ama nistarite tomara ihan agamana
parama-dayalu tumi patita-pavana
ama nistariteto deliver me; tomaraYour; ihanhere; agamanaappearance; parama-dayalugreatly merciful; tumiYou; patita-pavanathe deliverer of all fallen souls.
"You have come here specifically to deliver me. You are so merciful that You alone can deliver all fallen souls.
Srila Narottama dasa Thakura sings in his Prarthana (39):
sri-krsna-caitanya-prabhu daya kara more,
toma vina ke dayalu jagat-samsare
patita-pavana-hetu tava avatara,
mo sama patita prabhu na paibe ara
"My dear Lord, please be merciful to me. Who can be more merciful than Your Lordship within these three worlds? You appear as an incarnation just to reclaim the conditioned, fallen souls, but I assure You that You will not find a soul more fallen than me."
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's specific mission is to deliver fallen souls. Of course, in this Age of Kali there is hardly anyone who is not fallen according to the calculations of Vedic behavior. In His instructions to Rupa Gosvami, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu described the so-called followers of Vedic religion in this way (Madhya 19.146):
veda-nistha-madhye ardheka veda 'mukhe' mane
veda-nisiddha papa kare, dharma nahi gane
So-called followers of Vedic principles simply accept the Vedas formally, but they act against Vedic principles. This is symptomatic of this Age of Kali. People claim to follow a certain type of religion, saying formally, "I am Hindu," "I am Muslim," "I am Christian," "I am this or that," but actually no one follows the principles enunciated in religious scriptures. This is the disease of this age. But the merciful Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has simply advised us to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra: harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam. The Lord can deliver anyone and everyone, even though one may have fallen from the injunctions of revealed scriptures. This is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's special mercy. Consequently He is known as patita-pavana, the deliverer of all fallen souls.

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