vicchede 'smin prabhor antya-
gaurasya krsna-viccheda-
pralapady anuvarnyate
vicchede—in the chapter; asmin—this; prabhoh—of the Lord; antya-lila—of the last division of His pastimes; sutra—of a synopsis; anuvarnane—in the matter of description; gaurasya—of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; krsna-viccheda—of separation from Krsna; pralapa—craziness; adi—other subject matters; anuvarnyate—is being described.
While relating in synopsis form the last division of the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in this chapter I shall describe the Lord's transcendental ecstasy, which appears like madness due to His separation from Krsna.
In this Second Chapter, the activities of Lord Caitanya that took place after the Lord accepted sannyasa are generally described. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is specifically mentioned here as being gaura, or of fair complexion. Krsna is generally known to be blackish, but when He is absorbed in the thought of the gopis, who are all of fair complexion, Krsna Himself also becomes fair. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in particular felt separation from Krsna very deeply, exactly like a lover who is dejected in separation from the beloved. Such feelings, which were expressed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for nearly twelve years at the end of His pastimes, are described in brief in this Second Chapter of the Madhya-lila.

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