Purport to Gauranga Bolite Habe

Los Angeles, December 29, 1968
Prabhupada: This song was sung by Narottama dasa Thakura, a great devotee-acarya in the disciplic succession of Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya. Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya means the disciplic succession who are coming down from Lord Caitanya. So this Narottama dasa Thakura has written many songs, and it is recognized as a authority by all the Vaisnavas. He has sung the songs in simple Bengali language, but the purport and the deep meaning of the song is very significant. He says: gauranga bolite habe pulaka-sarira. This is the perfection of chanting, that as soon as we chant or take the name of Lord Gauranga, who initiated the Sankirtana Movement, at once there will be a shivering in the body. So it is not to be imitated. But Narottama dasa Thakura is recommending when that opportune moment will come to us, that as soon as we shall chant Lord Gauranga's name, there will shivering in the body. And, after the shivering, hari hari bolite nayane ba'be nir, by chanting Hare Krsna there will be tears in the eyes. Then again he says ara kabe nitaicand koruna karibe. We are all asking about the mercy of Lord Nityananda. Nityananda is supposed to be the original spiritual master. So we have to approach Gauranga, or Lord Caitanya, through the mercy of Lord Nityananda. So what is the symptom of a person who has achieved the causeless mercy of Lord Nityananda? Narottama dasa Thakura says that one who has actually received the causeless mercy of Nityananda, he has no more any material desire. That is the symptom. Ara kabe nitaicand koruna karibe samsara-vasana mora kabe tuccha. Samsara-vasana means desire for material enjoyment, when it will become very insignificant. Of course, so long we have got this body we have to accept so many things, material. But not in the spirit of enjoyment, but to keep up the body and soul together. So...
And he says further: rupa-ragunatha-pade haibe akuti. When I shall be very much eager to study the books left by the Six Gosvamis. Akuti means eagerness. One Because Rupa Gosvami is the father of this devotional service. He has written that book, Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. In that book there is nice direction. Of course, in Caitanya-caritamrta, and other books we have given the summary of those direction in our book, Teachings of Lord Caitanya. So one has to learn the conjugal loving affairs of Radha-Krsna through the teachings of these Six Gosvamis. Narottama dasa Thakura giving us the direction that you do not try to understand the conjugal love of Radha-Krsna by your own endeavor. You should try to understand by the direction of the Gosvamis. So Narottama dasa Thakura sings [break] ...Narottama
Yugala-piriti means conjugal love. And another he sings that visaya chadiya kabe suddha ha'be mana. This mind, so, so, so long the mind is too much absorbed in materialistic thought, he cannot enter into the kingdom of Vrndavana. Narottama dasa Thakura says: visaya suddha kabe suddha ha'be mana. When my, my mind will be completely purified, being freed from material anxieties and desires. Then I shall be able to understand what is Vrndavana, what is conjugal love of Radha and Krsna, and then my spiritual life will be successful. (end)

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