TEXT 175
apane mahaprabhu tanra mana phiraila
darsana-smarane yanra jagat tarila'
SYNONYMS
apane—personally; mahaprabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; tanra—his; mana—mind; phiraila—changed; darsana—by a personal visit; smarane—by remembrance; yanra—of whom; jagat—the whole world; tarila—He has delivered.
TRANSLATION
"It must be Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself who has changed the Mohammedan's mind. Due to His presence and even due to His remembrance, the whole world is liberated."
PURPORT
From this we can understand that the Mohammedan governor was a drunkard (madyapa). Ordinarily, there was no chance that he would change, but Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu could turn anyone's mind to Krsna consciousness. One can be delivered from material existence simply by remembering Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's holy name or by visiting Him. This Krsna consciousness movement is being spread throughout the world, but not even one yavana or mleccha addicted to drinking could have changed and accepted Krsna consciousness without Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's grace. People are often astonished to see many thousands of Westerners converted to Vaisnavism. Generally Westerners are addicted to meat-eating, drinking, gambling and illicit sex; therefore their taking up Krsna consciousness is astonishing. In India, especially, there is much astonishment at this. The answer, however, is given here: darsana-smarane yanra jagat tarila. This change is made possible simply by the remembrance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The Western devotees are very sincerely chanting the holy names of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates: sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. By the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates, people are being purified and their consciousness directed from maya to Krsna.
The word visvasa refers to a secretary. This title is generally found among the kayastha caste in the Hindu community. In Bengal, the title visvasa is still used by the kayasthas. The word visvasa means "faithful," and a visvasi is a person in whom one can place faith. Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura states that during the Mohammedan reign in Bengal, there was a secretariat entitled visvasa-khana. The office of visvasa-khana was a secretariat office in which only the most reliable people were employed. They were elected from the kayastha community, a community that is still very expert in managing business and government affairs. The secretariat, or visvasa-khana, is generally a very reliable and faithful servant. Whenever some confidential service was needed, these officers were employed.

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