TEXT 310
sri-caitanya-nityananda-advaita-carana
yanhara sarvasva, tanre mile ei dhana
SYNONYMS
sri-caitanya—of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; nityananda—of Lord Nityananda; advaita-carana—and the lotus feet of Sri Advaita Prabhu; yanhara sarva-sva—whose everything; tanre—him; mile—meets; ei—this; dhana—treasure.
TRANSLATION
He who has accepted as everything the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Prabhu can attain this transcendental treasure.
PURPORT
Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura says that Krsna is obtainable for the faithful, but for those who are accustomed to argue, Krsna is far, far away. Similarly, these talks between Ramananda Raya and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu can be understood by a person who has firm faith. Those who are not in the disciplic succession, the asauta-panthis, cannot have faith in these talks. They are always doubting and engaging in mental concoctions. These talks cannot be understood by such whimsical people. Transcendental topics remain far, far away from those engaged in mundane arguments. In this regard, the Vedic mantras in the Katha Upanisad (1.2.9) state, naisa tarkena matir apaneya proktanyenaiva su-jnanaya prestha. According to the Mundaka Upanisad (3.2.3):
nayam atma pravacanena labhyo
na medhaya na bahuna srutena
yam evaisa vrnute tena labhyas
tasyaisa atma vivrnute tanum svam
And according to the Brahma-sutra (2.1.11), tarkapratisthanat.
All Vedic scriptures declare that transcendental subjects cannot be understood simply by argument or logic. Spiritual matters are far above experimental knowledge. Only by Krsna's mercy can one who is interested in His transcendental loving affairs understand them. If one tries to understand these transcendental topics simply by using one's material brain substance, the attempt will be futile. Whether one is a prakrta-sahajiya or a mundane opportunist or scholar, one's labor to understand these topics by mundane means will ultimately be frustrated. One therefore has to give up all mundane attempts and try to become a pure devotee of Lord Visnu. When a devotee follows the regulative principles, the truth of these talks will be revealed to him. This is confirmed in the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (1.2.234):
atah sri-krsna-namadi
na bhaved grahyam indriyaih
sevonmukhe hi jihvadau
svayam eva sphuraty adah
One cannot understand the Lord's holy name, pastimes, form, qualities, or entourage with one's blunt material senses. However, when the senses are purified by the constant rendering of service, the spiritual truth of the pastimes of Radha and Krsna are revealed. As confirmed in the Mundaka Upanisad: yam evaisa vrnute tena labhyas. Only one who is favored by the Supreme Personality of Godhead can understand the transcendental features of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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