Chapter 10
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Accepts Prasāda from the Devotees
The following summary of Chapter Ten is given by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. Before the Ratha-yātrā ceremony, all the devotees from Bengal started for Jagannātha Purī as usual. Rāghava Paṇḍita brought with him various kinds of food for Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. The food had been cooked by his sister, whose name was Damayantī, and the stock was generally known as rāghavera jhāli. Makaradhvaja Kara, an inhabitant of Pānihāṭi who accompanied Rāghava Paṇḍita, was the secretary in charge of accounting for the rāghavera jhāli, the bags of food carried by Rāghava Paṇḍita.
The day when all the devotees arrived at Jagannātha Purī, Lord Govinda was enjoying sporting pastimes in the water of Narendra-sarovara. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu also enjoyed the ceremony in the water with His devotees. As previously, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu performed the cleansing ceremony at Guṇḍicā and chanted the famous verse jagamohana-pari-muṇḍā yāu. After kīrtana ended, He distributed prasāda to all the devotees and also took some Himself. Then He lay down at the door of the Gambhīrā to take rest. Somehow or other Govinda came by and massaged His feet. Govinda could not go out that day, however, and therefore he was unable to accept prasāda. From the character of Govinda it is to be learned that we may sometimes commit offenses for the service of the Lord, but not for sense gratification.
Govinda, the personal servant of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, induced the Lord to eat all the food delivered by the devotees of Bengal for His service. All the Vaiṣṇavas used to invite Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to their homes. The Lord accepted the invitation of Caitanya dāsa, the son of Śivānanda Sena, and ate rice and yogurt there.
TEXT 1
vande śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyaṁ
bhaktānugraha-kātaram
yena kenāpi santuṣṭaṁ
bhakta-dattena śraddhayā
SYNONYMS
vande—I offer my respectful obeisances; śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanyam—to Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; bhakta—to His devotees; anugraha-kātaram—eager to show mercy; yena kenāpi—by anything; santuṣṭam—pleased; bhakta—by His devotees; dattena—offered; śraddhayā—with faith and love.
TRANSLATION
Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who is always pleased to accept anything given with faith and love by His devotees and is always ready to bestow mercy upon them.
TEXT 2
jaya jaya gauracandra jaya nityānanda
jayādvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vṛnda
SYNONYMS
jaya jaya—all glories; gauracandra—to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; jaya—all glories; nityānanda—to Lord Nityānanda; jaya—all glories; advaita-candra—to Advaita Ācārya; jaya—all glories; gaura-bhakta-vṛnda—to the devotees of Lord Gaurāṅga.
TRANSLATION
All glories to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu! All glories to Lord Nityānanda Prabhu! All glories to Advaitacandra! All glories to all the devotees of Lord Caitanya!
TEXT 3
varṣāntare saba bhakta prabhure dekhite
parama-ānande sabe nīlācala yāite
SYNONYMS
varṣa-antare—at the next year; saba bhakta—all the devotees; prabhure dekhite—to see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; parama-ānande—in great happiness; sabe—all of them; nīlācala yāite—to go to Jagannātha Purī, Nīlācala.
TRANSLATION
The next year, all the devotees were very pleased to go to Jagannātha Purī [Nīlācala] to see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TEXT 4
advaitācārya-gosāñi--sarva-agra-gaṇya
ācāryaratna, ācāryanidhi, śrīvāsa ādi dhanya
SYNONYMS
advaita-ācārya-gosāñiAdvaita Ācārya Gosvāmī; sarva—of all; agra—the chief; gaṇya—to be counted; ācāryaratnaCandraśekhara; ācāryanidhiPuṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi; śrīvāsa—Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura; ādi—and so on; dhanya—glorious.
TRANSLATION
Advaita Ācārya Gosāñi led the party from Bengal. He was followed by Ācāryaratna, Ācāryanidhi, Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura and other glorious devotees.
TEXT 5
yadyapi prabhura ājñā gauḍe rahite
tathāpi nityānanda preme calilā dekhite
SYNONYMS
yadyapi—although; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ājñā—the order; gauḍe rahite—to stay in Bengal; tathāpi—still; nityānanda—Lord Nityānanda; preme—in ecstatic love; calilā—went; dekhite—to see.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu had ordered Lord Nityānanda to stay in Bengal, but nevertheless, because of ecstatic love, Lord Nityānanda also went to see Him.
TEXT 6
anurāgera lakṣaṇa ei,--'vidhi' nāhi māne
tāṅra ājñā bhāṅge tāṅra saṅgera kāraṇe
SYNONYMS
anurāgera—of real affection; lakṣaṇa—symptom; ei—this; vidhi—the regulation; nāhi māne—does not care for; tāṅra—His; ājñā—order; bhāṅge—neglects; tāṅra—His; saṅgera—association; kāraṇe—for the purpose of.
TRANSLATION
Indeed, it is a symptom of real affection that one breaks the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, not caring for the regulative principles, to associate with Him.
TEXT 7
rāse yaiche ghara yāite gopīre ājñā dilā
tāṅra ājñā bhāṅgi' tāṅra saṅge se rahilā
SYNONYMS
rāse—at the time of the rāsa dance; yaiche—as; ghara yāite—to return home; gopīre—the gopīs; ājñā dilā—Lord Kṛṣṇa ordered; tāṅra—His; ājñā—order; bhāṅgi'-breaking; tāṅra saṅge—in His association; se—they; rahilā—kept themselves.
TRANSLATION
During the rāsa dance, Kṛṣṇa asked all the gopīs to return home, but the gopīs neglected His order and stayed there for His association.
TEXT 8
ājñā-pālane kṛṣṇera yaiche paritoṣa
preme ājñā bhāṅgile haya koṭi-sukha-poṣa
SYNONYMS
ājñā-pālane—by carrying out the order; kṛṣṇera—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; yaiche—as; paritoṣa—happiness; preme—in ecstatic love; ājñā bhāṅgile—when one breaks the order; haya—there is; koṭi-sukha-poṣa—millions of times more happiness.
TRANSLATION
If one carries out Kṛṣṇa's order, Kṛṣṇa is certainly pleased, but if one sometimes breaks His order due to ecstatic love, that gives Him millions of times greater happiness.
TEXTS 9-11
vāsudeva-datta, murāri-gupta, gaṅgādāsa
śrīmān-sena, śrīmān-paṇḍita, akiñcana kṛṣṇadāsa
murāri, garuḍa-paṇḍita, buddhimanta-khāṅna
sañjaya-puruṣottama, paṇḍita-bhagavān
śuklāmbara, nṛsiṁhānanda āra yata jana
sabāi calilā, nāma nā yāya likhana
SYNONYMS
TRANSLATION
Vāsudeva Datta, Murāri Gupta, Gaṅgādāsa, Śrīmān Sena, Śrīmān Paṇḍita, Akiñcana Kṛṣṇadāsa, Murāri Gupta, Garuḍa Paṇḍita, Buddhimanta Khān, Sañjaya Puruṣottama, Bhagavān Paṇḍita, Śuklāmbara Brahmacārī, Nṛsiṁhānanda Brahmacārī and many others joined together to go to Jagannātha Purī. It would be impossible to mention the names of them all.
TEXT 12
kulīna-grāmī, khaṇḍa-vāsī mililā āsiyā
śivānanda-sena calilā sabāre lañā
SYNONYMS
kulīna-grāmī—the residents of Kulīna-grāma; khaṇḍa-vāsī—the residents of Khaṇḍa; mililā āsiyā—came and joined; śivānanda-sena—Śivānanda Sena; calilā—went; sabāre lañā—taking all of them.
TRANSLATION
The inhabitants of Kulīna-grāma and Khaṇḍa also came and joined. Śivānanda Sena took the leadership and thus started taking care of them all.
TEXT 13
rāghava-paṇḍita cale jhāli sājāiyā
damayantī yata dravya diyāche kariyā
SYNONYMS
rāghava-paṇḍitaRāghava Paṇḍita; cale—goes; jhāli sājāiyā—after preparing his bag of food; damayantī—his sister; yata dravya—all the goods; diyāche kariyā—cooked and prepared.
TRANSLATION
Rāghava Paṇḍita came with bags full of food prepared very nicely by his sister, Damayantī.
TEXT 14
nānā apūrva bhakṣya-dravya prabhura yogya bhoga
vatsareka prabhu yāhā karena upayoga
SYNONYMS
nānā—various; upūrva—unparalleled; bhakṣya-dravya—eatables; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; yogya bhoga—just suitable for the eating; vatsareka—for one year; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; yāhā—which; karena upayoga—uses.
TRANSLATION
Damayantī made varieties of unparalleled food just suitable for Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to eat. The Lord ate it continually for one year.
TEXTS 15-16
āmra-kāśandi, ādā-kāśandi jhāla-kāśandi nāma
nembu-ādā āmra-koli vividha vidhāna
āmsi, āma-khaṇḍa, tailāmra, āma-sattā
yatna kari' guṇḍā kari' purāṇa sukutā
SYNONYMS
āmra-kāśandiāmra-kāśandi; ādā-kāśandiādā-kāśandi; jhāla-kāśandijhāla-kāśandi; nāma—named; nembu-ādā—a preparation made with lime and ginger; āmra-koliāmra-koli; vividha vidhāna—various preparations; āmsiāmsi; āma-khaṇḍaāma-khaṇḍa; tailāmra—mango within mustard oil; āma-sattāāma-sattā; yatna kari'-with great attention; guṇḍā kari'-making into a powder; purāṇa sukutā—dried bitter vegetables such as bitter melon.
TRANSLATION
These are the names of some of the pickles and condiments in the bags of Rāghava Paṇḍita: āmra-kāśandi, ādā-kāśandi, jhāla-kāśandi, nembu-ādā, āmra-koli, āmsi, āma-khaṇḍa, tailāmra and āma-sattā. With great attention, Damayantī also made dried bitter vegetables into a powder.
TEXT 17
'sukutā' bali' avajñā nā kariha citte
sukutāya ye sukha prabhura, tāhā nahe pañcāmṛte
SYNONYMS
sukutāsukutā; bali'-because; avajñā—neglect; kariha—do not make; citte—within the mind; sukutāya—from sukutā; ye—which; sukha—happiness; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; tāhā—that; nahe—is not; pañcāmṛte—in pañcāmṛta.
TRANSLATION
Do not neglect sukutā because it is a bitter preparation. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu derived more happiness from eating this sukutā than from drinking pañcāmṛta [a preparation of milk, sugar, ghee, honey and curd].
TEXT 18
bhāva-grāhī mahāprabhu sneha-mātra laya
sukutā pātā kāśandite mahā-sukha pāya
SYNONYMS
bhāva-grāhī—one who accepts the purpose; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; sneha—affection; mātra—only; laya—accepts; sukutā pātā—in leaves of sukutā; kāśandite—in kāśandi; mahā-sukha—much pleasure; pāya—gets.
TRANSLATION
Since Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He extracts the purpose from everything. He accepted Damayantī's affection for Him, and therefore He derived great pleasure even from the dried bitter leaves of sukutā and from kāśandi [a sour condiment].
TEXT 19
'manuṣya'-buddhi damayantī kare prabhura pāya
guru-bhojane udare kabhu 'āma' hañā yāya
SYNONYMS
manuṣya-buddhi—considering an ordinary human being; damayantī—the sister of Rāghava Paṇḍita; kare—does; prabhura pāya—at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; guru-bhojane—by overeating; udare—in the abdomen; kabhu—sometimes; āma—mucus; hañā yāya—there is.
TRANSLATION
Because of her natural love for Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Damayantī considered the Lord an ordinary human being. Therefore she thought that He would become sick by overeating and there would be mucus within His abdomen.
PURPORT
Because of pure love, the devotees of Kṛṣṇa in Goloka Vṛndāvana, Vrajabhūmi, loved Kṛṣṇa as an ordinary human being like them. Yet although they considered Kṛṣṇa one of them, their love for Kṛṣṇa knew no bounds. Similarly, because of extreme love, devotees like Rāghava Paṇḍita and his sister, Damayantī, thought of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as a human being, but their love for Him was boundless. By overeating, an ordinary human being becomes prone to a disease called amla-pitta, which is a product of indigestion characterized by acidity of the stomach. Damayantī thought that such a condition would afflict Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TEXT 20
sukutā khāile sei āma ha-ibeka nāśa
ei sneha mane bhāvi' prabhura ullāsa
SYNONYMS
sukutā khāile—by eating the sukutā; sei āma—that mucus; ha-ibeka nāśa—will be vanquished; ei—this; sneha-affection; mane—in the mind; bhāvi'-thinking of; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ullāsa—delight.
TRANSLATION
Because of sincere affection, she thought that eating this sukutā would cure the Lord's disease. Considering these affectionate thoughts of Damayantī, the Lord was very pleased.
TEXT 21
priyeṇa saṅgrathya vipakṣa-sannidhāv
upāhitāṁ vakṣasi pīvara-stanī
srajaṁ na kācid vijahau jalāvilāṁ
vasanti hi premṇi guṇā na vastuni
SYNONYMS
priyeṇa—by the lover; saṅgrathya—after stringing; vipakṣa-sannidhau—in the presence of an opposite party; upāhitām—placed; vakṣasi—on the chest; pīvara-stanī—having raised breasts; srajam—a garland; na—not; kācit—some beloved; vijahau—rejected; jala-āvilām—muddy; vasanti—reside; hi—because; premṇi—in love; guṇāḥ—attributes; na—not; vastuni—in the material things.
TRANSLATION
"A dear lover strung a garland and placed it on the shoulder of his beloved in the presence of her co-wives. She had raised breasts and was very beautiful, yet although the garland was tainted with mud, she did not reject it, for its value lay not in material things but in love."
PURPORT
This is a verse from the Kirātārjunīya by Bhāravī.
TEXT 22
dhaniyā-mauharīra taṇḍula guṇḍā kariyā
nāḍu bāndhiyāche cini-pāka kariyā
SYNONYMS
dhaniyā—of coriander seeds; mauharīra—of anise seeds; taṇḍula—grains; guṇḍā kariyā—grinding to a powder; nāḍu bāndhiyāche—rendered into laḍḍus; cini-pāka kariyā—cooking with sugar.
TRANSLATION
Damayantī powdered coriander and anise seeds, cooked them with sugar and made them into small sweetmeats that were shaped like small balls.
TEXT 23
śuṇṭhi-khaṇḍa nāḍu, āra āma-pitta-hara
pṛthak pṛthak bāndhi' vastrera kuthalī bhitara
SYNONYMS
śuṇṭhi-khaṇḍa nāḍu—sweetmeat balls made with dried ginger; āra—and; āma-pitta-hara—which removes mucus caused by too much bile; pṛthak pṛthak—separately; bāndhi'-packaging; vastrera—of cloth; kuthalī—small bags; bhitara—within.
TRANSLATION
She made balls of sweetmeats with dried ginger to remove mucus caused by too much bile. She put all these preparations separately into small cloth bags.
TEXT 24
koli-śuṇṭhi, koli-cūrṇa, koli-khaṇḍa āra
kata nāma la-iba, śata-prakāra 'ācāra'
SYNONYMS
koli-śuṇṭhi—dried ginger and berries; koli-cūrṇa—powder of berries; koli-khaṇḍa—another preparation of berries; āra—and; kata nāma—how many names; la-iba—I shall call; śata-prakāra—a hundred varieties; ācāra—condiments and pickles.
TRANSLATION
She made a hundred varieties of condiments and pickles. She also made koli-śuṇṭhi, koli-cūrṇa, koli-khaṇḍa and many other preparations. How many should I name?
TEXT 25
nārikela-khaṇḍa nāḍu, āra nāḍu gaṅgā-jala
cira-sthāyī khaṇḍa-vikāra karilā sakala
SYNONYMS
nārikela-khaṇḍa nāḍu—sweetmeat balls made with coconut powder; āra—and; nāḍu gaṅgā-jala—a sweetmeat ball as white as Ganges water; cira-sthāyi—long-lasting; khaṇḍa-vikāra—modified forms of sugar-candy sweets; karilā—made; sakala—all.
TRANSLATION
She made many sweetmeats shaped like balls. Some were made with powdered coconut, and others looked as white as the water of the Ganges. In this way she made many varieties of long-lasting sugar confections.
TEXT 26
cira-sthāyī kṣīra-sāra, maṇḍādi-vikāra
amṛta-karpūra ādi aneka prakāra
SYNONYMS
cira-sthāyī—long-lasting; kṣīra-sāra—cheese; maṇḍādi-vikāra—varieties of sweetmeats made from maṇḍa, or milk and cream; amṛta-karpūra—a preparation made with milk and camphor; ādi—and others; aneka prakāra—many varieties.
TRANSLATION
She made long-lasting cheese, many varieties of sweetmeats with milk and cream, and many other varied preparations, such as amṛta-karpūra.
TEXT 27
śālikācuṭi-dhānyera 'ātapa' ciḍā kari'
nūtana-vastrera baḍa kuthalī saba bhari'
SYNONYMS
śālikācuṭi-dhānyera—of a kind of fine rice; ātapa—dried in the sunshine; ciḍā kari'-making flat rice; nūtana-vastrera—of new cloth; baḍa kuthalī—a large bag; saba—all; bhari'-filling.
TRANSLATION
She made flat rice from fine, unboiled, śāli paddy and filled a large bag made of new cloth.
TEXT 28
kateka ciḍā huḍum kari' ghṛtete bhājiyā
cini-pāke nāḍu kailā karpūrādi diyā
SYNONYMS
kateka ciḍā—some of the flat rice; huḍum kari'-making into puffed rice; ghṛtete bhājiyā—frying in ghee; cini-pāke—by cooking in sugar juice; nāḍu kailā—made into round balls; karpūra-ādi diyā—mixing with camphor and other ingredients.
TRANSLATION
She made some of the flat rice into puffed rice, fried it in ghee, cooked it in sugar juice, mixed in some camphor and rolled it into balls.
TEXTS 29-30
śāli-dhānyera taṇḍula-bhājā cūrṇa kariyā
ghṛta-sikta cūrṇa kailā cini-pāka diyā
karpūra, marica, lavaṅga, elāci, rasavāsa
cūrṇa diyā nāḍu kailā parama suvāsa
SYNONYMS
śāli-dhānyera—of rice of a fine quality; taṇḍula—the grains; bhājā—being fried; cūrṇa kariyā—making it into a powder; ghṛta-sikta—moistened with ghee; cūrṇa—the powder; kailā—made; cini-pāka diyā—by cooking with sugar; karpūra—camphor; marica—black pepper; lavaṅga—cloves; elāci—cardamom; rasa-vāsa—and other spices; cūrṇa—to the powder; diyā—adding; nāḍu—round sweetmeats; kailā—made; parama su-vāsa—very palatable.
TRANSLATION
She powdered fried grains of fine rice, moistened the powder with ghee and cooked it in a solution of sugar. Then she added camphor, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and other spices and rolled it into balls that were very palatable and aromatic.
TEXT 31
śāli-dhānyera kha-i punaḥ ghṛtete bhājiyā
cini-pāka ukhḍā kailā karpūrādi diyā
SYNONYMS
śāli-dhānyera kha-i—parched rice from fine paddy; punaḥ—again; ghṛtete bhājiyā—frying with ghee; cini-pāka—boiling with sugar juice; ukhḍā—of the name ukhḍā; kailā—made; karpūra-ādi diyā—mixing with camphor.
TRANSLATION
She took parched rice from fine paddy, fried it in ghee, cooked it in a sugar solution, mixed in some camphor and thus made a preparation called ukhḍā or muḍki.
TEXT 32
phuṭkalāi cūrṇa kari' ghṛte bhājāila
cini-pāke karpūrādi diyā nāḍu kaila
SYNONYMS
phuṭkalāi—fused peas fried in ghee and soaked in sugar juice; cūrṇa kari'-making into powder; ghṛte bhājāila—fried with ghee; cini-pāke—cooking with sugar; karpūra-ādi—camphor and other ingredients; diyā—adding; nāḍu kaila—made round sweetmeat balls.
TRANSLATION
Another variety of sweet was made with fused peas that were powdered, fried in ghee and then cooked in sugar juice. Camphor was mixed in, and then the sweet was rolled into a ball.
TEXT 33
kahite nā jāni nāma e-janme yāhāra
aiche nānā bhakṣya-dravya sahasra-prakāra
SYNONYMS
kahite jāni—I cannot speak; nāma—the names; e-janme—in this life; yāhāra—of which; aiche—similar; nānā—many; bhakṣya-dravya—eatables; sahasra-prakāra—hundreds and thousands of varieties.
TRANSLATION
I could not mention the names of all these wonderful eatables, even in a lifetime. Damayantī made hundreds and thousands of varieties.
TEXT 34
rāghavera ājñā, āra karena damayantī
duṅhāra prabhute sneha parama-bhakati
SYNONYMS
rāghavera ājñā—the order of Rāghava Paṇḍita; āra—and; karena—executes; damayantīDamayantī; duṅhāra—of both of them; prabhute—unto Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; sneha—affection; parama-bhakati—highly developed devotional service.
TRANSLATION
Damayantī made all these preparations following the order of her brother, Rāghava Paṇḍita. Both of them had unlimited affection for Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and were advanced in devotional service.
TEXT 35
gaṅgā-mṛttikā āni' vastrete chāniyā
pāṅpaḍi kariyā dilā gandha-dravya diyā
SYNONYMS
gaṅgā-mṛttikā—dirt from the River Ganges; āni'-bringing; vastrete—through a cloth; chāniyā—pressing; pāṅpaḍi kariyā dilā—made into small balls; gandha-dravya diyā—mixing with aromatic agents.
TRANSLATION
Damayantī took earth from the Ganges, dried it, powdered it, strained it through a fine cloth, mixed in aromatic ingredients and rolled it into small balls.
TEXT 36
pātala mṛt-pātre sandhānādi bhari'
āra saba vastu bhare vastrera kuthalī
SYNONYMS
pātala—thin; mṛt-pātre—in pots of earth; sandhāna-ādi—condiments and other items; bhari'-filling; āra—other; saba—all; vastu—things; bhare—filled; vastrera kuthalī—small bags of cloth.
TRANSLATION
The condiments and similar items were put into thin earthen pots, and everything else was put into small cloth bags.
TEXT 37
sāmānya jhāli haite dviguṇa jhāli kailā
pāripāṭi kari' saba jhāli bharāilā
SYNONYMS
sāmānya—small; jhāli—bags; haite—from; dvi-guṇa—twice as big; jhāli—bags; kailā—made; pāripāṭi kari'-with great attention; saba jhāli—all the bags; bharāilā—she filled.
TRANSLATION
From small bags Damayantī made bags that were twice as large. Then with great attention she filled all the large ones with the small ones.
TEXT 38
jhāli bāndhi' mohara dila āgraha kariyā
tina bojhāri jhāli vahe krama kariyā
SYNONYMS
jhāli bāndhi'-binding the bags; mohara dila—she sealed; āgraha kariyā—with great attention; tina bojhāri—three carriers; jhāli vahe—carried the bags; krama kariyā—one after another.
TRANSLATION
She then wrapped and sealed each and every bag with great attention. The bags were carried by three bearers, one after another.
TEXT 39
saṅkṣepe kahiluṅ ei jhālira vicāra
'rāghavera jhāli' bali' vikhyāti yāhāra
SYNONYMS
saṅkṣepe—in brief; kahiluṅ—l have spoken; ei jhālira—of these bags; vicāra—the description; rāghavera jhāli—the bags of Rāghava; bali'-as; vikhyāti—the fame; yāhāra—of which.
TRANSLATION
Thus I have briefly described the bags that have become famous as rāghavera jhāli.
TEXT 40
jhālira upara 'munsiba' makaradhvaja-kara
prāṇa-rūpe jhāli rākhe hañā tatpara
SYNONYMS
jhālira upara—upon the bags; munsiba—the superintendent; makaradhvaja-karaMakaradhvaja Kara; prāṇa-rūpe—like his life; jhāli rākhe—he keeps the bags; hañā tatpara—with great attention.
TRANSLATION
The superintendent for all those bags was Makaradhvaja Kara, who kept them with great attention like his very life.
TEXT 41
ei-mate vaiṣṇava saba nīlācale āilā
daive jagannāthera se dina jala-līlā
SYNONYMS
ei-mate—in this way; vaiṣṇava saba—all the Vaiṣṇavas; nīlācale āilā—came to Nīlācala; daive—by chance; jagannāthera—of Lord Jagannātha; se dina—that day; jala-līlā—pastimes in the water.
TRANSLATION
Thus all the Vaiṣṇavas from Bengal went to Jagannātha Purī. By chance, they arrived on the day when Lord Jagannātha performs pastimes in the water.
TEXT 42
narendrera jale 'govinda' naukāte caḍiyā
jala-krīḍā kare saba bhakta-gaṇa lañā
SYNONYMS
narendrera jale—upon the water of the lake known as Narendra-sarovara; govinda—Lord Govinda; naukāte caḍiyā—getting aboard a boat; jala-krīḍā kare—displays His water pastimes; saba bhakta-gaṇa—all the devotees; lañā—taking.
TRANSLATION
Boarding a boat in the waters of Narendra-sarovara, Lord Govinda performed His water pastimes with all the devotees.
TEXT 43
sei-kāle mahāprabhu bhakta-gaṇa-saṅge
narendre āilā dekhite jala-keli-raṅge
SYNONYMS
sei-kāle—at that time; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; bhakta-gaṇa-saṅge—with His devotees; narendre āilā—arrived at the Narendra Lake; dekhite—to see; jala-keli—the pastimes on the water; raṅge—in great jubilation.
TRANSLATION
Then Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu arrived with His personal associates to see the jubilant pastimes of Lord Jagannātha in the Narendra-sarovara.
TEXT 44
sei-kāle āilā saba gauḍera bhakta-gaṇa
narendrete prabhu-saṅge ha-ila milana
SYNONYMS
sei-kāle—at the same time; āilā—arrived; saba—all; gauḍera bhakta-gaṇa—the devotees from Bengal; narendrete—at the lake known as Narendra-sarovara; prabhu-saṅge—with Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ha-ila milana—there was a meeting.
TRANSLATION
At the same time, all the devotees from Bengal arrived at the lake and had a great meeting with the Lord.
TEXT 45
bhakta-gaṇa paḍe āsi' prabhura caraṇe
uṭhāñā prabhu sabāre kailā āliṅgane
SYNONYMS
bhakta-gaṇa—the devotees; paḍe—fell; āsi'-coming; prabhura caraṇe—at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; uṭhāñā—getting them up; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; sabāre—all of them; kailā āliṅgane—embraced.
TRANSLATION
All the devotees immediately fell at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and the Lord lifted and embraced every one of them.
TEXT 46
gauḍīyā-sampradāya saba karena kīrtana
prabhura milane uṭhe premera krandana
SYNONYMS
gauḍīyā-sampradāya—of the group of Vaiṣṇavas from Bengal; saba—all; karena kīrtana—perform congregational chanting; prabhura milane—upon meeting Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; uṭhe—rise; premera krandana—crying in ecstatic love.
TRANSLATION
The Gauḍīya-sampradāya, consisting of all the devotees from Bengal, began congregational chanting. When they met the Lord, they began to cry loudly in ecstatic love.
TEXT 47
jala-krīḍā, vādya, gīta, nartana, kīrtana
mahā-kolāhala tīre, salile khelana
SYNONYMS
jala-krīḍā—the pastimes in the water; vādya—musical vibration; gīta—singing; nartana—dancing; kīrtana—chanting; mahā-kolāhala—tumultuous sound; tīre—on the bank; salile—in the water; khelana—sporting.
TRANSLATION
Because of the pastimes in the water, there was great jubilation on the shore, with music, singing, chanting, dancing and tumultuous crying.
TEXT 48
gauḍīyā-saṅkīrtane āra rodana miliyā
mahā-kolāhala haila brahmāṇḍa bhariyā
SYNONYMS
gauḍīyā-saṅkīrtane—congregational chanting by the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas; āra—and; rodana—crying; miliyā—mixing; mahā-kolāhala—a great, tumultuous sound vibration; haila—there was; brahmāṇḍa—the universe; bhariyā—filling.
TRANSLATION
The chanting and crying of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas mixed and created a tumultuous sound vibration that filled the entire universe.
TEXT 49
saba bhakta lañā prabhu nāmilena jale
sabā lañā jala-krīḍā karena kutūhale
SYNONYMS
saba bhakta—all the devotees; lañā—taking; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; nāmilena jale—got down in the water; sabā lañā—taking all of them; jala-krīḍā—activities in the water; karena—performs; kutūhale—in great jubilation.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu entered the water with His devotees and began His pastimes with them in great jubilation.
TEXT 50
prabhura ei jala-krīḍā dāsa-vṛndāvana
'caitanya-maṅgale' vistāri' kariyāchena varṇana
SYNONYMS
prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ei—these; jala-krīḍā—activities in the water; dāsa-vṛndāvanaVṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura; caitanya-maṅgale—in his book Caitanya-maṅgala, now known as Caitanya-bhāgavata; vistāri'-describing in detail; kariyāchena varṇana—has narrated.
TRANSLATION
In his Caitanya-maṅgala [now known as Caitanya-bhāgavata], Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura has given a detailed description of the activities the Lord performed in the water.
TEXT 51
punaḥ ihāṅ varṇile punarukti haya
vyartha likhana haya, āra grantha bāḍaya
SYNONYMS
punaḥ—again; ihāṅ—here; varṇile—if I describe; punaḥ-ukti haya—it will be repetition; vyartha—useless; likhana—writing; haya—is; āra—and; grantha bāḍaya—increases the volume of the book.
TRANSLATION
There is no use describing here the activities of the Lord again. It would simply be repetitious and would increase the size of this book.
TEXT 52
jala-līlā kari' govinda calilā ālaya
nija-gaṇa lañā prabhu gelā devālaya
SYNONYMS
jala-līlā kari'-after finishing the pastimes on the water; govinda—Lord Jagannātha in His moving form as Govinda; calilā ālaya—returned to His place; nija-gaṇa—His devotees; lañā—taking; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; gelā—went; deva-ālaya—to the temple.
TRANSLATION
After concluding His pastimes in the water, Lord Govinda returned to His residence. Then Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to the temple, taking all His devotees with Him.
PURPORT
The Deity referred to herein as Govinda is the vijaya-vigraha in the temple of Jagannātha. When there is a need to take Jagannātha somewhere, the vijaya-vigraha is taken because the body of Jagannātha is very heavy. The vijaya-vigraha in the Jagannātha temple is known as Govinda. For the pastimes in the Narendrasarovara, the vijaya-vigraha was carried there instead of Lord Jagannātha.
TEXT 53
jagannātha dekhi' punaḥ nija-ghare āilā
prasāda ānāñā bhakta-gaṇe khāoyāilā
SYNONYMS
jagannātha dekhi'-after seeing Lord Jagannātha; punaḥ—again; nija-ghare—to His residence; āilā—returned; prasādaprasāda; ānāñā—causing to be brought; bhakta-gaṇe khāoyāilā—fed the devotees.
TRANSLATION
When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu returned to His residence after visiting the temple of Jagannātha, He asked for a large quantity of Lord Jagannātha's prasāda, which He then distributed among His devotees so that they could eat sumptuously.
TEXT 54
iṣṭa-goṣṭhī sabā lañā kata-kṣaṇa kailā
nija nija pūrva-vāsāya sabāya pāṭhāilā
SYNONYMS
iṣṭa-goṣṭhī—discussion of spiritual matters; sabā lañā—taking all the devotees; kata-kṣaṇa—for some time; kailā—did; nija nija—respective; pūrva-vāsāya—to the former residences; sabāya—all; pāṭhāilā—He sent.
TRANSLATION
After talking with all the devotees for some time, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked them to occupy the individual residences in which they had lived the previous year.
TEXT 55
govinda-ṭhāñi rāghava jhāli samarpilā
bhojana-gṛhera koṇe jhāli govinda rākhilā
SYNONYMS
govinda-ṭhāñi—in charge of Govinda; rāghavaRāghava Paṇḍita; jhāli—the jhāli, the bags of eatables; samarpilā—delivered; bhojana-gṛhera—of the dining room; koṇe—in the corner; jhāli—the bags; govindaGovinda; rākhilā—kept.
TRANSLATION
Rāghava Paṇḍita delivered the bags of eatables to Govinda, who kept them in a corner of the dining room.
TEXT 56
pūrva-vatsarera jhāli ājāḍa kariyā
dravya bharibāre rākhe anya gṛhe lañā
SYNONYMS
pūrva-vatsarera—of the previous year; jhāli—bags; ājāḍa kariyā—emptying; dravya bharibāre—to fill with goods; rākhe—keeps; anya gṛhe—to another room; lañā—taking.
TRANSLATION
Govinda thoroughly emptied the bags from the previous year and kept them in another room to fill them with other goods.
TEXT 57
āra dina mahāprabhu nija-gaṇa lañā
jagannātha dekhilena śayyotthāne yāñā
SYNONYMS
āra dina—the next day; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; nija-gaṇa lañā—accompanied by His personal devotees; jagannātha dekhilena—saw Lord Jagannātha; śayyā-utthāne—at the time of rising early from bed; yāñā—going.
TRANSLATION
The next day, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went with His personal devotees to see Lord Jagannātha when Lord Jagannātha arose early in the morning.
TEXT 58
beḍā-saṅkīrtana tāhāṅ ārambha karilā
sāta-sampradāya tabe gāite lāgilā
SYNONYMS
beḍā-saṅkīrtana—surrounding congregational chanting; tāhāṅ—there; ārambha karilā—began; sāta-sampradāya—seven groups; tabe—thereupon; gāite lāgilā—began to chant.
TRANSLATION
After seeing Lord Jagannātha, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu began His all-encompassing saṅkīrtana. He formed seven groups, which then began to chant.
PURPORT
For an explanation of the beḍā-saṅkīrtana, one may refer to Madhya-līlā, Chapter Eleven, verses 215-238.
TEXT 59
sāta-sampradāye nṛtya kare sāta jana
advaita ācārya, āra prabhu-nityānanda
SYNONYMS
sāta-sampradāye—in the seven groups; nṛtya kare—danced; sāta jana—seven persons; advaita ācāryaAdvaita Ācārya; āra—and; prabhu-nityānanda—Lord Nityānanda.
TRANSLATION
In each of the seven groups was a principal dancer like Advaita Ācārya and Lord Nityānanda.
TEXT 60
vakreśvara, acyutānanda, paṇḍita-śrīvāsa
satyarāja-khāṅna, āra narahari-dāsa
SYNONYMS
TRANSLATION
The dancers in the other groups were Vakreśvara Paṇḍita, Acyutānanda, Paṇḍita Śrīvāsa, Satyarāja Khān and Narahari dāsa.
TEXT 61
sāta-sampradāye prabhu karena bhramaṇa
'mora sampradāye prabhu'--aiche sabāra mana
SYNONYMS
sāta-sampradāye—in the seven groups; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; karena bhramaṇa—wanders; mora sampradāye prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is in our group; aiche—in this way; sabāra mana—everyone was thinking.
TRANSLATION
As Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu walked from one group to another inspecting them, the men in each group thought,"The Lord is within our group."
TEXT 62
saṅkīrtana-kolāhale ākāśa bhedila
saba jagannātha-vāsī dekhite āila
SYNONYMS
saṅkīrtana-kolāhale—tumultuous roaring of congregational chanting; ākāśa bhedila—filled the sky; saba—all; jagannātha-vāsī—the inhabitants of Jagannātha Purī; dekhite āila—came to see.
TRANSLATION
The congregational chanting made a tumultuous roar that filled the sky. All the inhabitants of Jagannātha Purī came to see the kīrtana.
TEXT 63
rājā āsi' dūre dekhe nija-gaṇa lañā
rāja-patnī saba dekhe aṭṭālī caḍiyā
SYNONYMS
rājā—the King; āsi'-coming; dūre—from a distant place; dekhe—sees; nija-gaṇa lañā—accompanied by his personal staff; rāja-patnī—the queens; saba—all; dekhe—see; aṭṭālī caḍiyā—going up high in the palace.
TRANSLATION
Accompanied by his personal staff, the King also came there and watched from a distance, and all the queens watched from the elevated parts of the palace.
TEXT 64
kīrtana-āṭope pṛthivī kare ṭalamala
'hari-dhvani' kare loka, haila kolāhala
SYNONYMS
kīrtana-āṭope—by the force of congregational chanting; pṛthivī—the whole world; kare ṭalamala—trembles; hari-dhvani kare—chanted the transcendental sound Hari; loka—people in general; haila—there was; kolāhala—a tumultuous sound.
TRANSLATION
Due to the forceful vibration of kīrtana, the entire world began trembling. When everyone chanted the holy name, they made a tumultuous sound.
TEXT 65
ei-mata kata-kṣaṇa karāilā kīrtana
āpane nācite tabe prabhura haila mana
SYNONYMS
ei-mata—in this way; kata-kṣaṇa—for some time; karāilā kīrtana—caused kīrtana to be performed; āpane—personally; nācite—to dance; tabe—then; prabhura haila mana—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu desired.
TRANSLATION
In this way the Lord had congregational chanting performed for some time, and then He Himself desired to dance.
TEXT 66
sāta-dike sāta-sampradāya gāya, bājāya
madhye mahā-premāveśe nāce gaura-rāya
SYNONYMS
sāta-dike—in seven directions; sāta-sampradāya—the seven groups; gāya—chant; bājāya—play on the mṛdaṅga; madhye—in the center; mahā-premāveśe—in great ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa; nāce—dances; gaura-rāya—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
The seven groups began chanting and beating their drums in seven directions, and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu began dancing in the center in great ecstatic love.
TEXT 67
uḍiyā-pada mahāprabhura mane smṛti haila
svarūpere sei pada gāite ājñā dila
SYNONYMS
uḍiyā-pada—a line of a song in the language of Orissa; mahāprabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; mane—in the mind; smṛti haila—was remembered; svarūpere—unto Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī; sei pada—that special line; gāite—to sing; ājñā dila—ordered.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu remembered a line in the Orissan language and ordered Svarūpa Dāmodara to sing it.
TEXT 68
"jagamohana-pari-muṇḍā yāu"
SYNONYMS
jagamohana—the kīrtana hall known as Jagamohana; pari—in; muṇḍā—my head; yāu—let it be offered.
TRANSLATION
"Let my head fall at the feet of Jagannātha in the kīrtana hall known as Jagamohana."
TEXT 69
ei pade nṛtya karena parama-āveśe
saba-loka caudike prabhura prema-jale bhāse
SYNONYMS
ei pade—by this line; nṛtya karena—dances; parama-āveśe—in great ecstatic love; saba-loka—all people; cau-dike—in all four directions; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; prema-jale—in tears of love; bhāse—float.
TRANSLATION
Simply because of this line, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was dancing in greatly ecstatic love. People all around Him floated in the water of His tears.
TEXT 70
'bol 'bol' balena prabhu śrī-bāhu tuliyā
hari-dhvani kare loka ānande bhāsiyā
SYNONYMS
bol—chant; bol—chant; balena—said; prabhu—the Lord; śrī-bāhu—His transcendental arms; tuliyā—raising; hari-dhvani kare—chanted the holy name Hari; loka—people; ānande bhāsiyā—floating in transcendental bliss.
TRANSLATION
Raising His two arms, the Lord said, "Chant! Chant!" Floating in transcendental bliss, the people responded by chanting the holy name of Hari.
TEXT 71
prabhu paḍi' mūrchā yāya, śvāsa nāhi āra
ācambite uṭhe prabhu kariyā huṅkāra
SYNONYMS
prabhu—the Lord; paḍi'-falling down; mūrchā yāya—became unconscious; śvāsa nāhi—there was no breathing; āra—and; ācambite—suddenly; uṭhe—stands up; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kariyā huṅkāra—making a loud sound.
TRANSLATION
The Lord fell to the ground unconscious, not even breathing. Then suddenly He stood up, making a loud sound.
TEXT 72
saghana pulaka,--yena śimulera taru
kabhu praphullita aṅga, kabhu haya saru
SYNONYMS
sa-ghana—constant; pulaka—standing of the hairs of the body; yena—like; śimulera taru—the śimula tree; kabhu—sometimes; praphullita—swollen; aṅga—body; kabhu—sometimes; haya—is; saru—lean and thin.
TRANSLATION
The hairs on His body constantly stood up like the thorns on a śimula tree. Sometimes His body was swollen and sometimes lean and thin.
TEXT 73
prati roma-kūpe haya prasveda, raktodgama
jaja' 'gaga' 'pari' 'mumu'--gadgada vacana
SYNONYMS
prati roma-kūpe—in every hole of the hair; haya—there was; prasveda—perspiration; rakta-udgama—a profusion of blood; jaja gaga pari mumu—the sounds "jaja gaga pari mumu"; gadgada—faltering; vacana—words.
TRANSLATION
He bled and perspired from every pore of His body. His voice faltered. Unable to say the line properly, He uttered only, "jaja gaga pari mumu."
TEXT 74
eka eka danta yena pṛthak pṛthak naḍe
aiche naḍe danta,--yena bhūme khasi' paḍe
SYNONYMS
eka eka—each and every; danta—tooth; yena—as if; pṛthak pṛthak—separately; naḍe—shakes; aiche—like that; naḍe—shake; danta—the teeth; yena—as if; bhūme—on the ground; khasi'-becoming loose; paḍe—fall.
TRANSLATION
All His teeth shook, as if each were separate from the others. Indeed, they seemed about to fall to the ground.
TEXT 75
kṣaṇe kṣaṇe bāḍe prabhura ānanda-āveśa
tṛtīya prahara ha-ila, nṛtya nahe śeṣa
SYNONYMS
kṣaṇe kṣaṇe—at every moment; bāḍe—increases; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ānanda-āveśa—transcendental bliss; tṛtīya prahara—midafternoon; ha-ila—there was; nṛtya—the dancing; nahe śeṣa—did not end.
TRANSLATION
His transcendental bliss increased at every moment. Therefore even by midafternoon the dancing had not ended.
TEXT 76
saba lokera uthalila ānanda-sāgara
saba loka pāsarila deha-ātma-ghara
SYNONYMS
saba lokera—of every person; uthalila—overflowed; ānanda-sāgara—the ocean of transcendental bliss; saba loka—every person; pāsarila—forgot; deha—body; ātma—mind; ghara—home.
TRANSLATION
The ocean of transcendental bliss overflowed, and everyone present forgot his body, mind and home.
TEXT 77
tabe nityānanda prabhu sṛjilā upāya
krame-krame kīrtanīyā rākhila sabāya
SYNONYMS
tabe—at that time; nityānanda—Lord Nityānanda; prabhu—the Lord; sṛjilā upāya—made a device; krame-krame—by and by; kīrtanīyā—the chanters; rākhila—stopped; sabāya—all.
TRANSLATION
Then Lord Nityānanda found a way to end the kīrtana. He gradually stopped all the chanters.
TEXT 78
svarūpera saṅge mātra eka sampradāya
svarūpera saṅge seha manda-svara gāya
SYNONYMS
svarūpera saṅge—with Svarūpa Dāmodara; mātra—only; eka—one; sampradāya—group; svarūpera saṅge—with Svarūpa Dāmodara; seha—they; manda-svara—very softly; gāya—chanted.
TRANSLATION
Thus only one group continued chanting with Svarūpa Dāmodara, and they chanted very softly.
TEXT 79
kolāhala nāhi, prabhura kichu bāhya haila
tabe nityānanda sabāra śrama jānāila
SYNONYMS
kolāhala—tumultuous sound; nāhi—there was not; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kichu—some; bāhya—external consciousness; haila—there was; tabe—at that time; nityānanda—Lord Nityānanda; sabāra—of all of them; śrama—fatigue; jānāila—informed.
TRANSLATION
When there was no longer a tumultuous sound, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu returned to consciousness. Then Nityānanda Prabhu informed Him of the fatigue of the chanters and dancers.
TEXT 80
bhakta-śrama jāni' kailā kīrtana samāpana
sabā lañā āsi' kailā samudre snapana
SYNONYMS
bhakta-śrama—the fatigue of the devotees; jāni'-understanding; kailā—performed; kīrtana samāpana—ending the chanting; sabā lañā āsi'-accompanied by all of them; kailā—did; samudre—in the sea; snapana—bathing.
TRANSLATION
Understanding the fatigue of the devotees, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu stopped the congregational chanting. Then He bathed in the sea, accompanied by them all.
TEXT 81
saba lañā prabhu kailā prasāda bhojana
sabāre vidāya dilā karite śayana
SYNONYMS
saba lañā—with all of them; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kailā—performed; prasāda bhojana—taking prasāda; sabāre—to everyone; vidāya dilābade farewell; karite śayana—to take rest.
TRANSLATION
Then Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu took prasāda with all of them and then asked them to return to their dwellings and take rest.
TEXT 82
gambhīrāra dvāre karena āpane śayana
govinda āsiyā kare pāda-samvāhana
SYNONYMS
gambhīrāra dvāre—at the door of the Gambhīrā, the small room within the room; karena—does; āpane—personally; śayana—lying down; govinda—His personal servant Govinda; āsiyā—coming; kare—performs; pāda-samvāhana—massaging the legs.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu lay down at the door of the Gambhīrā, and Govinda came there to massage His legs.
TEXTS 83-84
sarva-kāla āche ei sudṛḍha 'niyama'
'prabhu yadi prasāda pāñā karena śayana
govinda āsiyā kare pāda-samvāhana
tabe yāi' prabhura 'śeṣa' karena bhojana'
SYNONYMS
sarva-kāla—all the time; āche—there is; ei—this; su-dṛḍha—hard-and-fast; niyama—regulation; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; yadi—when; prasāda pāñā—after taking His meals; karena śayana—lies down; govindaGovinda; āsiyā—coming; kare—performs; pāda-samvāhana—massaging the legs; tabe—thereafter; yāi'-going; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; śeṣa—the remnants of food; karena bhojana—eats.
TRANSLATION
It was a steady, long-standing rule that Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu would lie down to rest after lunch and Govinda would come to massage His legs. Then Govinda would honor the remnants of food left by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TEXT 85
saba dvāra yuḍi' prabhu kariyāchena śayana
bhitare yāite nāre, govinda kare nivedana
SYNONYMS
saba dvāra—the whole door; yuḍi'-occupying the space of; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kariyāchena śayana—was lying down; bhitare—within; yāite nāre—could not go; govindaGovinda; kare nivedana—he requested.
TRANSLATION
This time when the Lord lay down, He occupied the entire doorway. Govinda could not enter the room, and therefore he made the following request.
TEXT 86
'eka-pāśa hao, more deha' bhitara yāite'
prabhu kahe,--'śakti nāhi aṅga cālāite'
SYNONYMS
eka-pāśa hao—kindly turn on one side; more—me; deha'-allow; bhitara—within; yāite—to go; prabhu kahe—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied; śakti—strength; nāhi—there is not; aṅga cālāite—to move My body.
TRANSLATION
"Kindly turn on one side. Let me pass to enter the room." However, the Lord replied,"I don't have the strength to move My body."
TEXT 87
bāra bāra govinda kahe eka-dik ha-ite
prabhu kahe,--'aṅga āmi nāri cālāite'
SYNONYMS
bāra bāra—again and again; govindaGovinda; kahe—requests; eka-dik ha-ite—to turn on one side; prabhu kahe—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied; aṅga—My body; āmi—I; nāri cālāite—cannot move.
TRANSLATION
Govinda made his request again and again, but the Lord replied,"I cannot move My body."
TEXT 88
govinda kahe,--'karite cāhi pāda-samvāhana'
prabhu kahe,--'kara vā nā kara, yei laya tomāra mana'
SYNONYMS
govinda kaheGovinda said; karite—to do; cāhi—I want; pāda-samvāhana—massaging Your legs; prabhu kahe—the Lord replied; kara—do; —or; kara—do not do; yei—whatever; laya tomāra mana—you decide.
TRANSLATION
Govinda repeatedly requested, "I want to massage Your legs," but the Lord said, "Do it or don't do it. It depends upon your mind."
TEXT 89
tabe govinda bahirvāsa tāṅra upare diyā
bhitara-ghare gelā mahāprabhure laṅghiyā
SYNONYMS
tabe—then; govindaGovinda; bahirvāsa—outward wrapper; tāṅra upare—over Him; diyā—spreading; bhitara-ghare—within the room; gelā—went; mahāprabhure laṅghiyā—crossing Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
Then Govinda spread the Lord's wrapper over the Lord's body and in this way entered the room by crossing over Him.
TEXT 90
pāda-samvāhana kaila, kaṭi-pṛṣṭha cāpila
madhūra-mardane prabhura pariśrama gela
SYNONYMS
pāda-samvāhana—massaging of the legs; kaila—he performed; kaṭi—waist; pṛṣṭha—back; cāpila—pressed; madhūra-mardane—by mild pressing; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; pariśrama—fatigue; gela—went away.
TRANSLATION
Govinda massaged the Lord's legs as usual. He pressed the Lord's waist and back very softly, and thus all the Lord's fatigue went away.
TEXT 91
sukhe nidrā haila prabhura, govinda cāpe aṅga
daṇḍa-dui ba-i prabhura hailā nidrā-bhaṅga
SYNONYMS
sukhe—very nicely; nidrā haila prabhura—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu slept; govindaGovinda; cāpe aṅga—pressed the body; daṇḍa-dui bāi—after about forty-five minutes; prabhura—of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; hailā—there was; nidrā-bhaṅga—breaking of sleep.
TRANSLATION
As Govinda stroked His body, the Lord slept very nicely for about forty-five minutes, and then His sleep broke.
TEXT 92
govinde dekhiyā prabhu bale kruddha hañā
'āji kene eta-kṣaṇa āchis vasiyā?
SYNONYMS
govinde dekhiyā—seeing Govinda; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; bale—said; kruddha hañā—in an angry mood; āji—today; kene—why; eta-kṣaṇa—for so long; āchis—have you been; vasiyā—sitting.
TRANSLATION
When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saw Govinda sitting by His side, He was somewhat angry."Why have you been sitting here for so long today?" the Lord asked.
TEXT 93
mora nidrā haile kene nā gelā prasāda khāite?'
govinda kahe--'dvāre śuilā, yāite nāhi pathe'
SYNONYMS
mora nidrā haile—when I fell asleep; kene—why; gelā—did you not go; prasāda khāite—to take your meal; govinda kaheGovinda said; dvāre—the door; śuilā—You were blocking; yāite—to go; nāhi pathe—there is no passage.
TRANSLATION
"Why didn't you go to take your meal after I fell asleep?" the Lord asked. Govinda replied, "You were lying down, blocking the door, and there was no way to go."
TEXT 94
prabhu kahe,--'bhitare tabe āilā kemane?
taiche kene prasāda laite nā kailā gamane?'
SYNONYMS
prabhu kahe—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said; bhitare—inside; tabe—then; āilā—you came; kemane—how; taiche—in the same way; kene—why; prasāda laite—to take prasāda; kailā gamane—did you not go.
TRANSLATION
The Lord asked, "How did you enter the room? Why didn't you go out to take your lunch in the same way?"
TEXT 95
govinda kahe mane--"āmāra 'sevā' se 'niyama'
aparādha ha-uka, kibā narake gamana
SYNONYMS
govinda kaheGovinda said; mane—within his mind; āmāra sevā—my service; se niyama—that is the regulation; aparādha ha-uka—let there be offenses; kibā—or; narake—to hell; gamana—going.
TRANSLATION
Govinda mentally replied, "My duty is to serve, even if I have to commit offenses or go to hell.
TEXT 96
'sevā' lāgi' koṭi 'aparādha' nāhi gaṇi
sva-nimitta 'aparādhābhāse' bhaya māni"
SYNONYMS
sevā lāgi'-for the matter of service; koṭi aparādha—ten million offenses; nāhi gaṇi—I do not care for; sva-nimitta—for my personal self; aparādha-ābhāse—by a glimpse of an offense; bhaya māni—I am afraid.
TRANSLATION
"I would not mind committing hundreds and thousands of offenses for the service of the Lord, but I greatly fear committing even a glimpse of an offense for my own self."
TEXT 97
eta saba mane kari' govinda rahilā
prabhu ye puchilā, tāra uttara nā dilā
SYNONYMS
eta saba—all this; mane kari'-thinking; govinda rahilāGovinda kept silent; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ye—what; puchilā—inquired; tāra—of that; uttara—reply; dilā—did not give.
TRANSLATION
Thinking in this way, Govinda kept silent. He did not reply to the Lord's inquiry.
TEXT 98
pratyaha prabhura nidrāya yāna prasāda la-ite
se divasera śrama dekhi' lāgilā cāpite
SYNONYMS
prati-aha—daily; prabhura nidrāya—when the Lord was asleep; yāna—he goes; prasāda la-ite—to accept his lunch; se divasera—of that day; śrama—the weariness; dekhi'-seeing; lāgilā cāpite—began to press.
TRANSLATION
It was Govinda's practice to go take lunch when the Lord was asleep. On that day, however, seeing the Lord's weariness, Govinda continued massaging His body.
TEXT 99
yāiteha patha nāhi, yāibe kemane?
mahā-aparādha haya prabhura laṅghane
SYNONYMS
yāiteha—to go; patha nāhi—there was no passage; yāibe kemane—how would he go away; mahā-aparādha—a great offense; haya—there would be; prabhura laṅghane—to cross over the body of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
There was no way to go. How could he leave? When he thought of crossing over the Lord's body, he considered it a great offense.
TEXT 100
ei saba haya bhakti-śāstra-sūkṣma marma
caitanyera kṛpāya jāne ei saba dharma
SYNONYMS
ei saba—all these; haya—are; bhakti-śāstra—of the system of devotional service; sūkṣma marma—finer principles; caitanyera kṛpāya—by the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; jāne—one can understand; ei saba—all these; dharma—principles of devotional service.
TRANSLATION
These are some of the finer points of etiquette in devotional service. Only one who has received the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu can understand these principles.
PURPORT
Karmīs, fruitive workers, cannot understand the finer conclusions of devotional service because they accept only its ritualistic value but do not understand how devotional service satisfies the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The karmīs view the formalities as a means of advancing in religion, economic development, sensual satisfaction and liberation. Although these are only material results of following religious principles, the karmīs consider them everything. Such ritualistic activities are called karma. Karmīs who adopt devotional service very loosely and who therefore remain on the platform of material activities are called prākṛta-sahajiyās. They cannot understand how pure devotional service is rendered in paternal and conjugal love, for this can be understood only by the special mercy bestowed by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu upon pure devotees.
TEXT 101
bhakta-guṇa prakāśite prabhu baḍa raṅgī
ei saba prakāśite kailā eta bhaṅgī
SYNONYMS
bhakta-guṇa—the attributes of the devotee; prakāśite—to manifest; prabhu—the Lord; baḍa raṅgī—very interested; ei saba—all these; prakāśite—to manifest; kailā—He performed; eta—such; bhaṅgī—incident.
TRANSLATION
The Lord is very interested in manifesting the exalted qualities of His devotees, and that is why He engineered this incident.
TEXT 102
saṅkṣepe kahiluṅ ei pari-muṇḍā-nṛtya
adyāpiha gāya yāhā caitanyera bhṛtya
SYNONYMS
saṅkṣepe—in brief; kahiluṅ—I have described; ei—this; pari-muṇḍā-nṛtya—dancing in the dancing hall of Jagannātha's temple; adyāpiha—even up-to-dately; gāya—sing about; yāhā—which; caitanyera bhṛtya—the servants of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
Thus I have briefly described Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's dancing in the hall of the Jagannātha temple. The servants of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu sing about this dancing even now.
TEXT 103
ei-mata mahāprabhu lañā nija-gaṇa
guṇḍicā-gṛhera kailā kṣālana, mārjana
SYNONYMS
ei-mata—in this way; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; lañā nija-gaṇa—accompanied by His personal associates; guṇḍicā-gṛhera—of the Guṇḍicā temple; kailā—performed; kṣālana—washing; mārjana—cleansing.
TRANSLATION
Accompanied by His personal associates, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu washed and swept the Guṇḍicā temple, cleansing it as usual.
TEXT 104
pūrvavat kailā prabhu kīrtana, nartana
pūrvavat ṭoṭāya kailā vanya-bhojana
SYNONYMS
pūrva-vat—as previously; kailā—performed; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kīrtana—chanting; nartana—dancing; pūrva-vat—as previously; ṭoṭāya—in the garden; kailā—performed; vanya-bhojana—taking a picnic.
TRANSLATION
The Lord danced and chanted and then enjoyed a picnic in the garden as He had done before.
TEXT 105
pūrvavat ratha-āge karilā nartana
herā-pañcamī-yātrā kailā daraśana
SYNONYMS
pūrva-vat—as previously; ratha-āge—in front of the chariot; karilā nartana—performed dancing; herā-pañcamī-yātrā—the festival of Herā-pañcamī; kailā daraśana—He saw.
TRANSLATION
As previously, He danced in front of the Jagannātha cart and observed the festival of Herā-pañcamī.
TEXT 106
cāri-māsa varṣāya rahilā saba bhakta-gaṇa
janmāṣṭamī ādi yātrā kailā daraśana
SYNONYMS
cāri-māsa-for four months; varṣāya-of the rainy season; rahilā-stayed; saba bhakta-gaṇa-all the devotees; janmāṣṭamī ādi yātrā-festivals like Lord Kṛṣṇa's birth ceremony; kailā daraśana-observed.
TRANSLATION
All the devotees from Bengal stayed in Jagannātha Purī for the four months of the rainy season and observed many other ceremonies, such as the anniversary of Lord Kṛṣṇa's birth.
TEXT 107
pūrve yadi gauḍa ha-ite bhakta-gaṇa āila
prabhure kichu khāoyāite sabāra icchā haila
SYNONYMS
pūrve—formerly; yadi—when; gauḍa ha-ite—from Bengal; bhakta-gaṇa āila—the devotees arrived; prabhure—to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kichu—something; khāoyāite—to feed; sabāra icchā haila—everyone desired.
TRANSLATION
Formerly, when all the devotees had arrived from Bengal, they all desired to give Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu something to eat.
TEXT 108
keha kona prasāda āni' deya govinda-ṭhāñi
'ihā yena avaśya bhakṣaṇa karena gosāñi'
SYNONYMS
keha—someone; kona prasāda—some variety of prasāda; āni'-bringing; deya—delivers; govinda-ṭhāñi—to Govinda; ihā—this; yena—that; avaśya—certainly; bhakṣaṇa karena—eats; gosāñi—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
Each devotee would bring a certain type of prasāda. He would entrust it to Govinda and request him, "Please arrange that the Lord will surely eat this prasāda."
TEXT 109
keha paiḍa, keha nāḍu, keha piṭhā-pānā
bahu-mūlya uttama-prasāda-prakāra yāra nānā
SYNONYMS
keha—someone; paiḍa—a coconut preparation; keha—someone; nāḍu—sweetballs; keha—someone; piṭhā—cakes; pānā—sweet rice; bahu-mūlya—costly; uttama-prasāda—very palatable food; prakāra yāra nānā—of different varieties.
TRANSLATION
Some brought paiḍa [a coconut preparation], some brought sweetballs, and some brought cakes and sweet rice. The prasāda was of different varieties, all very costly.
TEXT 110
'amuk ei diyāche' govinda kare nivedana
'dhari' rākha' bali' prabhu nā karena bhakṣaṇa
SYNONYMS
amuk—such and such devotee; ei—this; diyāche—has given; govindaGovinda; kare nivedana—informs; dhari' rākha—please keep them; bali'-saying; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; karena bhakṣaṇa—does not eat.
TRANSLATION
Govinda would present the prasāda and say to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, "This has been given by such and such devotee." The Lord, however, would not actually eat it. He would simply say, "Keep it in storage."
TEXT 111
dharite dharite gharera bharila eka koṇa
śata-janera bhakṣya yata haila sañcayana
SYNONYMS
dharite dharite—keeping and keeping; gharera—of the room; bharila—filled up; eka koṇa—one corner; śata-janera—of one hundred people; bhakṣya—sufficient for feeding; yata—all; haila—there was; sañcayana—accumulation.
TRANSLATION
Govinda kept accumulating the food, and soon it filled a corner of the room. There was quite enough to feed at least a hundred people.
TEXT 112
govindere sabe puche kariyā yatana
'āmā-datta prasāda prabhure ki karāilā bhakṣaṇa?
SYNONYMS
govindere—unto Govinda; sabe—all the devotees; puche—inquired; kariyā yatana—with great eagerness; āmā-datta prasāda—the prasāda given by me; prabhure—unto Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ki karāilā bhakṣaṇa—have you given for eating.
TRANSLATION
All the devotees asked Govinda with great eagerness, "Have you given Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu the prasāda brought by me?"
TEXT 113
kāhāṅ kichu kahi' govinda kare vañcana
āra dina prabhure kahe nirveda-vacana
SYNONYMS
kāhāṅ—to someone; kichu—something; kahi'-saying; govindaGovinda; kare vañcana—told lies; āra dina—one day; prabhure—unto Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kahe—said; nirveda-vacana—a statement of disappointment.
TRANSLATION

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