted out. So Ramacandra can shoot him with His divine arrow. Then the other two arms, Caitanya Mahaprabhu carrying the danda and the water pot. So with the danda He beats the impersonalists and the arguers, with His danda, defeats them. And with His kamandalu, with His water pot He throws the amrta water which gives pure love for Krishna. Krishna is attracting and Lord Caitanya is giving the pure love from His water pot. So Lord Caitanya is both defeating the impersonalists, the Mayavadis, the arguers and He is also giving pure love for Krishna. So this is the six-armed form, sadabhuj of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
So there is a parallel between Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes and Krishna’s pastimes and Ramacandra’s pastimes in that, just as there was a great separation between Sita devi and Ramacandra, so Visnupriya, she also suffered a great seperation from Caitanya Mahaprabhu, being only sixteen years old when He took sannyas and worshipping His lotus feet for… He sent His shoes to him. And she worshipped His shoes from His lotus feet her whole life. Actually we can understand that when our beloved… our… and respected previous acarya, Srinivas acarya visited Navadvipa that he was greeted by Vamsidas Babaji… Briajvasi das babaji, the personal servant of Vishnupriya. And he went before Vishnupriya, paid his obeisances, prostrated himself, she was also known as Iswari because she is internal potency just like Jahnava devi internal potency, they’re not ordinary living entities. So this was after Caitanya Mahaprabhu had disappeared.
She was very thin. Her hair was unkept, her clothes, everything, she was just not sleeping not eating, just chanting day and night in complete separation of the Lord. Still she looked just like the radiant sun, just behind a cloud, couldn’t keep the light in. You could see that she was so effulgent.
When he bowed down, she put her lotus foot on his head and blessed him. And then she sat down and told him that “Last night Caitanya Mahaprabhu had come to me in a dream. He sat down next to me and said… He called me, I sat next to Him, put his arm around me and He told me that ‘There is one devotee of mine, very dear who has suffered a great deal.’” This was after Srinivas suffered separation missing Caitanya Mahaprabhu, separation of Gadadhara, separation of Nityananda and Advaita, he was so many times thrown in to the ocean of, in to the pits and oceans of separation. He said “’So, he has suffered a lot. You give him your special mercy and you send him after meeting all of the devotees here in Gaudadesa. You send him to Vrindavana to meet Rupa and Sanatana so that he can study the Bhagavatam there.’” Because Srinivas Acarya was very eager to study the Bhagavatam under a pure devotee.
One can not simply study the scriptures without any guru, without a spiritual master. Just is much as by reading a book one doesn’t become a surgeon or even more so. Even someone reads a book and could become a surgeon which I think is unheard of in the world. You cannot read the scripture and become a devotee without spiritual master. So Srinivasacarya knew that, so he was searching for a spiritual master, but he was just failing to achieve… Just before he would get to a place the person would disappear. So then Srinivasacarya thus got the blessing of mother Visnupriya. But you could see that how she was completely absorbed in separation, thin, unkept materially but spiritually effulgent, nonetheless, completely spiritually effulgent. So she was in that ocean of separation. Then soon after she again left this world, and joined Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
In these pastimes… Ultimately Krishna is the fountainhead of all pastimes, and Lord Ramacandra is representing one portion of those pastimes. He has His own unique pastime. But they are moods which are contained within Krishna’s mood. Therefore He is understood to be a partial expansion of Krishna. Srin… Sanatana Gosvami has described that Ayodhya as a place which is above Vaikunta and below Goloka. It’s just in the middl, there. Just beyond Ayodhya is Dvaraka. But Ramacandra is a unique… He is above the Narayana forms of the Lord.
So Caitanya Mahaprabhu has so kindly come down with His associates who are present in Rama-lila as well as the associates who were present in Krishna lila. And He is delivering the pure nectar. He is giving what has never been given before that is pure love for Krishna, Krishna-prema, which is the prayojana or the summum bonum, that highest objective of life, highest goal, highest achievement. He is freely giving it out, without considering, “This person is qualified, this person is unqualified.” Patrapatra nahi vicara. who is qualified and who is unqualified, He is not considering. He is giving to whoever has a desire, whoever is a little interested, even sometimes the devotees are getting delivered simply by the mercy of another devotee. Even they were not very interested. Even they were not very qualified at all or unqualified. Simply by the mercy they are given. So this is very rare.
Actually if you think about the opportunity to get Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy, that we were born four, five hundred years… five hundred… four hundred and ninety-six year… well four hundred and some years after Caitanya Mahaprabhu, we were born, and if we think that “What this chance is, that Lord Brahma’s one day is a thousand ages, and a thousand ages… each age is four million three hundred thousand years. So thousand, that means what? Four billion three hundred million years, if I am not wrong in my mathematics. So take one hundred year segment, or whatever percentage of that we are going to live that we have just appeared, this chance comes after four billion years you get the association of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Except by some rare opportunity if someone stumbles across Gupta Vrindavana, Navadvipa which is uh, very hidden anyway. Very hard to find that tract of land where Caitanya Mahaprabhu is eternally residing. Apart from that, His manifested pastimes, they only appear once in every four billion three hundred million years. He only comes after Krishna. So we are so fortunate. We shouldn’t let this chance go by.”
Sometimes here devotees talk, “Well, if we miss the kali yuga…” of course, you may get delivered by other incarnations, but the Krishna-prema, pure love for Krishna, to be transferred to Goloka Vrindavan, it’s very difficult. Even we see Krishna Himself, who would only give His mercy to people completely surrendered to Him. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given even to those who are not completely surrendered. Simply they are chanting Hare Krishna, they are trying to serve, He gives them His mercy, inconceivable mercy. And thus they become completely surrendered, they become elevated to the highest platform. So we should take this opportunity and take the advice. Srila Prabhupada has advised us to cling to the lotus feet of Nitai Gaura. Don’t let go. Now that somehow or another you have got this association. Even if it’s just wandered in the door cling on to the lotus feet of Nitai Gaura, and don’t let go. Because if you miss this chance you won’t be able to see Caitanya Mahaprabhu again.
After… once this movement is off, you’re here for four billion years, till again Krishna comes. And then Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This are very special opportunity. So if the people could understand that and if the leaders especially would take it up… So first of all the teachers, the brahmanas have to take it up.
So Srila Prabhupada said that this movement is brought to the West so that there would be brahmanas. So the devotees who are full-time preachers, they are the brahmanas, the teachers who set the example, the next that is necessary are the leaders. Like Rupanuga Prabhu is going to arrange that along with our Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja preaching to all the big leaders. Then with his good example, then the entire world would become not only heaven, but it will become transcendental, it will at least become a heaven. So the secret is to inject Krishna consciousness in to the sinful, diseased world. And this divine transcendental vaccination purifies all type of impediments.
This is the mahausadhi… or the enechi ausadhi maya. Lord Caitanya says, “I have brought the medicine for this illusion, for this Maya, Nasibara lagi to destroy this illusion, this maya, this disease, Hari nama mahamantra lao tumi magi – Take the Harinam, beg for it, ask for it. Harinam should be asked for, you should want it.” Even if you are unqualified if you just want the Harinama, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu will give you.
Jai Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu!
Jaya Sri Krishna Caitanya
Sri Advaita Gadhadhara
Srivasadi Gaura Bhakta Vrinda
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare /
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
Thank you very much.
Devotees: Jaya! (by everyone)
Devotee: Maharaja there is one question.
Jayapataka Swami: (in Hindi) You will talk in Hindi. There is very little time.
Devotee: (Hindi) You have described yesterday (inaudible), How is it possible to attain the Supreme Lord in Kaliyuga?
Jayapataka Swami: In Kali yuga, through the Holy name, ‘Kalau tad-dhari kirtanat’, through the Holy name one can attain the Supreme Lord faster. Hare Krishna! Deity Worship was done in Dvapara-yuga.
Bhakti Tirtha Swami: Jaya om visnupada paramahamsa parivrajakacarya astotara-sata sri srimad His Divine Grace, Srila Acaryapada, ki,
Bhakti Tirtha Swami: Jaya om visnupada paramahamsa parivrajakacarya astotara-sata sri srimad His Divine Grace, Srila Gurupada, ki,
Bhakti Tirtha Swami: Jaya om visnupada paramahamsa parivrajakacarya astotara-sata sri srimad ISKCON Samsthapakacarya, Srila Prabhupada, ki,
Transcribed by Padma Sundari Devi dasi on October 13, 2014.
Revised by Jagannatha dasa Brahmacari