TEXT 64
prati-varsa nilacale tumi na asiba
gaude rahi' mora iccha saphala kariba
SYNONYMS
prati-varsa—every year; nilacale—to Jagannatha Puri; tumi—You; na asiba—do not come; gaude rahi'-staying in Bengal; mora iccha—My desire; sa-phala kariba—make successful.
TRANSLATION
"Do not come to Jagannatha Puri every year, but stay in Bengal and fulfill My desire."
PURPORT
The mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is to spread the only medicine effective in this fallen age of Kali-the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. Following the orders of His mother, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was residing at Jagannatha Puri, and the devotees were coming to see Him. However, the Lord felt that this message must be spread very elaborately in Bengal, and in His absence there was not a second person capable of doing it. Consequently the Lord requested Nityananda Prabhu to stay there and broadcast the message of Krsna consciousness. The Lord also entrusted a similar preaching responsibility to Rupa and Sanatana. Nityananda Prabhu was requested not to come every year to Jagannatha Puri, although seeing Lord Jagannatha greatly benefits everyone. Does this mean that the Lord was refusing Nityananda Prabhu a fortunate opportunity? No. One who is a faithful servant of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu must execute His order, even if one has to sacrifice going to Jagannatha Puri to see Lord Jagannatha there. In other words, it is a greater fortune to carry out Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's order than to satisfy one's senses by seeing Lord Jagannatha.
Preaching Caitanya Mahaprabhu's cult throughout the world is more important than staying in Vrndavana or Jagannatha Puri for one's own personal satisfaction. Spreading Krsna consciousness is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission; therefore His sincere devotees must carry out His desire.
prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama
sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama
The devotees of Lord Caitanya must preach Krsna consciousness in every village and town in the world. That will satisfy the Lord. It is not that one should act whimsically for his own personal satisfaction. This order comes down through the parampara system, and the spiritual master presents these orders to the disciple so that he can spread the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It is the duty of every disciple to carry out the order of the bona fide spiritual master and spread Lord Caitanya's message all over the world.

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