antah krsnam bahir gauram
kalau sankirtanadyaih sma
antah—internally; krsnam—Lord Krsna; bahih—externally; gauram—fair-colored; darsita—displayed; anga—limbs; adi—beginning with; vaibhavam—expansions; kalau—in the Age of Kali; sankirtana-adyaih—by congregational chanting, etc.; sma—certainly; krsna-caitanyam—unto Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; asritah—sheltered.
"I take shelter of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is outwardly of a fair complexion but is inwardly Krsna Himself. In this Age of Kali He displays His expansions [His angas and upangas] by performing congregational chanting of the holy name of the Lord."
Srila Jiva Gosvami has placed the verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam quoted in text 52 (krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam) as the auspicious introduction to his Bhagavata-sandarbha, or Sat-sandarbha. He has composed this text (81), which is, in effect, an explanation of the Bhagavatam verse, as the second verse of the same work. The verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam was enunciated by Karabhajana, one of the nine great sages, and it is elaborately explained by the Sarva-samvadini, Jiva Gosvami's commentary on his own Sat-sandarbha.
Antah krsna refers to one who is always thinking of Krsna. This attitude is a predominant feature of Srimati Radharani. Even though many devotees always think of Krsna, none can surpass the gopis, among whom Radharani is the leader in thinking of Krsna. Radharani's Krsna consciousness surpasses that of all other devotees. Lord Caitanya accepted the position of Srimati Radharani to understand Krsna; therefore He was always thinking of Krsna in the same way as Radharani. By thinking of Lord Krsna, He always overlapped Krsna.
Sri Krsna Caitanya, who was outwardly very fair, with a complexion like molten gold, simultaneously manifested His eternal associates, opulences, expansions and incarnations. He preached the process of chanting Hare Krsna, and those who are under His lotus feet are glorious.
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