Srila Kavi Karnapura's

The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya
Act One Svanandavesah The Entrance of His Bliss
Dramatis Personae (in order of appearance) Men Sutradhara, the play's producer-director Pariparsika, his assistant Kali, the age of quarrel Irreligion Sri Krsna Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of godhead (also Sri Caitanya, Deva, Bhagavan, Visvambhara, and Mahaprabhu) Advaita Acarya, incarnation of Lord Maha-Visnu Srivasa Pandita, incarnation of Narada Muni Suklambara, a devotee Gadadhara, a devotee Renunciation Narada Muni, a great demigod-sage Snataka, a servant of Narada Krsna, the role of Krsna in a play Krsna's Friends, in a play Buffoon, Krsna's friend in a play Kusumasava, Krsna's friend in a play Some Devotees Gangadasa, a devotee Man Murari Gupta, a devotee Vakresvara Pandita, a devotee Mukunda, a devotee Jagadananda Pandita, a devotee Damodara, a devotee Haridasa Thakura, a devotee Pundarika Vidyanidhi, a devotee Acaryaratna, a devotee Nityananda, incarnation of Lord Balarama Cowherd boys Man Some People Residents of Navadvipa Guards The Ocean Gopinatha Acarya, brother of Sarvabhauma Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, famous scholar in Jagannatha Puri Candanesvara, son of Sarvabhauma Sarvabhauma's Disciples Two servants King Prataparudra, ruler of Orissa A Brahmana Ramananda Raya, a devotee Mallabhatta, minister of the king of Karnataka Servants of Lord Jagannatha Kasi Misra, a devotee 1

Tulasi Misra, superintendent of the temple Residents of Jagannatha Puri Paramananda Puri, a sannyasi devotee Damodara Svarupa, a sannyasi devotee Govinda, servant of Lord Caitanya Brahmananda Bharati, a sannyasi devotee A Messenger Raghava Pandita, a devotee Kinnara Man Men bringing news Foreigner Gandharva, servant of Advaita Sivananda Sena, a devotee Srikanta, a devotee Palace Guard Women Saci, mother of Lord Caitanya Devotional service Friendship Love of God Sri Radha, the role of Radha in a play Radha's Friends, in a play Jarati, the mother-in-law of Radha in a play Lalita, friend of Radha in a play Bhagini, a friend of Saci Ganga, the Ganges River Kinnara woman Queens of King Prataparudra Act One Introduction (Nandi sloka) Its nine new candrakanta jewels of devotional service eclipsing Kuvera's lily, lotus, conch and other treasures, and its arrows of light wounding the cakravaka bird of Kali-yuga, may the moon of Lord Gaura destroy the darkness of the world. 1. Sutradhara: Enough with these pompous words! Listen. Today, as, like kajjala-splendid sapphires scattered by sea waves on the shore, like a great forest of many-leafed tamala trees seen from a cave of Nilacala mountain, and like an intoxicated elephant playing deep in a banyan forest, Lord Jagannatha went on procession to Gundica, and as the entire universe became filled with jubilant calls of "jaya! jaya!" from mouths of men in every direction, and as blissful-hearted devotees filled the directions with a tumult of bhagavat-kirtana, and as women filled the directions with shouts of joy, and as there was a deafening tumult of sweet mrdangas, vigorous, patahas, mahapanas, panavas, many dakkas and dakkaras, and deep bheris, bhankrtis, and dundubhis, I was suddenly approached by Lord Jagannatha's servant, King Prataparudra, whose heart was wounded by the disappearance of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya, and who said to me: 2. "O playwright, here is the same all-powerful Lord Jagannatha. Here is the same Rathayatra festival. Here is the same Gundica temple. Here are the same pilgrims come from all directions to see the Lord. Here is the same garden that eclipses the beauties of Nandanandana. Still, without Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I think everything here is a desert. 3. "To please me, write a sweet, beautiful play fragrant with the virtues of affectionate Lord Caitanya, the best of sannyasis. 4. "Except for our friends' words or a play filled with His qualities we have no way to bear the pain of not seeing our dear Lord." I must do it. 5. This is wonderful. Visible everywhere, the smokeless fire of cosmic destruction delights the saintly devotees and burns the locust demons. Fearing the fire's heart would burn it, at the time of creation the Lord put many coverings around the universe. 6. The king was once like that fire. Although at first the form of great chivalrous power, gradually increasing love for the Lord plunged the king into an ocean of peace and washed away all passion and ignorance. Knowledge made him the personification of peace. Now in his heart he no longer desires material things. 7. Shaking all doubts and thus making this life a success, for the king's good I will now present this play named Sri Caitanya-candrodaya (The Moonrise of Sri Caitanya), which destroys the darkness of ignorance in the heart, and which was written by the poet Paramananda Kavi-karnapura, to whom the Lord was kind and who is the son of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya's dear associate Sivananda Sena. 8. (Looking ahead) Oh! Oh! Here! Here! Pariparsika: (enters)) O great one! Wonderful! Wonderful! 9 Sutradhara: O gentle one, what is it? 2

Pariparsvika: In the bliss of blissful Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra some unhappy men are crying as if they think the world is a cauldron of darkness. They said: 10. "This is the same Rathayatra of Lord Jagannatha, the tilaka mark of Nilacala. These are the same newly-blossoming gardens. This is the same glorious path. Still, my eyes burn as if consumed by a fever's flames. My mind breaks as if attacked by demons' words. My body suffers as if my heart were wounded." Tell me: What is the secret meaning of these words? 11 Sutradhara: Gentle one, you are fortunate. By seeing the great devotees, who deliver the entire world, your eyes have become perfect. 12 Pariparsvika: Master, who are they? Sutradhara: The dear associates of Sri Krsna Caitanya 13 Pariparsvika: Who is Caitanya Gosvami? Sutradhara: Gentle one, to not have heard the name Caitanya Mahaprabhu you must even now be staying in your mother's womb. Listen. 14-15 Its wonderful root the great sage Madhavendra Puri, the crest jewel of sannyasis, its new sprout Srila Advaita, who is famous in the three worlds, its first branch Avadhuta Nityananda, its other branches Sriman Vakresvara Pandita and other sweet devotees, its flower blossoming devotional service, its fruit sincere love, its highest branches breaking through the boundaries of the material worlds and providing a place for the nest of the two playful birds Radha and Krsna to stay without ever being separated, and its shade a resting-place for they who travel on the path of repeated birth and death, the Caitanya kalpa-druma tree grows on this earth to fulfil the devotees' desires. 16 Pariparsvika: Master, why has this incarnation, whose purpose is far from what ordinary people can guess, come? 17 Sutradhara: Gentle one, listen. To teach the many activities of devotional service, which begin with nama-sankirtana, which are the highest goal of life, which are described by Sanandana Kumara and other sages, which are the worship of the Supreme Truth, who has transcendental qualities, who is the supremely opulent Personality of Godhead,, Lord Krsna, who eternally enjoys transcendental pastimes and whose form is eternal and full of transcendental knowledge and bliss, which are the confidential truth hidden in the Vedic scriptures, and which are not understood by the impersonalist philosophers, who are haunted by the ghosts of their own foolish theories of the meaning of all the scriptures, and who claim that the supreme goal of life is the merge into the quality-less Brahman, the Supreme Personality of Godhead has appeared in the form of Sri Caitanya. 18 Pariparsvika: Master, in this incarnation did Lord Hari write any books to teach this? 19 Sutradhara: although the Lord did not personally write any scriptures, as the all-pervading Super soul He inspired others to write. He is not limited by time, place or the need to directly teach anyone. 20 Pariparsvika: Master, why does not everyone appreciate His wise teaching?

21 Sutradhara: How can they who make a host of material desires their masters follow the spiritual path? Bound by material desires they take shelter of many different philosophies. 22 Pariparsvika: Master, devotional service, which even the authors of scripture cannot understand, creates wonderful transcendental knowledge and therefore must bear impersonal liberation as its fruit. What is the difference between devotional service and impersonalism? 23 Sutradhara: Gentle one, Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.40) explains: "When a person is actually advanced and takes pleasure in chanting the holy name of the Lord, who is very dear to him, he is agitated and loudly chants the holy name. He also laughs, cries, becomes agitated and chants just like a madman, not caring for outsiders."* 24 Devotional service, which begins with chanting the Lord's holy name, and which makes one free from sin, makes one fall in love with the Supreme Lord. It makes one the Lord's personal associate. 25 The Lord says (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.3536): "My devotees always see the smiling face of My form, with eyes like the rising sun. They like to see My various transcendental forms, which are all benevolent, and they also talk favourably with Me. Upon seeing My charming forms, smiling and attractive, and hearing My very pleasing words, the pure devotee almost loses other consciousness. His senses are freed from all other engagements, and he becomes absorbed in devotional service. Thus in spite of his unwillingness, he gets liberation without separate endeavour."* This is the liberation the devotees attain. They do not attain impersonal liberation. Lord Kapila says (Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.32): "When the service spirit is engaged in devotional service to the Personality of Godhead, without any motive, that is far better even than impersonal salvation."* In Kali-yuga by chanting the Lord's holy name one attains the ecstatic love known as "rati", which eclipses all other goals of life. 26 Pariparsvika: Master, your words are surprising. The holy name of the Lord certainly does grant liberation. The scriptures say (SrimadBhagavatam 6.3.10) that by calling out "O Narayana" as one dies, one attains liberation. 27 Sutradhara: (laughing) Here the word "liberation" means "becoming an associate of the Lord". Scriptures says (Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.43): "Ajamila regained his original spiritual body, which was a body appropriate for an associate of the Lord." This, the philosophy of Sri Krsna Caitanya, defeats all other philosophies. The pious and wise agree with Him. His incarnation has made the Kali-yuga auspicious. 28 Pariparsvika: How can that be? Scripture (Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.3.43) says: "O king, in Kali-yuga most of the people, their hearts broken with offenses, will not worship the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of 3

5. 56 Irreligion: What is the proof He is God? 57 Kali: Friend. and where Krsna is. who has only one leg left. is the incarnation of Narada Muni. Sankara. Your feet are served by many servants like myself. who blinded religion's friends that purify others with a glance. 4 . austerity. will dispel the unhappiness of those born in this fallen age by propagating the hearing and chanting of His own glories. Sripati. good conduct. but how is it possible for wicked Kali-yuga to overcome they who have taken shelter of Lord Visnu's feet? 35 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Who are you to insult me with the word "wicked" and compare me to the moon? 36 Sutradhara: (carefully looking) Gentle one. hear the truth. there is victory. The people in Satya-yuga and other yugas yearn for a birth in Kali-yuga. 43 Irreligion: King of the yuga. Suklambara. age. He has come to this world of His own accord. the Supreme Personality of Godhead attracts everyone's heart. Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. he is not just a brahmana boy. It is only a coincidence. and who has me as his obedient servant. O sinful wretched playwright. Gadadhara Pandita. but that is not so. Like a newly rising sun. Vasudeva. and many others. Consider this: 42 Friend. It is only a coincidence. out of special mercy to His devotees. listen: Note: The kaka-taliya-nyaya is the example of a crow landing on the branch of a tala tree. the tilaka mark of the brahmanas. 33 Pariparsvika: Why does Kali-yuga not overcome the devotees? 34 Sutradhara: The waning moon may decrease day by day. Damodara. The moment the crow lands on the branch a fruit from a higher branch falls and hits him on the head. equanimity. Nityananda Avadhuta is glorious Lord Sankarsana. That is His extraordinary nature. You have many strong helpers. before Sri Krsna Caitanya descended to this world. Gangadasa. and splendid as a golden lotus.all the worlds. place. and other virtues. Srivasa. Jagadananda. listen: You have insulted Kali. this boy has cut my work into pieces. Vakresvara. and Srirama. 40 Stand! Sinner.24. He removes the blinding darkness. 30 Scriptures also says (Srimad-Bhagavatam 9. and family have no meaning to Him. 53 Advaita Acarya is the incarnation of Lord Siva. Murari. Vidyanidhi. out of fear of the splendour of the ferocious sun of your powerful arms. 29 Sutradhara: That describes previous Kaliyugas. 44 Kali: Born in Navadvipa as the son of Sacidevi and Jagannatha Misra Purandara. But when there is no religion. have come to the earth to save the world. One may think the bird's landing on the branch caused the fruit to fall. He is a boy that is the master of all the demigods. Lord Hari has incarnated in a brahmana's home. is now silent as an owl hiding in a mountain cave. Supremely blissful.38): "O king. don't criticise the playwright. What is this new sprout of a brahmana boy in comparison to You whose roots are so old and firm? How did you become so bewildered to fear this boy? 51 Kali: Friend. Note: Irreligion interpreted the word "kumaraka' (boy) in the previous text to mean either "wretched murderer" (kusita+maraka=kumaraka) or "killer of the earth" (ku=earth and maraka=killer). How has your mind become so bewildered that you fear a brahmana boy? 46 Kali: Friend. there is Krsna. tolerance. the bull of religion. merciless Kali is coming with his dear friend Irreligion. where is Krsna.61) "In this age of Kali. 50 You are very powerful. and friends of the Lord since childhood. Before He Himself came He sent His dear associates to the earth. but how is it possible for wicked Kali-yuga to overcome they who have taken shelter of Lord Visnu's feet?" 39 Irreligion: Friend. Time. Mukunda. my time is now passed. He is not to be feared. Kali enters) Kali: Friend Irreligion. who uprooted the monarch religion and his soldiers purity. A boy has taken my powers away just as a poison-herb destroyed the great serpent Taksaka. discrimination. He can make the living entities also blissful. Irreligion: What was that? 38 Kali: He said: "The waning moon may decrease day by day. self-control. Oh. the Lord. 47 Purifying the world and placing in its heart the nectar teachings of devotion to Lord Hari. and before whose lotus feet the demigods that control the three worlds bow. 45 Irreligion: (laughing) O king of the yuga. reservoirs of love. Let's leave. Stand! Stand! You must say where religion is. 32 These and other statements describing the appearance of Lord Caitanya refute your words. Note: To counteract the inauspiciousness of the lunar eclipse the people of India chanted Lord Hari's holy name. Haridasa."* 31 Scripture again says (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11. Nrsimha. this wretch insulted you by calling you "wicked". Listen. proud-hearted. 54-5 Acaryaratna. It is like the kaka-taliya-nyaya. (They exit) (End of Introduction) 37 (Attended by Irreligion. the playwright spoke the truth. although you think it is not." In this way the Sruti-sastra refutes your opinion. playing as a boy. who is this boy? Is he a wretched murderer? Has he killed the entire earth? Kali: Neither. 52 He is not without helpers. 49 Irreligion: You are bewildered. who is accompanied by Srikanta. in Kali-yuga many people will become devotees of Lord Narayana. king of Kali-yuga. The two actions are not related. expert at tasting the nectar dances of many kinds of pastimes. 48 By taking birth during an eclipse of the full moon He tricked the people of the world to chant Lord Hari's name at His birth. as we speak of him. who alone can destroy Kali? 41 Kali: Friend. because He is full of bliss.

what is that? 71 Irreligion: Friend. to your feet. the master of all selfcontrolled yogis. and as they both became effulgent. stayed with her for some days. Each having conquered a different direction. and they promised as soon as His childhood was over they would. No conditioned soul has the power to bewilder Lord Hari. Please give Me all the sins you have committed. 72 Now that they have conquered all directions. fell from the slight touch of anger. 77 In the prime of His youth He left His young wife splendid as goddess Laksmi and. protecting His own religious teachings. acting in religious plays. happiness. 63 Kali: When the Supreme Personality of Godhead descends to the material world. Scripture says: "When the Supreme Personality of Godhead assumes a demigod form. and whose hearts became more polluted day by day. while still young He will leave her. became filled with bliss. O Lord. How can He be overcome with anger? (Behind the scenes is a blissful tumult). He was kind. and with throats choked with emotion chanted "Krsna! Krsna!" and as by engaging in eternal devotional service their lust and other vices left them and they now walked on the path of the great devotees. went to Gaya and performed the funeral rites for His father. and crying. my senses are in disarray. intelligence. by singing. For this calamity there is no cause other than the holy name of the Lord. controlling the mind and senses. That is the sign of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. the partial incarnation of Bhu-devi and then. How will He defeat anger? 81 Kali: Friend. was Lord Sankarsana descended to this world. 60 Kali: No.just as a wealthy person can make someone else wealthy also. my limbs are weary. following vows. Visvarupa accepted sannyasa. (Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita 10. 5 . and meditating in yogic trance. Kali: Friend. and love. This boy fills everyone's heart with wonder. glorious and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendour. who troubled everyone. 69 Kali: Friend. and then sent her far from the eyes of this world. who stole from others. and Siva ran after Mohini. and now. How can the god of lust even approach Him? 79 Irreligion: Friend. and when the Lord assumes a humanlike form. He plunges the three worlds in oceans of bliss. whose hearts burned with the five great sins. By the strength of his arms Brahma approached his own daughter. said: "You are both poisoned by many sins. wisely spat out.42): "Know that all beautiful. 62 Irreligion: King of the yuga. Imitating the pastimes of ordinary men. 73 Let us use them all at once to defeat Him. and my heart is withered. tiny people? They are like the pet kittens of women. wept with bodily hairs standing erect. 78 Then He returned home. "we give them to You. by practising very terrible austerities. and as everyone that saw this.. Goddess Laksmi assumes a demigod form. for we do not fear any conditioned soul. she assumes a humanlike form." 65 He will marry beautiful Visnupriya. teaching the importance of renunciation. 75 Kali: Friend."* 61 According to the Lord's own words. became plunged in the waters of bliss. With this proof who will not accept that He is Lord Visnu? 59 Irreligion: He is not the only one. and my determination is shaken. the opulences of this world. save us from misfortune. His potency. I hear He is married. There He accepted as His guru Isvara Puri. they have removed all thorns of opposition to your rule. 66 His elder brother. there is a way to defeat Him. With great cleverness I should be able to dissuade him. and make us happy. sweetness. 68 .. nothing is impossible for lust and your other generals. but. in the company of His dear friends. What are other. the presence of millions of great qualities in others only proves His greatness. my memory is broken. trembled. stunned with wonder. The god of lust was himself defeated when he tried to conquer Lord Narayana. even in the post of Brahma. know that I have seen it myself. but it was not possible. 82 With a sidelong glance He lightens all sins and tears apart lust and all other vices in the hearts of others. know. attract everyone. dancing. the have returned. don't talk in that way. who by fate had come there. they said. who beat the drums of lies.. 58 Even in childhood His virtues. Some people are extraordinary. The strength of their arms has placed the entire world under your umbrella. Rama and Haridasa. who had learned it from Madhavendra Puri. What can pathetic anger do? To two impious miser brahmana brothers named Jagannatha (Jagai) and Madhava (Madhai). he says to himself): This is a great calamity. We ourselves are proof. and easily conquered the unconquerable enemies headed by the god of lust. they will return. 70 Irreligion: Friend. 74 The god of lust if famous for conquering the three worlds. gave His personal powers to Isvara Puri. Visvarupa. He accepted Her. 76 I sent my generals to conquer Him. and motionless as a painted picture. Not marrying. free of all doubts. wisdom. Sri Caitanya. Now. then accepted the ten-syllable mantra from His guru. beginning with profound thoughtfulness." and poured water from their hands." and as. called for them and when they were brought before Him. all doubts shaken away. 64 She also has a humanlike form. 67 Irreligion: (Thinking for a moment. He (Lord Caitanya) attracted and charmed them all. 80 They who. peacefulness.. you don't know His power. headed by Srivasa. I will describe their prowess. beautiful goddess Laksmi also descends. perfect memory.

His body dried with a towel. 88 Irreligion: If He is the independent Supreme Personality of Godhead. place gold. there Kamadeva conquers. Can a general conquer alone without a conquering army? 96 Kali: Loosened braids agitate men and women whose hearts are filled with lust. and according to their own powers. I see Srivasa giving duties to his brothers. Madness is in their hearts. His lotus feet washed. 6 . and is surrounded by all the devotees as they hastily run to and fro expertly bringing articles of worship. He does not hear anything. who is now bathed. the abhisekawater flowing from Lord Gauranga's body floods the four directions of the world. overcome with love. And delusion. I must get a closer look. look! Look! 93 Carrying auspicious jars in their hands. 95 Whenever doe-eyed women walk. He falsely thinks the world is a blade of straw. and who upsets the entire world. how can we tiny people continue to serve Him? 107 Let us all pray that out of kindness to His devotees He will give up His ecstasy and return to external consciousness. with great happiness anointed and decorated by some devotees. They go from the town to the Ganges and from the Ganges' shore to the town. and His fair splendour rivalling the glory of the world. I hear tumultuous sounds of bliss from Srivasa's house. the women come and go. although He is always the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 99 Before the lotus feet of Sri Visvambhara. 102 He does not speak. sits down. and many valuable offerings. and stops humility. Powerful madness makes the eloquent silent. 108 Kali: Friend. bring the clothing. who creates cruelty and deceit.) 86 A Voice from Behind the Scenes: Rama. aware that He is both different and not different from everything. who burns as a fire in a tree hollow. arrange the paraphernalia for the bathing ceremony. and their hearts pure from defeating the enemy that is material desire. who turns those it defeats into demons. which has become like Ilavrta-varsa splendid with waves of light from the rising sun on the peak of golden Mount Meru. That's what Srivasa is saying. the sighted blind. 100 Irreligion: Friend. the hearing deaf. then there may also be all other faults. and the wise foolish. saha va nivrttih. or as the swiftly flowing heavenly Ganges on a always flooded Mount Sumeru. Even Lord Visnu became greedy for the goddess of fortune and the great Kaustubha gem churned from the milk ocean. quickly bring 108 excellent new jars! Srikanta. listen. If they are not bewildered. and the unrestrained conchshells and bells are a great festival like a flood of nectar. garlands. 110 If He is really in ecstasy he cannot leave his trance. 106 Again a voice from behind the scenes: O! O! Advaita! These 54 hours have passed for Him as a moment. By His own wish He sometimes performs actions that seem material . from every direction have the brahmanas and good women bring water from the Ganges! 87 Kali: Friend." 105 Your lieutenant envy. 85 Look! The blissful calls of the brahmana's young wives. Madness and pride in His heart. Gadadhara. fragrant water. 103 Irreligion: Friend. on their braids looseness. listen. 92 Kali: (looking behind the scenes in every direction) Friend. Mukunda. and on their cheeks hairs erect in ecstasy. because e is supremely independent He does not always reveal His identity to others.83 Kali: (listening) Friend. This is confirmed by the words "eka-yoga-nirdistanam saha va pravrttih. as a madman overcome with bliss and as the splendour of sudden lightning. 97 ((From behind the scenes tumultuous sweet sounds of the purusa-sukta prayers) Kali: (looking) Ah! Wonderful! 98 As water continually falling from Brahma's kamandalu. 101 Kali: It's not like that. these are the actions of a madman. belts. quickly bring the arghya and other things! Sripati. bring pure. listen! Listen! The devotees cannot bear His power and opulence. I think the great abhiseka festival of ecstatic Lord Visvambharadeva. 91 Again a voice from behind the scenes: Rama.) 84 Kali: (carefully looking) Your guess is true. This is very wonderful. Stunned with bliss. He does not see. (Behind the scenes are sounds of various musical instruments and sounds of "ululu". look! Look! In Srivasa Brahmana's home. on their bodies trembling. ascends the throne of the Salagrama-sila and other Deities. then why is He overcome with ecstasy? 89 Kali: Friend. splendidly dressed in clean garments. 109 Irreligion: I heard. What calamity does it not bring? 104 Why worry? If there is one fault. which destroys patience. ornaments and other things. Now that He is in this ecstasy. shedding tears. who pollutes the heart with an intolerance of others' good fortune. I can guess these are limitlessly glorious pastimes that fill the heart with wonder. has begun. (looks) Look! Look! It is so. Greed. hates happiness. In their words are His pastimes. this is greed's opportunity. 94 Irreligion: It is said that loosened braids are a symptom of lust. He shines with great splendour. It's as if I can see it. the hairs of their bodies erect. the sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" the playing of many instruments. in their eyes tears. 90 (Again looking behind the scenes) Friend. He (Lord Caitanya). but they do not agitate they who are free of material desire. hides within Him. jewels. pushes Them aside. all the devotees. who is now revealing that He is the Supreme. will somehow defeat Him. why do His followers take his words seriously? Kali: Out of love. enters the Deity-room. The wise call these His sweet pastimes. (He does that.

115 Now they are all coming here. I gave up all materialism and.8. and determined to understand what is the best goal of life. 126 (Everyone is filled with wonder) Bhagavan: Tell everything from the beginning. (Again looks behind the scenes) Oh! What is this? 112 All the devotees headed by Advaita and all the women headed by the wives of Srivasa and his brothers fall as sticks to the ground. Don't be unhappy. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. and your son. 116 Irreligion: Friend. wild. The Lord has opened His eyes like two blossoming lotuses dripping the honey of His mercy. With tears. I understand. this person. 123 Uddhava said to the gopis (Srimad Bhagavatam 10. joy. merciless. Their thought is thoroughly absorbed in the lotus feet of Krsna. and the hearing and chanting of which eclipses the value of materialistic goals of life. Lies. O restless-hearted one. remembering the good advice. O Lord how You saved me from death. to the great souls. (They both exit. austerity. a teacher of Srimad Bhagavatam. it is love. the giver of liberation. the wonderful Supreme Personality of Godhead in a form meant to taste nectar. 120 Bhagavan: Advaita. Because they are conditioned they think one is great and another small. Come. can stay among the atheists. exalted lineage. Deception. I remember. 118 Irreligion: As you like. giving up all my misdeeds. Lord Visvambhara enters. because of some unknown previous pious act. which I could not refuse. who is Mukunda Himself. are automatically accustomed to this habit. I descended from Goloka because of the flood of nectar that was Your humble request." the Lord places His lotus feet on their heads. dressed in splendid clothing and ornaments. coolness. Don't throw it away. But how can we unqualified women know your perfectly?"* 122 Here Queen Kunti explains that in order to make sweet the dried and shrivelled hearts of the impersonalists sages. morality. the gopis are superexcellently successful in their mission." 129 Awakening at dawn. the land of limitless transcendental bliss situated on the far shore of the nectar ocean of all rasa and known by many names beginning with the name Gokula? 125 Bhagavan: Srivasa. from childhood up to sixteen years. who enjoys transcendental pastimes. and his proud mind splashed by the waves of contentious useless theories. whose appearance brings auspiciousness to the world. waiting with sadness in my heart for the day of my death.25): Among all the living entities who have accepted the human form of life. Such persons are purified by being able to discriminate between matter and spirit. although everyone laughed at me. 132 Peaceful at heart. You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. they are now overcome with ecstasy. offensive to guru and brahmanas. who has learning. In the distance other devotees perform kirtana). Advaita: (folding his hands) Who am I? I am the most insignificant. a kindhearted person said to me in a dream: 128 "O brahmana in name only. that is the way conditioned souls think. Out of kindness to the conditioned souls You have manifested in this form. 117 Kali: You can stay among they who blaspheme the spotless character of Lord Caitanya. which are more wonderful than the bliss of impersonal Brahman. and Dvaraka pastimes. fasting on that day.47. unhappy at heart that my life would be so short. sweet nectar of love the gopis. their hearts filled with eternal everincreasing attachment for You. the crusher of demons. Your wife. where do you think I should go? Kali: (thinks) Listen. Mathura. and intense eagerness. There is no other way. Thus ends the Viskambhaka). 119 (Carried on a palanquin. I tell you: You have only one year of life ahead. and the highest asrama. manifested His Gokula. lotuses that had been closed by the waves of His ecstasy. Your supremely fortunate personified pleasure potencies. felt in Vrndavanadhama. 113 (Again looks for a long time) Very wonderful! 114 In a voice deep as thunder saying "Fix your minds on Me. can stay among the dry impersonalists and the materialists. who can give you advice? Still. in the Narada Purana. having lovingly accepted the Lord. I went to the home of Devananda Pandita. but the gopis. do you remember how with My hand I once forcibly stopped your life-breath from leaving your body? Srivasa: (remembers) Yes. now sip with cupped hands the secret. bodily hairs erect.Irreligion: Then you say when it is directed to ordinary people it is delusion and when it is directed to anyone else. Everyone hear."* 124 How will we sip the drops that fall between Your fingers as You. They do not depend on any yoga practice. Great souls headed by Advaita surround Him. with a desire to hear from him. 121 How can it be otherwise? Queen Kunti explains (Srimad Bhagavatam 1.20): "You Yourself descend to propagate transcendental science in the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators. anxiety. I found this verse: 130 "In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. 7 . forgetting even my own home. his restless heart hard as wood. 127 Srivasa: Before the Lord came. There is no other way. I think we should go somewhere else. even in dream never heard or chanted the Lord's glories. There is no other way. and as if just awakened from the sleep of His ecstasy. not doing anything else (but only chanting Lord Hari's name). Then. 111 Kali: Fool. Vraja's prince. encouraged by the nectar of that advice. trembling. and counting the months. took shelter of Lord Hari's name alone."* 131 Considering this a message from Lord Krsna. Great sages and saintly persons are also trying to be absorbed in meditation upon the lotus feet of Krsna. when the year was over and the day of my death had come.

Then someone rescued me from the mouth of death. Bhagavan: (with kindness) It will be seen. he says to Gadadhara) Gadadhara! Look! Look! 152 This brahmana's heart which pride of very hard austerities had made hard as a thunderbolt. 149 Bhagavan: So be it. is now. Understanding that I was still alive."* Note: This verse is quoted from Srimad Bhagavatam (6. everyone brought me to my home. that is the truth. Lord. 150 Suklambara: (with humility) Lord. 146 Bhagavan: (As He does that. may I again become their servant so that my mind may always think of Your transcendental attributes.) Svami. Bhagavan: Advaita. there is a great fault in both of them. I was overcome. 139 Advaita: What is the fault in adhyatma-yoga? Bhagavan: How can You speak these words? 140 "A person fixed in the devotional service of the Supreme Lord. He says) "The Supreme Personality of Godhead. he is attracted to the Lord's four-armed form. Advaita: What should I say? Srivasa: (in His ear)! In this way. please carefully explain that the mother of the universe is now here to enjoy the Lord's happiness and mercy. the moment arrived. Mukunda. please be kind to them. (They both tremble in fear as if struck by a thunderbolt) 138 Advaita: Lord. Devahuti attained perfection by understanding jnana-yoga and bhakti-yoga from Lord Kapila.11. 156 Advaita: Good. Arjuna says: "You alone know Yourself by Your own potencies. 143 Advaita: In Bhagavad-gita."* Note: This verse is quoted from Srimad Bhagavatam (10. 148 Both of Them: (falling down as sticks) "O my Lord. Even today he spend a long time studying the Vasistha Yoga-sastra. suddenly melting. but His original form has two arms. bringing her. under the spell of death. she would no longer think He is her son. His heart is filled with the bitter adhyatma-yoga philosophy. (Everyone is filled with wonder) 135 As iron becomes gold by a sparsamani jewel's touch." 154 If she were to see Him now that He is overcome with ecstasy. Srivasa: (Looking. I became unconscious and. which create a pleasant cool shade. may 8 .24). It was I that gave back your life when it was ended.9. That is his object of worship. swims in the ocean of nectar. 158 Advaita: (folding His hands) Lord. but He is not as easily accessible to mental speculators. O Visvambhara. remove the poison of material desires. Krsna.22).133 While listening to the story of Prahlada Maharaja. everyone here loves You and is Your servant. the son of mother Yasoda. so your body became like another body by Narada-sakti's entrance. or to those who consider the body the same as the self. Please be kind. Therefore the original form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead has two arms. 145 Please be kind to these two and place on their heads Your two parasol-feet. Helping me stand. The scriptures again say: "gudham param brahma manusya-lingam" (The confidential."* Therefore please explain the truth of Your personal form." Srivasa is glorious. 134 Bhagavan: It was I that appeared to you in a dream. by the touch of the Lord's feet. Bhagavan: Advaita. That gives pleasure to the eyes. Please give me Your glance of mercy. He is the home (vasa) of the glory (sri) of love for You. Lord. I have performed many severe austerities and visited many holy places. Still my heart is not satisfied. How can this be arranged? 155 Gadadhara: If Advaita Acarya speaks to her. my words always glorify those attributes. O Supreme Person. (He exits and. what is it? Bhagavan: The nectar of devotional service is not perfectly situated in Murari's heart. to those striving for self-realisation by severe austerities and penances. 137 Advaita: Lord Murari. Otherwise a dead man cannot live again. Again I stood.. will I again be able to be a servant of Your eternal servants who find shelter only at Your lotus feet? O Lord of my life. is accessible to devotees engaged in spontaneous loving service. 142 Advaita: Is that wrong? Bhagavan: If the Supreme Lord likes He can assume a four-armed form. Bring her. putrid as onions. 136 Advaita: It is so.. The scriptures again say: "paramatma narakrtih" (The Supreme Lord's original form resembles that of a human being). I fell from a balcony to the courtyard below. The scriptures say "narakrti param brahma" (the original form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is like that of a human being). This proves the eternally blissful Lord's teaching: "A person who worships Me attains a new body. and shower the nectar of great mercy. For him what is the use of the water in small ditches. the Lord of the highest auspiciousness. 141 Advaita: What is Mukunda's offense? Bhagavan: As he himself admits.12. A terrible offense had stolen their intelligence. original form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is like the form of a human being).22). Why worry? Her illusion will go. 147 (with kindness) From now on do not be servants of these heresies. Acarya. and these other devotees transform others into Your loving servants. and my body always engage in the loving service of Your Lordship?"* Note: This verse is quoted from Srimad Bhagavatam (6. Saci-devi scolded us saying "The ecstasy of your kirtanas has driven my son mad and made him abandon the path of duty in this world. 144 Advaita: You are kind to Me. O Supreme Personality of Godhead. 151 (Without fear or shame he places his head on Lord Caitanya's feet). 153 Thinking Him her own son. Hari. mock the lotus. like the form of a human being. 157 Srivasa: As you order. making tears flow from his eyes and the hairs of his body stand erect in ecstasy. again enters.

When a cintamani gem is placed on the same string with common stones. Only when your offense is forgiven will the Supreme Lord be merciful to you. 163 Bhagavan: Goddess. with Advaita. loving friends uprooted by the people of Kali-yuga? Are they now living in hiding? 2 Could they have found a place Kali does not know? No.. these logicians think their speculations are the only scripture. Everyone: (with pleasure) As the Lord commands. Alas! Alas! Kali has turned the castes into this! 4 The brahmacaris are so only because they cannot marry. 3 The brahmanas are interested only in their sixth duty. her devotion was not like this. and thinking whoever is most expert at logic is the wisest. do that). You appear in different forms with different personal characteristics. An offense to a devotee blocks the sunlight of the Lord's mercy. no truth. 9 .45): "After seeing this universal form. cannot commit offenses. Now You should display Your form as a devotee. but a mother can never commit offenses to her sons. although you are the mother of the universe. knowledge. no friendship. a form that delighted us since childhood. the Supreme divine person. or only pretenders? (He watches for a long time) Ah! 6 Almost from their very birth again and again saying "designation". 169 As Arjuna said (Bhagavad-gita 11. A sacred thread is the only sign of their status. no peacefulness. with surprise He says) From where has this spontaneous maternal love come? She must have been His mother in a previous life. so be it. O devotees headed by Srivasa. which I have never seen before. no self-restraint. and destroyed all our sufferings. 167 Everyone: Lord. 166 Srivasa: Now we are relieved. it is not so. (With great satisfaction He takes her by the hand and places her before the Lord). Therefore pleased bestow Your grace upon me and reveal again Your form as the Personality of Godhead. 172 Bhagavan: (Remembering His mood as a devotee. no control of mind or senses. it is not made less. 164 Advaita: Lord. we were afraid to break Your ecstatic trance."* 170 "When Arjuna thus saw Krsna in His original form. The sudras think themselves great scholars and are eager to become gurus and teach the truth of religion. eternity. The mother of the universe. The sannyasis are different from the others only in clothing. "social class". within whose body the entire universe rests when there is cosmic devastation. but at the same time my mind is disturbed with fear. I am now composed in mind and am restored to my original nature. who is endowed with all the virtues of the great devotees. Advaita: O. did I sleep all this time? Why did you not wake Me? Everyone: Lord. their transcendental existence is in no way impaired. attain perfection by being filled with the bliss of Krsna-prema. this display of the Lord's power and opulence has crushed her maternal love. Everyone: Lord. so very beautiful. Were my sincere. Still. Alas! Alas! There is no cleanliness. her body trembles with compassion. 152 Advaita: (stopping her. the Supreme Lord. The vaisyas are like atheists. she speaks as if she were goddess Sarasvati). Because there is no place like that. I am gladdened. You only pretend to be an ordinary person in the world of men. 173 Bhagavan: Alas! Alas! I wasted all this time unconscious! Come. no tolerance. Let us pray this display may come to an end. and no mercy. Are they sincere. He again assumes that nature) O Advaita and other devotees. "logical inference". brought us great good fortune. The brahmanas here shine with great splendour. seeing this humanlike form. Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Two Sarvavatara-darsanah The Revelation of All Incarnations Act Two 1 (Renunciation enters). Your opulence. she tries to grasp His feet by force). let us chant Hare Krsna. within whose womb You. should now be kind to us. (They. 160 You. Those vanaprasthas are so only in the name 'vanaprastha' travelling on the path of the ears. She wants to touch her son's feet.51) 171 When spiritual beings exhibit seemingly mundane qualities. overwhelmed. Sons can commit offenses to their mother. The grhasthas are interested only in filling the bellies of their wives and children. have taken birth. accepting charity. rested in my womb. Renunciation: (looking all around) The world is full of materialists. 5 (He walks a few steps) Ah! Here are good people. 168 You. staying far away from talk of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The ksatriyas are so in name only."* (Bhagavadgita 11. and a host of words like them. 161 (After praying in this way. (Everyone exits). Filled with wonder. he said: "O Janardana. our protector. You have offended Srivasa and the other devotees. 159 Saci: (Seeing her wonderful son rapt in ecstasy. "universal principle".Your mother. 165 (calling Srivasa) Srivasa! although Devaki knew that her son was the Supreme Personality of Godhead. and bliss are all eternal. O Lord of lords! O abode of the universe.

Devotional Service is still alive somewhere! (Again he turns to the sky) What do you say? 23 "Glories the crown of holy places. he is like pride personified. Renunciation turns his ear to the sky and says) What do you say? "What do you say? "Wherever Devotional Service is present. by the suffering of being separated from my friends. His face is withered by the loss of all auspiciousness. (He takes a few steps).. 9 (He leaves them. Badarikasrama. I will go. (He does that). (He does that. and saying "I am Brahman'" alas. Gaudadesa. I offer my respectful obeisances. You uprooted the tree of religion. lifting his feet high as he walks with long strides. you are alive! You are the life-breath of the self-controlled. 27 Renunciation: (looking) This is Devotional Service. Ah! They are debating. 29 I will go to her. keeping the crowd away with a cruel stare. They are Saivites and ghosts about to kill me! I'll run for shelter. Mathura. and they are equal to both friends and outsiders? 22 (A divine voice is heard. Now. Obeisances to you.7 What is the use of talking with them? I will go somewhere else. It is the tinkling conchshell ornaments of a young girl fetching water. By his words I will know what is in his heart. What arrogance! 17 This is strange. what to speak o economic development and sense gratification. scripture study. Devotional Service: (looking ahead) Ah! who is this? His mind is tortured by many troubles. (He does that). 12 Ah! This must be a holy man because. the hairs of their bodies stand erect in ecstasy. opulent situation. and looks around). samadhi. and by the grief of seeing the whole world turned into a desert. Buddhists." (He thinks for a moment) ah. he meditates. Not one of them knows the truth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. and expertly stopping with the tip of his tongue the nectar moonlight flowing from within his forehead. Ah! 13 Sitting in a yoga-posture by the riverbank. they are debating. 19 You drove away control of the mind. truth hides within you. what would persons like us accomplish even in hundreds of years like this?" 16 (After thus repeating those words) Good. insignificant. I am now overcome. (Again he walks a few steps). in the city of Navadvipa. words. When will I see the Vaisnavas chanting Krsna's glories and serving Him as they shed tears. and all other virtues. purifies the senses. 15 "Although I went to Hardwar. where. I will observe. (He walks a certain distance). 25 (Devotional Service enters). tell me. untroubled. and naked yogis. They are only different ways to fill an empty belly. As he gazes at me he is lifted beyond the material world. and. he says): 21 I see that now everyone's thoughts. stomach. 11 I will go south. I don't recognise him. Let me look at them. (He approaches) Goddess. 18 O Kali. Prayaga. 8 Saying the Supreme is "only eternity". japa. hating the Personality of Godhead's form. makes liberation. faith. I will observe him. the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in a form splendid s gold and Devotional Service appeared in every home. ferocious atheists. plunging the living entities into oceans of bliss. he approaches. and "without actions". Although Kali has driven him away. Ah! They look like sinless men doing some good work. "without designations". free of all suffering. denying the Lord's inconceivable potencies and qualities even though glorified in Sruti. at once fulfils all their desires. (He does that). and austerity are like an actor's expert playing on a stage. What broke his meditation? (surprised. and Jaimini. Setubandha. three or four times over in the past year. and grasping kusa straws in his hands. Puskara. his forehead. as were Truthfulness and all the others? 10 . I am Renunciation. They are mayavadis. he thinks) ah! I know. 28 She delights the heart. (He does that and then looks around). expert meditation. desires and deeds are all destroyed by the impurities of Kali. Sri Ranga. Ah! Ah! He is a demon! Calling out "Hum! Hum! Hum!" in a sharp and bitter voice. Come. Shedding tears. (He runs a certain distance and then sees something). Prabhasa and many other places. and chest smeared with clay. alas. by the exhaustion of long searching for them. Ah! Good. arms. 14 He is only staging a play to fill his stomach. Ah! This looks like a renounced soul. He talks with a traveller met by chance on the road. I will go. cheerfully sitting on a great rock by the riverbank. Patanjali. well done! Well done! You brought the entire earth under your rule. his eyes closed. Gaya. let me rest for a moment. He was tortured so much by Kali's men I do not know if he is alive or not." 24 (happily) Ah! Ah! Why do the people not see her? I will go there. good works. goes to another place. They are Jains. He must be a pilgrim coming from the holy places. Come (She touches him with her hand) 31 Renunciation: (bowing at her feet) Goddess. You captured them and made them your slaves working for your own profit. he seems to be passing his time meditating on something beyond the modes of nature. 26 Ah! My brother Renunciation could not come to me in this happy. "beyond thought". 30 Devotional Service: (with compassion) Brother. neck. how is it you were not defeated by Kali. Kanada. (He listens and then repeats the words). Let us see what is their philosophy. there you will see your friends. (He goes to another place and looks around). Without pure devotional service to Lord Visnu. which had friendship and other virtues as its branches. This must be a genuine ascetic. 10 (He observes them) Ah! learned in the theories of Kapila. control of the senses. "without qualities". Ayodhya. In this situation what can I do? 20 (He thinks for a moment). they shun love for the Supreme Person. Benares.

All this is the Lord's doing. he raised his arms and began to dance. and destroys the strong material desires in the hearts of all. 33 Renunciation: Goddess. what form of the Lord did he see? 59 Devotional Service: Renunciation. Now he purifies the world. everyone 11 . Listen to what He has done since childhood. which is both the goal of life and the means of attaining the goal of life. 48 Renunciation: Goddess. 44 Renunciation: Does the Lord personally order this. 36 Accompanied by His associates such as myself. For our sake the merciful Supreme Personality of Godhead has descended as Sri Gauracandra. schooling. Now he has cut the bonds of birth and death. simply by seeing You for a moment he is wild with intoxication. and the bonds of birth and death. Lord Hari's ordinary pastimes are more beautiful than His unusual pastimes. 37 Renunciation: I already learned this from a voice in the sky. on a night bathed with the light of the full moon. can defeat Kali. I will cut the strong material desires in their hearts. as a swarm of intoxicated bees swallowed the moonlight and filled the sky with blinding darkness. even though beaten by the Muslim teachers. The handsomeness of His form brings the greatest bliss. only decoration. so His devotee is never poor. Listen. All he had ever wanted was a full pot of wine. sometimes He does something extraordinary. what is this? All of a sudden this person has become as if celebrating a great festival. and in the southern corner of the courtyard having drunkenly begun to sew clothes. 50 Still. and manifesting many symptoms of ecstasy. with bodily hairs erect. the Goddess of Fortune also comes. "Visvambhara is the only Lord. in this time of Kali. I will purify even the outcastes. 57 If questioned. material illusion. Throwing down his sewing. or sometimes in Murari's home. they know and do. and no nectar of love net expressed by sankirtana and dancing. 42 Renunciation: What is the answer to my second question? 43 Devotional Service: Renunciation. or does he sometimes reveal His supreme power and opulence? 49 Devotional Service: Renunciation. 58 Renunciation: Goddess. at Srivasa's home. 64 Renunciation: Goddess. a muslim tailor. as His dear associates sing. stunned. 46 When the Lord descends. I will purify all their contamination. 55 Renunciation: Then? Then? 56 Devotional Service: That Muslim tailor took shelter of the Lord's holy name. He could not give up the desire for wine. shedding tears. having circumambulated the temple.. occupation. please tell it in detail. please explain the confidential meaning of this. no temple without a Deity of the Lord. Although the Ganges flows from Lord Siva's head. you don't know. 51 The sight of the Lord made him more intoxicated than any wine. what to speak of act as I do. 65 Devotional Service: At that moment. there is not the slightest trace of spiritual life. 47 Sometimes in Srivasa's home. There is no real substance. 34 Devotional Service: Renunciation. every day. the Lord innocently said to Srivasa: 52 "Srivasa. Now." 53 Srivasa then jokingly said: 54 "Lord. 38 What will you do now? What will the Lord do? Is there a shelter now for me. character. Seeing this. listen. covered with perspiration. in the courtyard of Murari's home. His forms are different kinds of bliss. or the mercy of His devotees. whose pastimes is to break the bonds of repeated birth and death. Giving up his former associates. all the devotees saw the Lord assume the form of Lord Sankarsana. and by pure devotional service. 40 Renunciation: You cannot do that without the Goddess of Mercy? 41 Devotional Service: Without the Lord's mercy. no service that is not done with the nectar of love. The hairs of his body stood erect. 35 Only devotional service. began to stare at Lord Visvambhara. this is the unprecedented glory of Your intoxicating handsomeness. again and again the Lord dances. 62 Renunciation: It is so. In Navadvipa there is no person whose home is not a temple of Lord Hari. I cannot exist. it gives us pleasure when it comes to earth. which removes all sins. With wide-open eyes he called out: "I have seen! I have seen!" He trembled. Whatever He desires. filled with bliss. the Lord's form is bliss. asrama. and family.32 Devotional Service: Renunciation. down to even the outcasts. 60 Renunciation: How could a person of such low birth attain such good fortune? 61 Devotional Service: (in Sanskrit) Ignoring noble birth. no Deity that is not carefully served. does He always act as a devotee. who have no shelter? 39 Devotional Service: (in Sanskrit) Renunciation. the Supreme Lord has now appeared in the role of a devotee. listen. he accepted the dress of a renunciant. he is always engaged in chanting the Lord's holy names. Tears flowing from his eyes bathed his chest. If the Goddess of Mercy will come I will place the nectar of divine love in their hearts. One day. sometimes in Vidyanidhi's home. Then? Then? 63 Devotional Service: At another time. he continues to sing and dance. sometimes in Acaryaratna's home. he explains. he travels about as a perfected soul.. purifies the contaminations of Kali. and seeing these forms brings different kinds of bliss. there is none else. his eyes red from drinking wine. or do they who take shelter of Him do this as they think right? 45 Devotional Service: Such is the glory of the Lord that by seeing Him people become mad with ecstasy. Lord Hari's mercy does not consider whether one is qualified or not qualified to receive it." Provided his livelihood by all the devotees.

generosity. Varaha. is being overcome was the ecstasy of devotional love. love of God. and the four goals of life. His splendid plough-weapon. 74 Renunciation: Then? Then? 75 Devotional Service: He assumed. take Him again to the Ganges. His own associates would lift Him up. 87 Seeing Him in this state. His favourite kadambari liquor. In this city are three kinds of men. expert intelligence. 73 As they sang newer and newer songs of His pastimes. and the Kaustubha gem. obeisances to You! Obeisances to You. his entire body covered with terrible sores. They worshipped Him. who charms everyone's heart. nor detached from the world. You are Siva. 89 Renunciation: Ah. An earring danced on one ear. and another would sing a beautiful song of devotional love." 83 Renunciation: Ah. 66 Renunciation: Then? Then? 67 Devotional Service: Aware of this fragrance. Nityananda gazed at that form and prayed: 81 "You are Lord Hari. At the day's end the causelessly merciful Lord revealed His six-armed form to Nityananda. the mud on His chest washed by His tears. You are Brahma. necklaces. 100 Then the brahmana said: "Seeing You will make it go away. 91 Seeing Him. was returning home after dancing at Acaryaratna's home. your disease will go away." 97 Renunciation: Then? Then? 98 Devotional Service: With wide-open eyes the fallen brahmana said: "Lord. the fallen brahmana. heroism. one student would chant the very sweet name of the Lord. If you drink water that has washed His feet. begged: "O son of Saci. O Visvambhara. the forms of Buddha. Some are moderately attached. walking through the city's streets.noticed the scent of liquor distilled from kadamba flowers. His limbs covered with mud. You are fire. and wonderful glory. is about to appear. He carried the mark of a palm tree. His eyes became red and restless in the happiness of drinking wine. and other incarnations. a vaijayanti garland. Advaita Acarya is the best. and of all devotees full of love for the Supreme Personality o Godhead. another would recite a nectarean verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam. 90 Devotional Service: On another day as the Lord of devotees. You are water. He danced. Then? Then? 84 Devotional Service: In this way His mood of being the Supreme Personality of Godhead is described. this is very wonderful.. 88 After a short while. Of this there is no doubt. and in the other four a conchshell. two peacock feathers. blinded these bees. everyone says You are the almighty Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. Why prescribe any other cure?" The brahmana then followed the Lord's instruction and his body became healthy as before. of all sinless persons in all universes. would laugh and raise a commotion. and filled us with wonder? Now we see a wonderful plough and a club for crushing enemies. transcendental splendour. disc. His mother wept bitterly to hear of her son's becoming overcome. You are the sun. club and lotus. Now listen to how He becomes filled with love. the master of all! 82 "Some say that with these six arms You kill the six enemies of this world. 78 He was filled with matchless sweetness. then this sickness caused by sin. nobility. and His form like the great splendour of lightning flashes embraced by a vine of restless ecstasy. determination. Some are completely attached to the Lord. the Lord glanced at that fallen brahmana. Even though she was very wise. 79 Renunciation: Then? Then? 80 Devotional Service: Stunned with bliss and armoured with bodily hairs erect. then You are indeed the lotus-eyed Supreme Person. whose form brings auspiciousness to the world. Why do You commit this blasphemy by saying I am He? 96 "There is one way your disease can be cured." 68 Renunciation: Then? Then? 69 Devotional Service: Then Sri Visvambharadeva said: "Lord Sankarsana. 12 . what is the way?" The Lord then spoke this instruction: 99 "O fallen brahmana. Your body will then be as healthy as before. I say that with these arms You give devotional service. You are the moon. its caused removed. will go far away. and make Him wash all His limbs. gentleness. Some others are neither attached to the Lord. not seeing any other hope. tainted with youthful insolence. You are the wind. You are the earth. everyone asked the Lord: "Lord. and said: 95 "The Supreme Personality of Godhead cannot be attained by any ordinary man. If You can cure this fallen wretch of his disease. more splendid than thousands of suns." 70 Renunciation: Then? Then? 71-2 Devotional Service: As he spoke these words Lord Gauracandra became wonderfully changed. O Lord Murari. Nrsimha. For a moment He filled them with wonder. O fulfiller of desires. His student companions. 92 "Everyone says You are the same Lord that delivered Gajendra. gravity. His clothing still wet from His bath in the Ganges. who was on the verge of death. His wet clothing turning the dust of the street to mud. 85 Seeing Him." 93 Renunciation: Then? Then? 94 Devotional Service: Trembling with compassion and the hairs of His body erect with ecstasy. His complexion became pale as the moon. a certain fallen brahmana saw Him on the street. and His club have come before Him. He wore a crown. 76 Renunciation: What was it like? 77 Devotional Service: In two hands He held a beautiful flute. one after another. 86 Falling to the street by hearing this. He would roll about on the ground. why has this splendid fragrance of kadamba liquor suddenly appeared. If you do this one thing. handsomeness.

Bhagavan: Real wealth is devotion to Visnu. other's madness is a disease. 114 (Advaita whispers in Srivasa's ear). 121 (Advaita closes His eyes and meditates). mother of the universe. Lord Caitanya replies by saying that Srivasa is not at all bereft of Sri. Advaita: (aside) What will I say? If I say. who is transcendental bliss. 13 . Come. 123 Bhagavan: These are the symptoms of directly seeing the Lord. Your madness uproots the disease of repeated birth and death." Lord Caitanya interprets Advaita's words in a different way and says: "Yes the real wealth (Sri) is devotional service. let us both go. the Yadava king. (He calls for a servant. Advaita: That is why the Supreme Personality of Godhead has accepted Her. His heart is lost in intense bliss. (He thinks for a moment). that you are going so quickly even your shadow cannot follow you? 102 Devotional Service: To enjoy confidential pastimes with His devotees. my desire to see the form of Lord Syamasundara will not be fulfilled. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Still. (He manifests that form in Advaita's heart). Srivasa: Sri has gone away. (They both exit). come here? 107 Bhagavan: Advaita. asks that Advaita not reside in any other place. His stilled body trembles. Tell her this body overcome with bliss. but for they who see it or hear of it. Your form is our great treasure. devotional service is most dear to Lord Visnu. the answer to my third question remains to be answered by you. That He breathes we know only by the slight movements of His nostrils' hair. 108 Srivasa: Lord. 113 Srivasa: I will also take prasadam with Them. 122 Srivasa: (watching for a long time) Wonderful! Advaita has gone beyond the impersonal Advaita-philosophy. Please make this form disappear from His heart. Sri has left him." That is why He asks. thus playfully sidestepping Advaita's statement about Visnupriya-devi. You do not show this form externally. who has form. it will kill My love for this form. Why did the Lord. "Yes. the Raghava king. 124 Srivasa: Lord. whose fame destroys the world's sins! Advaita: Why have You. Lord Visvambhara enters and sits down). Bhagavan: It will be difficult for him to cook such a great meal. which is dear (priya) to Visnu (visnu). otherwise He will never emerge from this trance. The Lord promised to show it to Me. O powerful Lord. please do not continue to shake Advaita's mind in this way. In the same way all-pervading Nityananda. She says: "Please stay as a jewel in my home.101 Renunciation: What is wonderful for the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Tell me: where are you going and what do you want. Srivasa. and who eternally enjoys pastimes. The servant understands the hint and exits). We wish to ask Him: "What did You see?" 125 Bhagavan: He is free to awaken as He wishes. which begin with jnana-yoga. Of this there is no doubt. also lives here. (He makes that form disappear from Advaita's heart). A foolish living entity knows very little happiness. Because the Supreme Lord's form is full of transcendental bliss and knowledge. 110 Advaita: Now Sri is Visnupriya. who is simultaneously all-pervading and localised in a certain place. our protector. So be it. If I say. and other devotees. The actions of His outward senses have stopped. Note: Advaita interprets Sri to mean "Goddess Laksmi". He is lost in the direct perception of the Supreme Truth. Bhagavan: What did the noble Acarya say? Srivasa: He said: "Sri Nityanandadeva saw His sixarmed form. and Lord Krsna. but I have not seen it. 120 Bhagavan" (smiling) The person I will show You is not dependent on Me. Of all transcendental paths. I always worry how always to stay in Your company and never be separated from You. this is Your original form". this is a play You have staged. Advaita: Why does He say "for him"? He should say "for her". will today take prasadam with Lord Visvambhara. Bhagavan: Yes. how can the Lord be stopped in any way? The Lord is not dependent on anyone for His bliss and knowledge. That wealth always stays with you devotees. He says here "Goddess Laksmi has descended as Srimati Visnupriya-devi (Lord Caitanya's wife). "I will show that form to You. He is revealing Himself because Your eyes are full of love. 118 Bhagavan: What will a madman not say? 119 Srivasa: Lord. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. We cannot see it. since Your lotus feet have appeared in here in the nine bhakti-islands of Navadvipa." 112 Advaita: (hearing) As the mother of the universe orders. 105 (Accompanied by Advaita Acarya. even though His home is in Santipura. I am hurrying to follow him.. Advaita lives here. "The other form is Your original form". 106 Bhagavan: (joking to Advaita) Glories to Sita's husband. Advaita replies by referring to Lord Caitanya's marriage to Visnupriya. Srivasa protests that because he is poverty-stricken. not show it?" 115 A voice From Behind the Scenes: Ah! Ah! Now we see the six-armed form! 116 Bhagavan: (concealing His real intention) This is My own form. 117 Srivasa: This form present before us is the object of our love. You said. and the name "Srivasa" may be interpreted to mean "the abode of wealth". Tell me: Will He be my shelter? Will He protect me? 104 Devotional Service: (in Sanskrit) yes. is the shelter of Renunciation. 103 Renunciation: Goddess. who is Lord Rama. 109 Advaita: Here is Srivasa. the saintly Lord is now going with Advaita to Srivasa's home. the object of Advaita's devotion. 111 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Saci-devi. Note: Sri may mean "wealth".

flooded with sweet nectar. I myself am alive only in name. my words have borne fruit. He was like You. do You see this now. Advaita is not at fault. What is the fault? Bhagavan: (to Advaita) Advaita. 138 Srivasa: Does He directly see the Lord at this moment or does He describe what he saw before? Bhagavan: Ask. (Everyone Exits) Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Three Dana-vinodah The Dana-keli Pastime Act Three 1. 145 Srivasa: Who is so fortunate to see You in this was? Bhagavan: (joking) Srivasa. He shows some external consciousness) A splendid dark form Left Lord Caitanya. No one else sees. (Friendship enters)." A Voice From Behind the Scenes: True. what is the flood of splendour that robs My eyes? 128 A dark spiritual glory in each limb. Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: Ah. He wants to say something more. 150 Srivasa: (hears) We should not delay. this is Your own mental delusion. 139 Srivasa: (to Advaita) O great soul. entered Me. In his answer here. 132 The Srivatsa mark. or do You describe what You saw before? 140 Advaita: (As if rising from an ocean of ecstasy."* An example of the Lord's appearance as the result of yoga practice was His appearance t Dhruva. please don't speak in this way. It is a special incarnation. 147 Srivasa: Lord. (Everyone becomes silent). You alone see this. why would the Lord appear in the heart without long yoga practice? 137 Bhagavan: The Lord's mercy purifies the place before He comes.126 (No longer able to see that form. you also walk on the pathway of Advaita's delusion. Tell the mother of the universe that we. stands before Me. Friendship: Alas! Alas! I heard that my kinsman Renunciation is barely alive. and then.22). Bhagavan: Then why do you say I walk on it? 148 Srivasa: It is not a false claim. glorious as a host of dark clouds. True. By long yoga practice the Lord is manifest in meditation. the revelation of this form. For they who taste the honey of Your lotus feet. His restless red eyes are large lotus flowers. 146 Srivasa: We walk on the path of knowing that You are not different from Krsna. An example of a special incarnation is the Lord's appearance to Narada in his previous life. I opened my eyes and saw it again enter Lord Caitanya. 133 Srivasa: Why is He suddenly lost in trance? 134 Bhagavan: Listen. and brilliant as a host of sapphires. Kaustubha gem. 149 Srivasa: If this person is an oracle. a divine splendour that is a brother to the dark clouds. as the red light of dawn destroys the darkness before the sun rises. Note: The quote is Srimad Bhagavatam (1. The clubs of His arms are long and broad. His eyebrows are a flowering vine. Bhagavan: Advaita. You are like Him. You are at fault. He was splendid as a blue lotus. Srivasa uses the word "advaita" to mean "impersonal monism". He recites) Fragrant as a host of suddenlyblooming blue lotuses. Note: In the previous text the Lord used the word "advaita" to mean "Advaita Acarya". Advaita Prabhu and the others. then I am right. I don't know where he is. disappeared. dark as a forest of flowering tamala trees. for You said: "I will show this form to You. and goddess of fortune meet on His chest decorated with a beautiful great necklace. this is a waking dream. He speaks these words. Finished with her cooking. The truth about You cannot be hidden. 131 Advaita: His long black hair is thick and curly. 141 Srivasa: (with joy) Lord. Saci-devi now waits for Advaita to come with her son. was meant to increase your spiritual desire. as if still seeing that form). which you have seen only momentarily. "O sinless one. Tell Me: Is this a waking dream? 144 Bhagavan: Advaita. 142 Srivasa: A sleep of ecstatic trance. Unhappy at heart. are coming with Lord Visvambhara. 143 Advaita: (irritated) A splendid youth. 136 But Lord. A garland of forest flowers reaches to His feet. what did You see? 127 Advaita: (As if dreaming or possessed by a ghost. But Lord Hari's sudden. He opens His eyes as if waking from sleep. after a moment. this is no path to take. unexpected appearance in the heart is different. His left ankle crossed His right. true. and for a moment continues to stare. Listen. Bhagavan: He's just sleepy. 129 Srivasa: That form is gone. The sun is already in the middle of the sky. 130 Bhagavan: That is because He is still in ecstasy. His handsome lips are like bandhuka flowers. He also does not 14 . To My eyes there is no difference.6. 135 Srivasa: It is so. when the Lord said. His raised nose is handsome. Thinking it still stands before His eyes. How can there be any doubt of it? Bhagavan: If that is so then you are also not different from Him. and expert at playing the flute.

Friendship. the elderly lady who arranges the meeting of Sri Radha and Krsna. who is this coming here? 2. Ah. and your mother Attachment to the Lord's Devotees. Murari.. because of touching the modes of material nature had no nectar. Mukunda will be the pariparsvika. and Vasudeva Acarya will make arrangements behind the scenes. I. who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. were many. are the best. you will be Narada. who were full of nectar. a son. 23 Friendship: Tell me: Who will take what role? Love of God: Daughter listen. Your father was the Mercy of the Lord. The chorus of singers will be Acaryaratna. the daughters named Devotional Service divided into two groups. come here. who has enjoyed the pastimes of all incarnations. 9 One. and some 15 . all alone? 17 Love of God: Friendship. I fled for my life. Stay with me. (She embraces Friendship) Friendship.. so unhappy. unhappy. The lead to attachment to the Lord. where are you going now. Srivasa said: "Lord. 31 Friendship: Then? Then? 32 Love of God: Then. although there were some doubt in his mind. 15 Each rasa has a certain kind of bliss. 26 Goddess Yogamaya. I will go to her and offer respects. what will determine who is qualified and who not. Nothing is sweeter than this. 29 When the words were only half finished. I will tell him. will take shelter of Nityananda's body. 18 Friendship: Where are you going? Love of God: To the place where the Lord. Discrimination and his wife Thoughtfulness had a daughter named Non-envy. and Suklambara will be your brahmacari assistant. In this way I have described your family. and there were many daughters who were all named Devotional Service. Naturalness and Purity. 10 Non-envy married Equanimity and had two sons. 24 . and who now wishes to taste the love of Vrndavana's queen (Radha). humour. (She gazes with wonder). neutrality. In time they had many children. 5. will act Her (Radha's) part in a play to bless the great devotees. do you wander all alone? 6 Friendship: When my friends were defeated by Kali's friends. Why do you ask about my misfortune? 7 Love of God: Daughter. He said: 28 Srivasa. the wellwisher of all the worlds." In this way the Lord assigned the parts. the devotees follow Him in His pastimes. who have brought me great happiness. Each according to his own desire. Friendship: How is that? 8 Love of God: Consider this from the beginning. I am working to purify everyone's heart.. (She approaches) Goddess. please arrange that only qualified persons and not others. Daughter. The truth is the Lord divided Himself in two for the two roles. 16 Friendship: Goddess.. To bring Her (Radha's) ecstatic love into the hearts of some intimate devotees. was named Discrimination.know where I am. 13 Friendship: The best is Love of God? 14 Love of God: Pure Love of God is like an ocean and all rasas and ecstasies are like waves that rise and fall in it. The daughters of the first group. 11 Because some were filled with nectar and some had no nectar. 12 The six kinds of Devotional Service in the six rasas of conjugal love. 20 Friendship: Why would the Supreme Personality of Godhead act the role of a woman? 21 Love of God: Child. were ten. Lord Hari personally came and appeared in Him. the Lord will now act Her transcendental pastimes. In the full bliss of Love of God the different kinds of bliss are all manifest. who. and thinking that Advaita is the incarnation of Lord Siva. offer respects to you. wonder. by the order of Lord Visvambhara. you don't understand. her splendour crushed. (Love of God enters) Love of God: (glancing in front) Ah! Who is this. her daughter Friendship. enter. (She looks in all directions).. and parenthood. glancing with eyes of mercy and purifying everyone's heart. 35 Besides these. and the daughters of the second group. 27 Friendship: Who will be the audience? Love of God: The Lord has already said who may come. tell me. accepting the Lord's order. I am the sister of your grandmother. 3. Thinking that He should personally take Radha's role because it is so secret no other person can take it. don't be afraid. 25 When Advaita dressed for that role. Vidyanidhi and your three brothers headed by Srirama. who is our only shelter. and where will they go? Again the Lord said: 30 "Sri Radha will sweetly appear in Acaryaratna's courtyard. and the wives of Candrasekhara. flooding all directions with the splendour of its limbs. Srivasa made the great brahmana devotee Gangadasa the doorkeeper. Pure Love of God has all bliss. that gazes on me with longing and slowly comes before me? 4 Friendship: (looking carefully) Ah! This is Love of God! I recognise her from her description. now approaches. 26 Haridasa will be the Sutradhara. overcome with fear. or an improvisation? Love of God: It will be a play with acts. and you.. enjoys wonderful pastimes to please all the devotees. no one else was allowed entrance.the Lord personally took the role of Radha and gave to Advaita the role of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Supreme Personality of Godhead. Only the wives of Srivasa and his brothers. Love of God: (with surprise) You are Friendship? Come. why. 19 Friendship: Where is that? Love of God: Acaryaratna's courtyard. A blissful form like streams of nectar. 22 Friendship: Tell me: Will this be a formal play with separate acts. 33 Friendship: Then? Then? 34 Love of God: Then the Lord told Srivasa: "Srivasa. who has all rasas within Himself. friendship. and her body alive in name only.

and as Devaki-nandana. and the stories of His creation of the universes are dry and tasteless. Love of God: Come. the son of Devaki. 51 During a flood a boat can quickly go without following any established path." Child. and by your kindness no one will see me. 44 Love of God: (looking) You have done well. Haridasa enters. At another time even the most established path is difficult on the winding river. as the sastra says. That was Sutradhara. listen.others who had already come were allowed. that recited a verse from Srimad Bhagavatam as the auspicious invocation. you have offered this handful of flowers to the Lord. let us wait until the great sage arrives. The actors should be given their roles without delay. Her face like the full moon. By His presence He destroys all things inauspicious for all living entities. Haridasa is like the personified splendour of the dramatic art. 50 Love of God: Not always. and with His mighty arms He kills everything inauspicious as well as every man who is impious. whose qualities are transcendental and whose activities are wonderful. but why would they become attracted to the Lord's pastimes on earth? Sutradhara: Don't speak in that way. unseen. then tell me: What drama will we perform? 16 . bless you all." 39 Love of God: It is so.36) says: "By hearing Lord Krsna's pastimes one becomes devoted to Him. who is the son of Brahma and the younger brother of the sages headed by Sanaka and Sanandana. "the introduction is spoken from behind the stage. this does not follow the path of the scriptures. and like the auspicious introduction to this wonderful play of the Lord's pastimes in Vrndavana. One path is the rules of scripture. 64 Sutradhara: He is almost here already. His blissful smiling face always increases the lusty desires of the gopis of Vrndavana. 48 Love of God: Listen. (looking ahead) Oh! Oh! Here! Here! 56 (Pariparsvika enters) Pariparsvika: What does his lordship order? Sutradhara: Gentle one. and ankle-bells on his feet. Friendship and Love of God sit). a turban on his head. 61 Lord Hari's pastimes on earth are sweeter than His pastimes in Vaikuntha. With your dramatic skill please let this desire be fulfilled today. Her eyes like lotuses. and like this play's secret smile. for they are both forms in which. At some distance. bracelets and armlets on his arms. do you want to see this? 40 Friendship: Why should I be so fortunate? 41 Love of God: Why are you afraid? I will be with you. The first follows rules. Although the invocation was recited behind the scenes. this flower-offering is now scattered. a place of happiness. and other instruments). Sri Narada is especially attached to the Lord's pastimes in Vrndavana. how is it that saint Narada. 43 (Playing the role of the Sutradhara. 63 Pariparsvika: Lord. moving and inert."* 60 Pariparsvika: The saints may engage in devotional service. 37 Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: "May Lord Sri Krsna be all glorious and happy! He is known as the ultimate resort of all living entities. for a long time I have wished that Your dramatic acting would place before my eyes the moonlight of the pastimes of Vrndavana-vihari Krsna. 57 Pariparsvika: What happened? Sutradhara: Today. glorious with the splendour of the moons of His toenails. Sutradhara: (holding a flower-offering in his folded palms) Illuminating all directions with splendid moonlight. They were also qualified to be there. Another path is spontaneous love.20): "Those who are self satisfied and unattracted by external material desires are also attracted to the loving service of Sri Krsna. 36 (From Behind the scenes the sound of mrdangas. Therefore His attachment is proper. By my power no one will see you. as I was returning from my daily prayers and obeisances at Lord Brahma's lotus feet. and who himself always tastes the bliss of Brahman. My guess was right. 49 Friendship: The path without rules takes a long time. today I met Lord Narada." 55 That I will now try to do. Look. for a long time I have wished that Your dramatic acting would place before my eyes the moonlight of the pastimes of Vrndavanavihari Krsna. 65 Pariparsvika: If that is so. filled with all-auspiciousness. at the time of worship. A person who can travel in out space does not delay. as I was returning from my daily prayers and obeisances at Lord Brahma's lotus feet." In this way even ordinary men become devoted to the Lord.7. With your dramatic skill please let this desire be fulfilled today. The stories of His pastime incarnations are very sweet. 47 Friendship: Goddess. the great sage Narada approached me and said: 54 "O king of actors. Love of God: Child. (They exit). 58 Pariparsvika: Lord. child! Look! 46 A necklace on his neck. the great sage Narada approached me and said: "O king of actors." That I will now try to do. karatalas. The second does not. 38 "May Sri Radhika. He is the guide of the Yadu dynasty. and Her beauty crushing Laksmi's pride. (He does that). Her smile like a white lotus. thirst after Sri Krsna's earthly pastimes and request this of you? 59 Sutradhara: That is a great secret. 53 Sutradhara: Enough with these elaborate speeches! Today. 42 Friendship: I am your debtor. pure from the touch of the Lord's lotus feet. Haridasa. 52 Enough with this talk! Let us listen as the Sutradhara recites. The play has begun. filling all directions with a sweet fragrance. He is the teacher of the Gopala maha-mantra. 62 The Bhagavatam (10."* Note: This is a quote from Srimad Bhagavatam (10. Her neck like a conchshell. This shows that the play will be either a one-act bhana or a many-act rupaka. Srimad Bhagavatam says: (1.48). Her breasts like cuckoo birds. kundalas and avatamsas on his ears.90. a garland on his broad chest.33.

how will you go anywhere? 97 Narada: (becoming serious) Show the way. Just accept them as you see them. Snataka: This way. 99 Glory to Lord Krsna's flute-music. do to help them? 75 Pariparsvika: Don't talk in that way... even that of a blade of grass. the king of actors has taken his troupe to Vrndavana to do his play there. overcome with bliss. 102 Narada: (carefully looking) Snataka. Age has not hurt her mind. why is no one to be seen? 87 Snataka: Devarsi."* 84 Friendship: (offering obeisances) Goddess. wrote. 72 These girls don't know the road. The Bhagavatam (1. (They walk about). Sutradhara: (laughing) Then I will not worry. but they have already happily gone to Vrndavana to worship Lord Gopisvara. 69 Sutradhara: (worrying) Tell me: would they be good for the parts? Pariparsvika: They would be. I hear the sweet music of the Lord's flute. who is able even to recognise his own self. 101 Friendship: All this is because of the mercy of your feet.38) says of him: 83 "All glory and success to Srila Narada Muni because he glorifies the activities of the Personality of Godhead. japabeads like a bracelet on His right wrist. will now come before our eyes. 98 (From behind the scenes flute music). "Srivasa will take the role of Narada. 90 Narada: Snataka. 94 Narada: (walking a short distance) Now we see eternal Vrndavana. 74 What an this old lady. you say the truth.. This is the flute-music of Vraja's prince. Narada: O king of actors. now Lord Sri Krsnacandra will enter. Love of God: Child Friendship. This way. relished by those wealthy with spiritual opulences. they exit).34): (He plays the vina and dances as he recites the verse) "It would be the greatest fortune for me to take any birth whatever. 86 Narada: Snataka. Lord Brahma. which bites the heart.the lotus feet that are the form of the greatest bliss. everywhere filled with splendid and blissful birds and deer. you have forgotten yourself. Srivasa manifested Narada's actual form." Why has Narada himself come? 85 Love of God: Because he is an empowered incarnation of Narada. (They walk about). As it grows older the waxing moon does not grow weak. wished to take any sort of birth here. 82 Child. Sutradhara: Gentle one. and the rivers are stunned. Narada: (listening) You say the truth. 92 Snataka: This way. 80 (Followed by his servant. She is a powerful yogini. What can be better for the eyes to see? 95 Even my father. Advaita and the others are different from their roles. and a terrible elephant dark as a raincloud. which is maddened the chatter of swans in a lake of sweet nectar. 67 Pariparsvika: How will we stage this play on such short notice? Sutradhara: How indeed? 68 Pariparsvika: Listen. Your daughters can expertly perform this play. splendid as Mount Kailasa. let us go there. This way. what is the delay in this performance? 77 Sutradhara: (hearing) O gentle one. look! Look! 81 Playing the great vina on his shoulder. is with them. Devarsi Narada comes before us. Even though you are the greatest authority on Vrndavana. 73 Pariparsvika: Your mother-in-law Jarati."* 96 Snataka: If at every step you are overcome with the ecstasy of love. in the form of an elderly lady. and which is the roll of drums announcing a battle of transcendental amorous pastimes! 100 Love of God: Child. and worshipped by the great demigods headed by Brahma and Siva.6. and they have no companion to guide them. the leaves of the trees and vines stand erect in ecstasy. this is Vrndavana. because then I could accept the dust of the residents' feet on my head. because. 17 . look! The great sage joyfully hurries here. 93 Love of God: (looking) Ah! The great devotee naturally loves Vrndavana. 79 Pariparsvika: As it pleases you. (Having thus briefly acted in the play. offer obeisances to him. 103 (Dancing as he plays the vina) The mountains shed tears. you said. and his matter hair like lightning. who is empowered by Yogamaya. eager to see our play. 71 Pariparsvika: Why worry? They will soon return. 104 Snataka: It is right that you dance. It shines brighter than before. which is the song of bees in a flower-garden of love.66 Sutradhara: "Radha and Mukunda's Danakeli". His hand filled with toll collections. Snataka: Devarsi. and the purpose of our eyes will be fulfilled. I fear his curse. it is true. 105 . He is a great sage and devotee. Come. waits for them. 88 Narada: Isn't this Vrndavana? 89 Snataka: O great soul. within this forest of Gokula. a play Yogamaya. Narada enters). 91 Among those whose heart and senses are overcome by the madness of spiritual bliss. 70 Sutradhara: What will I do? Will Narada accept this excuse? Ah. that are sought by the Vedas. hat to speak of other things? Please show me the path. who cannot see the road or hear words. Ah! Ah! Lord Hari's flute-music is manifest.. beautiful with spiritual places and spiritual vines and other features. and so doing he himself takes pleasure and also enlivens all the distressed souls of the universe. now you do not recognise Vrndavana. 78 We have not made any preparations! Let us go and find these girls.14. you don't understand. Now we will forget all we have suffered since birth. why are you late? (He searches for the Sutradhara). and glorified in the Vedas as the spiritual sky beyond the Viraja River. He says in the Bhagavatam (10. 76 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: O king of actors.

Sri Radha: Friends. the young bakula tree is full of buds. Sri Krsna: Friend. we should not stay here. and beautiful as a newly-sprouted white-flower bud. we will search for him. Buffoon: O friend. Lord Hari has personally appeared. friend Sridama. the whole? 113 This is not Advaita. he becomes blissful) Ah! What is this? Churned from the nectar ocean of intense bliss. (They search for him). and accompanied by her elderly grandmother and friends holding articles of worship in their hands. bewildered the demigods' enemies and filled Lord Siva. Snataka: So be it. We will pick them here. We didn't bring the flowers. Friends: As You order. Actually the grandmother is famous as one of the Lord's internal potencies. They would have captured me and offered me to the deity. Alas. 120 Sri Krsna: (laughing) Friend Subala. Krsna has personally appeared. (to Krsna) Friend. with Her grandmother Radha happily came on Her own to the forest to worship Lord Siva. my words have borne their fruit. Will Krsna come here with His friends? Will the sweet. You make Me happy. the spiritually blissful 18 . let us hide for a moment in this grove. charming. Let us do that. the asoka tree is happy and carefree. this brahmana boy became afraid. have we brought everything we need to worship Lord Siva? 133 Her friends: Yes. shy. 123 Narada: Snataka. This is not expert costuming and acting. 136 For Lord Visvambhara who. Let us hide in this grove and watch. is there another elephant in this forest? 130 Again a Voice from Behind the Scenes: Diving again onto the forest-path. The real form of Krsna now pleases us and fills us with wonder.106 Devarsi. I just now saw an old yogini leading through the forest five pretty young girls to worship Lord Siva. why should Your pastimegarden not be very beautiful? 111 Love of God: (looking) Ah! What is this? This is not Advaita. That is why I am afraid. Seeing the grandmother. The real thing is the most wonderful. (They do that). a wicked jungle-elephant entices many pious young girls in this place?" The word "jungle-elephant" is appropriate. can assume the form of any of His parts and parcels. His face is glorious as the autumn full-moon. and at every moment drunk by them according to their different desires. Kusumasava: will my words not also bear fruit? You carry a great burden of false pride. then all these girls are about to fall into my dear friend's hand. Although forbidden by Her elders. by the Mohini-incarnation of His mercy given to the happy devotees. Nothing is impossible for Him. By our mystic power let us go into the sky and watch from there. a wicked jungle-elephant entices many pious young girls in this place. fortunate. let us hide for a moment. (The exit) 124 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: alas. 109 Look! The vasanti vine smiles. They would wilt on the way. 122 Buffoon: Ha ha! If that is so. and His bimba-fruit lips are splendid with the flowers of His teeth. (They pick flowers). 116 He is coming here. Sri Radha enters). 134 Sri Radha: You make Me happy. by what path can we approach Lord Siva? 125 Collecting tolls in different places and His hands itching for mischief. My dear friend's glorious virtues are a hunter's trap to capture the beautiful does that are Gokula's girls. 110 Friends: O friend. the saintly punnaga tree is beautiful with many bunches of flowers. but I understand. 128 Sri Krsna: (laughing and hiding His real feelings) Why does it pain you that a jungle-elephant is called wicked? 129 Kusumasava: Aside from You. His large red eyes are new lotus petals. (They do that). (With Krsna. 114 Narada: (looking from far away. this elephant enjoys the toll-collecting pastime with His elephant-friends. Come we will pick them. Krsna can assume many forms. why do I not see my dear friend. what is this? 121 Subala: I have been standing here. how will we go to our destination? 131 Kusumasava: Friend. Thinking all is safe. these girls will come here. the supreme whole. exalted gopis suddenly come here? 107 Narada: You speak the truth. friend Sudama. Only by Your mercy did I escape. and the sumanah-flower grove is filled with a fragrant breeze. 118 (Tossing the curtain aside. and mistakenly thinking her a yogini. this perfect dark nectar never changes and never grows old. the brahmana Kusumasava? Please go and look for him. Everyone: It is so. save me! Save me! Sri Krsna: Why are you afraid? 119 Buffoon: Friend. threefold-bending Sri Krsna enters with His friends). the campaka flowers are splendid. but the word "wicked" brings me pain. they enter the grove). 108 (Carrying a kadamba stick and playing a flute. He. 117 Sri Krsna: Friend Subala. 132 (Beautiful as the goddess of fortune. 126 Subala: Friend. the buffoon hastily enters). noble lady. 112 (Looking again and thinking) a person who is not Krsna cannot become Krsna. now You should prepare for this event. this is the great beauty of Vrndavana. 135 Love of God: (looking) Ah! Wonderful! Caitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. but how can one of His parts and parcels assume the form of Him. This is not expert acting and costuming. 115 He is splendid as a new cloud and more charming than millions of Kamadevas. as His partial expansion Mohini-devi. Sri Krsna: What is the event? 127 Kusumasava: You did not hear the words: "Collecting tolls in different places and His hands itching for mischief.

we have not done any offense. 147 Sri Radha: Lalita! Save Me! Save Me! This nasty bee is attacking Me! 148 Her Friends: Dear friend. 139 (looking in again another place) Goddess Yogamaya. If it were not so. Her frightened eyes restless. She is stealing our lavanga flowers. or the smile of the goddess of fortune. parasol. 137 Or perhaps it is that by His own pastime potency the Lord has divided into two equal parts. which means "the great enemy". how can there be any doubt? She asked her to become the goddess. If You do we cannot rescue You. this is our opportunity. how could our dear friend's forest be in such a sorry state? Note: In the previous text Kusumasava claimed that Krsna is Vrndavana's "ahi-ari" (master). and whose hair is white as the darkness of ignorance turned to pure goodness. She appointed Her friend Vrnda goddess here. You don't understand that here the word "fruit" means "punishment for an offense". This forest belongs to my granddaughter. If He were not the great enemy. 155 Jarati: Brahmana baby. 144 Sri Radha: Lalita. or the impersonal Brahman whose glories are described in the Upanisads. how could we pick flowers without any fear? 160 Jarati: Lalita speaks the truth. How did this forest become your friend's property? 159 Lalita: She is the enjoyer of the forest. who is peaceful. not us. throne. and you destroy the fruits. In this way His is known to the people as Your Sesa (paraphernalia). and many other objects. the king of artists? Is this a wonder created by the painter Love? Is this a beauty placed by Visvakarma on a jasmine flower? Is this the goddess of sweetness born from the churning of the ocean of beauty? Every day She fills Me with wonder as if I had never seen Her before. Her cakorabird eyes filled with wonder to see the moonlight of My eyes? (He passionately looks at Her). The word "avaraha" (offense) may also be interpreted to mean ""without Radha". His name is on every tree. or the passion of spring. You have made Me very unhappy. the restless bumblebee Krsna flew from the lavanga vine and now staggers about before You. 162 Kusumasava: (in Krsna's ear) Friend. Here Lalita interprets the word to be "ahi-a-ari". (She walks). nothing is surprising. Still... My friend is the great enemy of the forest.. 145 Jarati: Krsna is fond of this lavanga garden. umbrella. or the sweetness of bliss. bed. or the goddess of beauty's smile. 138 (looking in another place) Radhika's friend Lalita is not the great brahmana Gadadhara. you are showing off how smart you are. 150 Kusumasava: Friend..." 142 Sri Krsna: (gazing at Radha) Friend. or the sweetness of bliss. garments. as a pea is divided in two. she is on their side. 161 Sri Krsna: (laughing) Noble lady. An offender should be punished. Don't go there. pillow. 158 Kusumasava: Lalita. By his own potency Lord Hari has become three: Himself. This is not surprising. Don't believe her words. This is not Nityananda. or the pastimes of the goddess of playfulness? Who is this girl. Fortunately. who descended as Lord Krsna.king of the demigods. Let's pick these lavanga flowers. Why worry? (All the girls happily pick flowers). or the smile of the goddess of fortune. sandals. What do you know? Consider what is the offense here. 149 Sri Krsna: (passionately gazing) Friend. 146 Lalita: We will leave you here and we will protect ourselves. goddess Vrnda is your granddaughter's friend? Jarati: Wretched Krsna. How is your friend master of 19 . Note: "Ava" means "without". You should take the stolen flowers by force. I must follow my friend's advice. All the vines are stamped with the letters of my dear friend's name. Radha and Radha's friend. or the pastime-place of good fortune. with lust. because. 151 Sri Krsna: This is sweet to see. look! Look! Trembling. the bee has found only pain. We are not the "Without Radha" people You say should be punished. (He approaches and arrogantly says): Wretched Lalita. beautiful vines and forest groves. Nityananda. come. 164 Lalita: Even if that is so. Radha's friends. they need flowers. In the tinkling of Her anklets. 153 Jarati: O Krsna. today I have seen you. the milk still clings to your throat. Now you will taste the fruit of your deeds. who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. and Her head turned down. don't be afraid! Lalita. He is the master. flowers. You have acted improperly and insulted a great devotee in ancient times said (Yamunacarya in Stotra-ratna. for your sake Ananta assumes many shapes to become your residence. the mark of my friend's name is His proof. a man and a woman. 163 Subala: Kusumasava. is this a form created by Kamadeva. who is untouched by passion. 143 Is this Kamadeva's chivalrous power. Text 37) "O Lord. 156 Lalita: Child. who taught you to be so bold? Are you mad? Why are you so wild and reckless in My home of Vrndavana forest? 152 Again and again you come to My forest and strut here and there as ordinary women proud of their beautiful limbs. They have not come to the middle of the forest to eat fruit. So be it. Jarati here says: We are with Radha. has appeared as Radha's grandmother. 157 Lalita: It is so. That is the proof. who subdues sins. what is your friend to this forest? Kusumasava: Lalita. and who has now assumed Sri Radha's form. 140-1 . "sa" means "with" and "raha" means "Radha". 154 Kusumasava: Noble lady. whose eyes are like lotus flowers. She pushes with Her hand a bee landing on Her face. made Yogamaya appear here. blinded with love by the scent of Your face. your intelligence has gone with your youth.

176 Subala: Noble lady. O beautiful-eyed girls. 165 Jarati: Lalita. come. Your friend collects fines. we worship the husband of the fair goddess Gauri. 175 Jarati: Brahmana child. I will give the lavanga flowers to You. thinking him a suitable person. Come. pay the fine and go. you are good at quarrelling. This is sandal paste. how can we offer to the deity what He has touched? Give it to Him! Give it! We will go home and bring other things to worship the deity. The little I see of Her smile is like liquid camphor filtered through a cloth. be one of his subjects? Jarati: (angrily) Wretch. 179 Subala: Dear friend. Pay your fine and you may all go. Worship Him. and with its glance it fills the sky with lotuses. 174 Kusumasava: Noble lady. the subduer of Kaliya. False pride makes your heart itch to quarrel. 184 Her friends: Talkative boy. Jarati: Snake. Kusumasava: You do not have fair complexions? 185 Jarati: Child.) 168 Sri Radha: (covering Her face with the edge of Her sari. This is kunkuma. show them. She smiles slightly). ask for them.) 191 Kusumasava: (looking) This is musk. tell her. (She takes the flowers from the end of the girls' saris and scatters them before Krsna. Listen. Noble lady. Show us what you are carrying in these jars and then you may go in peace. You are hiding two golden jars. please give the answer Yourself. (Her friends do that. must my friend leave His home. with its words it fills the ears with nectar. why would my friend. How could you. you think your friend is the husband of these girls? Stop! Stop! will I not see you later in the village? 187 Her friends: Talkative fool. 197 Krsna: (blocking the path) Ah. 180 You lotus-eyed girls may or may not have many jewels and other valuables. granddaughter. and below the pair of ruby jewel-cases holding two strands of pearls. Why does He not protect us? 189 Subala: So be it. while looking at Radha) Ah! When She covers Her face with Her sari She becomes very beautiful. We are helpless. Kusumasava: Fools! This is Lord Siva. I perform arati to you. only if one has done something wrong need she fear paying a fine. Noble lady. Kusumasava: Is He not a great black god? By His splendour the entire forest is black as a tamala tree? 183 Her friends: We worship the god that has the moon in his crown. (She attempts to leave). please hear. 177 Jarati: So be it. This is artistically made in the shape of a snake. You stay and quarrel with these arrogant boys. what have you done? How could you have done this with the flowers we picked to worship Lord Siva? 169 Sri Krsna: (aside. (Taking Radha. We are all helpless. 195 Lalita: The articles for worshipping the deity should not be dirtied by a cowherd prince! 196 Radha: Lalita. Show me the jewels in this golden pitcher. 181 Her Friends: This pitcher has the things for Lord Siva's worship. What else are You hiding? Girl. 194 Kusumasava: Servant girls. You have spoken well. We worship the protector of the helpless. take these flowers. where are we going? We have not yet worshipped Lord Siva. Sri Krsna: (with gravity) Listen. go to your home. What fine more do You want? 198 Krsna: (laughing and angry) What payment have You made? This is the price. This is camphor. fear any snake? Pay the fine and go. that I will have to see. 182 Her Friends: Lord Siva is the great black god. 170 This doe-eyed girl's mascara-decorated sidelong glance is like a restless khanjana bird in a cage. What is this thing? 167 Jarati: Krsna. bite this boy! 192 Kusumasava: Noble lady. Kusumasava. That is the fine I ask. 171 Lalita: (to Jarati) Noble lady. Look! Look! Does He not have the moon in His crown? (He points to Krsna's peacock feather crown). We will worship Lord Siva and then go home. she is about to leave). What is the use of this fruitless bickering? 190 Radhika: Friends. 199 This golden lotus. We have seen to your face how you have stolen flowers. All this I see.the vines? We have picked flowers only from the lavanga vines. 178 Kusumasava: So be it. Kusumasava: He protects these cows. 173 Sri Radha: Noble lady. and beg from you? Stop! Stop! (He is about to seize the paraphernalia of worship). Look. 20 . 193 Her Friends: So be it. If your friend comes there we will give whatever He asks. Come. What does is that to us? We are not subjects of King Kamadeva. Because you know He is the protector of the helpless. why do You quarrel with these girls in Your kingdom? If You want the flowers. Who does not love You? 166 Sri Radha: (passionately says to Herself these words in Sanskrit about Krsna) With its body it fills the world with blackness. above the pair of sapphire lotuses. where are You going? Radha: (feigning anger) The fine is paid. You who think Yourself so clever. you should worship Him. and old lady. Let us go home. Is He not protector of the helpless? 188 Her Friends: You say that. Krsna. This is black aguru. Don't do this dry arguing. there is a fine you must pay to my friend. you should be afraid. King Kamadeva gave the flowers in Vrndavana forest to my glorious friend and also gave Him authority to collect customs duties from the pious girls here. Why did you ruin the flowers we picked with great labour? What is He to Vrndavana forest? 172 Jarati: Lalita. Give Me some of them in the swinging vines of your arms. what is this "fine"? Kusumasava: Friend Subala. with its face it fills the directions with the full moon.

which eclipses the moon. what are these horrible unexpected words? I will look. she looks). You insist that my friend is wicked. Water warmed by fire or the sun does not stay warm for long. what is this? From where has Lord Nityananda suddenly appeared? Where has Jarati gone? 211 Love of God: This is the power of Yogamaya. here. (Sacidevi enters. (They both exit) (Everyone exits). Your form robs gold of its splendour. Now Nityananda is present in His own form. When He says He is Madhava. Lalita. 203 Love of God: Wonderful! Lord Hari's pastimes are sweet when portrayed by actors. 209 (Placing Himself between them. However. 206 Kusumasava: Wicked. Therefore. Someone stares at him and cries. When He says He is Govardhana-dhara (the lifter of Govardhana Hill). where both actors and audience are beyond the material world. intimate association with the guru's wife (Guru means superior. who is standing in front of Him. The holy name of my friend. she interprets it as the name for the month April. You do not stop associating with Your guru's wife. If You do something that will create gossip about these pious girls. A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Look! A sannyasi! A sannyasi! 215 Love of God: Ah. and the hidden golden jars Her breasts. now show Your power. When He says He is Janardana (He who rescues the living entities from sufferings). 210 Friendship: Goddess. stealing gold (Her complexion robs gold of its splendour). has disappeared. That is why they are called His playing (lila). 2 Saci: Bhagini. and tries forcibly to grasp the end of Radha's sari. is the only way to become pure. killing a brahmana (Because the moon is the king of brahmanas. know that I am Janardana. illicit sex (All this time She has been flirting with Krsna). She entered Nityananda. (Filled with wonder. followed by Acaryaratna's wife). she interprets "vardhana" to mean "violence" and claims that He is violent to the cows (go). freeing Radha by force. with His hand pushes Jarati. Note: Subala. Look! Advaita! Advaita! 214 Friendship: I do not see what kind of form Lord Caitanya has now. she says in Sanskrit) Son of Yasoda. Lalita: That explains why You live in the forest. the beauty of Her face. That is the proof that they are actually beyond the touch of matter.) 5. then it will not be good for You. 4. makes Her disappear and then also disappears herself. collectors of customs duties who are not bold are not very successful. which destroys all sins. 3. intoxication (She is intoxicated by Krsna's handsomeness). 2. became Jarati. why does Visvambhara worship this sannyasi? The sannyasi has not asked Him for service. That is the Lord's pastime. 3 Bhagini: How would I know why He worships him? 21 . She associates with Her grandmother. the two strands of pearls Her teeth. You have sinfully killed a cow! Note: In this exchange Lalita deliberately misinterprets Krsna's words. and now thinking this incomplete nectar sweet enough. what obstacle stands in their way? 205 Lord Krsna's activities in the material world are more wonderful than His activities in the spiritual world. Her grandfather is Her superior. Jarati. He turns His back to Radha. That is Your fifth sin. the two sapphire lotuses are Her eyes. It always eclipses whatever is artificial. crooked. 212 The natural condition is always the strongest. dancing). 208 Friend. 213 Now the play ends. Lord Nityananda becomes manifest. Lalita: You are the month of April (madhava) personified? Krsna: O bewildered one. Let us go. don't be like that! Why do You act as a villain with a greedy heart? I tell You the truth.Note: The golden lotus is Radha's head. here claims that Radha has committed the five greatest sins. Krsna: Who in the world does not know Me as the lifter of Govardhana Hill? Lalita: O killer of a bull. What can we say when they are portrayed by the Lord Himself and His personal associates? 204 The devotees know that ordinary actors and an ordinary audience cannot walk on the sweet path of these pastimes. It does not follow the ordinary rules of drama. the king of brahmanas. Your eyes roll in intoxication. has killed a brahmana). Your face does violence to the moon. she angrily says in Sanskrit) Who are You? Krsna: Madhava. 200 Who are you to see? You cannot see! 201 Jarati: (placing herself between Them. They attract the people of the material world. Still. Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Four Sannyasa-parigrahah Acceptance of Sannyasa Act Four 1. the two ruby-jewel-cases Her lips. she interprets it backwards as "He who torments the living entities". You associate with Kamadeva. 202 Lalita: (approaching Krsna. 1. my friend acts badly? Stand! Stand and fight! 207 Subala: (joking and angry) It is true. A sannyasi enters the Lord's garden.

Note: From this point on the speeches no longer identify Lord Caitanya as Visvambhara. 10 (Saci: eagerly looks). Some will be bewildered by His pastimes. 11 (Lord Visvambhara enters). You should offer respectful obeisances to her. The Supreme Lord. where did you get this foolish idea? How can this be? 21 Saci: Son. What seems to be a red sunset is actually her red anger. who is expert at unfolding the many dramas of the creation and annihilation of many millions of universes. overwhelmed by the material senses. Advaita is not here. When He took sannyasa. I offer My respectful obeisances. aitihya (Puranas and Vedic histories). Please know that for you there is happiness everywhere. arthapatti (inference). Please don't be unhappy at heart. All the planets rest upon you. (He looks up) Ah. love for your son made you act foolishly. Please rise. (She smells His head)." As long as He had not taken sannyasa. Then I burned the book. Bhagini. 37 "You are my wife in name only. now displays His transcendental pastimes. 14 (The Lord does that. 17 Saci: Son. to bring happiness to you and My relatives I will search for Visvarupa. He is now called Deva. Please be merciful to Me. have both attained the same condition of love of God. It is now mid-day. 33 Saci: Son. 32 Deva: Mother. this is Acaryaratna's wife. handsomeness. You are my Krsna. 12 Visvambhara: (folding His hands) Mother. By Your kindness I will not be unhappy. I will go travelling for some days. I will ask about something. Now I have arrived. 40 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Now I have almost come to His home. and for this reason the garment of red clouds has fallen from her hips and the majestic ruby of the setting sun has slowly fallen from her belt. 5 Bhagini: He was devoted to this sannyasi. when Visvambhara becomes a learned scholar. sabda (Vedas). relative. look! Look! Here is your son. 22 Deva: What book? Why did you burn it? 23 Saci: Visvarupa said to me: "Mother. 15 Saci: Son. 35 Saci: So be it. Now he has manifest in this world the transcendental dance of His pastimes. It is time for you to cook for the Lord. I will go to my cooking. and some will understand the secrets of His pastimes. 27 Saci: Where are You going? 28 Deva: Mother." Insulted by her husband in this way. the beginning of evening. (Exit all). source of eternal happiness. 19 Saci: Speak the truth. wealth. anumana (mental speculation). 8 Saci: Where is my son? Where is the sandal tree that delights my heart? Do you know? 9 Bhagini: (looking ahead) O noble lady. father. You should bathe and worship the Lord. On the day the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in this world I danced in ecstatic joy. The all-powerful. 31 Saci: So. 6 Saci: This sannyasi's name makes my heart tremble. Sri Krsna is your protector. the sun kisses the western horizon. He has stopped walking on the path. which even I cannot understand. By always meditating on Him in your heart. I pray My mother will forgive Me. supremely opulent Personality of Godhead is now known as Visvambhara. I put that book in the fire and burned it. Your older brother gave You a book. overwhelmed by the presence of the Lord. He taught my first son. give Him this book. Are You going to take sannyasa? 20 Deva: (smiling) Mother. he is a great devotee of the Lord. Son. and pastimes destroy the darkness of ignorance in the living entities' hearts in this world. mother. I should do this to increase your happiness. I will ask what he said to my son. son. He is not understood by pratyaksa (direct perception). 7 Bhagini: That is the right thing to do. 29 Saci: You are their happiness. He will remove all your unhappiness. 39 Now handsome Lord Visvambhara may be seen. She pulls back in fear). for me You are everything. 18 Deva: Mother. Please act so I will see You. 30 Deva: Still. don't be offended with me. 25 Saci: Son. 23 Saci: Son. You are fortunate. a full moon rising in the east. 24 Deva: How can a mother offend her sons? If I have offended her. although you are the form of all knowledge. He was very devoted to this sannyasi-guru. 16 Deva: Please order Me. and the devotees. please don't do anything that will make me unhappy. 26 Deva: Mother. I carefully protected the book. Now He says His evening prayers. friend and worshipable Deity. Without His mercy He cannot be understood. (Advaita also desires to say His prayers). You have not offended me. I was afraid You would also take sannyasa. Why is He not here today? 22 .4 Saci: With great respect He gave alms to a sannyasi named Kesava Bharati. and whose nectarlike fame. 36 (Advaita enters) Advaita: Now the materialists. 34 Deva: You see Lord Krsna at every moment. Perhaps the goddess of the western horizon is overwhelmed with happiness by the touch of her lover. why are You so respectful to this sannyasi? Today You were very devoted to Kesava Bharati. upamana (analogy). 22 Deva: (one moment depressed and the next laughing) Mother. And afterwards He gave me the remnants of the sannyasi's meal. While I was cooking. 13 Saci: May You live long. some will debate their nature. please go home. but today when I hear from someone's mouth that the Supreme Lord has entered this world I believe and doubt at the same time. 38 Perhaps that is not why sun is now red. the goddess of the western horizon becomes red like molten iron. and other kinds of evidence. you are always in His company.

and as Lord Visvambhara and Vakresvara Pandita happily look on. who was offering dandavat obeisances) Welcome! an auspicious welcome! 46 Advaita: The sight of the moon of Your face has made it auspicious. the hairs of His body standing erect. (Looking) Everyone is chanting the holy names. and His face bathed in tears. and with a flood of splendour filling the directions with lightning. When the sankirtana ended the Lord and His associates left to take rest. the Visvambhara raincloud. decorated with anklets. Lord Nityananda dances with great attention. Show hospitality to Him. 63 A great. As Srivasa and his three brothers. (He enters. dances. the Lord orders: "I am going to Srivasa's house. 47 Deva: (respectfully offering obeisances to Him and embracing Him) Lord. with glances throwing garlands of lotus flowers on every direction. I don't know where He is staying at Lord Visvambhara's home or Srivasa's home. bracelets. (Falling asleep he dreams and says:) O Visvambharadeva. delighting the world. With thunderous shouts turning the devotees into dancing peacocks. Only three hours remain. as if He were personified devotional service. Lord Advaita. (He walks with him and then looks ahead). 55 (Tumultuous sounds of kirtana from behind the scenes) Gangadasa. the moon rises. Perhaps Advaita is here. belt and other ornaments. splendid turban on His head. dancing and causing Lord Visvambhara to dance. 60 Glory to Lord Gauracandra who. and making the lotus flowers bloom with happiness." 45 (Followed by Srivasa and the other devotees. and glances in the eastern direction). dances in a circle! 61 Glory to the circular dance of Lord Visvambhara. 54 (Gangadasa enters) Gangadasa: I heard that Advaitadeva has come from Santipura. continually dances. There is a tumult of "jaya's"). You must be tired and hungry from travelling on the road. whose transcendental bliss is equal to that of the Lord Himself. Lord Gauracandra loudly sings while Vakresvara dances. His anklets moving. you are the host. (He exits). he hastily enters). Srivasa: Advaitadeva. (listening) Ah! Near Srivasa's home I hear tumultuous sounds of sankirtana that delight all the devotees. 51 Bhagavan: (with joy) Now. rivers of the nectar of krsna-prema (love of Krsna) flowing from the cooling touch of His feet. with raised arms makes Sura-puri dance. His pearl earrings swinging. and brining great pleasure to the earth. 57 (Looks again) Ah! Is this personified bliss? Is this personified transcendental love of Krsna? Is this personified devotional faith? Is this personified mercy descended to the earth? Is this personified sweetness? Is this the nine processes of devotional service appearing in a single form? This is Vakresvara Pandita. (He takes a few steps). Now Vakresvara sings while Lord Gauracandra dances. My eyes are rolling. and if the words "kau mudam" are interpreted to be the single word "kaumuda" (lotus). 42 (Tossing the curtain aside. in Srivasa's courtyard cleansed with water and bathed in the golden moonlight.) Alas! I don't see anyone. Gangadasa: (looking) Ah! A great festival of transcendental bliss. 50 Advaita: Don't worry. 49 Bhagavan: (to Advaita) All of us have already taken food and drink. armlets. I will stand here and look. headed by Rama Dasa. Now I will enter Srivasa's house. enjoying pastimes of dancing. the Lord will rebuke Me! I must hurry. its cooling rays filled with sweet nectar. the verse may be interpreted in the following way: "Delighting the eyes of the people in the world. Why should there be a delay? Srivasa. who with footsteps brings tears of bliss to Naga-nagara. Ah! This is delightful. 48 Advaita: As You order.. 53 Bhagavan: I will go to the courtyard. (He takes a few steps) Ah! The night has ended. (Everyone is comfortably seated). (In his heart he meditates for a moment on the Lord's lotus feet and then looks in the direction of the back of the stage. 64 (Looking to the sky) Ah! Nine hours of the night have passed. perform the auspicious festival of bhagavat-sankirtana (chanting of the Lord's holy names). I think that now. with His forceful steps. 59 (Again from behind the scenes a tumult of "jaya jaya" and "ululu"). So be it.41 Advaita: (listening) Ah! noticing My delay. a beautiful golden necklace moving on His chest. the Lord is removing the earth's unhappiness by personally dancing upon her with His devotees. Vakresvara feels transcendental bliss equal to that of the Lord Himself. I will sleep for a moment. Although 23 . the Lord enters) Visvambhara: (lifting Advaita. The goddess of sleep has overcome me. 58 (From behind the scenes tumultuous sounds of bliss. with flowing tears filling the world with an unending monsoon. and with splendid whirling limbs makes the circle of the directions spin! 62 (Looking again) Now Lord Advaita has begun to dance." 43 Advaita: As the Lord orders. 44 Delighting the eyes of the people in the world. please personally begin it. 56 Formerly the Supreme Lord removed the great burden of many invincible demons from the earth. 65 (Looking to the east) Look! The infant sun has crossed the boundary of the eastern horizon. (Everyone goes to the sankirtana place. I will also go home. Today I have done all that need be done. he again wakes up) I saw a nightmare. Note: If the word "pada" is interpreted to mean "rays of light". please sit down. sweetly sing. Exit all). 52 Everyone: (with joy) Lord. where are You? Where are You? (After dreaming in this way. the moon of Lord Visvambhara rises. I will find out. Accompanied by many karatalas. Gangadasa: (looking for a long time) Ah! Lord Visvambhara has begun to dance. necklace. You must go there. with tears sprinkling nectar and with moving eyebrows making swarms of black bees.

Another. what is the use of our eyes? If we cannot hear Your words. Go to His lotus feet and worship them. O Lord.) 75 Advaita: Srivasa! What is the news? This morning we all thought the Lord returned to His own home. what is the use of our ears? O master of our lives. He is like her only eye. One by one a flood of tears is pushing beyond the barrier I set to contain them. will You leave us and go away? Last night You gave us Your mercy and the nectar of Your great love. as if eager to find someone? 67 (A man hastily enters) Man: Ah.he is barely able to walk. O Lord. O ocean of love for Krsna. six hours have passed. 85 Now we must act to protect her life. he goes off to find another person). Gangadasa. 93 Mukunda: If we cannot see Your face. where are You? Where are You? I was dead. These life-airs will not sit still. Alas. Gradually the rope o hope is breaking. O treasure-house of transcendental qualities. Why did You bring me back to life? Now that You have brought me back to life. What offense have we committed that made You leave us? 83 Murari: O Lord Advaita. and then exits. (He calls out again and again. 24 . and falls to the ground). and yet another man asks the same question and again exits. (He faints). (After speaking these words. Then the loving devotees will not be at fault. The tears have greatly increased. They are unhappy. three hours have passed.) 73 Gangadasa: (with unhappiness) Alas! My nightmare has borne fruit! What will I do? I will go to Advaita and the other devotees. and he asks is this question! 82 Advaita: (with tears) O Visvambharadeva. if they do not leave in the next moment. she has faith in your words. You must speak to her in such a way that her life is not lost. if You neglect us. Why do You lament in this way before we are even certain that the Lord has actually left us? By seeing You. 87 Gadadhara: (with pathos) O Lord. or if they do not leave at all. why do you not leave this corpse? The Lord of my life now wanders all alone. 69 Man: I ask: Is Lord Visvambhara at your house? 70 Gangadasa: (with unhappiness) why do you ask? 71 Man: On any other day He would go to His own home early in the morning and perform His morning duties. enter. and make various conjectures to understand the situation. O Lord. the flood covered everything. time prods him. (He takes a few steps). 66 (Takes a few steps and then looks ahead) Ah. 90 Srivasa: (looking at him) He is a very grave and profound person. They are not part of this material world. He is overwhelmed by very intense love. What could have happened? 78 He is the Supreme Lord who appears by His own will. and he now traverses the ocean of sky. O Lord. 74 (The devotees. where are You? Where are You? Life. They torture the person that bears them. You are very grave and profound. what is the use of our wretched. 72 (Another man hastily enters. 80 (Approaching) Gangadasa: O fortunate souls. why do You not kill me again? O Lord. 95 Damodara: O master of our lives. and Mother Saci thought the Lord stayed at the home of Srivasa or another devotee. She thinks of Him as her spiritual master. (He faints). He has personally come to my home. why are you suddenly unhappy? 81 Everyone: We are searching for Him. To what may Your mercy be compared? To what may Your indifference in leaving us be compared? O master of our hearts. 77 Advaita: If anyone had seen Him in the search they would have returned. O Lord who has descended to rescue the poor conditioned souls. headed by Advaita. the flood of tears remained within. You have filled all the directions with blinding darkness. You have made desolate the hearts of all living entities. (He exits). Lord Visvambhara is at your house? 68 Gangadasa: (joyful) O my good fortune! I will go to see Him. we are ashamed to live for more days if we cannot see You. 89 Murari: (agitated) Outside I am peaceful and composed. painful lives? 94 Jagadananda: (with tears) Our hearts have decided that we cannot live for even a moment without Your lotus feet. asks the same question. (He faints). who can cover the sun when it shines in the daytime sky? 79 Srivasa: Here comes Gangadasa. It must be that no one found him. O cintamani jewel of the devotees. Mother Saci cannot live for a moment without Him. In my heart I shed many tears. 86 Gangadasa: As you order me. He is her only son. When the barrier was broken. He is her only happiness. 96 Haridasa: Alas! Alas! If the life-airs do not at once leave when the master of life departs. You have blinded our eyes. Sacidevi sent me to find him. the day is almost ended. saintly Sacidevi will suffer as You suffer. cries. 84 Srivasa: Murari speaks the truth. Today He has not come. and yet another. (He faints). Gangadasa. Let's ask him. 88 Vakresvara: O ocean of mercy. my heart cannot understand Your mischief? Why does the Supreme Lord act as a child? (He cries). still no news of You has entered the pathway of my ears. Nine hours have passed. Our hearts are anxious. How can we know what has happened? Will lightning suddenly strike us today? 76 Srivasa: None of the men we sent to find Him has returned. both Your mercy and Your leaving us are not ordinary. then they must bear many millions of harsh rebukes. 92 O Lord Visvambhara. We are all bewildered. In this village who has the power to hid Him? How could the Lord hide Himself? He is like a brilliant sun no one can cover. My life is breaking with it. 91 As long as the barrier was not broken. who is this person walking quickly.

97 Let me think for a moment. then. Who is not here right now? 104 Everyone: He has spoken well. 131 (Everyone becomes overwhelmed). He is now about to return. black hair. or in the company of someone else? 100 Advaita: Why should we consider this? No one saw Lord Gauracandra walking on the road. The sun shines on a suryakanta jewel. tell us. 111 Advaita: Mukunda. 102 Everyone: How is that? 103 Murari: Let us think about His associates. 115 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Alas! Alas! Alas! Alas! Alas! For three days the devotees have not heard any news. O Lord. even though He is supremely independent. which bursts into flame because of the sun's rays and cannot escape. please consider: Did the Lord go all alone. 98 Love. he falls to the ground and cries). you do not appear without cheating others. Love. 121 Advaita: Why should Visvambhara come here? He will not come to accumulate wealth. how can I leave Him and return to the devotees? I should at once give up my body in this place. 101 Murari: This consideration can help us find Him. 123 Everyone: (They listen. (They look). now our hearts have become a little peaceful. Don't delay. 119 Everyone: (listening) We think this is Acaryaratna who has left the company of the Lord and come here. It is as if Acaryaratna was sent here for a specific purpose. He will not act independently. Why did I not follow behind Him? Why did my eyes not burn with pain as I gazed at His form? Why did my life not at once leave this body when He said: "Now you should leave?" O Visvambhara. What happened? 128 Acaryaratna: (In His ear) It is just as I said. (Everyone becomes silent and thinks about this for a moment). (He broods)." Say these words to her. 110 Everyone: (somewhat relieved) If this is true. 106 Everyone: What is it? 107 Murari: Lord Nityananda and Acaryaratna. Alas! Alas! Your love and mercy remain only in our memories. What is the use of brooding like this? I do not know how a more bitter fruit can grow on the poison tree of My misfortune. (They all listen attentively). then they must have gone with Him. or have they fainted unconscious? O fate. I offer my respects to you. 117 Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: Alas! Alas! I am sinful and fallen! Why did I not go with Him? 118 Alas! Alas! The Lord acts according to the desires in His devotees' hearts. 114 If He has gone on a pilgrimage tot he holy places. We are not fortunate. Even though we cannot clearly see him. It is he who has said: "Alas! Alas! The Lord does not disobey His devotees' wishes". He will simply send us to bring her. What can I say? You even cheat me from the sincerely merciful Lord Visvambhara. 122 Again. and if He will not glance with mercy on a person like me. sinful person say? 127 Advaita: Tell us. yearning to attain His lotus feet. then He might have done this. now that I have seen our dear Lord in this condition. Are they dead and lifeless. Still. He is like the sun. please comfort Mother Saci with this message: "O Mother. To attend to some business the Lord has gone somewhere with Lord Nityananda and Acaryaratna. He wished to travel with these two alone. curling. and we are like suryakanta jewels. 130 Acaryaratna: (with tears. They who know the truth know this is His transcendental pastime. Your acceptance of sannyasa has destroyed the great treasure of our lives. by hearing the sound of him crying in a choked up voice. I will give up many thousands of lifetimes strong and hard as thunderbolts as if they were a single blade of grass. 113 Advaita: O dear devotees of Lord Visvambharadeva. If you are not cheating me. do not be anxious for Him. 99 Murari: O great devotees. and He is not alone. Lord Gauracandra has not appeared in anyone's sight. the Voice from Behind the Scenes: Alas! Alas! I am sinful and fallen. 116 Everyone: (listening) Ah! We hear a sound like the voice of Acaryaratna. (They all think about the situation). Because the Lord is in the company of two intelligent and expert devotees. 124 (Acaryaratna enters) Acaryaratna: Where is His glistening. I was cheated by Your illusory potency. 120 Murari: I think Nityanandadeva is still in Visvambhara's company. affectionate smiles and words are now only in our hearts. 112 Mukunda: As You order. Splendid as a host of lightning flashes. Tell us. Why did He act in this way? Let us think. He will not come to comfort His mother. calling out loudly) Your jubilant singing and dancing in kirtana has come to an end. Where is the Lord? 126 Acaryaratna: Ah! What will this fallen. (He exits). out of love for them. 125 Everyone: (eagerly approaching) Acarya. Although he is now burning in the flames of his misfortune. and then they face in the direction of behind the scenes) Let us see who it is. He cannot disobey their wishes. why would it be a secret? If. 108 Everyone: What does this mean? 109 Murari: If these two are not present with us in this painful calamity. 129 Advaita: Why cover the news with your hand? Speak it openly. Your sweet. He is the omniscient Supreme Personality of Godhead and everything rests in Him. he is the beginning of our relief. (He becomes composed and rapt in thought). His actions sometimes bring us pain. It is not a material act. 25 . why do you allow me to remain alive in this body? (Overcome. we think it is he. Why did He shave His head? Where is the opulent cloth around His waist? Alas! Alas! Why did He accept a sannyasi's kaupina? (He reflects for a moment). 105 Murari: Ah! I know. If the Lord will not enter the pathway of my eyes. Everyone should hear it. that gives us some relief.

138 Now it will be right for the Lord to study the maha-vakya. Paramatma." Acaryaratna."* (He stumbles) Note: This is a verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam. He saw Lord Nityananda and said to Him: "You also come. 136 Advaita: The mother is overwhelmed and has lost all peacefulness. I could not answer. the Lord's transcendental pastimes are equally harsh and merciful." I said: "What arrangements?" Then the Lord told me what to do. where Lord Krsna says to Uddhava (11. it cuts our hearts.. I said: "Lord. 140 We though: "The Lord desires to take sannyasa." 133 (Acaryaratna's throat is choked with tears). tell us. We walked a few steps. In this way. How can we criticise the Lord? Alas! Alas! When this enters our memory. who were fixed in firm devotion to the Lord. He walked. Go. and therefore He is called "Krsna Caitanya". He is firmly fixed in His mission of chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. and I will make the other arrangements. followed by Lord Nityananda). 142 Advaita: What name did the Lord accept in the sannyasa asrama? 143 Acaryaratna: Krsna Caitanya. 135 Gangadasa: Ah! She guessed that he son has taken sannyasa. and your son has taken sannyasa. This is described in Srimad Bhagavatam. On the next day He said: "Acaryaratna.3): "When the creation took place. Acaryaratna. Bring them happiness. the leader of the sannyasis. how were you able to see all this? (They become filled with grief). Why is the son so peaceful? (He reflects for a moment). the Lord's mother asks: "Please tell me the good news of my auspicious Lord. and "bharati" means "words". and become full of grief) O Lord. After that all the arrangements were automatically made in the right way. He has renounced the world. What could He say to me? 149 Advaita: Why did you not follow Him? 150 Acaryaratna: Lord Nityananda said: "I will follow the Lord. He was not aware even of His own self. Lord Krsna is the living force in all beings. Krsna went to Mathura. and He eventually entered the village name Katok. 134 Advaita: In My name." 151 Advaita: You are glorious! O Lord Nityanandadeva. For Him there are no longer material designations. by some means I will lead Him to Advaita's home. what did the Lord do in that place? What did He do in other places? 146 Acaryaratna: At that time the Lord accepted sannyasa and began His travels. 144 Advaita: (filled with wonder) That is a very appropriate name. why have You done this? For us this is the ripened fruit of the tree of suffering." Together we crossed the Ganga and then continued walking. I spoke the Vedic knowledge to Brahma. the Lord is always equiposed. the Supreme Personality of Godhead."* The Lord has now fulfilled these words of the Visnu-sahasra-nama prayers. You are glorious! Your sincere friendship has conquered Me.132 Gangadasa: Acaryaratna. Sri Caitanya: "I will cross over the insurmountable ocean of nescience by being firmly fixed in the service of the lotus feet of Krsna. when the night ended and the dancing was over. which are Lord Krsna's words. I was struck dumb. Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Five Advaita-pura-vilasah Pastimes at Advaita's Home Act Five 1. What can be said to hide the truth that her son has followed the path of His older brother? Ah. Remove their sufferings. Bring this news to Advaita and the other devotees. He repeatedly stumbled as He walked. When I understood what He meant I became overwhelmed. He took my hand. and He is firmly situated in His dualistic conclusion and His peace." Therefore the name Kesava Bharati means "The evidence of Vedic literatures. we followed His steps. now you make all the arrangements. This name is the ripened fruit of the maha-vakya's true meaning. go and comfort Sacidevi. but began to cry. 147 Advaita: Did He not say anything to you? 148 Acaryaratna: He was blinded with love of Krsna. 137 "Accepting the renounced order. you three mothers must bear the pain of separation from your sons. This was approved by the previous acaryas. please tell us the story from the beginning. 141 Everyone: (They listen. (Everyone exits)." The Lord's potency then overwhelmed us and we were not able to say anything to Him. please tell her this: Ramacandra lived in the forest. "Kesava-bharati" means the Vedic literatures. O Acaryaratna. where He approached Kesava Bharati. Words cannot describe what happened then. please tell me why we are alone and where are we going?" He ignored me and remained silent. 145 Because Kesava is a name of Lord Krsna. His chest was bathed in tears. (Sri Krsna Caitanya enters. 139 Acaryaratna: I remained alive only to tell You this story. because I Myself am the religious principles of the Vedas. As We wander from pathway to pathway. 26 . Acaryaratna. At that moment both Nityananda and I felt very anxious at heart.14.

Day and night the Lord walks. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. (He brings Him a certain distance) O Lord. He thunders with shouts of joy. 8 (He pauses for a moment and then feels relief within His mind) Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is now overcome with bliss.2 Nityananda: (aside) Ah! Wonderful! The fire of renunciation makes Him melt with the nectar of love for Krsna. As a great mantra revives someone bitten by a snake. and then exit) 22 Nityananda: I am saved. Please be kind. loudly call out: "haribol! haribol!" 11 Bhagavan: (By hearing the sound "Hari". 30 Nityananda: This way Lord.) 21 The Boys: (They bow down to offer respects. He walks like an intoxicated wild elephant who does not see ahead. offer dandavat obeisances to the Lord. becoming stunned. (They repeat the word again and again). 16 Now the Lord's madness of bliss makes Him like an old man. I also wish to see Vrndavana." 19 A boy: As You order. He does not know where He is going. 31 Bhagavan: Ah! Today I will see the Yamuna? 32 Nityananda: Yes. O ocean of mercy. 27 Bhagavan: Sripada. Paramatma. 20 Bhagavan: (with great bliss He begins to walk on that path. 13 Bhagavan: (approaching) Speak. my Lord. What path goes there? 18 Nityananda: (jubilant) This is My opportunity. Ah! Are You Sripada Nityananda? 26 Nityananda: O Lord. chant the name of Hari. He opens His eyes. His heart is wounded with love. 10 Nityananda: (looking ahead) Ah! This is wonderful! As they see the Lord. the Lord stops walking). 6 Somehow or other the impersonalists give up all sense-engagement. so their calling out "Hari!" awakened the Lord from His trance of bliss. You know the way to Vrndavana. but cannot understand the meaning of the words. and other symptoms of ecstasy. With this path it will be possible to take Him to Advaita's home. I will look after Him. The Lord is the independent source of His own bliss. The devotees full of love plunge into the handsomeness of the Lord's form. For three days He has not eaten. Even if I run I cannot keep up with Him. I am suffering. who were fixed in firm devotion to the Lord. (Halfway through His words his throat becomes choked with tears). behind. This was approved by the previous acaryas. He opens His two lotus-eyes and looks to the direction from which the sounds of "Hari" came. and sometimes He seems possessed by a ghost. tell Me: Why have You come? 28 Nityananda: I heard the Lord desired to travel to Vrndavana. bliss and wonder. this is the path to Vrndavana. across rivers. Sometimes He is restless. I will go to Vrndavana and serve Lord Krsna with all My heart. (Blissfully walks). An agitated ocean of bliss rocks His heart. 25 Bhagavan: (Half-awake and half-in-trance. He is suddenly filled with wonder). with great eagerness. (selecting one boy from the group) Child. 15 Nityananda: (blissful) The Lord's madness of bliss has many forms. I will lead Him to Lord Advaita's home. If the Supreme Lord and the devotees are both full of bliss. I am He. what is the difference between them? Ah! I understand. the transcendental Yamuna River is not far from here. "I will cross over the ocean of nescience by being firmly fixed in the service of Krsna. Ignoring the objects of the senses. so I am travelling there with You. 23 Bhagavan: "I will cross over the insurmountable ocean of nescience by being firmly fixed in the service of the lotus feet of Krsna. or even His own self. Please be merciful to Me. (He looks at the sky) Ah! How far is it to Vrndavana? 24 Nityananda: (approaching) Lord. He does not know where He is going. in one day we can enter Vrndavana. What will I do? Let Me think. and clapping their hands. He wanders here and there. but cannot see what is before Him. I will not meditate on that form of the Lord." I will not cross over nescience by meditating on the allpervading Supersoul. 5 His eyes do not see whether He walks on the path. these cowherd boys. I will now give the medicine to revive Him. He has not drunk water or done anything else. sometimes stunned. 14 (The cowherd boys enter. His limbs are contracted into a ball. 7 What will I do now? (He pauses for a moment).) 12 Nityananda: (looking) These cowherd boys have helped. across valleys."* Ah! The sannyasi spoke well. devotion. sometimes both restless and stunned. (He looks again) Ah! Wonderful! He splashes in waves of dancing. who can become so overwhelmed with ecstatic love of Krsna? 4 He walks as a cloud of kesara-flower pollen carried by a strong wind. reverence. tell Him: "This is the path to Vrndavana. Eagerly listening to them. We should bathe in her waters. and then reflects) Why does the Lord not notice Me? He acts as if there were another companion by His side. Half-deaf. but the individual living entity is dependent on the Lord for his bliss. 3 Now I am alone. What kind of person is this. Dressed only in a kaupina and an outer garment. 29 Bhagavan: Good! Good! Come! We will go together. He is overcome with bliss. over hills. Now My desire is fulfilled. 17 (He touches their heads with His lotus hand) Ah! You have very expertly sung the glories of the Lord's holy name. What will I do? O Lord Gauranga. (approaching) O Lord. faith. (He points in the direction shown by Lord Nityananda). He is decorated with glistening jewels of perspiration. not noticing where He passes through towns or crosses rivers. or through forests. (He walks a little on the path. He can hear a little. 27 . away from the path. He is partly awakened from His trance of transcendental bliss. Now My life is a success. 9 (From behind the scenes tumultuous sounds of "haribol haribol". (He approaches the Lord). O speak the word "Hari".

He speaks prayers more eloquent than the words of Lord Brahma. My home is on the other shore. 40 Nityananda: (approaching the man) Ah! Not very far. Still. 38 Nityananda: (aside) Now I am happy. where is it? Where is it? 34 Nityananda: This way. This way. You are Yourself the land of Vrndavana. 50 Bhagavan: (quickly opening His eyes) Is this Lord Advaita Acarya? 51 Nityananda. (He quickly exits). You are the creator of all auspicious things for the world. (He falls down to offer obeisances). 62 Bhagavan: For this Sripada Nityananda tricked Me. kind face. Although You are perfectly independent. (He runs up to the Lord. Now I see Him. aside) ah. and His great handsomeness. 43 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Although tortured by separation from Him. 59 Advaita: Although tortured by separation from Him. kindly purify us by you pious activities. 64 For both these reasons no one has to trick You. as yellow as gold. They reach the Ganga). Tell Me this: Where am I now? 55 Advaita: This is the sacred Ganga. with Him. He speaks the following prayer:) O River Yamuna. I will lighten the burden of His suffering. Because Lord Nityananda is known as Sripada. Now they show us His face. 49 Look! the Lord's form. Now these ropes have fulfilled our desire. These ropes are both our enemy and our friend. water streaming down His golden-complexioned body. Please decorate it with Your feet. Lord. you are the blissful spiritual water that gives love to the son of Nanda Maharaja. and dressed in a saffron garment. The maddened jungle elephant is controlled by a powerful mantra. Advaita cries without restraint). Please quickly go there and say: "To see you. 52 Bhagavan: (firmly embracing Him) Tell me: How did You know I was here? How did You follow Me to Vrndavana? Am I dreaming? 53 Advaita: (with tears. Because Nityananda is known as "sripada". I am the fallen sinner Advaita. (He does that). for its is tightly bound by the double strong ropes of hope. 46 I see there is some delay in Advaita's coming here. the illusory potency maya makes You seem like a distressed living entity. just on the opposite shore of the Ganga is Lord Advaita's home. and "ada" means "he who takes". . and His head covered with red lotus petals. I say that for You. it is He. Is there a need for so much talking? 61 Advaita: (Taking a fresh kaupina and outer garment from an associate's hand. Please hurry to meet Him. for three days I have not touched water. Nityananda is coming with another sannyasi. Advaita eagerly enters). but I suffer from not eating anything for three days. and then says in a pitiful voice:) It used to be that You would dress with the opulence of a demigod. gives Him the new garments. (He sees Lord Advaita). Now I will bathe.* 36 Nityananda: Lord: now You should bathe in the Yamuna. for you can vanquish all our offenses and the sinful reactions incurred in life. maya makes You seem like a crystal-stone that reflects whatever is nearby. Lord. reveal Him to us. it is right that He takes You. Standing before the Lord. These ropes are both our enemy and our friend. I have suffered greatly since He has take sannyasa. this is the Yamuna. "Sripada" means "Lord Krsna. 56 Bhagavan: (Returning to external consciousness) Sripada. and places You before us. ripe very sweet. O Lord.our life-breath cannot depart. (He looks in all directions. the Lord rises from His bath. Now they show us His face. please accept Your first alms at My home. who protects the goddess of fortune". red and yellow fruit from the great tree of perfect renunciation. 44 Nityananda: (listening from a distance) ah! This is Advaita Acarya. 28 . 60 Nityananda: Advaita. 42 Nityananda: (aside) Ah. He is not at fault for taking You here.. because Lord Krsna constantly touches You with His lotus feet. whose eyes are closed in meditation. 48 Advaita: (looking ahead) From a distance His shaved head and saffron garment make Him look like another person. You are the same as the water of the spiritual world. 37 Bhagavan: As it pleases You. O daughter of the sun-god. for it is tightly bound by the doubly strong ropes of hope.33 Bhagavan: (jubilant) Sripada. the Lord believes this is Vrndavana. You told Me this was the Yamuna! 57 Nityananda: This is not the Yamuna. who are Lord Krsna. and then calls out to someone). Lord. The Lord is perfectly satisfied by eating only the food of His transcendental bliss. You are not dreaming. our life-breath cannot depart. Now these ropes have fulfilled our desire. 39 (A man enters and bows down to offer respects). (openly) Lord. the sight of You are a sannyasi brings pain to My eyes. Ah! How much You have suffered! 45 Modestly clothed in a kaupina. 35 Bhagavan: (jubilantly bowing down. Although You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Lord should know this. Even though You have the same handsome form and the same gentle. His great love of Krsna. 58 Bhagavan: I have become an actor in a drama directed by Sripada Nityananda. Now I give You the garments of a sannyasi." 41 The Man: I will do it. no one can trick You. (He brings Him a certain distance. 47 (Accompanied by countless associates. these activities are like the playing of a child. (He bathes). Now I will bring these activities to an auspicious conclusion. 54 Deva: (Shedding tears. His bodily lustre. He embraces Advaita with both arms lifts Him up) Advaita. 63 Advaita: Lord. the Supreme Lord. He bathes the Lord again. is like a beautiful. (He looks ahead). My home is not very far away.

Our hearts had died. the Lord enters the balcony. he looks). a great crowd will come. Let us go there. Soon a hundred thousand well-wishers will be here! Post guards at the door! 76 (Advaita posts guards at each door. 69 Bhagavan: Advaita: I have never gone to Your home before. (He places Him on a boat). For this reason I have accepted sannyasa. all the local people young and old. Please do not make an uproar. Let us enter Your home unobserved. 71 Nityananda: Advaita. Ah! Ah! Whether in His natural position. (They eagerly approach). 84 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Lord. 67 Nityananda: (aside) Advaita. When the Lord. (They eagerly approach) These guards turn everyone away. Don't tell anyone about Him. but now the life is again placed within them. and stay for some time. He enters with Nityananda. His body anointed with sandalwood paste and clothed in saffron garments. then our birth in this world is worthless! Our bodies are worthless! Our lives are worthless! Our eyes are worthless! 81 Others: Come here! We have heard that the Lord has entered Advaita's house." 96 (Tumultuous sounds from behind the scenes). Ah! The Lord has taken His meal. millions of joyful people on the other shore gaze at the Lord to their heart's content. 80 (From another direction) Other people: The Lord's sweetness in His previous asrama never became the guest of our eyes. They hold clubs in their hands and stand at the doorway). graces Your home.65 Bhagavan: As it pleases You. 91 Advaita: What is the use of debating with the master of words? 92 Bhagavan: Please understand this. 95 The people are not silent. (Climbing to a higher place and craning his neck. You and I are different from the Supreme only in the sense that We are different persons with different forms and qualities. He still brings us the sweetest transcendental bliss. 83 Guard: People! Stop for a moment! From the time He took sannyasa until now the Lord has not eaten anything. listen! Look! Thousands of people have come. Now we have attained the ripened fruit of this human birth. Everyone eagerly calls out: "Haribol!" 88 (As described. Please enter. Where is the Lord now? 79 (They walk about). His chest glorious with a garland of white flowers. Everyone will know He is going to Mathura. This way. 90 Bhagavan: (laughing) Advaita. 82 (Enter guards.) 77 (Many people. 70 Advaita: What is My good fortune in comparison to that of Srivasa? Every day the Lord would enjoy pastimes at his home. and His golden splendour like moonlight on the Ganga's waves or like the jewel summit of Mount Sumeru! 87 Why do people intently look in that direction? (He looks again) Advaitadeva has brought the Lord onto a balcony overlooking the crowd of devotees. (He walks a few steps) Lord. 72 Advaita: So be it. do You think I am not an advaitavadi? After all. will come to see Him. 97 People: Now the people from the Lord's birthplace have come. 73 (everyone enters). Let us leave. and this agitates our hearts. eager to see the Lord." 94 A Guard: (looking at all the people) Wonderful! The high and low crowded together. Advaita and the other devotees also enter). Now He will receive alms of a meal. Without renouncing everything it is not possible to worship and serve He who is the Lord of My life. 66 Advaita: This way. which is so dear to the advaitavadis (impersonalists). Now we have attained the results of all penances and austerities. He was very eager to go to Mathura. Nityananda brought Him to Santipura by a trick Go! Go see Him! 75 Nityananda: (listening and observing) Advaita. The residents of Navadvipa: Our eyes had become blind. 93 Advaita: All this is a trick. 29 . 89 Advaita: What kind of pastimes are You doing? You have accepted the sannnyasa-asrama. What use do I have with the theories of the advaitavadis? I have taken this sannyasi's danda only to threaten the fickle animal of My mind. He is different. 86 Glory to Him. we yearn to see Him. News of the Lord will spread. They happily gaze on Him. 74 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Visvambhara cheated His mother and dressed as a sannyasi. enter). and the Lord also glances on them with great mercy. If we cannot see Him now. who is a nectar ocean of mercy. as when we saw Him in Navadvipa. Following the Lord. The gate to Yama's kingdom is now closed for us. After He has taken His meal you may see Him. She Me the way. (Everyone exits). but now they are bursting with new shoots. There will be a very great crowd. (They approach). Let us pacify them with a bribe. This has happened because the moon of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has risen before us. You have accepted sannyasa to fulfil the Visnu-sahasra-nama's prediction: "sannyasa-krc chamah santo nistha-santiparayanah (The Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear as a peaceful devotee-sannyasi). He will enter the house. 85 Guard: I will look. this way. 78 Some people: He is not the same. and He addresses them by name and blesses them. this is My home. We have attained all this by seeing the sweet. or this strange new feature. Still. merciful. but now all directions are clear and bright for us. 98 (All the residents of Navadvipa enter). The vines of our desire to live had withered away. 68 Advaita: Why? Everyone has almost arrived. In this way They exit from the stage. sidelong glance of the Lord. someone should be sent to Navadvipa. They each describe their great good fortune by saying: "Now we have crossed the ocean of repeated birth and death.

Her bodily hairs stand up. any changes in these things will bring us pain. This is the right time and place. food. no fruit is greater than the fruit of patient forgiveness borne by the vine of Your motherly love. eating and playfully joking. Now I have attained You. He leads her inside the house. I will ask her what has brought suffering to her heart. Ganga. 106 (The Lord bows down). the Ganga River enters). and says in a choked voice. the way You devotees were. 103 Mother Saci: (She is simultaneously anxious. do? (She reflects for a moment). He is not leaving you after all. the Lord began to speak. (He looks ahead)." 13 The Ocean: Well said. 105 (Mother Saci again embraces Him). after Srivasa and other friends came from Navadvipa. noble husband. why are you unhappy? 4 Ganga: Noble husband. then even before You had gone. 3 Ocean: (approaching) O Ganga. Still. How have I become so unfortunate? What will I. Therefore I will place this body in whatever country You say. devoted. The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Six Sarvabhaumanugrahah Mercy to Sarvabhauma Act Six 1 (The ocean enters) The Ocean: Why does my dear wife. (He again bows down before her). and is now violently tossed by that river's waves. You are famous in this world as the most sincerely affectionate mother. For that reason I suffer. 110 One man: (Tossing aside the curtain. My body has fallen into a dark nectar-river. the love they felt for You. What more need I say? 30 Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya . the master of the blissful. and other necessities to please all the young. the Lord by washing whose feet I am famous in this world. I will take care of it. and many others both young and old. I have it no longer. Because of this obstacle I cannot go to Mathura. filled with motherly love. friends. and there we may associate together for a long time. 9 The Ocean: What did He say? 10 He said: "O Advaita. O My friends. old and even candalas who have come here. In this way He exits).99 Advaita: (looking) The Lord's mother. All of you please be merciful to Me so now I may go. on another day. (He exits). and Your mercy towards them. O My friends. followed by Srivasa Pandita. and after Sri Saci-devi had cooked. (She earnestly embraces Him). It is not right for a sannyasi to remain in his own country surrounded by affectionate friends and relatives. glances. as He sat with His friends. questions. 111 Advaita: (approaching the Lord) That way I was before. touches. suddenly appear to be unhappy. (Everyone exits). would leave out bodies at once. 7 The Ocean: Yes. the way You were before. he hastily enters). I understand. why do you ask? I am very unfortunate. What more need I say. Come. Advaita. Ganga: Alas! Alas! It is a long time since I was fortunate to touch Lord visvambhara's lotus feet with my waters. I am forbidden to leave. What has happened to my good fortune? I once had His association." 11 The ocean: Then? Then? 12 Then Advaita Acarya said: "If out of love for You everyone cheerfully said: 'Yes. By the order of My mother and you dear affectionate friends. drink. and pleased. our life-breath. every day used to fill me with nectar happiness by bathing in my waters. 102 (Bhagavan bows down to offer respectful obeisances to His mother). 101 (The Guards respectfully allow them to enter). and now stays at Advaita's home. I heard that He turned back from His journey to Mathura. and other actions). why do you appear in this way?" (He approaches). I will never again let You go. 109 Advaita: (again hastily enters) Who. I will approach her and ask: "O noble lady. sweet devotees. unable to bear the outrage of separation from You. has come. Advaita! Well said! Then? Then? 14 Ganga: The Lord affectionately replied: "O Advaita. The Supreme Personality of Godhead has defied you as the goddess of patient forgiveness. She sheds tears. 107 Advaita: (Making Mother Saci stand up. 112 Bhagavan: Advaita. You may go'. what is your misfortune? 6 Ganga: (in Sanskrit) The Supreme Lord. 5 Ocean: O Ganga. 2 (As described. 108 (The Lord greets everyone. in Sanskrit) Have You renounced the world? Do You now see the Supersoul everywhere? Have You become the personified mellows of transcendental devotional service? I still see You as my small child. Alas! Alas! Now He has left me. please hear this. You are very intelligent. let us all go to a secluded place. Why as you unhappy? 8 Ganga: That may be. O noble mother. Whether that river places Me in an auspicious or inauspicious condition. pleasing them with appropriate embraces. 100 Bhagavan: (He quickly descends from the balcony). don't talk like this. I have accepted a sannyasi's cloth. who is here? There must be residences. and My mother is also very intelligent. it always overwhelms Me with love for Krsna. now so unfortunate. all these are the only source of our happiness. 104 Sri Caitanya: O mother of the world.

Let Him go to Jagannatha Puri. 45 The Ocean: Then? Then? 46 Ganga: (In Sanskrit) Then with great love the Lord recited some verses." 21 The Ocean: Then? Then? 22 Ganga: Then Mother Saci said: "So be it. stumble." 29 The Ocean: Then? Then? 30 Ganga: In order to please His mother and friends. The border of Bengal and Orissa is sealed. please stay here for some days more so we may see Your lotus feet. Noble Mother Saci and Acyutananda's mother together cooked a great feast. mother! Well spoken! You have surpassed even Devahuti. are now stunned in ecstasy by tasting a drop of Lord Caitanya's sweetness. and Mukunda. its elbow down. 41 The Ocean: Why did He visit this ancient Deity? 42 Ganga. elephants. If He stays here to please me. He worshipped the Deity and. I will go to Jagannatha Puri. who places the flute to His mouth. Lord Caitanya did not say anything to Him. 48 "A stream of the nectar of sweetness flowing from its bent elbow and flooding the earth. when the crown from the Deity's head accidentally fell on His head. the Lord stayed with them for three days. Advaita shed incessant tears. 38 After walking for some days through the jungles and blessing the fortunate vines and trees. Jagadananda. 17 The Ocean: Then? Then? 18 Ganga: They could not agree. everyone said: "Mother. so I will obey. He said: 47 "Decorated with splendid bracelets and armlets. but He does purify and make beautiful with the nectar of devotional service those who are not demons. He is directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of a Deity. Lord Caitanya went to visit this ancient Deity of two-armed Lord Gopinatha. Some say the devotees should worship the two-armed form of Lord Gopinatha. who 31 . and then. That is my desire. then let Him live abroad. 43 The Ocean: Those people are mistaken. and the Lord feasted with His friends. Lord Gopala slowly followed a certain brahmana. and rhinoceroses that fled in fear of Lord Rama's powerful arms when He travelled deep in the jungle. is splendid and handsome.15 The Ocean: The Lord said the right thing. Then I may be fortunate sometimes to hear news of His activities. When they came to the country of Mahendra-desa. Then? Then? 16 Ganga: All His friends. its forepart resting on His broad chest. who places the flute to His mouth. and roll about on the ground in ecstasy." 49 The Ocean: Then? Then? 50 Ganga: He again went by the jungle-path. and its wrist up. what have you said? For us your words are like scriptures. but only very sinful and fallen. 31 The Ocean: The Yavana king of Bengal and Maharaja Prataparudra are now at war. Advaita Acarya. 44 Ganga: (In Sanskrit) Falling as a stick to the ground. Then Mother Saci said: "If His staying here breaks the rules of religion. horses. the Lord went through the jungle. the cruel and dishonest men in the villages burst into tears. Lord Caitanya offered obeisances." 23 The Ocean: Then? Then? 24 Ganga: Then they all approached the Lord and told Him Mother Saci's words. How can the Lord and His four associates cross it? 32 Ganga: (In Sanskrit) Noble husband. this is not surprising." 27 The Ocean: Then? Then? 28 Ganga: Then everyone said: "Lord. the brahmana turned his neck to see the Lord. 51 That deity is very handsome. to see the Saksi-Gopala Deity He went to the royal capital Cuttak. 34 The Ocean: The Lord does not give pleasure to those who are demons at heart. the Lord began to leave. and His mother Sacidevi then met in private. splendid and handsome. In order to counter this second view. The residents of Navadvipa all left. the right arm of Lord Krsna. 25 The Ocean: Then? Then? 26 Ganga: Then the Lord became happy and said: "As the most exalted mother in the world has spoken. In the company of Nityananda. but simply left. Damodara. then wicked people may criticise Him. 35 Ganga: Leaving the impassable royal roads always filled with moving soldiers. and in this way I will hear news of Him. 36 The Ocean: Then? Then? 37 Ganga: (in Sanskrit) The ferocious tigers. such as the Deity of Saksi-Gopala. 39 The Ocean: Where did He go then? 40 Ganga: (In Sanskrit) an ancient Deity of Lord Krsna holding a flute in His hand decorates the town of Remuna. and the bells on His delicate lotus feet tinkling as He walked. If wicked men find fault with Him it will be unbearable for me. As we will never disobey the Lord's order. away from His slanted shoulder. On the fourth day the Lord prepared to go. the left arm of Lord Krsna. 52 Accepting the role of a witness. What should be done? Let Him go to Jagannatha Puri. Everyone spoke words of farewell. The Lord returned to the royal road so He could offer respectful obeisances to that Deity. the Deity worshipped Him. In Cuttak and many other places there are many ancient two-armed Deities. and this worship is better than the worship of the Lord in His four-armed form. and proud generals. Look! Look! Who hates the Supersoul. elephants. so we will never disobey your words. buffaloes. 33 When they saw Lord Caitanya. the sincere friend of the entire world? Look! Without obstruction the Lord and His five friends now travel between the two ferocious armies." 19 The Ocean: Well spoken. He again returned to the royal road. Others say that in ancient times fourarmed Deities of the Lord were visible everywhere and there were no two-armed Deities of Lord Gopinatha. Then? Then? 20 Ganga: Struck with wonder. You will be able to visit Him.

83 (Gopinatha Acarya enters) Acarya: (aside) My right eye trembles. may the lotus flower of Krsna's feet protect us all. (Looking again) Ah! It is Mukunda. I do not know what kind of auspicious happiness will appear when I see Lord Jagannatha. We will not easily see Him without the help of the king's men. Go before he reaches the lion-gate. He quickly left. the dear servant of Lord Visvambhara. We foreigners will find it very difficult to see Him. Nityanandadeva then took the danda that had rested in Lord Caitanya's own hand. Mukunda said to Lord Caitanya: "Lord. 88 Mukunda: Acarya. and Laksmi-devi's appearance from the ocean of milk churned by the demigods and demons. 86 (Mukunda does that). 80 The Others: How can he help us? 81 Mukunda: Sarvabhauma can do everything. 77 Mukunda: There is a solution. go quickly. 75 Bhagavan: Licking the sky. Then? Then? 56 Ganga: Gazing at Him. 67 The Ocean: Then? Then? 68 Ganga: Then. Ah. 76 Everyone: Although the path to Lord Jagannatha may be traversed in only a few moments. but now that sweetness is mixed with the bitterness of renunciation. Others cannot see Him so easily. The goddess of fortune was born from me. He knows about Lord Caitanya's pastimes in Navadvipa. 63 The Ocean: Then? Then? 64 Ganga: Lord Caitanya stayed there that day. 73 Ganga: As it pleases you. Although my eyes taste only the sweetness. it seems to be a very very long path. what good fortune has now become mine? Lord Hari has left the goddess of fortune. is this the splendid temple of Lord Jagannatha?" 70 The Ocean: Noble lady. (They walk). and then in the next moment He thought the Deity had entered His heart again. 84 Mukunda: There is Gopinatha Acarya. is this. 91 Gopinatha: (blissful) Did you say the Lord has come here? Where is He staying? Where is He? (He again embraces Mukunda). look! Look! 69 "Is this the sun-god's arm extended to lift the earth? Is it Ananta Sesa travelling from Patalaloka to Satyaloka? Is it the splendour of the regal jewels on the nagas' hoods travelling through space to the Svarga planets? O Lord. 87 Gopinatha: (looking ahead) Who is this? Is it a Bengali? (Looking) Ah! It is someone from Navadvipa. Lord Caitanya eagerly went to that place. and His ankles a swan nearby. The pujaris may very easily see Lord Jagannatha. my heart tastes both bitter and sweet. 72 Come here. he returns). (They both exit). and showering nectar even though it is made of stone. Yes. now I understand everything. My heart is happy and clear. 55 The Ocean. 54 Ganga. (approaching) Ah! You are Mukunda. Note: This refers to Lord Ramacandra's building a bridge to Lanka. (He eagerly walks). He thought that although the Deity was eager to play some music. I offer my respects to you. but the Lord never considered that I was her father. the splendour His jewel toenails its inner part. seeing Lord Jagannatha's temple in the distance. He is like one of us. and who is Visarada's son-in-law and Sarvabhauma's brother-in-law. We will see the Lord's pastimes. the moon of Nilacala. Lord Caitanya enters. the grand temple of Lord Jagannatha has now appeared before My eyes. Now He resides on my shore. 93 Gopinatha: (looking ahead) Mukunda. He thought the Deity had come from His heart and was now standing before Him. For he sake He churned my waters. 32 . who is a great devotee of the Lord. accompanied by Lord Nityananda and other devotees). 57 (In Sanskrit) Then He then recited this verse: 58 "His splendid reddish toes its petals. 65 The Ocean: Then? Then? 66 Ganga: As He travelled to see Lord Jagannatha. What should we do? Let us think. He had for a moment taken the flute from His lips to speak to His devotees." 59 The Ocean: Then? Then? 60 Ganga: Then everyone saw the Deity as Lord Caitanya saw Him. entering the heart of the universe. Lord Caitanya stopped at a village named Kamalapura and bathed in the nearby river. The auspicious signs have borne fruit. who is this best of sannyasis? 94 (Mukunda tells him everything). 89 Gopinatha: Is Lord Visvambhara well and happy? 90 Mukunda: Lord Visvambhara has come here. Thinking "Why does He need this?" He suddenly broke the danda and threw it into the middle of the river. 61 The Ocean: How was that? 62 Ganga: (In Sanskrit) With great. 53 After a long time King Gajapati Purusottamadeva brought the Deity to his own capitol. Why are you unhappy? In my good fortune you will also become fortunate? Look! Look! 71 Alas! For the sake of the goddess of fortune He built a bridge across me. (He walks to go to see Lord Jagannatha). lives here.promptly changed Himself into a stone deity. His heart yearning to see lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha. 85 Nityananda: Mukunda. kunkuma from the passionate gopis' breasts its pollen awareness of Him its sweet honey. pure faith Lord Caitanya gazed at the Deity. 95 Gopinatha: (filled with wonder) Formerly there was only the sweet taste of pure love for Krsna. noble husband. but the next day. 74 (His heart overwhelmed with love of Krsna. 92 Mukunda: (Taking Gopinatha with him. 82 Everyone: (jubilant) Well spoken! Let us first find his home. 78 The Others: What is it? 79 Mukunda: Gopinatha Acarya.

this way. 103 Everyone: Someone should tell Lord Caitanya. (He takes the Lord. returns with him. let us get up. 105 Bhagavan: Your desire is My desire. in His previous asrama did He live in Bengal? 122 Gopinatha: O Bhattacarya. Bhattacarya. what is Your wish in this matter. I tremble with love and sadness when I see Him. (He bows down). They were all residents of Navadvipa. 131 Sarvabhauma: Acarya stay. we think that without Your speaking to Sarvabhauma it will not be easy for us to see Lord Jagannatha. 123 Sarvabhauma: (with love and respect) Ah! Nilambara Cakravarti was my father's classmate. in His former asrama He was the son of Jagannatha Misra Purandara. 116 Bhagavan: May you love Krsna. The glory of the sannyasa-asrama is not external 140 Gopinatha: The sannyasa-asrama is glorious. 119 Sarvabhauma: Lord. Let everyone allow Him. 127 Sarvabhauma: O Candanesvara. to bring You to Him. (Everyone walks). 120 (Then everyone sits down). 118 (Sarvabhauma's disciples smile). He may gaze on the beautiful face of Lord Jagannatha. 104 Gopinatha: Lord. gives Him a comfortable seat. (reflecting) Lord. I have great respect for Him. well spoke. 101 Mukunda: How can we see Lord Jagannatha without interference and for as long as we wish? 102 Gopinatha: You can see Him if you get the favour of Sarvabhauma. Arrange it so that every day. 115 Bhattacarya: (approaching) I offer my respect to Lord Narayana. but the exaggerated respect shown for it is external. 135 Sarvabhauma: Why did He accept initiation in the Bharati-sampradaya? 136 Gopinatha: He did not consider external appearances. and then he bows before His father). 132 (Half having left the stage. Let no one stop Him. Bhattacarya: Who knows whether or not Lord Jagannatha is offered incense at noon? 110 Gopinatha: The Bhattacarya has ended his class. a great saint has come. He cannot be understood by material logic and argument. please wait here for a moment while I approach him. 145 Gopinatha: The Supreme Personality of Godhead can be understood only by His mercy. 130 (Accompanied by Lord Nityananda and the other devotees. 141 Sarvabhauma: What is wrong with respect? I say when one accepts saffron garments from a sannyasi of the best sampradaya and hears Vedanta philosophy from him. 111 Sarvabhauma: How far away is He? 112 Gopinatha: He is staying nearby. Perhaps He was a Vaisnava in His former asrama. and Misra Purandara was highly regarded by my father. He is about to go inside. and then also sits down nearby). He bows before the Lord. My life was burning with pain and you have brought it relief. Lord Jagannathadeva has sent His representative Gopinatha Acarya. 142 Gopinatha: (angry) Bhattacarya. and for as long as He likes. 100 (Gopinatha Acarya first bows down before Lord Nityananda. 146 The Disciples: That is not philosophy of the Vedas. 133 Sarvabhauma: Acarya. 108 Gopinatha: This is the way. 121 Sarvabhauma: Acarya. Why did He accept sannyasa at such an early age? Who is His sannyasa guru? 134 Gopinatha: Kesava Bharati. 143 Mukunda: (aside) Well spoken. 107 Bhagavan: Show the way. Because of His relationship with Nilambara Cakravarti I love Him dearly.96 Mukunda: (approaching) Lord. His mother was the daughter of Nilambara Cakravarti. 113 (Sarvabhauma stands up and walks. 139 Sarvabhauma: You did not say the right thing. Then he bows down before Jagadananda and Damodara). (He falls at the Lord's feet). whenever He likes. 114 Nityananda: Ah! Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya has come of his own accord. Who will call for Candanesvara? 126 (Candanesvara hastily enters. Gopinatha takes Mukunda by the hand. His disciples follow). Because the Lord is perfectly spiritual in nature. 109 (Instructing his disciples. 129 Sarvabhauma: Lord. 144 Sarvabhauma's Disciples: What evidence makes you think He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 124 Gopinatha: May He be allowed to easily see Lord Jagannatha? 125 Sarvabhauma: By all means. 117 Sarvabhauma: (aside) That is an odd thing to say. 99 (The Lord embraces him). 128 Candanesvara: As my Lord orders. Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya enters). please accompany this sannyasi. I have personally seen proof that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. (He quickly approaches). Why can the Supreme Personality of Godhead not be understood by logic? 147 Gopinatha: By logic one may be able to understand that the Supreme Personality of Godhead 33 . You should go to see Him. you do not understand His glorious position. 106 Gopinatha: The tree of Sarvabhauma's past pious deeds has just borne fruit. O Acarya. The Lord may place His feet in this direction. His only concern was renunciation. I should quickly approach him. Lord. then one is properly initiated in the order of renunciation. 97 Bhagavan: (Returning to external consciousness) Where is he? Where is he? 98 Gopinatha: Here I am. May you think of Krsna. This is perfect. and taking Candanesvara with Him. 137 Sarvabhauma: What were those external considerations? 138 Gopinatha: The consideration that one sampradaya is better than another. Lord Caitanya exits). and then sits down).

165 Gopinatha: As you order. Let us follow Him. Although They appear as two persons before the eyes of this world. then my heart could be at peace. There they go. You are not at fault. 160 Gopinatha: I could not bear to hear your impersonal idea of the Absolute. (They both exit). 174 Again the Voice From Behind the Scenes: They are both full of mercy. whose transcendental qualities have no limit and whose potencies bewilder those absorbed in logic and debate. The scriptures explain: 161 "I offer my respectful obeisances to that Supreme Personality of Godhead. 170 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Ah! Wonderful! His eyes are glorious as two blossoming white lotus flowers where two black bees have landed. You know the truth of Lord Gauracandra. 157 Sarvabhauma: (laughing) If. have you now seen Lord Jagannatha to Your full satisfaction? 177 Nityananda and the others: Yes. he can understand the greatness of Your personality. 181 Candanesvara: As my lord has spoken. 159 The Disciples: (aside) Why does he speak so boldly in this different way? Perhaps. 171 Gopinatha: Ah! Struck with wonder by seeing His handsome face. 180 Acarya: Mukunda. Candanesvara: My Lords. 164 Sarvabhauma: What is the use of all the flowery words? After you have seen the Deity. but one cannot understand what He is like. 175 Gopinatha: Well spoken. They both yearn to deliver the entire world. the moon of Nilacala and now we see Lord Gauranga. handsome wooden form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Our desires are fulfilled. Bhattacarya. Come. Nityananda and the others gaze at Lord Jagannatha. Bhattacarya's words were a thunderbolt that has broken my heart. whose splendour crushes the sapphire-mirror's pride. the wooden form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. even though they continue to study the Vedas for many years. We have seen Lord Jagannatha. in His heart. The Lord has gone to see Sri Jagannatha. who is. 150 The Disciples: Quote. Therefore the scripture says: "But those who speculate in order to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead are unable to know You. 182 (Gopinatha approaches Lord Caitanya and bows down). 34 . he is joking a little bit. you may go to the home of my maternal aunt. Now we have seen them both. Well spoken. come. (He comes). When you have obtained the mercy of the Lord you will be able to directly perceive it. and then exits).14. But those who speculate in order to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead are unable to know You. 166 Sarvabhauma: I will go to perform my midday duties. and the others also enter). the son of Nanda Maharaja. 151 Gopinatha: "My Lord. 168 Mukunda: What is not possible for the Lord? 169 Gopinatha: Come. (Quickly approaching) Candanesvara. you are so grave and profound that you do not speak anything to refute me. Let us quickly see Lord Jagannatha. there is in truth no difference between Lord Caitanya. It is only known by direct perception.29). and His bimba-fruit lips are like the crescent moon on the fourth day of it's waxing. wonderful! The one Supreme Personality of Godhead has appeared in two forms: as the enjoyer and the enjoyed. 179 (Gopinatha Acarya and Mukunda quickly enter). The merciful. Candanesvara. O Mukunda. 172 Again the Voice from Behind the Scenes: The two masters of the universe stand motionless and lovingly gaze at each other with unblinking eyes. 167 Gopinatha: Mukunda. has now appeared. and Lord Jagannatha also gazes at them. I think he told everything to Gopinatha."* 155 The Disciples: (Laughing) Then how many days have you wasted in study? 156 Gopinatha: That was to learn arts and rituals. and Lord Jagannatha. considering that he is with his brother-in-law. You have already understood the Personality of Godhead. Only by His mercy can one understand Him. (They both exit). 153 The Disciples: Then what is the use of studying the scriptures? Study will not bring the Lord's mercy? 154 Gopinatha: Yes. 148 The Disciples: Where is the proof of that in scripture? 149 Gopinatha: There is proof in the words of the Puranas. and then follow them. Why has he not come? (He looks in all directions). or has the wooden form of the Lord entered the human form of the Lord? 173 Gopinatha: Wonderful! Ah. I will take charge of everything. Nityanandadeva. by His mercy. Your master and His company may stay there.exists. come. 158 Gopinatha: It cannot be explained."* Note: this verse is from Srimad Bhagavatam (10. then tell us something of what you have learned. (He bows down before Lord Caitanya. and therefore I spoke to refute it. who is fair as a golden mountain. I think they have finished seeing the Deity and now they are returning. 176 (Stunned with joy by the sight of lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha. even though they continue to study the Vedas for many years." 162 Sarvabhauma: (laughing) I know you are a Vaisnava. Lord Nityananda. you will also become a Vaisnava. now you may go home. 163 Gopinatha: (humbly) If the Lord is merciful to you. If the supremely merciful Lord would deliver him. Has the human form of the Supreme Lord entered the wooden form of the Lord. You may request the Deity's prasadam in my name. (Accompanied by his disciples. Lord Caitanya enters. he exits). 178 Candanesvara: (aside) Ah! Why is Gopinatha Acarya late? What should I do now? My father did not tell me. if one is favoured by even a slight trace of the mercy of Your lotus feet.

Their ornaments are tinkling. So be it. Lord Caitanya gazes at the Deity). 194 (Damodara enters with Gopinatha Acarya). 186 Bhagavan: What is it? 187 Gopinatha: He invites You to accept the sannyasi's garment and hear the Vedanta-sutra from a sannyasi of his sampradaya. rises from his bed. This way. and after placing Him in a nice seat and offering a meal. the Bhattacarya invites You and Your friends to him home. look! Now that the night is over the great wide-open temple doors bring a very sweet fragrance of burning incense. 207 Acarya: (He does that). 197 Everyone: (surprised) The night is over. Now he wishes to take rest. (He brings them to the house and washes the Lord's feet. 210 Mukunda: Acarya. It is out of affection for Me that the Bhattacarya speaks these words." 203 Gopinatha: I will follow his order. I am a child. 216 Gopinatha: (looking) O devotees headed by Damodara. sleepy yawn. 189 Mukunda: O Lord. His rolling eyes are like two white lotus flowers moving in the breeze over the dark waters of the Yamuna. (Lord Caitanya walks up to them and lowers His head. walk a few steps. (He embraces him). 198 Bhagavan: Then it is true that the night is over. (He takes Gopinatha and exits). Now He is offered balya-bhoga and harivallabha-bhoga. Deva: Mukunda. I must hurry to the Lord. 205 Gopinatha: I am he. Bhagavan: Jagadananda. who is an ocean of mercy. Lord Caitanya folds His palms. 185 Gopinatha: Lord. only if You remove this arrow from my heart. 209 (The Lord stands behind the Garuda-stambha and gazes with feeling of longing). Will they give these things to Sri Krsna Caitanya. I am simply waiting for the Lord. Damodara: Lord. the Bhattacarya has another invitation to present before You. 213 Acarya: O! O devotees headed by Jagadananda. (He approaches Sri Krsna Caitanyadeva to quickly take Him to the temple). 206 Bhagavan: You go first. Ah! The Lord has left the path that leads to His home. Very good. He exits). 214 (The two priests enter and approach Sri Caitanya). 188 Bhagavan: I am grateful to him. by Your order he has taken mahaprasadam. 190 Bhagavan: Acarya. Come. Bhattacarya's words are like sparks that have set Gopinatha Acarya's heart on fire. bows down before Lord Jagannatha and quickly exits. It is as if the temple of the Lord has awakened in the morning and opened its mouth with a great. (He enters the temple and goes to the place known as Jagan-mohane). Lord Jagannatha. The pura-devis have risen. Acarya. see why the Acarya is late. (He cries). Acarya: It is almost time for Lord Jagannatha to rise from bed. He approaches the Lord and unhappily says:) O Lord. shedding tears. Lord. look! Look! The lamps illuminate the entire temple. the Bhattacarya sends this instruction: "Please meet with Sri Krsna Caitanyadeva and go with Him to see Lord Jagannatha rise from bed. Look! Now He is worshipped with an offering of incense. Please come this way. walking as a lion). 200 (A man hastily enters) Man: Who. So be it. 192 Bhagavan: Lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha will fulfil your desire. 208 Wonderful! Wonderful! Deep within the lamp-illuminated temple. 184 Bhagavan: (returning to external consciousness) Come. will I be able to remain alive. 202 Man: (approaches) Acarya. Now all His limbs are bathed. let us see lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha's rising from bed. 195 Bhagavan: Very good. This way. look! Look! Here is someone carrying the incense and prasadam from the early morning offering. and the hairs of His body standing up in ecstasy. Damodara. 196 (Speaking happily for a moment. They are walking together. 201 (Enter Gopinatha Acarya).183 Damodara: Lord. this is Gopinatha Acarya offering his respects. (He takes a few steps and then looks ahead) Ah! Here is the Acarya. He does not think this invitation is a great kindness. The sweet sound of the conch shell announces to the people of the world the waking of Lord Jagannatha. He stands motionless as if He were a painted picture. After arranging for the Lord to brush His teeth and refresh Himself. everyone begins to depart). The temple elephants are roaring. The other priest places the incense and prasadam in it. What do you say? Gopinatha Acarya is with Sri Krsna Caitanyadeva. (To perform the duties appropriate to that time. 204 (The Lord enters with His associates). 215 Everyone: Ah! What is this? Why did the Lord suddenly leave? Where is He going? Let us see. Why are you unhappy? 191 Gopinatha: Lord. Here is someone else carrying in his hands Lord Jagannatha's garland. who is here? Where is Gopinatha Acarya? Do you know? (He glances at the sky). One priest offers Him the garland. 199 Gopinatha: As You order. I will do it. 212 (Stunned. an arrangement should be made that we may see lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha's pastimes when He awakens at mangala-arati after the night is over. the master of the goddess of fortune. explain everything to Him. Who has sent them? Lord Jagannatha has sent them. 35 . the Lord is going to Sarvabhauma's house. and then look ahead). (They leave the temple. 193 Damodara: As You order. Tears stream from Lord Caitanya's eyes. (He approaches). Lord Caitanya spreads out His outer garment. (The sound of a conch-shell comes from behind the scenes). I will go there. 211 Gopinatha: Look! Look! Lord Jagannatha's face is now being washed.

He was like a madman. 235 Gopinatha: (approaches) Glory. and approach the Lord. Without going first to see Lord Jagannatha he has come here to bow before the Lord's feet. We will look for Gopinatha Acarya. His voice became choked up. It is the Bhattacarya. Sarvabhauma: (aside) Ah! Gopinatha Acarya spoke the truth. 243 (His heart filled with wonder and happiness. (openly) Sir. He made the king of the panditas' heart. "Eat. (He approaches the Lord and bows down). 238 A voice From Behind the Scenes: Lord. (aside) Aha! Now I will test his heart. Their conclusions are different from the words of Vedic literature. this is not the path to Lord Jagannatha's temple. sweet as nectar. and began to roll about on the ground. 233 Bhagavan: Jagadananda. He has almost come here. Ah! This is the home of my maternal aunt. 220 Second servant: What did He do? 221 First servant: I don't know. Let us stop them. (They approach the doorway). Without showering water He extinguished the forest-fire in his heart. 224 The Two servants: Come. Ah! Two of Sarvabhauma's servants are walking here. able to see You. which was harder than thunder. glory to the supremely merciful Lord! 236 Jagadananda: Ah! What wonderful things did you say? 237 Gopinatha: That will all become known to you. Let us quickly go to the Lord. You now walk the earth in the form of a sannyasi. 247 Bhagavan: (covers His ears) Bhattacarya! What are you saying? I am simply a child and you the parent who protects and loves Me. He got up and fell down at the sannyasi's feet. Puranas. Mukunda and I will wait nearby. He cast a spell on the Bhattacarya. He had not bathed. (They exit). He became overwhelmed by some sickness. 230 Gopinatha: We already heard all this from the mouths of two servants as they talked. The hairs of his body stood up. Sarvabhauma enters). First servant: This sannyasi knows magic spells. the all-powerful Supreme Lord? Fate is very kind to me. I know. 219 (The two servants enter). I do not know what will happen now. where is Gopinatha Acarya? 234 Jagadananda: The Acarya is hurrying here. Tantras and mantras all describe the Supreme 36 . (They do that). (The three of them walk a few steps). I will enter. is present before him." We have never seen the Bhattacarya eat prasadam in this way before. 217 Both: As it pleases you. who stays in the hearts of the devotees. the sannyasi suddenly entered the bedroom. Nityananda and Jagadananda also enter). They are filled with wonder. what happened? 228 Damodara: It is very confidential. Good. 226 (Enter Damodara. who am little more than a dumb animal. 239 Bhagavan: (intently listening) Acarya what is that sound? 240 Gopinatha: (looking behind the scenes) I know. 225 Gopinatha: Good. (He enters). Damodara: without a rope the Lord tied this wild jungle elephant. Damodara and Jagadananda. what is the svami doing? 244 Acarya: Come this way. 245 Sarvabhauma: (approaching the Lord he folds his hands and offers dandavat obeisances) When a sparsamani jewel no longer turns iron into gold. Sarvabhauma: (looking ahead) Acarya. It is he. The Bhattacarya has finished his daily religious duties. 229 Damodara: Without a rope the Lord tied this wild jungle elephant. return home. (Damodara then tells all that had happened). sweet as nectar. Mahabharata." The Bhattacarya was frightened. As soon as the Bhattacarya rose from bed. I will tell you. 246 O Lord Padmanabha. what scripture can you cite to support these words? 248 Bhattacarya: (folding his hands) To demonstrate their intellectual prowess. 249 Although the Vedas. you go with the Lord. which was harder than thunder.Now the tree of the Bhattacarya's pious deeds has borne fruit. 227 Gopinatha: (approaches) Damodara. Let us wait here for Damodara and Jagadananda. (They exit). Now is not the time to talk. 242 (Everyone looks ahead). (They do that and then look ahead). philosophers write books to refute the theories of others. 218 Gopinatha: Mukunda. 232 The Lord enters and sits down. wake up! Wake up! The sannyasi has come. come here. My heart now understands that Sri Caitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhattacarya. They did not see me. After he ate the prasadam he became like a madman. Without giving a moment's thought he devoured that prasadam at once. 222 Gopinatha: (listening) Mukunda. Without showering water He extinguished the forest-fire in his heart. How is a person like myself. Tears flowed from his eyes and moistened his garments. forgot everything. (Gopinatha Acarya rises and greets him). filled with wonder). It is he. did you hear that? 223 Mukunda: The Lord did this because you were unhappy about Bhattacarya's condition. Then the sannyasi put some of Lord Jagannatha's prasadam food in the Bhattacarya's hand and said. which describe unmotivated devotional service found only by the mercy of the Lord. (They walk). He made the king of panditas' heart. then a learned devotee will not understand whether the Supreme Personality of Godhead. O husband of the goddess of fortune. who in the course of enjoying various transcendental pastimes sometimes appears in this material world. I have come here for your sake. Damodara and Mukunda are with him. Let us leave by another door. Then the brahmana boy said: "Bhattacarya. He had not even washed his mouth. 241 Damodara: I knew this would happen. 231 Damodara: Because of your mercy Sarvabhauma attained this good fortune. Come. Let us go into Sarvabhauma's courtyard. (He eagerly walks).

the Sruti-sastra confirms that the Supreme Brahman has the quality of bliss."* 252 The Vedic scriptures also say: "Anandad dhy eva khalv imani bhutani jayante anandenaiva jatani jivanti anandam prayanti abhisamvisanti" (From the Supreme transcendental bliss the living entities are born. If one considers the Supreme Personality of Godhead in both features. All their arguments are a useless waste of time. 2. The form of transcendental knowledge. The form of the Supreme Brahman is not material. Lord Krsna. The Supreme Personality of Godhead whose spiritual form is beyond the touch of the modes of material nature. In this way they reject the obvious meaning of the scriptures and try to establish their own fanciful and untenable conclusion that the Absolute has neither qualities nor personality. The individual spirit soul (jiva)." In this way all Vedic scriptures say there is no difference between the personal and impersonal aspects of the Supreme. and its because of material contamination that one thinks of Him as a blissful person who enjoys transcendental pastimes.Brahman. They are wrong. The statement of the Pancaratra: "anandam brahmano rupam" (the form of the Supreme Brahman is full of bliss) and the statement of Sruti-sastra: "ekam evadvitiyam brahma" (Brahman is one without a second) prove that the personal and impersonal Brahman are two aspects of the same Supreme. as simultaneously personal and impersonal.11): vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam yaj jnanam advayam brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti sabyate "Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this non dual substance Brahman. and therefore the Supreme Brahman is in truth the Personality of Godhead. He knows that the personal understanding is stronger because we see that everything is full of variety. the voidists and impersonalists will still insist that the Supreme Brahman has no qualities. 253 Their arguments are answered by the following statement of the Hayasirsa-pancaratra: "Transcendental bliss is divided into two kinds:" 1. The Sruti-sastra also explains: "yato va imani bhutani jayante" (From the Supreme Brahman all living entities were born). Into the Supreme transcendental bliss the living entities enter at the time of cosmic annihilation. The way the message of the Four Vedas should be understood is explained in he following verse: 256 "The spiritual message propounded in the thousand limbs of the tree of the Vedas is not always perfectly clear to see. where Lord Kapila says to Agastya Muni: "The Supreme Brahman has two features: personal and impersonal. Some philosophers say that the Supreme Brahman is formless bliss. these impersonalists are haunted by the desire to establish their philosophy. "Sa aiksata" (The Supreme Brahman casts His glance). and so Brahman means either "the greatest". The Vedas say these two are different in the same way as a jewel and its splendour are different. 255 The impersonalists try to prove that the Supreme Brahman is formless bliss. and 2. This is confirmed by the statement of the Pancaratra: "The personal and impersonal brahman are different in the same way as a jewel and its splendour are different." This is the unbiased opinion of the Kapila-pancaratra. They who know the truth say there is no real difference between the formless bliss and the transcendental bliss with form. 250 The word "brahman" comes from the verbal root "brmh". 3. All they actually prove. The words of the Pancaratra do not support this view. The learned devotees know that the word "brahman" refers to 1. By the supreme transcendental bliss the living entities are maintained. No one can see anything that is not full of variety. The word "jyotisah" here means "not material". formless bliss. 254 The same point is explained in the Kapilapancaratra. 4. The bliss with a form is the infallible Personality of Godhead Lord Krsna. philosophers are still bewildered about Brahman's real nature." 257 That the Supreme Brahman is a person is also confirmed in the following statement of the Puranas: yan-mitrani paramanandam purnam brahma sanatanam 37 . This worship of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the actual message of the Vedas. In order to clarify the meaning of the Vedas the branches known as the Puranas have sprouted from the tree of the Vedas. The formless brahman.7. The Sruti-sastra further says: "Jyotisas caranabhidhanat) The Supreme Brahman has a spiritual form)." The Personal nature of the Supreme Brahman is also described in the following statement of Srimad Bhagavatam (1. or "He who protects all living entities. The word "brahman" literally means "the supremely opulent Personality of Godhead. bliss with a form. 251 This is described in Hayasirsa-pancaratra: "Whatever Vedic mantras describe the Absolute Truth impersonally only prove in the end that the Absolute Truth is a person. is that their hearts are very hard. Narayana."* As a man is haunted by a ghost." These two meanings indicate that Brahman is a person with qualities.) By the use of the word "ananda" (bliss) in the ablative and instrumental cases. The Supreme Lord is understood in two features: impersonal and personal. Paramatma or Bhagavan. he can actually understand the Absolute Truth. but rather glorify the worship of the personal form of the Supreme. and "So kamayata" (The Supreme Brahman desired). They who repeat the theory that Brahman has no qualities do not understand this. One should think of the Supreme Lord. however. Bliss with a form is the shelter and resting place of the formless bliss. and 5. These references to glancing and desiring also confirm that the Supreme Brahman possesses qualities. In spite of all evidence to the contrary. The all-pervading Supersoul.

259 Bhagavan: Well done! Well done! Now you may go to see the lotus-eyed Supreme Personality of Godhead. has become their friend. The Lord glances at it. 260 Bhattacarya: As the Lord orders. O Lord. Because of your association he has become transformed. 7 Bhattacarya: Yes. Damodara and Jagadananda: Lord. Because you carry the Personality of Godhead within your heart. he copies the verses on the wall and places the original writing in the Lord's hand. who has just now appeared as Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu to teach the ancient system of devotional service to Himself. and then sits down). and then tears it up). 38 . (He walks). Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Seven Tirthatanah Journey to the Holy Places Act Seven 1 (Sarvabhauma enters). Let me surrender unto His lotus feet. From this we may understand that the impersonal conception of the Supreme Brahman is "apurnam". who has descended in the form of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu to teach us real knowledge. The word "atma" here means either the name or form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. was that the same Bhattacarya? 263 Bhagavan: You are a great devotee of the Lord. 4 The King: (bowing down to offer respects) Here is a seat. 261 Mukunda: Why did he take them and go? 262 Gopinatha: That is a secret. which is like a honeybee. 264 Gopinatha: (laughs) it is so. now it is midday. That is the opinion of the saintly and purehearted. Also. who gives life to the jivas). 268 :Let me take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I have heard that a very exalted and merciful sannyasi has come here from Bengal."* 258 The personal form of the Supreme Brahman is here called "purnam" or "full". 3 Bhattacarya: (approaching) It is I. 6 The King: Bhattacarya. Sri Krsna. (They exit). you turn all places into places of pilgrimage. he exits). He has descended because He is an ocean of transcendental mercy. The word "jiva" here means "He who gives life to the jivas". 8 The King: How may I offer respects to His feet? 9 Bhattacarya: That is difficult to attain.* 269 "Let my consciousness. It does not mean that Lord Sankarsana Himself is a jiva soul." The word "jiva" here should be understood to mean "the creator of the jivas". the source of transcendental bliss."* That is the nature of saintly persons. He lives a secluded life and allows only those in the renounced order to see Him. 5 (The Bhattacarya first blesses the king. 271 Gopinatha: Lord. 266 Bhagavan: I am indebted to him. for some days He has been travelling in the south. (He takes the page and reads to himself). From the Supreme Lord Vasudeva is manifested Lord Sankarsana. The sannyasi of whom you speak is like that. This system had almost been lost due to the influence of time. devotees like Your good self are verily holy places personified. That the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His name are identical is confirmed by Lord Krsna in these words: "I have two forms: My transcendental body and My holy name. 10 The King: Why would He leave Lord Jagannatha and go travelling? 11 Bhattacarya: The sastra says: tirthi-kurvanti tirthani svantah-sthena gadabhrta "My Lord. Please sit down. Damodara and Jagadananda enter)."How greatly fortunate are Nanda Maharaja. 2 (Accompanied by his associates. Sarvabhauma: Why has Maharaja Prataparudra called for me at this unusual hour? I must go to him. the king enters). (Taking Damodara and Jagadananda with him. 265 (Tossing the curtain aside. the cowherd men and all the inhabitants of Vrajabhumi! There is no limit to their fortune because the Absolute Truth."* 270 (After reading. I have come in response to your call. the Bhattacarya gives You these two verses as well as the remnants of Lord Jagannatha's meal. and detachment from whatever does not foster Krsna consciousness. 267 Mukunda: Let me look at these verses. The King: Who is here? Who is here? Summon the Bhattacarya. It is so. the eternal Supreme Brahman. In this way the message of the Vedic scriptures is that Lord Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 272 Everyone: So it is. It is time for Your afternoon duties. take shelter of the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. His devotional service. In the scriptural statement "vasudeva-para devata vasudeva-parat paramatmanah sankarsano jivah" (The demigods are devotees of Lord Vasudeva. not full or incomplete.

He has embraced me with His two arms. He charmed the hearts of all living entities who had ears. 25 King: How did Ramananda become so fortunate? 26 Bhattacarya: King. the Lord walked to Nrsimha-ksetra. He was a great devotee. He was like a strong wind sweeping south from Mount Meru in the north. 35 Bhattacarya: One of you tell us the news. Then He went south. I think. When Lord Caitanya met him. Caitanya must be the Supreme Personality of Godhead. as an unrestricted wild elephant. He accepted a meal. 39 . Whenever a worm fell from his body. To give mercy to Ramananda Raya. 14 How many times did I not pray to Him? How many times did I not beg Him with faltering words? How many times did I not speak fearsome threats of suicide? How many times did I not grasp His feet and cry? Still." The Lord then said: "O brahmana. He then said: "My Lord. He walked very quickly. 31 Doorkeeper: As you order. with great strength and vigour. 32 Bhattacarya: Ah! Come in! Come in! 33 (The brahmanas approach. Requested by this brahmana. (Everyone sits down). As He walked He chanted: "Krsna krsna jaya krsna krsna he krsna krsna jaya krsna he krsna krsna jaya krsna krsna he krsna krsna jaya krsna he krsna krsna jaya krsna pahi nah!" He chanted these words in a voice like thunder. and stayed at the home of an exalted brahmana named Kurma. offered prayers. Why did you not try to keep Him here? 13 Bhattacarya: When he knits His brow. but now I know how great he is. 19 King: How far did they go with Him? 20 Bhattacarya: They went as far as the Godavari River. blood and pus. Then the brahmana quoted this verse from Srimad Bhagavatam: 43 "Who am I? A sinful.12 The King: (struck with wonder) Bhattacarya. 29 Doorkeeper: (enters) Bhattacarya. Unless He grants His mercy. he would pick it up and put it back. Still. 23 King: What mercy did he receive? 24 Bhattacarya: I told the Lord that He should meet Ramananda on the shore of the Godavari and be merciful to him. 28 Bhattacarya: The Lord is independent. 41 Bhattacarya: What was that? 42 Brahmana: In that place lived a brahmana named Vasudeva who was afflicted with leprosy. how did I get a body like this? My body was overtaken by disease and now it is completely cured. 39 Bhattacarya: What did you do? 40 Brahmana: We ate whenever we could and we followed behind Him. (Bringing them. The travellers on the road all gazed at Him with wonder. if what you say is true. 21 King: Why did the brahmanas not go with Him for that distance? 22 Bhattacarya: He would not allow them. 30 Bhattacarya: The king is eager to see them. 36 One Brahmana: He left here and went to Alalanatha. For very exalted persons mercy and cruelty are the same thing. He embraced him with His long arms as if he were a dear friend He had not seen for a long time. offering blessings to the king. He is merciful as He sees fit. poor friend of a brahmana. 15 King: (with eagerness) Will He ever come here again? 16 Bhattacarya: Yes. his mind always absorbed in thinking of the Lord. Nonetheless. and bowing down before Sarvabhauma). With these sweet. bowed down. he is by nature a Vaisnava. 34 King: Please sit down. And I will be again attracted to the material world. I am afraid that now my mind will become filled with pride. but the Lord continued alone to Setubandha. If He were not He could not be so kind to a living entity. He saw the Deity. Brahma and the other demigods tremble in fear. It was very difficult for us to follow behind Him. and circumambulated. offered prayers. He went. The waves of mercy from His glance made the hearts of all living entities melt with love of Krsna. His friends are here. He chanted the Holy name as if He were a thundering cloud. All his limbs were covered with worms. 17 King: Why did He travel alone? 18 Bhattacarya: Why did He travel alone like that? I arranged for many honest brahmanas to accompany Him. In the past I would laugh at him. nectar words."* 44 After reciting this verse he became at once cured of leprosy and his body became splendidly handsome. In this way He went to Kurmaksetra. He suffered acutely. Tell everything from the beginning. 46 Bhattacarya: Then? Then? 47 Brahmana: Then. 27 King: I heard the Lord was merciful to you. and then He did something very wonderful. the brahmanas you sent have returned from the Godavari River. never again will you forget the Lord and never again will your heart become involved in the external things of this world. He will not submit to the control of anyone else. where He saw the Deity and offered prayers. He was like a splendid golden mountain filling the south with waves of light. And who is Krsna? The Supreme Personality of Godhead full in six opulences. They wait to see you. he was humble and would never claim he was a great devotee. Even the greatest mystic yogi cannot cure leprosy. the Lord met him on the shore of the Godavari River. he again enters). Why should you be anxious?" 45 King: Bhattacarya. In this way He quickly arrived at Kurmaksetra. bowed down before the Deity. Let them enter. 37 Sarvabhauma: He did not eat anything on the way? 38 Brahmana: He did not.

68 Bhagavan: On what should one meditate? 69 Ramananda: Krsna's feet. Speak again. What is real knowledge? 53 Ramananda: Devotion to Lord Hari (Krsna) is real knowledge. who enchants the entire world. You are fortunate. 76 Bhagavan: Good. He was like a golden ketaki flower with a sweet fragrance spread in all directions. Who are the liberated souls? 61 Ramananda: They who love Krsna's lotus feet and do not love anything else. 56 Bhagavan: What is real wealth? 57 Ramananda: Real wealth is love for Krsna. and they came near Him. 62 Bhagavan: It is so. I will sit beside you. all this fits His nature. the yoga devotional service and are not attracted to astanga-yoga or any other kind of yoga.48 Sarvabhauma: This is true. and not in their own external material body." The Lord said. the Kaustubha gem. and his appearance filling others with wonder also. which was filled with love of Krsna. We. Knowledge of the material portion of the Vedas and other scriptures is not real knowledge. 80 Bhagavan: This is poetry. There is now no difference between Us. 81 Ramananda: (reflecting for a moment) Shining as a rising sun prayed to by the darkness or as a blossoming red lotus in the Yamuna's water. 49 Brahmana: Then Lord Caitanya. who delight in bhaktiyoga. and the Srivatsa mark. 51 Brahmana: Ramananda then approached the Lord and. making the Lord's footprints shine like crystal studded jewels. The god of love has crushed both our hearts into a powder and made a paste of the nectar of perfect love. 82 Bhagavan: It is like that. What should be glorified in song? 63 Ramananda: Krsna's pastimes in Vraja. then what is the use of melting in love for Lord Krsna?" 52 Bhagavan: That is external. protect us all. may that moonlight of Lord Krsna's toenails protect you all. and villages is not real wealth. Immersed in the happiness of transcendental friendship. 54 Bhagavan: What is real fame? 55 Ramananda: Real fame is to be famous as a great devotee of the Lord. and then says openly) Licked by the cakora birds of the young gopis. is actually liberated and free from the material world. Speak on. sweet nectar the amorous gopis drank through the corners of their eyes. For Us the conception of "I" and "You" is 40 . To possess money." 78 Bhagavan: Go on speaking like this. who place their love in the transcendental form of Lord Krsna. 74 Bhagavan: Who should be worshipped there? 75 Ramananda: Sri Sri Radha-Krsna are the supreme object of worship. I will ask questions. 79 Ramananda: I cannot say anything beyond this. Ramananda confidently recited the following verse to answer the Lord's questions. and appearing like a man possessed. To be famous as a great philanthropist who gives money in charity is not real fame. When they saw the Lord's transcendental form. rested on the shore of the Godavari River. followers. What is the shelter of everything? What is the Absolute Truth?" In this way Lord Caitanya spent a long time asking questions about the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 83 Ramananda: (assuming the role of Srimati Radha talking to a gopi-friend. When the brahmanas saw the self-effulgent Lord they became attracted by His transcendental potency. he says openly) They who cannot taste sweetness will drink the bitter nimba juice of impersonal liberation. he grasps Lord Caitanya's feet and says:) O gopi-friend. (Reflecting for a moment. Attracted by their words. you are fortunate. He is not My lover. (He thinks for a moment. I am Ramananda. who know what is sweet. approached Lord Caitanya. 60 Bhagavan: Good. 58 Bhagavan: What is suffering? 59 Ramananda: Real suffering is not to have the association of a dear devotee of Lord Krsna. and I am not His lover. they exclaimed: "Who is this? Who is this?" The brahmanas then met together and discussed what they had just seen. Who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead? what is His name? What are His glories. A wound at the heart or some other kind of material suffering of the body is not real suffering. I have come here to see you. 77 Ramananda: (aside) What more can I say to answer the Lord? I do not know what further words I can say that will give Him happiness. then what is the use of meditating on Him? If one does not abandon all material desires. Speak on. drink the dark. and eclipsing the goddess of fortune. He said: "If one cannot control his mind. 70 Bhagavan: Where should one reside? 71 Ramananda: In Vraja. struck with wonder. The Lord then mercifully said: "Ah you are Ramananda?" Ramananda said: "Yes. fell down before the Lord's lotus feet. 64 Bhagavan: What is the best thing in the world? 65 Ramananda: The association of saintly devotees. 66 Bhagavan: What should be remembered? 67 Ramananda: Krsna's name. With you own eyes you have seen the lotus feet of the Lord. may Sri Radha's red-lac-lotusfoot-mark on Lord Hari's chest. 72 Bhagavan: What should make the ear happy? 73 Ramananda: Only Krsna's pastimes in Vrndavana. with tears in his eyes. and you will give answers. however. Ramananda Raya. and which was a jewel-mine of all transcendental virtues. then what is the use of performing austerities? If the mind is not fixed in thought of Lord Madhava (Krsna). 50 King: Ramananda. a and who is very merciful. "Following Sarvabhauma's instructions. and making the candrakanta jewels of the gopis' eyes melt into many tears. I no longer think "I am Your beloved and You are My beloved". Nondevotees who claim to be liberated are not so. then what is the use of controlling the mind? If the heart does not melt with love for Lord Krsna.

I continue to think "You are My husband. (He rises). His presence in the south filled the king of Karnataka with bliss. His complexion the colour of molten gold. 95 Sarvabhauma: a great scholar has come. what is the meaning of this? 87 Bhattacarya: King. 91 (The king gives them gifts and they respectfully exit). and Lord Caitanya responded by embracing Ramananda. 106 King: Then? Then? 107 Mallabhatta: When this regal sannyasi entered the south. the afternoon is now beginning. please accept this bhagavat-prasadam. Still. At last he finally said: "Has my destiny brought me a mine of precious jewels. However. Overwhelmed either by some disease. on the pretext of going on pilgrimage. Then one of Ramananda Raya's brahmana ministers approached and said: "Lord." What could be more surprising than this? 84 Sarvabhauma: What did the Lord say then? 85 Brahmana: Listen to the description of what I saw. the king became overwhelmed and he completely forgot that he was staying in the forest-fire of repeated birth and death. This sannyasi form of Yours is very surprising for me. 109 Sarvabhauma: What. and I am Your destroyed. Who has the power to properly glorify You? It is natural for You to assume many different forms. Bhattacarya. They all gave up the various theories they had previously accepted. He is a very learned brahmana. without any prompting they thought to themselves. 88 Brahmana: Ramananda then divided the hair on his head into two parts. 96 Mallabhatta: (offering blessings to the king). and on that day we began our return journey. go on speaking. what I had previously seen in a dream I am now able to see directly. and placing his parted hair around His lotus feet. The leaders of these different groups engage in bitter debate. I will sit. O Lord. 104 King: What is it? 105 Mallabhatta: As in the north. which are the ripe fruits of the tree of transcendental bliss." Even though. in a choked voice He chanted the Lord's holy name as He walked on the road. He will accept alms from us if we tell Him the is bhagavat-prasadam. "This is a Vaisnava. Lord Caitanya became like a cobra. The learned brahmana waits at the door. came from this country to the south. and placed it before the sannyasi. He knew all 41 ." The atheists then took some impure food fit only for dogs. now I am able to see Your lotus feet. 97 King: Here is a seat. You are the Lord of the heart. Ramananda said: "You are the charming king of they who relish transcendental mellows. therefore he is always in an auspicious condition of life. a few Vaisnavas. 94 Doorkeeper: As my lord orders. To learn the specific details of this sannyasi's activities. approached and saw the splendour of His transcendental form. the love that Radha and Krsna bear for each other is completely pure and free from any impurity. That love is too confidential to be openly described in this world. When he heard from their mouths of this sannyasi's wonderful activities travelling to and from Setubandha. 108 King: Minister. your king is fortunate. 110 King: O minister. Go on speaking. what is this? There is no need to stand on my account. The golden mountain Sumeru always stands very tall. each attempting to establish the supremacy of his own view. a certain regal sannyasi. 101 King: What is that? 102 Mallabhatta: O great king." Lord Caitanya then left to perform His midday duties. eager to see Him. young and old all became struck with wonder.. saying. some atheists said to themselves. 92 Sarvabhauma: I know him. (He exits and re-enters with Mallabhatta). 86 King: Bhattacarya. what did he hear? Tell us. (He sits). or to a flood of nectar flowing from the moon? O Lord." Ramananda then again clutched the Lord's lotus feet and began to cry. This situation made our king very anxious. in the south there are many karmis. 93 King: He may enter. 90 The Brahmana: As you order. When our king heard of this he became overwhelmed with bliss." Ramananda grasped Lord Caitanya's feet and cried for a long time. When Lord Caitanya heard Ramananda openly describe that pure love He stopped him by placing His hand over his mouth. 111 Mallabhatta: One day absorbed in transcendental bliss. but this sannyasi form is not very natural for You. We bowed down before His lotus feet. now one very auspicious thing has happened to him. and they became followers of this sannyasi. 98 Mallabhatta: As you request. its hood expanded as it hears a snake-doctor chant a mantra to neutralise the power of venom. The hairs of their bodies stood erect and tears flowed from their eyes. very many Sivaites. When the brahmanas. please tell us. goddess Laksmi is the natural object of the people's worship. many jnanis. the king disguised himself as an ordinary citizen and approached the brahmanas. or by transcendental bliss. You are the charming teacher of the transcendental pastimes of dancing. (A doorkeeper enters) Doorkeeper: The king of Karnataka has sent his learned brahmana minister Mallabhatta with a gift. "O Svami. 103 Sarvabhauma: (eager) Bhatta. Lord Caitanya suddenly placed His lotus hand over Ramananda's mouth. His garments wet with tears and His hairs of His body standing up as kadamba flowers in bloom. and the saintly devotees are always decorated with the virtue of humbleness. overcome with bliss. Seeing Him. 99 King: Is the king of Karnataka well and happy? 100 Mallabhatta: Because he has friends like your good self. Falling down before Lord Caitanya. and many blasphemers. "When will I become like that?" At that time they become overwhelmed with ecstatic love. 89 Sarvabhauma: Now you should all take rest. The seas are always very deep.

I see Him standing on Arjuna's chariot. a pilgrim is eager to see Lord Jagannatha. The glory of Krsna's name is also described in these words of the scriptures: 118 "This holy name of Lord Ramacandra is equal to one thousand names of Lord Visnu. When the Lord arrived there the brahmana suddenly started chanting Krsna Krsna Krsna. since childhood I am devoted to chanting the holy name Rama. 117 In this way although Krsna and Rama are the same because they are both names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sri Krsna Caitanya is the seed of Purusottama-ksetra. Still. "My Lord. Now by serving Him we will be able to serve Lord Jagannatha directly. He said: "Lord. still the name Rama refers to Lord Ramacandra and the name Krsna refers to the son of the king of Vraja. 127 King: Bhattacarya. and overwhelmed. That is the secret meaning of these activities. At one place the Lord saw an uneducated brahmana reciting the Bhagavad-gita with great effort and very bad pronunciation. "O brahmana. When the verb 'krs' is added to the affix 'na'. 136 (From Behind the Scenes there is a tumultuous roar of "Hari bol! Hari bol!") 137 Sarvabhauma: The Lord has definitely returned. The name Rama is described in the scriptures in these words: "The Supreme Absolute Truth is called Rama because the transcendentalists take pleasure in the unlimited true pleasure of spiritual existence." 114 King: Bhattacarya. 129 A Voice Behind the Scenes: Ah! Ah! It's true! It's true! 130 King: (jubilant) These words are an auspicious omen. 132 Doorkeeper: (enters) Lord. At that moment the brahmana felt bliss much greater then he felt when reciting Bhagavad-gita. 113 Mallabhatta: another time He saw a brahmana staying at home and chanting the holy names Rama Rama Rama. his heart is pure." The Lord then said "You are the best scholar of Bhagavad-gita" and embraced him. the reins in His hand. He was 42 . Because the Supreme Lord is always present in His heart. 134 Doorkeeper: (exits and again enters) Lord. flew away. seeing that this brahmana was overcome with ecstatic love of Krsna. a crowd of people is running very quickly. still they are also different. the names Krsna Krsna Krsna spontaneously come from my mouth. The Lord said to him. and was shedding tears and the hairs of his body were standing erect."* 116 The name Krsna is described in these words of the scriptures: ""The word 'krs' is the attractive feature of the Lord's existence and 'na' means spiritual pleasure. but instead He took the plate of food in His hand. Although everyone was laughing at him. and with the plate in its beak. The Caitanya-seed has sprouted the many happinesses of the devotees.that had happened. Because Lord Ramacandra enjoyed many pastimes in the Pancavati forest and other places in the south. The Lord then asked him. Please tell Me why you have changed. my prayers are answered! I think He is now asking to see Lord Jagannatha. and now you are all of a sudden chanting Krsna Krsna Krsna instead. the Lord declared this brahmana to be a pure devotee of Lord Krsna (uttama-adhikari). fell to the ground to offer respect to the Lord. How many can I tell to you? 122 Sarvabhauma: That is so. whose complexion is dark as a tamala tree. this is the greatness of the illusory potency. I do not know the meaning of the words."* Therefore the name Krsna is better than the name of Rama. Because Sri Krsna Caitanyadeva is Lord Krsna Himself. Even the great demigods controlling the universe are bewildered by the illusory potency maya. "Brahmana. when He heard the words "bhagavat-prasadam" He could not reject it. however. the name Krsna spontaneously appeared on his mouth. none of them have weapons. What I do know is that when I recite these words of Bhagavad-gita I see standing before me Lord Krsna. 112 Sarvabhauma: Ah. I have no power to stop these names of Krsna. 131 Bhattacarya: Accompanied by many other pilgrims. the Supreme Lord personally came before him. took the plate from His hand. at first you were chanting Rama Rama Rama. The pious results derived from chanting the thousand holy names of Visnu three times can be attained by only one repetition of the holy name of Krsna." The brahmana replied. It is not my fault that these names of Krsna come from me. 123 King: (yearning) Ah! When will I see the Lord? 124 A Voice Behind the Scenes: Ah! Now we may see Him again! Don't delay! 125 King: (jubilant) Bhattacarya. Sri Krsna Caitanya has come! 126 Bhattacarya: King. Whatever thoughts appear in their minds are the truth. it becomes Krsna. Somehow or other. what are your reciting?" The brahmana replied. Look! Let us see who has come. This mysterious person performed many wonderful activities. At that moment a great bird swooped down. 121 Mallabhatta: Among my associates we share the same opinion. 119 Mallabhatta: That is the truth. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I have often explained these points in the royal assembly. 128 Sarvabhauma: Saintly kings are empowered incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. "O Lord. the devotees' attachment to Him is perfectly nature. in the south most Vaisnavas are devoted to Lord Ramacandra. 120 Sarvabhauma: He is the real scholar of Bhagavad-gita. 133 King: See whether they have weapons or not. 138 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Although He travelled to all holy places of pilgrimage. they become devoted to Lord Krsna. and because His heart is pure. when the brahmana saw Him. Certainly maya can easily bewilder the tiny creatures of this world. it is true. which indicates the Absolute Truth. You are the same Krsna". when I see You. 135 Sarvabhauma: The Lord has returned. what is the meaning of this? 115 Bhattacarya: Although the names Krsna and Rama are the same. Now when they see this regal sannyasi in their midst. They come only because I have seen You.

these are the servants of Lord Jagannatha. for now with our own eyes we see the master of Jagannatha Puri. 12 Sarvabhauma: My Lord. for we remained unable to see You. you must stop your narrations for now. 2 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Sarvabhauma. (They leave the ocean shore and enter the town of Jagannatha Puri). Let us go to do what must be done. This is the superintendent of the temple. the supremely merciful. The servants of Lord Jagannatha offer obeisances and exit). I have seen many very powerful atheists. The Lord has come. 7 Gopinathacarya: (aside) What residence? 8 Bhattacarya: Kasi Misra's house. Here is Lord Jagannatha's scribe. 4 Sri Krsna Caitanya: I have seen many Vaisnavas who are worshippers of Lord Narayana. Bhavananda Raya. and the superintendent of the temple. 22 Bhagavan: How can they be My devotees? They are servants of Lord Jagannatha. This is Ramananda's father. when You first came here we were not fortunate. At the time of anavasara he becomes the personal servant of Lord Jagannatha's golden staff. Bhattacarya. I only liked the opinions of Ramananda. They are the advisors of the king. (Everyone exits) Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Eight Prataparudranugrahah Mercy to King Prataparudra Act Eight 1 (Enter Sri Krsna Caitanya. These men offering dandavat obeisances are residents of Bengal and Orissa. Now we have become fortunate. 13 (Kasi Misra and the superintendent approach and offer dandavat obeisances. Look! He is like a jewel mountainpeak on the shore of the ocean. (They approach). He is a great devotee of the Lord. the king has arranged it. These two men are his brothers. this is Kasi Misra's house. some servants of Lord Jagannatha. (He leads them to his house). Damodara. I must go to meet Him. In the same way I have seen others who are tattvavadis. although I have travelled for a great distance. Here is Pradyumna Misra. I have seen many others who are worshippers of Lord Siva. 5 Gopinathacarya: Bhattacarya. Their opinions are not faultless. There is only one difference between You: He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of a wooden Deity. All these men are sincere devotees of Lord Jagannatha. He may very easily see Lord Jagannatha. the head cook of the Deity-kitchen. He is the chief minister of the king. These exalted brahmanas are Candanesvara. He is extraordinary. 15 The Servants of Lord Jagannatha: Sarvabhauma. I have not seen anyone like you. Your opinions are perfectly supported by all the scriptures. 43 . Here is Visnu dasa.not satisfied to stay at them. 21 Sarvabhauma: Lord. He has accepted Your opinions. The servants of Jagannatha carry in their hands prasadam garlands worn by Lord Jagannatha). I also accept all Your opinions. (He enters. here is the devotee named Janardana. Jagadananda and others). Only Ramananda Raya is like you. You are both Krsna. 10 (Enter Kasi Misra. now is the time of Lord Jagannatha's midday nap. accompanied by Sarvabhauma. 23 Sarvabhauma: Lord. it is Gopinatha Acarya that happily speaks these words. Sikhi Mahiti. His name is Krsna dasa. It was specially cleaned and prepared for You. Destiny is again kind to us. Will the svami go now to Lord Jagannatha. This person is named Kasi Misra. This is Dasa-mahaso-ara. They are all sincere Vaisnavas. The Lord may enter now. 11 Everyone: There He is! There is Sri Krsna Caitanya Svami! (They eagerly approach). 18 Sarvabhauma: Lord. has someone arranged a residence where the Lord will stay? 6 Bhattacarya: (aside) Acarya. 5 Sarvabhauma: His opinions are not his own. 139 Sarvabhauma: O great king. or first rest and bathe and then go to Him? 16 Sarvabhauma: First He will bathe and then go to see the Lord. These are Ramananda Raya's brothers. 14 Bhagavan: Ah! Why do Lord Jagannatha's servants worship Me? Why is this wrong action done? (Lord Caitanya offers obeisances to everyone and embraces them). Murari and Simhesvara. 9 Gopinathacarya: Well done! Well done! It is near the Simha-dvara gate. It is right that You be merciful to them all and accept them as Your devotees. 19 (Many exalted residents of Jagannatha Puri then enter). Now He is running to Jagannatha Puri. In their midst is Vaninatha Pattanayaka. Lord Jagannatha and You are not different. The servants of Lord Jagannatha place the garland around Lord Caitanya's neck and then they also offer obeisances). 3 Sarvabhauma: Lord. that is why I said You should see him. Here is Praharaja. 140 King: Hurry! Hurry! Mallabhatta. 17 Kasi Misra: Please come this way. They have surrendered their hearts and lives to You. 20 Some People: O Lord.

he renounced everything. (He eagerly waits). that is a lie. the learned scholar Damodara Svarupa is here. (He approaches). 46 Bhagavan: Where is he? Where is he? (He eagerly approaches). By Your mercy. I will follow. This declares that something auspicious will now come. This time they have also descended to this world. and His splendid chest a great wall of gold and jewels flooded with streams of tears. when You descend to this world Your eternal associates also descend. I will tell the Lord. The sight of him is nectar for the eyes. 31 Sarvabhauma: This is Paramananda Puri who has come into the Lord's presence. overwhelmed with bliss by drinking the nectar of the sight of Nilacala's Jagannatha moon. so You also know the very strong desire in my heart. When he sees Lord Jagannatha. 32 (Paramananda Puri enters). which is full of joy. Paramananda Puri: (with longing) "When will I see the Supreme Personality of Godhead appear in the form of a devotee? My heart yearns for this. 28 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Holding a sannyasi danda to punish the sinful. Without seeing You first. after a long time. Sri Krsna Caitanya: (remembering) Ah! I see Paramananda Puri is coming here. You know everything. He is a disciple of Caitanyananda. he says to himself) I have heard of this person named Damodara Svarupa. Paramananda Puri has now come before us. 25 Sarvabhauma: Lord. please forgive me. They cannot go to any other place. who is the most learned in rasas. here. A great tumultuous sound has risen from the direction of the gate to Lord Jagannatha's temple. he will understand the truth. 40 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: On the order of the Lord. 42 Sri Krsna Caitanya: (listening) Ah! I hear the name "Damodara Svarupa" and I see someone coming towards Me. 44 . some preceding and some following You. Your mercy always stimulates devotional service. He has now come. You appeared in Gaudadesa (Bengal). 34 Paramananda Puri: (looking ahead) Ah! It is He! Glories to Him. All streams and rivers of the earth must enter the ocean. and then follows behind Him). (He makes the Lord go first. which easily drives away all kinds of material lamentation. O fortunate earth planet. and overwhelmed with bliss from seeing Lord Jagannatha. My heart suddenly feels very happy. I do not know what kind of fruit the tree of auspiciousness will bear for me then. because of your many pious deeds. 47 (Svarupa Damodara approaches and bows down before His feet. 27 Sarvabhauma: The Lord may go now. Damodara Svarupa: (looking up to the sky) O ocean of mercy. Sri Krsna Caitanya lifts him up and embraces him with both arms). 44 (Damodara Svarupa enters). everyone exits to see Lord Jagannatha). May transcendental bliss be awakened within my heart by Your causeless mercy. here. Because he is not different from the Lord in his feelings of love for Krsna. These people have come to enter the temple of Lord Jagannatha. Lord.* (He approaches).and you are the Supreme Personality of Godhead in a humanlike form. Even when they cannot see Him. (He walks) O Lord Jagannatha. 38 Jagadananda: (approaching) Lord. the time will come when this desire will bear fruit. 26 Bhagavan: Stop! Stop! Now it is time to see lotus-eyed Lord Jagannatha.. 29 Sarvabhauma: Ah! This person declares it is time to see Lord Jagannatha. 43 Sarvabhauma: O Lord. the Supreme Personality of Godhead in a golden form will appear on your surface. (He looks ahead) Ah! The Lord will be coming to this place. I immediately went to see Sri Krsna Caitanya. All the transcendental potency of My elder brother Visvarupa has entered the body of Paramananda Puri. (He stops) 39 Sarvabhauma: Lord. Perhaps. First I felt the happiness of seeing Lord Jagannatha. this is very wonderful. It is bitter as gauda-rasa-paka juice. everything is made pure and blissful. Lord. (He follows). You are always glorifying the conjugal love of God. 35 Sri Krsna Caitanya: (looking ahead) Suddenly he comes this way. 37 Sri Krsna Caitanya: You are very kind to Me. They are like many streams and rivers entering the ocean. 24 Bhagavan: (Covering His ears) Sarvabhauma. 45 Gopinathacarya: (looking ahead. are you Paramananda Puri? 36 Paramananda Puri: (with reverence) Because I have a great desire to see You I have come here from Varanasi. (The Lord bows down and then stands up). so now the rasa-paka juice of Gaudadesa is very sweet. Even though his guru repeatedly ordered him to study Vedanta-sutra and teach Vedanta to his disciples. quarrels and disagreements arising among different scriptures are vanquished. everyone sings His glories. and he is a devotee of the Lord. (Accompanied by the Lord. It is bitter for the ears. Now I feel a different happiness. he is called Damodara-Svarupa (the form of Lord Krsna) in this world. Your auspicious mercy causes the heart to jubilate by pouring forth transcendental mellows. Sri Krsna Caitanya enters). Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu! Let there be an awakening of Your auspicious mercy. 33 (Accompanied by His associates. By your auspicious mercy. 41 Sarvabhauma: Ah! The entire world is naturally attracted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is very renounced and learned. A crowd has gathered. 30 Sri Krsna Caitanya: (aside) Ah! This is Paramananda Puri. It does not disperse. It is not sweet.. It awakens transcendental bliss and covers all gross material pleasures. the disciple of the great sage Madhavendra Puri. the hairs of His body erect with bliss. he has assumed this form of a sannyasi to become the teacher of transcendental rasas. Damodara Svarupa would not do it. Thinking the world unimportant.

even though the goddess Ganges naturally resides at the lotus feet of Lord Visnu. He is in the renounced order. What is the use of this thing? (He discards the deerskin outer-garment). Go to Him". although in order to teach the people of this world what You have done is proper. Their hearts are filled with material desires. 71 Brahmananda: There are a difference between the limited and the unlimited. caste. If this were Brahmananda. Isvara Puri said to me: "When I first saw Krsna Caitanya I became filled with happiness. 59 Sri Krsna Caitanya: So be it. heart. 62 Sarvabhauma: When exalted persons act humbly as if they were ordinary men. His heart is pure and he is renounced. 73 Brahmananda: Sarvabhauma. 60 (Mukunda hastily enters) Mukunda: Lord. 49 Sarvabhauma: (listening) Ah! One of Lord Jagannatha's servants approaches. "Go to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The glories of this city of Nilacala are so great and wonderful that it is not possible for a person like me to properly describe them. bestows His mercy without thinking of birth. It is not useful. What can be said of Lord Krsna? Ah! This is all very wonderful. Because I have now rejected my deerskin garment. 51 Sarvabhauma: (looking) I know him. Because in your name the word "brahma" refers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. see! See! The Visnu-sahasra-nama describes the golden form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the words: suvarna-varno hemango varangas candanangadi 74 The name "candanangadi" refers to Lord Jagannatha when He is decorated with lines drawn in sandalwood paste. Govinda: (aside) Isvara Puri sent me here. therefore you are that golden form of the Lord. For example. 54 Sarvabhauma: You were Isvara Puri's disciple and servant? 55 Govinda: Yes. and the other a moving form with a fair complexion. and mind all become stunned with transcendental bliss. The independent Supreme Personality of Godhead. 53 Sri Krsna Caitanya: This is Isvara Puri's great fatherly love for Me. His arms like long golden clubs. (He approaches and offers obeisances with folded hands). all knowing form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Understanding Lord Caitanya's hint. gracefully walking Sri Krsna Caitanya has now appeared before me. They who live a simple. if the superior orders. 76 If the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the formless totality of existence. Brahmananda Bharati has come. Who is he? Is he an assistant of the temple-superintendent? No. how can You accept another brahmana as Your servant? 57 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Bhattacarya. (Placing the Lord in front. or any other external thing. 72 Sarvabhauma: Sripada Brahmananda speaks the truth." I cannot understand the limits of my great good fortune. don't talk in that way. then why would he wear this outer garment of deerskin? 67 Brahmananda: (listening) Ah! He is not pleased with my deerskin. They do not understand the truth of the Personality of Godhead. Mukunda where is he? 65 Mukunda: This is he. Therefore it is not right to do this. honest life are actually in a good position to attain advancement in spiritual realisation. He is very eager to see You. In Nilacala the Supreme Personality of Godhead now is manifest in two forms: one a dark stationary form. she voluntarily descends to this material world and carries the conditioned souls back to the spiritual world. one's senses. He pretends not to see him). My Lord. Lord Krsna happily accepted the food offered by the sudra Vidura. 66 Sri Krsna Caitanya: This is not he. detached from the objects of material sense-gratification. then why are not the 45 . 52 The person named Govinda enters). 63 (Wearing a deerskin garment. I should go to him. 64 Sri Krsna Caitanya: (noticing the deerskin garment. (He accepts Govinda and shows kindness to him). I do not see any other place for you. Sri Krsna Caitanya approaches Brahmananda and then bows down before him). Brahmananda: (looking ahead) Here is Sri Krsna Caitanya. 75 When one sees the blissful.48 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: He is a devotee of Lord Krsna and a sincere servant of Isvara Puri. 56 Sarvabhauma: My Lord. 68 (Sri Krsna Caitanya glances at Damodara. Damodara at once gives Brahmananda an outer garment of cloth. This deerskin garment is simply a way to flaunt my false pride. still it fills me with fear. saying. His complexion like glistening golden ketaki flowers and His transcendental form splendidly decorated with a garland of fresh damanaka flowers. In this way Isvara Puri sent me to Your feet. they walk). Although it is not right to accept service from the servant of a worshipable superior. it should be understood that I am a limited jiva soul. Give the order and we will bring him here. the result is extraordinary. See! See! The appearance of the Lord in His Deity form brings supreme transcendental bliss. Brahmananda enters). (He looks very carefully). Brahmananda dresses himself in the cloth outergarment. 58 Sarvabhauma: That is true. Although He would not eat the food offered by the ksatriya Duryodhana. That means at this moment the Supreme Personality of Godhead is present here in a golden form. 69 Brahmananda: (both frightened and struck with awe) Lord. 61 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Quiet! He is My superior. 70 Sri Krsna Caitanya: You say "now". 50 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Ah! This person seems to have come from Isvara Puri. They who reject the Lord's personal form and instead meditate on something formless in their hearts are bewildered. one must accept.

(He walks and looks) Ah! This. (He exits). I will go to speak with Paramananda Puri and Damodara Svarupa. he says to himself) I no longer wish to perform my royal duties. 93 Sarvabhauma: As it pleases my Lord. that is right. However. My Lord. the golden-complexioned leader of the sannyasis. if there were news that Your Lordship were returning to them. 98 Gopinatha: Ah! The Lord has gone. I will not maintain my life. which says: "anandamayo bhyasat" (The Supreme is full of bliss. Who disputes it? It is the nature of very exalted personalities to manifest themselves by their own will. 77 Sarvabhauma: Lord. 103 Sarvabhauma: I see the king is absorbed in thought. may I remind you it is time to go and attend to your duties. 99 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: There is King Prataparudra. He said: "When the Lord returns I will go to Him with Advaita and all the devotees. 88 Sri Krsna Caitanya: (covers His ears) Sarvabhauma. what are you saying? "Alas."* 79 Damodara: (to Brahmananda) Sripada. you also should go.. King Prataparudra called for me.(Frightened. 106 King: Bhattacarya. (The Lord exits). The journey to Gundica is short. 90 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Just as one is immediately frightened by seeing a live serpent or even the form of a serpent. we will bring him here. you will never see Me again. If you give Your permission. one endeavouring for self-realisation should similarly fear a materialistic person and a woman. 101 (Bhattacarya enters). and then I will return. He is Himself full of transcendental bliss. where did Sripada Nityananda go? 95 Mukunda: To Bengal. it is late. 86 Sri Krsna Caitanya: You may speak without fear. Even though I am right before him. He has a feature with form and He also has a feature without form. He is very eager to see Sri Krsna Caitanya. 82 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Sarvabhauma. (accompanied by Damodara and some others. if You assure me that I may speak without fear. If He will not see me. what You say is true. the enjoyment of happiness has become a disease. Come. this the king! Let me approach him. All devotees have made arrangements to come. I am nonetheless forcibly turned into a maidservant by some cunning boy who is always joking with the gopis. 97 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Acarya. What you have said is confirmed by the Vedanta-sutra. 81 Brahmananda: As it please Your Lordship. for a person who is seriously desiring to cross the material ocean and engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord without material motives. Still. 91 (Sarvabhauma is silent). the king is a sincere servant of Lord Jagannatha. he becomes able to give up the impersonalist idea of the Supreme and understand the transcendental sweetness of Supreme Person's spiritual form. it is right. he exits). (He takes a few steps).proud and envious demons also the Supreme Spirit? In truth. all glories to the king! 104 King: (notices Sarvabhauma) What is it? You are Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. This is explained in the words of Bilvamangala Thakura: 78 "Although I was worshipped by those on the path of monisn and initiated into self-realisation through the yoga system. For now I will see Lord Jagannatha. Come here. but you will not tell me what He said. has Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu made His advent deciding that He will deliver all others with the 46 . 92 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Bhattacarya. His ministers also enter). It is almost time for the Rathayatra festival. 105 (Sarvabhauma offers blessings and then sits down). (He exits). come for the Rathayatra festival of Lord Jagannatha."* 89 Sarvabhauma: My Lord. 83 Sarvabhauma: Lord. then what would be the use of their taking the trouble to come here? With their rays of light the sun and moon dispel the darkness of the world. I will examine him. now it is time for Lord Jagannatha's dhupa-arati. The affix "maya" in "anandamaya" means both "possessor" and giver" just as wealthy philanthropist possesses wealth and also gives it to others. 102 (The king enters and sits on a throne. 80 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Lord. 84 Sri Krsna Caitanya: What is it? 85 Sarvabhauma: Lord. If one attains the Supreme Lord's mercy. and He is the source of transcendental bliss for others.. seeing a materialist engaged in sense gratification. All glories. I will try to arrange for Them to meet. He must have come here with King Prataparudra. is more abominable than drinking poison willingly. he should not even glance at their bodily features. when I was in the south. That is my opinion. I have something to ask. For me. You happily come to me. Alas! 111 Alas. you may go to see the dhupa-arati. After I see the dhupa-arati I will meet with Him again. and there is Lord Caitanya. 87 Sarvabhauma: The king is very eager to see Your feet. he stops himself in mid sentence). did you place my request before Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya? 107 Sarvabhauma: Yes. 100 Gopinatha: Ah! I hear the words of the Bhattacarya. then I will speak my request. he still does not see me. 108 King: What did he say? 109 Sarvabhauma: What will I say? 110 King: (unhappily) I know. 94 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Mukunda. Bhattacarya: As I was coming. and seeing a woman who is similarly interested.* If you say this once more." 96 Gopinatha: For now there is no war between the two countries and the roads are easy to travel. King: (Filled with longings. (He bows down). and He gives bliss to others). If You give permission. Indeed. (He approaches). the Supreme is not limited by either form or formlessness.

124 Messenger: Lord. this is he. he says to Sarvabhauma alone) So be it. The king may order me. They will meet the Lord and speak sweet words with Him. Take heart. 123 King: Messenger. 122 Doorkeeper: (hastily exits and then returns with the messenger). He is Raghava. and accompanied only by the messenger of your spiritual love. who is this carrying Lord Jagannatha's prasadam-garlands and hurrying to meet the pilgrims? 130 Sarvabhauma: It is Lord Caitanya's dear associate Damodara. take heart.exception of me? He bestows His merciful glance upon many lower-class men who are usually not even to be seen. What is to be done? 134 King: Sarvabhauma. 128 Sarvabhauma: O king. still my advice can give some help. 133 (Tossing the curtain aside. He must have received Lord Caitanya's mercy. it does not have the power to defeat the unshakeable resolve of Sri Caitanya. He is Vidyanidhi. 147 Gopinatha Acarya: He is Haridasa. Dressed simply. Now I will say something. These are people I have never seen before. He is Gadadhara. Please identify them one by one. Acarya: I am he. I hear the tumultuous sounds of their happiness. if you like. Listen. These others are all residents of Navadvipa. He knows all these devotees. and then again another. He is Narayana. Gopinatha hastily enters). (He sits down). First they seem to be one group of words. Otherwise how could this be. 125 Sarvabhauma: They are pilgrims. If you give the order I will learn who they are and return. 135 Sarvabhauma: You know all these devotees. 146 Sarvabhauma: I saw those two in childhood. 117 Sarvabhauma: (to the king alone) During the Rathayatra festival of Lord Jagannatha there will be a great festival of dancing. he is Acarya Purandara. Sarvabhauma: O king. and then again another. climb to the topmost parapet and look at the wonderful scene. and quickly enters again). When the Lord heard that Advaita Acarya and His other dear friends had come. 145 Gopinatha Acarya: He is Srivasa. and bring them to Himself. He is Narayana. He is Mukunda's older brother Vasudeva. stays for a short time behind the scenes. He is Nityananda. 148 King: Please do it. I say that either His lotus feet enter the pathway of my eyes. He is Vallabha. Order that Gopinatha Acarya be called. He is Acaryaratna. 131 King: So it is. tell the reason you have come in such haste. He sent Damodara to meet them. or I will give up my life. 119 Bhattacarya: So be it. In that way you can approach the Lord and personally see Him. There is a way the tree of your desire can bear fruit. 126 (a tumultuous sound comes from behind the scenes). 139 Sarvabhauma: Lord Caitanya is the cause of this kirtana. (They climb to the parapet and look at the path). Remove your royal robes and opulent external garments. 113 Sarvabhauma: (aside) This is the greatest love. He is Kamalananda. He is Sivananda. He is Hari Bhatta. He is Nrsimha Acarya. but it is difficult to understand the words. If not. He is Advaita. No one but you will know this plan. a messenger has just come in great haste from the capitol. What will I do now? Will I talk with Him again? Nothing will come of it. Sarvabhauma. 138 King: (looking) I have never seen a kirtana wonderful as this. 118 King: (relieved. then we would have heard about them. 114 King: If you know a way say it. I can guess they are the Bengalis who are dear associates of Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya. (He quickly walks. 142 Sarvabhauma: Do you know that person? 143 King: Why does he stand apart from the others? 144 Sarvabhauma: Out of deep respect for everyone he does not associate with the others. Although the king's love is very great. 115 Sarvabhauma: Although the messenger that is Your love for Him will make the actual arrangements for Your meeting with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 129 King: As you please. (He sheds tears). He is Gangadasa. To relieve the fatigue of dancing. 47 . 116 King: What is your plan? Tell it.* 112 (He reflects for a moment). 140 King: Acarya. How can I describe them all? They are all Sri Caitanya's associates. enter that garden. 150 King: Why do they turn from Lord Jagannatha's temple and enter Sri Krsna Caitanya's home? 151 Sarvabhauma: That is the glory of their natural love for Him. they must have come at the shore of the Narendra-sarovara lake. to whom is Damodara giving the Lord's garlands? 141 Gopinatha Acarya: I will tell you one by one. 120 (The doorkeeper enters) Doorkeeper: Lord. I heard the tumultuous sounds they are making and I immediately ran here. My Lord. 137 (A tumultuous sound of Hari-sankirtana from behind the scenes) Sarvabhauma: (listens) This sankirtana delights the ear. They are Srivasa's two brothers. He is Srikanta. I know what He must have said. 121 King: He may enter. 136 Gopinatha Acarya: Certainly. He is Kasisvara. tell him. (Openly) King. He is Murari. Sarvabhauma. He is Vakresvara. thousands of men have come to the far shore of the Citrotpala River. Sri Caitanya will enter a solitary garden. 149 Gopinatha Acarya: As it pleases the king. What He has said is the truth. Ah! Now there is a solution. Whether they are pilgrims of the enemy soldiers I do not know. 127 King: It is true. offer them Lord Jagannatha's prasadam garlands. 132 Sarvabhauma: Yes. Not one of them is an ordinary pilgrim.

175 (He looks ahead). 173 Damodara: This way. and thus they accept prasadam directly from the hand of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. What is the fault in that? The scriptures say: 156 "When a person is fully engaged in devotional service. with His own hand. (He exits). (Govinda hastily enters and offers the garland.) 177 Sarvabhauma: (looking) Glories to the embrace of Lord Advaita and Lord Caitanya who. this moving ocean of love fore Lord Krsna eclipses the stationary ocean of salt-water. are you happy? Vasudeva. and Their arms around each other. who bestows His causeless mercy. 158 King: So be it. 160 King: What! Call for Kasi Misra and the temple-superintendent. Although these are both great festivals. The rising of the moon of Lord Advaita has caused a flood of great tidal waves in the nectar ocean of Sri Caitanya. enter." Their wish is to please the Lord not to gain some benediction by visiting a pilgrimage place. 162 King: O temple-superintendent. Lord Caitanya did not ask him. it is today's festival of seeing Advaita Acarya that fills My heart with bliss. Now I will execute it. 179 Gopinatha: Ah! wonderful! Lord Caitanya addresses these devotees. Sri Caitanya approaches Nityananda and bows down to offer respects. please give all facility to the Bengali devotees that have come here. Lord here they are." Today these people will accept maha-prasadam and thus transgress the words of scripture. who knows Lord Caitanya's heart. At such a time. This way. and then. (He decorates Advaita and each of the other devotees with flower garlands and sandalwoodpaste prasadam of Lord Jagannatha. again enters). How can His bliss suddenly increase so greatly? 176 (As described. Sri Caitanya addressed by name). When will the Rathayatra festival be? The plan you told me waits in my heart. 174 Sarvabhauma: Ah! Wonderful! At the end of the cosmic millenium the Supreme Personality of Godhead assumes the form of a small child resting on a banyan leaf. and tomorrow and the day after will be the Gundica festival of Lord Jagannatha. conversing. is everything prosperous for you? Sivananda. is everything auspicious for you? Narayana. come here. By embracing. is ordered by me. Lord Caitanya addresses these devotees He has never seen before. (He takes a few steps with Gopinathacarya). bringing them both. are you happy? Kamalananda and Kasisvara. Is that Lord Caitanya knows everything. is everything well with you? Narayana. Advaita respectfully accepts the garland). 166 King: Also. (Headed by Advaita. are you blessed with good fortune? Srikanta. saying: "Raghava. Damodara Svarupa. as you have ordered. he is favoured by the Lord. know that during the Rathayatra festival whatever is ordered by Kasi Misra. is everything auspicious for you?" Speaking these affectionate sweet words. Do whatever he says. 169 Sarvabhauma: The king's order is the same as my desire. Lord Caitanya has secretly given them His order. Sri Caitanya is eternally filled with all possible transcendental bliss. Sri Caitanya. At that time the entire universe easily enters His small stomach. the devotees enter). Let us approach. arrange that they may see Lord Jagannatha whenever they wish. is everything well for you? Sankara. 165 Misra: That is my wish. Sri Caitanya then embraces Advaita. 163 Superintendent: As the king commands. and He also. enter). 171 Advaita: (looking ahead) Damodara. 168 King: Bhattacarya. For every moment has become long as a millenium. and its waves dancing in the winds of great happiness. are like two regal elephants in the jungle of divine love! 178 (From all directions everyone bows down to offer respects. 167 Both: As the king commands. (He exits. 48 . and the others. 161 (A certain person enters and bows down). the scriptures say: "When visiting any pilgrimage place one must shave his head and fast for a day. just as if they were old friends He had seen many times in the past. Tell me.152 King: (again looking in another direction) Why is Ramananda's younger brother Vaninatha running with a great quantity of maha-prasadam food and other things? 153 Sarvabhauma: He knows Lord Caitanya's heart. Lord Caitanya gives His mercy to everyone. the moon of Nilacala. flooded with love. (The both exit). or is it that the bond of love between Him and these devotees has existed for countless lifetimes in the past? 180 Sri Caitanya: Today there has been a great festival for Me. Govinda. they follow a different path. These devotees who He has never seen before. headed by Advaita. splashed with flowing streams of tears. Advaita returns the embrace. every day act according to the desires in Lord Caitanya's heart. 170 (As described. 164 King: Misra. 154 King: Bhattacarya. In the same way hundreds and thousands of planets have now entered the asrama of Kasi Misra. (They both approach). 155 Sarvabhauma: My king. who is this coming to us with a garland? 172 Damodara: It is the Lord's constant companion. Person: Lord. the awakened devotee gives up all material activities and ritualistic performances mentioned in the Vedas. Advaita introduces those whom Lord Caitanya has never seen before. but to serve them he comes with maha-prasadam anyway. and greeting in various ways."* 157 The scriptures also say: "One should act only to please Lord Hari. They fall to the ground like sticks. 159 Sarvabhauma: The day after tomorrow. How I am cheated of the bliss they enjoy? Now I must carefully consider what should and should not be done during the Rathayatra festival about to take place. Paramananda Puri. See how they eagerly talk among themselves. Ah! There He is. I am king of this city. the devotees. gives them prasadam-food). Enter Kasi Misra's asrama. Ah! Making thunderous sounds of transcendental bliss.

(He goes a short distance). 211 Again A Voice From Behind the Scenes: The day of Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra festival has come. he is older than me in the matter of receiving Your mercy. He is like the moon. Acarya. 190 Sivananda: O my Lord! O unlimited one! Although I was merged in the ocean of nescience. dear Svarupa. Lord Jagannatha. (He looks). today My life is a perfect success. Exhausted from dancing. who appears as the Surya Narayana Deity rising on the eastern horizon. this is Paramananda Puri. It is pure.. (He exits). 197 (Gopinatha hastily enters) Gopinatha: Lord. Everyone also bows down to offer respect). He is in his own original spiritual form." Lord. 212 Gopinatha: Ah! I hear what sounds like the voice of King Prataparudra. You have attained the right person upon whom to bestow Your causeless mercy. Paramananda Puri has not yet taken his meal. you must always be very kind to Sankara. but Sankara's love is not mixed with anything. (He looks) Ah! It is the king. What can I say now? 204 (The devotees headed by Advaita understand the hint and they all exit). has become blind. Lord Jagannatha moves only by His own desire. I must see.. (He bows down. he always knows what is in My heart. now that I see you. this is Svarupa. 187 Sri Caitanya: Vasudeva. Ah! Today my desire will bear fruit. (He exits). I know that. Raghava replies by bowing down). You should offer respects to him. He is eagerly talking with Sarvabhauma. I have great love for you. although he is younger by birth. 182 Gopinatha: (approaching) Glories! Glories to Lord Mahaprabhu! 183 Sri Caitanya: Is this Gopinatha Acarya? Come offer respects to Advaita. 207 Sri Caitanya: So be it. You are the Visarada's son-in-law. the golden complexioned king of sannyasis. what am I? I am very fallen and insignificant. 188 Vasudeva: (humbly) Lord. Mukunda. I know you. dances without stopping. (A tumultuous sound comes from behind the scenes). 205 Sri Caitanya: Paramananda Puri Svami. simply give the order and everyone will leave to take rest. 199 (Advaita does that.. 201 Advaita: It is so. but still incomplete without its rays of moonlight. everything is arranged according to Your order. Acarya. has now ascended His chariot. 213 Gopinatha: (looks) The Supreme Personality of Godhead. 198 Sri Caitanya: Advaita. Lord Caitanya.(Glancing at Damodara. For this I should now go. which is complete and full in itself. accompanied by Svarupa Damodara and many other devotees chanting the holy names.* (He falls to the ground). you are more dear to Me than he. 200 Sri Caitanya: Advaita Acarya. 192 (Without speaking any words. My dear Lord. and whose handsome form is nectar for everyone's eyes. 209 Gopinatha: (listening) Now Sarvabhauma's efforts in the past two days for Rathayatra are being praised. Even without My telling him. Lord Jagannatha's chariot sometimes stops and sometimes swiftly moves. I will look. and delighting Vakresvara Pandita and many other devotees. 195 Sri Caitanya: Damodara's love is mixed with feelings of awe and reverence. Your words should be completed in this way. He stops in mid-sentence). He is like a second Vyasadeva. just as one may attain the seashore. three eyes of Lord Siva. It is now evening. What is the delay in Lord Jagannatha's ascending His chariot. by getting me. the ocean of divine love.. 185 Sri Caitanya: He is a great devotee. who has a thousand eyes. attained You. 196 Both of Them: As the Lord orders. Seeing me brings a different kind of rasa. 202 Gopinatha: Lord. it is the company of His devotees that makes Him perfect and complete. Everyone bows down). That is why he may stay in My company. although Sankara is Damodara's younger brother. still for Me. who appears as an effulgence in the heart of yogis rapt in meditation. today He will rest in this garden of jasmine flowers. Ah! Wonderful! 210 The Rathayatra carts are like three Personified Vedas. Today Lord Caitanya will dance in transcendental bliss. 215 (Tumultuous sounds from behind the scenes) Gopinatha: (jubilant) Pulled by men named Gaudas holding very stout ropes in their left hands. The pulling of the Gaudas is only the superficial reason for the stopping and starting of Lord Jagannatha's chariot. 191 Sri Caitanya: Raghava. You and Vaninatha please make arrangements to accommodate all the devotees. 49 . 186 Gopinatha: As You order. 193 Sri Caitanya: Svarupa. I will see. I have now. Two days have almost passed since the king ordered me to arrange for the Rathayatra festival. although the Supreme Personality of Godhead is by Himself perfect and complete. and Indra. In truth. Especially a nice permanent residence has been arranged near Yamesvara for Gadadhara Pandita. 214 (He looks again) Surrounded by His close friends headed by Advaita Acarya. 208 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Yearning to see Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra festival. you please stay. 184 Advaita: (embracing him). or three celestial Ganges Rivers. Govinda. He is the dear disciple of Your own guru. 189 Sri Caitanya: Sivananda! You love Me dearly. you have already said "Please go".181 Sarvabhauma: I should not stay here. although Mukunda was My friend before I met you. Out of respect for You. 194 Damodara: ".for Me is more fortunate than his older brother. after a long time. the peaceful demigod Brahma has lost all composure. They should go now. 203 Sri Caitanya: Acarya. still. received Your mercy long before I did. 206 Svarupa: My Lord. 216 (Again a tumultuous sound of sankirtana from behind the scenes). (Gopinatha does that).

Gopinatha: (looks and becomes filled with wonder) When Lord Jagannatha moves forward, then Lord Caitanya also moves before Him. When Lord Jagannatha stops and stands still, then Lord Caitanya also stand still in His presence. In this way the two Lords, the master of Nilacala and the greatest of the devotees, eagerly enjoy transcendental pastimes in each other's presence. 217 (He looks again) Glory to Lord Caitanya! Now that Lord Jagannatha has stopped near the Balagandi temple, with His loving associates Lord Caitanya enters a garden to find relief from the great fatigue of dancing. 218 King Prataparudra, not dressed in royal robes, understand's Sarvabhauma's signal to enter. Let me quickly go there. (He approaches). 219 (Stunned with bliss from the pastimes of dancing, His eyes closed shut, bringing great delight to the eyes of those who see Him, walking into the garden with His two legs, which are more graceful than two moving lotus stems, tears from His eyes washing His chest, and seeming like the personified bliss of love for Krsna, Lord Caitanya enters. His associates also enter and silently lie down, one by one, each under a different tree). 220 Bhagavan: "O lotus-eyed Lord, the swanlike devotees take shelter of Your lotus feet, which are the source of all transcendental bliss." (His eyes closed, He recites this half-quatrain again and again). Note: This is a verse from Srimad Bhagavatam (11.29.3) 221 Gopinatha: (looks) Ah! How glorious is Lord Caitanya's tasting of the mellows of transcendental love! At the time of His dancing He directly saw Lord Jagannatha, and this sight of the Lord has brought Him a transcendental bliss far more wonderful than the brahmananda bliss of the impersonalists. In the two lines He quoted the word "atha" (now) means "now that we have understood the conclusion of all revealed scriptures", "atah" (therefore) means "because this happiness is far more wonderful than the happiness experienced by the impersonalists, therefore..." and "hamsah" means "the great devotees who can distinguish what is valuable and what is not". These devotees take shelter (srayeran) of Lord Krsna's lotus feet (padambujam). Why? Because the Lord's lotus feet are the source of all transcendental bliss (anandadugham). 222 (He looks in all directions). Ah! Here are all the great devotees of the Lord. Here, under each tree, are the fortunate, exalted devotees of the Lord like so many auspicious, splendid, unflickering festival lamps burning in a windless place, their glorious flames the sikhas on their heads, their full reservoirs of oil great love for the Lord, and their light a light that destroys the darkness of material ignorance. I will wait for the king secretly to come here. (He does that). 223 (Having abandoned his royal dress and clothed himself in simple, clean garments, the king enters). King: (eager) Stopping my strong doubt and fear, my eagerness has made me restless. Alas! Why are my

legs stunned? Ah! By searching for the Lord I have been also examining my own life. My life-breath is not my own property. (He walks slowly). 224 Gopinatha: (Observing the king) Ah! Wonderful! The king's heroic power seems to have fallen asleep. Overwhelmed by bliss, fear, and doubt, the king is able to move his feet only with great difficulty. 225 In all directions everyone says to themselves: Ah! Why has King Prataparudra, wearing a brahmana's thread and dressed in the garments of an austere brahmana, suddenly come here? Our master will certainly be upset. Let us see what He does. 226 (Carefully looking this way and that, the king quickly approaches Lord Caitanya's lotus feet and firmly embraces them with his powerful arms). 227 Everyone: (looking) Ah! A great catastrophe! The king holds the Lord's lotus feet. His eyes closed in transcendental bliss, the Lord does not recognise the king. How has this happened? We do not know. 228 (His eyes closed in transcendental bliss, Lord Caitanya does not see the king. The Lord firmly embraces him). Lord: "O king, what person who knows he will soon die will decline to worship Lord Mukunda's lotus feet, which are worshipped even by the demigods." (The Lord repeats this verse again and again). 229 Gopinatha: Wonderful! Can recklessness be a virtue? The fault of recklessness sometimes brings the greatest perfection. By recklessness the king has attained what cannot be had even by the greatest austerities. 230 (He looks again). Although he has the power to crush the arms and ribs of the strongest fighters, now that he is embraced by Lord Caitanya's arms, the king is like a plantain tree crushed by the embrace of a mad elephant's trunk. 231 (Tumultuous sounds from behind the scenes. Hearing the tumultuous sounds of the Rathayatra chariot's beginning to move, and overwhelmed with bliss and with great desire to again see Lord Jagannatha, Lord Caitanya leaves the king and exits. Everyone follows Him). 232 Gopinatha: My king, Lord Caitanya has gone to see Lord Jagannatha. Now you should go there also. (Taking with him the king, who is now overcome with bliss, Gopinatha exits. Everyone exits).

Srila Kavi Karnapura's

Sri Caitanyacandrodaya
The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya


Act Nine Mathuragamanam Journey to Mathura
Act Nine 1 (Enter a Kinnara couple) The Man: Beloved, this year Lord Jagannatha's Gundica festival was more beautiful than any year before. 2 The Woman: Why is that? 3 Man: Because this year Sri Krsna Caitanya, who is personified bliss, who is splendid as golden Mount Meru, who wears the garments of the greatest sannyasi, and who has descended to this world, to accept the role of a devotee, has come, the festival was very sweet. 4 Woman: Alas! Alas! Why did I not meet Him? Why did I not see Him? 5 Man: Beloved, next year you will see Him. 6 Woman: If He is still in Jagannatha Puri next year. 7 Man: From now on He will stay here. 8 Woman: How do you know that? 9 Man: I know. 10 Woman: How do you know? 11 Man: By listening to the conversations of His followers. They know all about His pastimes. 12 Woman: What did they say? 13 Man: Beloved, listen. The Lord grants His mercy to this world in three ways. 14 Woman: What three ways? 15 Man: First, by directly appearing before His devotee. Second by personally entering His devotee's heart. Third by appearing in His devotee's thoughts. 16 Man: The Lord directly appears before the pilgrims who come to Purusottama-ksetra. Each year many thousands of pilgrims, more than anyone has ever seen or heard of before, cross from many different countries to Purusottama-ksetra. They are more eager to see Lord Krsna Caitanya then they are to see Lord Jagannatha Himself. 18 Woman: Then? Then? 19 Man: Among all these people the pilgrims from Bengal are most dear to the Lord, and among these a few hundred Bengalis are especially dear to Him. They are very happy to see the Lord, but when they cannot see Him they cannot see happiness anywhere. 20 Narahari, Raghunandana, and the other residents of Khanda-grama are very fortunate. Although at first they were not able to see the Lord, eventually they were able to come to Purusottamaksetra every autumn. 21 The residents of Kulina-grama, the family of Gunaraja Khan, and the associates of Ramananda Vasu, are all very dear friends of the Lord. They, the philosopher Bhagavan Acarya, and the other wise devotees filled with the nectar of pure love, come to Purusottama-ksetra every autumn. 22 The philosopher Bhagavan Acarya is so eager to see the Lord that he vowed to stay his whole life in Purusottama-ksetra. For those unable to come to see Him, the Lord gives His mercy by personally entering

their hearts. In this way the Lord has entered the hearts of Advaita Acarya, Nakula Brahmacari and others also. 23 Woman: Tell me something about it. 24 Man: The story of the Lord entering Advaita Acarya's heart is very famous. It has been told many times. Listen, I will tell you how the Lord entered Nakula Brahmacari's heart. 25 Woman: Tell. I am listening. 26 Man: In the village of Ambu-grama lives a great devotee and lifelong brahmacari named Nakula. One day he became like a man possessed. Tears of joy flowed from his eyes, and the hairs of his body stood erect. When they saw him, all the people became convinced that Sri Caitanya had entered his heart. He passed many days and nights in this way. 27 Woman: Then? Then? 28 Man: Filling the skies with a golden splendour, and so blissful he was not aware of external events, He was worshipped by countless affectionate people, both young and old. 29 Woman: Then? Then? 30 Man: At that time, by the arrangement of providence, Sivananda Sena, a personal associate of Lord Caitanya, came to that place. Hearing about Nakula Brahmacari, Sivananda felt doubt in his heart. He desired to see Nakula Brahmacari with his own eyes. He thought "Why should I be eager to see Nakula Brahmacari, when I can directly see Lord Caitanya Himself? Will I become like these people, overcome with happiness to see Nakula Brahmacari? I think not." Again in his heart he thought: "If I stay far from the crowds around him, and he personally calls me to him and tells me my worshipable mantra, then I will know it is true that Lord Caitanya has personally entered within him." Thinking this, he went there and stayed far away from the crowds. At the very moment Sivananda arrived at the outskirts of that place, Nakula Brahmacari suddenly became silent. He said: "Who, who has come here? At this moment Sivananda is in the outskirts of this place. He should be called here." On this order many men went searching for Sivananda and calling for him by name. They found him and brought him to Nakula brahmacari. Nakula then said to him: "O Sivananda, please listen with all your heart. Your worshipable mantra is the four-syllable GauraGopala mantra." When Sivananda heard this he believed that it was true that Lord Caitanya had entered Nakula Brahmacari's heart. 31 Woman: O noble husband, what is the third way the Lord appears before his devotees? 32 Man: The third way is when the Lord appears in the meditation of his devotees. Please listen. Sivananda's nephew Srikanta once went to Purusottama-ksetra, where he saw the feet of Lord Caitanya. At that time, in the company of Paramananda Puri, Svarupa Damodara and the other devotees, Lord Caitanya, the only friend of the entire world, cheerfully said to Srikanta: "Please tell Advaita Acarya and the other great devotees they should not come to see Me this year. I will go to see them. Tell your uncle Sivananda that I will come to see him in the month of December. Jagadananda is there and he will 51

give Me offerings of food." When Srikanta repeated the Lord's orders to them, Advaita Acarya and all the other devotees immediately stopped all arrangements to travel to see the Lord. When he heard the Lord wished to come, Sivananda gathered saka, moca, and other ingredients for cooking the Lord's favourite foods, and patiently waited for the Lord's arrival. 33 Woman: Then? Then? 34 Man: When the appointed time came, by the arrangement of providence the Lord was staying on the bank of the Godavari River with Ramananda Raya, and the Lord had no wish to leave. 35 Woman: Then? Then? 36 Man: There is a great yogi named Nrsimhananda Brahmacari, who is like Lord Nrsimhadeva Himself, He had been named Pradyumna Brahmacari, but because of his perfect worship of Lord Nrsimha, he was given the name "Nrsimhananda" by Lord Caitanya Himself. At that time Sivananda went to Nrsimhananda Brahmacari and said: "O Lord, although Lord Caitanya promised "I will come to visit", He has not come. When I see the vegetables I have e gathered for Him, my heart becomes filled with grief." 37 Woman: Then? Then? 38 Man: Then Nrsimhananda said: "Please wait patiently. In two days I will being Him here." Aware of Nrsimhananda's spiritual potency, Sivananda believed him. From that time Nrsimhananda, who was very pleasing to Lord Nrsimhadeva, became absorbed in meditation on Lord Caitanya. After two days he called for Sivananda and said to him: "I have now brought Lord Caitanya to Raghava Pandita's home. Tomorrow morning He will come here. I will personally cook for Him. Please give me all kinds of cooking ingredients. Hearing this, Sivananda gave him all kinds of cooking ingredients. The next day Nrsimhananda arose at dawn, bathed, and being very pure and clean, cooked Lord Caitanya's favourite foods. When the cooking was completed, he divided it in three parts for His Deities of Lord Caitanya, Lord Jagannatha and Lord Nrsimha. After he had offered the food to the three Deities, he left the Deity room. He then closed his eyes in meditation and saw Lord Caitanya eat all three offerings. At that moment Nrsimhananda became full of bliss and tears flowed from his eyes. Filled with the anger of love, he then loudly rebuked the Lord, saying, "Well done! Oh well done! You are one with Jagannatha, so You may eat His offering, but why do You eat the food I offered to Lord Nrsimha? Now Lord Nrsimha must fast!" Then he began to cry loudly. Sivananda approached him and said, "My lord, why are you crying?" 39 Woman: Then? Then? 40 Man: Nrsimhananda then replied: "Your Caitanya Gosvami ate all three offerings and left Lord Nrsimhadeva to fast." 41 Woman: Then? Then? 42 Man: Then Sivananda said to him, "Please cook again for Lord Nrsimha." Nrsimhananda did that, and became very happy and cheerful again. At that time Sivananda in his heart began to doubt, "Is this

appearance of Lord Caitanya simply a story made up by Nrsimhananda, or is it the truth?" In another year Sivananda went to Purusottama-ksetra and again met Lord Caitanya. When Nrsimhananda was present, Lord Caitanya praised him and specifically mentioned his excellent cooking. Before the doubting devotees Lord Caitanya praised the offering Nrsimhananda gave Him during December of the previous year. Lord Caitanya insisted that He had gone to Nrsimhananda's home to see how expert he was in the art of cooking. When everyone heard this, they doubted that Lord Caitanya had actually gone to Nrsimhananda's home. At that moment Sivananda became free from all doubts. He believed the Lord. In this way I have described the three ways the Lord shows His mercy. 43 Woman: Wonderful! Wonderful! Now tell me why Ramananda forbade Lord Caitanya to go to Bengal. 44 Man: Beloved, because he is full of love for the Lord, Ramananda cannot tolerate any separation from Him. Even though for a long time the Lord wished to go to Vrndavana, he delayed His departure for two years on Ramananda's account. 45 Woman: Will the Lord stay here or go to Mathura? 46 Man: Beloved, repeatedly requested by the Lord, Ramananda finally gave his permission. The Lord is now travelling on the path to Bengal. 47 Woman: O noble husband, will the Lord again come here? 48 Man: Yes. 49 Woman: Because He is most fond of Mathura, I doubt He will return here. 50 Man: That may be so, but still, to lighten the burden of Lord Jagannatha, who descended to this world to deliver the fallen souls, the Supreme Person Sri Caitanya will again return to Purusottama-ksetra. 51 Woman: Yes. He will come here again. 52 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Bhattacarya, why did Ramananda allow Him to do this? 53 Man: Beloved, listen to this. It is as I said. King Prataparudra, distressed by separation from the Lord, is talking with Sarvabhauma. Let us go sing and offer prayers to Lord Jagannatha. (They both exit). 54 (The king enters and sits on a throne. Sarvabhauma also enters). King: Bhattacarya, untying the knot in the rope of His mercy to Ramananda, the Lord has escaped. 55 Sarvabhauma: Who can force the Supreme Personality of Godhead to do anything? Still, He delayed his departure for two years. 56 King: Bhattacarya, Ramananda did me a great favour. He led the merciful Supreme Lord to the pathway of my eyes. He made the very-difficult-toattain touch to the Lord's lotus feet very easy for me to attain. He mercifully gave the sweet nectar of the Lord's words to my ears to drink. Still, now that the Lord has gone, my heart has become a barren desert.


Why do you lament? The Supreme Lord always performs pastimes like this. arrived at that place on the shore. No one has spoken any news of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. "If you allow me. by your power all the roads in your kingdom are now closed. 61 Sarvabhauma: Paramananda Puri. Now their feet have become tired. The passengers disembarked. and tears flowing from His eyes. Doorkeeper: My Lord. these are the words of love. I went as far as Bhadraka. Doorkeeper: My Lord. (He sheds tears). 53 . and some are still searching in distant places. and he shed tears. 70 Ramananda: Even though at every step I was begged "Let us stop going from here to there". unlimited love is like this. Some have gone as far as the Bengali border. What is the use of this lament? You should be comforting the king. the pilot washed the boat. real. 60 King: How many went with the Lord. Please glance mercifully on him. this yavana became like a man possessed. Kuliya is the name of a town on the farther shore of the Ganges. 64 King: Persons like myself are not allowed to follow the Lord? 65 Sarvabhauma: O king. It is very difficult for anyone now to leave the country. Two are closed and one is flooded with water." A devotee like him brings the Supreme Personality of Godhead under his control. Jagadananda. I will leave your kingdom to search for Sri Krsna Caitanya. 68 Doorkeeper: As you command. and He left Mathura and went to Dvaraka. They fill each house with sweet words." At that moment a boat equipped with a cabin and carrying some honest men as passengers. Lord Jagannatha. if Lord Caitanya has again gone north. 66 (A doorkeeper enters). It is only because my body is hard and strong as a thunderbolt I can return. 72 King: Speak. the men Ramananda Raya sent to search for the Lord have now returned. how far did you go searching for the Lord. "O Lord. "Now you may come aboard again. with this person's help we can travel very easily. Ramananda Raya stands at the door. Lord Caitanya knows what Ramananda had done." When the leader glanced. still the Lord gives the devotees strength somehow to tolerate it. the master of Nilacala. 74 (Doorkeeper enters). Gopinatha. 67 King: Bring him at once. and then He left Dvaraka and went here and there. then all the three worlds are now a barren desert. the ocean of mercy. Three roads lead to the Bengali border. How can the devotees bear separation from the Lord? Even though separation from Him is intolerable. Damodara. (He exits and returns with Ramananda. Everyone is afraid to travel on this road." Then the Lord and the other passengers entered the boat. past Navadvipa. 88 King: Then? Then? 89 Man: Then. He left the people of Vraja and went to Mathura. 73 Ramananda: My most intelligent men have travelled all over your kingdom searching for the Lord. the hairs of His body standing erect.) 69 King: (respectfully offering Ramananda a seat) Tell me. His hairs stood up. "We will go as far as Panihati". his voice became choked. The men enter). 82 King: Then? Then? 83 Man: Then I approached one of the guards and said. One of them bowed down before the feet of the leader and said. O king. 76 (The Doorkeeper does that. 71 Sarvabhauma: Ramananda. it was very hard to leave the search. He will answer all your questions. They tremble with fatigue. Men: Glory! Glory to the king! 77 Ramananda: Tell us: "How far did the Lord go? 78 A Man: As far as Kuliya-grama." 84 King: Then? Then? 85 Man: Then the guard said: "A group of three or four men recently crossed the border. and Govinda. "Ah! How will Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu travel here? 86 King: Then? Then? 87 Man: Then the yavana asked. 75 King: Have them come in at once. Ramananda approaches and offers respectful obeisances.57 Sarvabhauma: O king. No one is travelling on them. You should not make him unhappy with this lament. He is described in the Bhagavatam verse that says: "He who with the rope of love ties his heart to the lotus feet of the Lord. Some are returning now from far away. This last road is the crest jewel of all bad roads. this person said in a voice choked with emotion. is the best of devotees. and when the boat was cleansed. Alas! Alas! I am afraid Lord Caitanya. 63 Sarvabhauma: King. the deliverer of the fallen. you are intelligent. "How far would you like to go?" Gopinatha Acarya replied. Your men have already entered every home. Those five. Where is there anyone like you? Here comes someone carrying a message for you. It is because of Ramananda's mercy that Lord Caitanya has been merciful to you. Ramananda is a great devotee of the Lord. I don't know why I have not died yet. "I am very fortunate. 81 Man: My lord. 58 King: How far did Ramananda travel looking for Him? 59 Sarvabhauma: I heard he travelled as far as Bhadraka. remains sitting on His throne. No one has approached the border. 62 King: Even though the almighty Supreme Personality of Godhead. 79 (The king glances at Sarvabhauma) Sarvabhauma: My lord. It tortures anyone who tries to travel on it. has left. 80 King: Tell the whole story from the beginning. he said to the passengers. The border guards have not seen anyone." At that moment Gopinatha Acarya said. Now I will be able to serve the Supreme Lord.

made great holes in the path. Kasi Misra: My lord. Ganges river that had just descended from the feet of Lord Visnu. By this way He gradually reached Sivananda's house. and He asked. thinking. 107 After seven days the Lord continued His journey on the Ganges shore. "He must be the Supreme Personality of Godhead to have so many people following Him. I don't know whether that story is true or not. the Lord became merciful. As He travelled everyone followed Him on the shore and no one turned back. Their hands moving like waves. the tilaka decoration of Nilacala. where Haridasa offered obeisances to His feet. 112 King: Tell me. Lord Ramacandra befriended the candala Guhaka. Is it the truth? 113 Kasi Misra: It is true. pure and splendid. went to Mathura by the forest path. In Kuliya-grama. In this way they all obtained the water that touched the Lord's feet. Fearing great crowds. but. 92 King: Who is in Panihati? 93 Sarvabhauma: Raghava Pandita. Then He left Navadvipa and went to the other side of the Ganges. out of great love for His devotee. "Should I continue on?" Vasudeva then replied. On the way He was followed by a great crowd of people. when Sri Caitanya alighted on the shore of the Ganges. Then. 91 Man: By the Lord's order everyone on the boat chanted the names of Lord Krsna. Africa of so many followers. 105 Each day many boats carried the people of Navadvipa across the Ganges to where Lord Caitanya was. Lord Caitanya returned alone and gazed at Lord Jagannatha. and sprinkled the water on his family and friends. The people following Him are very eager to see Him. Sarvabhauma: These are the pastimes of the Lord. the Lord may His way from the shore of the Ganges to the home of Raghava Pandita. followed by a large crowd. Sivananda's nicely decorated house is ahead." Then the king said. He was immediately surrounded by a great crowd. the Lord became doubtful of what to do. When they reached the village of Picchanada. 98 King: Then? Then? 99 Man: The Lord spent the night there and then on the following day continued His boat journey.Concerned about the presence of pirates on the river. the Lord called out "Hari bol!" and distributed Lord Jagannatha's manohara-laddu prasadam to everyone. Call for him. and. the Lord entered the capitol of the king of Bengal on the farther shore of the Ganges. "O king. the people then entered the water up to their necks. The crowds of people eager to see the Lord were so great that He was not even able to bathe in the Ganges. 101 The the Lord began to travel again. How will I describe it? Will I say there were as many people as grains of dust on the earth? Will I say the people were like the host of stars fallen from the sky to the ground? Then. 100 Then the Lord arrived at Srivasa Pandita's house in Kumarahatta. the people seemed like a very long. Oh. He stayed there for seven days. 109 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: It's true. As the Lord walked from house to house on the Ganges' shore. When the Lord disembarked. 114 King: Sarvabhauma. went to Sivananda's house. with great difficulty. the Lord again entered a boat and continued His journey. "What is this?" His minister Kesava Vasu replied. Jagadananda washed His feet. Then the Lord went to Kuliya-grama on the shore opposite from Navadvipa. where they disembarked. we all now walk 54 . Whereever the Lord went the crowds of people were so great that the earth planet became bent. In order to obtain the water touched by the Lord's feet. the Lord stayed at the house of Madhava dasa. flower buds. He smiled. When the king of Bengal saw this he became struck with wonder. Jagadananda. after staying for a moment at Vasudeva's house. stayed there a very long time. "Lord. Seeing Vasudeva's house on the left. Lord Caitanya then went to Mathura by the forest path. 103 King: Then? Then? 104 Man: Then the Lord went to Advaita's house. and during the day He travelled on the roads. 106 Every night Madhava dasa built around his house a strong bamboo fence and every morning the crowds of people tore the fence apart. and Lord Krsna remained silent and indifferent to the Lord Brahma who was bowing before Him and speaking many prayers. The Lord was very kind to the people of Navadvipa. it's true. When Lord Caitanya saw all this. The independent Lord may shower His mercy on a person who seems to be unqualified. and again He may completely ignore a person who seems very qualified. "Jagadananda has done this". unseen by Him. This greatly surprised the serpent king Ananta. the Lord turned back and did not continue His journey by that path. full water pots. and lamps. He is now travelling from Purusottama-ksetra to Mathura. after returning to Purusottama-ksetra. eager to gather the dust of His feet with their hands." When the Lord entered the house. At night He slept on the ground under a tree." I heard that after travelling a little farther. even without being called I have come. 102 Jagadananda had decorated the sides of the path to Sivananda's house with banana tree. 111 (Kasi Misra hastily enters). 108 Then. He asked. the people. 110 King: (struck with wonder) I hear the sound of Kasi Misra's voice. 94 Man: Then a wonderful thing happened. the Lord personally stayed at the boat's prow chanting various mantras for protection. because we all taste the same fruit of the pain of separation. Seeing them. Within one day the boat carried them to Panihati. The Lord then entered Srivasa's house. 95 King: What was that? 97 Man: My lord. 90 (The king is struck with wonder). He secretly left with another person. this is an exalted personality named Sri Krsna Caitanya. In this way the Lord manifested the symptoms of a pure devotee.

We heard from the mouths of fortunate people who me Him there. 120 King: Kasi Misra. 126 Men bringing news: We know everything. Seeing this. 122 (Enter doorkeeper) Doorkeeper: Lord. "I will return soon. the leader of the sannyasis. He enjoyed pastimes in every forest grove and every place by the Yamuna's shore. and for some days He was seen wandering in forest after forest. performers of Vedic sacrifices and followers of austere vows. 130 When He saw the surabhi cows in Vrndavana He became wild with happiness. 123 King: Have them enter.* 141 King: Sarvabhauma. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu expanded His mercy to Srila Rupa Gosvami just so he could render service by writing transcendental literatures." What other opportunity would the people of this world have to see the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself? 148 Brahmacaris. He became filled with ecstatic love. Balabhadra Bhattacarya and the other devotees began to worry about the Lord's welfare. 128 Men bringing news: Since the Lord first appeared on this earth. at Prayaga. O Misra. 124 (The doorkeeper does that. The men bringing news enter). the Supersoul in everyone's heart. 119 Sarvabhauma: That is a good plan. very dear to the Lord. Men bringing news: Glory. 136 Once. stayed at the home of a brahmana named Candrasekhara because the brahmana had performed many pious deeds in his previous births. Srila Rupa Gosvami. the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although the Lord was transcendentally situated in His transcendental eternal form. Being the embodiment of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's ecstatic love. 139 In this way the Lord was always overwhelmed with ecstatic love. Did He say anything before He left? 117 Kasi Misra: He said.* 144 King: Then? Then? 145 Men bringing news: At Varanasi the Supreme Personality of Godhead. rolled about on the ground. glory to the king! 125 King: Tell what you know. and he was very. and the deer fainted in ecstasy. King: Tell. all went to see the Lord. Well said. 116 King: Well said. 138 When the Lord. wept. The tears flowed from His eyes as a celestial Ganges River and He fell to the ground as the top of golden Mount Meru blown to the earth by a great wind. roared like a thunderbolt. trembled. He will do it. 133 Once when the Lord saw calves running in Vrndavana forest with tails raised He fainted in ecstasy and fell into brambles by the roadside. how many messengers do we have? They should gather news of the Lord. He has been filled with transcendental bliss. ran to and fro. Thus he was permanently relieved from family life. cried out. and they also cried for a long time without restraint. 121 Kasi Misra: I have already spoke with the Mahapatra. and he was a competent person to explain properly the pastimes of Lord Krsna. Why did He stay there such a short time. sannyasis. 131 King: Then? 132 Men bringing news: They told us that when He saw a peacock feather He fell down. commanded everyone: "Go to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and gaze at His transcendental form. Then the deer licked the foam from His mouth and the birds drank the tears that had fallen from His eyes. The Lord then embraced him very fondly and bestowed all His mercy upon him. 134 King: Then? 135 One time in the forest He fainted and fell to the ground in ecstasy. They thought: "This is not good.on the same path. tell Candanesvara Mahapatra by my order he should arrange for that. 146 King: Then? then? 147 Men bringing news: Full of love. some men bringing news of the Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu are waiting at the door. 142 Sarvabhauma: He was drawn back because He could not bear the separation of Lord Jagannatha. 55 . He has already sent out some men. however is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. because He was drowning in the ocean of ecstatic love. 143 Indeed." Then they forced the Lord to leave Vrndavana. He cried without restraint and He eagerly embraced each tree and vine with His arms. and fainted unconscious. He went to Govardhana Hill. Neither my mind or words have the power to enter into an understanding of that bliss. Vallabha were blessed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. the trees and vines also cried. 127 King: Ah! What. the waves of that ecstatic bliss have increased many times. But now that He has entered the forest of Vrndavana. From the very beginning Srila Rupa Gosvami was deeply attracted by the transcendental qualities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. whose dear friend was Svarupa Damodara. He was not aware that He was hurt. He told Rupa Gosvami about transcendental ecstatic love of Krsna. vanaprasthas. Srila Rupa Gosvami and his younger brother. the peacocks stopped dancing. at Govardhana Hill He fell from a great height. 140 The Lord then left Vrndavana and went to Prayaga. overcome with grief. The Lord left Mathura City and saw the beauty of Vrndavana." 118 King: Will the day of His return ever come? Bhattacarya. He very carefully followed the principles enunciated by the Lord. where He met Srila Rupa Gosvami. although His body became broken. 129 When the Supreme Lord saw the beauty of the Yamuna River or of Vrndavana forest. what did the Lord do in Vrndavana? Do you know? Men bringing news: Yes. 137 When He saw the forest groves of Vrndavana He became overwhelmed with love and He cried without restraint. Vrndavana is the place most dear to the Lord. was the exact replica of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. householders. How could He have left us and gone all alone? 115 Kasi Misra: How many brahmanas and sannyasis have left this place? This one sannyasis. Rupa Gosvami was naturally very beautiful.

was a most important minister in the government of Hussain Shah. but I myself remain outside. now that He has finished His vallabha-bhoga meal. What is it 166 Men bringing news: In the course of time.* 167 Ramananda: That is appropriate. Eager to see the Lord. at Prayaga. are tumultuous sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!") 169 Sarvabhauma: (listening) Ah! Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya has come! Never have such loud calls been heard. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. are absorbed in chanting the holy names. They shed tears and the hairs of their bodies stand erect in ecstasy. the elder brother of Srila Rupa Gosvami. To enunciate those transcendental pastimes. 170 Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: Again our lives have meaning! Now our eyes have attained their goal! Now our hearts. Purusottama-ksetra and Sri Vrndavana are both very exalted places of pilgrimage. 156 Men bringing news: Sanatana thought to himself: "So many people are flooded with eagerness to see the Lord. Thus he can be compared to a deep lake covered with moss. he will not become free from envy to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. They who return from having seen the Lord. 155 King: Please speak. 165 Sarvabhauma. 172 (Sri Krsna Caitanya enters. 149 King: Sarvabhauma. are filled with happiness! What more can we say? Look! We are brought back to life! Lord Caitanya. 168 (From behind the scenes. he was filled with the pleasure of devotional service within his heart.Only some envious sannyasis and others did not go to see Him. the Lord recited the verse: "The most learned brahmana is not as dear to Me as a pure devotees of the Lord". at the time of the Rathayatra festival. in the distance. come! (Accompanied by everyone. I will stay with you always. 157 King: Then? Then? 158 Men bringing news: When He saw Sanatana. empowered Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami with the nectar of His mercy to carry out this work in Vrndavana. Let us wait for Him to wake and then at once we will go to see Him. Although he externally appeared to be a mendicant who had renounced everything. has left Vrndavana and returned to Nilacala! 171 King: Why should we hesitate? Let us go there at once! (everyone exits). which tormented us for such a long time. who has the complexion of a golden campaka flower. Advaita Acarya and the devotees in 56 . long burning in pain. and he was considered a most brilliant gem in that assembly. stay for a few days. Varanasi and other pilgrimage places purify the sins of the conditioned souls and bring them great happiness. Kasi Misra and other devotees follow). and at once embraced him with both arms. 159 King: Then? Then? 160 Men bringing news: About that I heard a rumour. opened His arms and embraced him while expressing great affection. He was the object of pleasure for all the devotees who knew the science of devotional service. 175 (Sarvabhauma and Ramananda quickly enter and offer dandavat obeisances. the night of you is what brings happiness to Me. The sight of you is my pilgrimage place. Lord Jagannatha is taking His nap. Srila Kavi Karnapura's Sri Caitanyacandrodaya The Rising of the Moon of Sri Caitanya Act Ten Maha-mahotsava A Very Great Festival Act Ten 1 (A foreigner enters) Foreigner: I heard every year. 174 Paramananda Puri: These words are our great good fortune. I see these people going to and from the Lord. He possessed all the opulences of a royal position. but he gave up everything just to accept the youthful goddess of renunciation. Still. 176 Kasi Misra: Lord.* 153 King: How did he come to see the Lord? 154 Men bringing news: We heard of that from his own mouth. as long as one has not conquered the mind. and again go to Vrndavana. But there is something else I heard. 173 Sri Caitanya: (to Paramananda Puri) Lord. Sri Caitanya embraces them).* 153 King: Then? Then? 152 Men bringing news: As soon as Sanatana Gosvami arrived in front of Lord Caitanya. 151 King: Then? Then? 152 Men bringing news: Srila Sanatana Gosvami. Now no longer will we be burned by the forest fire of the Lord's separation. the ruler of Bengal. the transcendental news of Krsna's pastimes in Vrndavana was almost lost. 161 King: What is that? 162 Men bringing news: The rumour is that the Lord will return to Purusottama-ksetra. the Lord. (Everyone exits). seeing him. the leader of the sannyasis. 177 Sri Caitanya: Come! Paramananda. why were they envious? 150 Sarvabhauma: O king. The Lord. He is followed by Paramananda Puri and Svarupa Damodara. He exits). I will now approach the Lord and obtain the dust of His feet. became merciful to him. 163 King: What did the Lord do then? who was He with? 164 Men bringing news: The Lord was last seen leaving Varanasi alone.

Every year. (He takes a few steps). Sivananda became afraid. In the morning you may all happily rise and peacefully go on your way. Let me ask him. Sivananda replied." After that. as if he had committed a grave offence. and it was also chanting "Krsna." I am a great offender. Sivananda's servant forgot to give the dog its food. one of the guards called for Sivananda." Saying this. He said: I dreamed last night that I saw Sri Krsna Caitanya and He said to me: "You have shackled my servant. how do the bramble-bush like tollcollectors treat devotees when they travel on the roads? 10 Gandharva: Brother. one day. on the beach near Lord Caitanya. My master Advaita Acarya and the other devotees were so upset they could not do any of their regular activities that day. Sivananda at once bowed down to become free from any offences he had committed to it. 7 Foreigner: Brother. and after all was said and done he had Sivananda put in chains as a criminal. One day. Then. he again saw the dog. my master Advaita Acarya and all the devotees performed their morning duties and continued their journey. Set him free at once. When the travellers had to take a ferry across a river. Who is greater: Caitanya or Jagannatha? "My Krsna Caitanya is greater". the minister turned to two torch-bearing guards and said. named Sivananda. There is no need for you to pay any toll. Sivananda replied. Write a note to tell us and we will all assemble for the journey. Sivananda paid the boatman extra to carry the dog. 11 Foreigner: What happened? 12 Gandharva: One year my master Advaita Acarya and the other devotees travelled on the path to Purusottama-ksetra. far more than what had been asked in any previous year. he says to himself) Then what I heard is not a lie. listen. I wonder what kind of mercy He bestows to human beings? O brother.Bengal go to see Sri Krsna Caitanya. by the powerful influence of Lord Caitanya. 13 Foreigner: Then? 14 Gandharva: Then. on the following morning. At mealtime he fed the dog. who is expert at dealing with the toll-collectors like great thorn bushes growing on the highways. "Now is the auspicious time for us quickly to go to Purusottama-ksetra. A close associate of the Lord. The dog was at Purusottama-ksetra. when the journey was already three-fourths over. Sivananda replied. 2 (Enter Advaita's servant named Gandharva). 9 Foreigner: Brother. not with leftovers. but with food especially cooked for it. and as usual Sivananda led them and dealt with all the toll-collectors. Krsna". but could not find it anywhere. Fearing that he was about to be beaten. Krsna. Please speak this message to Sivananda: 'Please decide on a day for our departure. Sivananda meditated on Lord Caitanya's feet as he walked there with Vallabha Bhatta. Please forgive me. I think the dog must have attained another body and entered the spiritual world. today is an auspicious day for me. When Sivananda saw all this he again bowed down to the dog to become free from his offences of it. From that time on no one could find the dog anywhere. When he saw the dog. power and opulence are very wonderful. Please speak this message to Sivananda: 'Please decide on a day for our departure. Sivananda even protected a dog and led it to Purusottama-ksetra. He was very humble. "Stay and protect this man and his friends from any harm. the leader of the toll-collectors. 3 Foreigner: (approaching) Brother. The minister then said: "You are the servant of Sri Krsna Caitanya. by the will of providence. when four hours of the night had passed. an independent-minded minister in the king's cabinet. what are you saying? 8 Gandharva: One year before Lord Caitanya went to Mathura. When he heard this. Ah! I see an honest-looking man ahead. All the way to Purusottama-ksetra Sivananda could not find the dog. 15 Foreigner: Ah! Lord Caitanya's mercy. The minister asked him. for today the news of Sri Krsna Caitanya's pastimes has become a guest in my ear. The dog was eating the pieces of coconut pulp one by one. If this is Lord Caitanya's mercy to dogs. and ordering it. the minister became very happy. 57 . "Sri Krsna Caitanya". In this way the dog faithfully followed Sivananda every day. Seeing the dog faithfully following him. Then. came to the town of Remuna. He said. Gandharva: Lord Advaita sent me. where are you going? 4 Gandharva: Lord Advaita said to me: "Now is the auspicious time for us to go quickly to go to Purusottama-ksetra. After that incident no once could see the dog anywhere. as thousands of devotees were travelling to Purusottama-ksetra. when King Prataparudra was in the south. Lord Caitanya was then throwing pieces of Jagannatha-prasadam coconut-pulp to the dog. Counting all the devotees. (he approaches). "You have come here with all these men?” "Yes". I will search for him. "Who is your master?" The minister said. will Sivananda give protection and guidance to an inexperienced traveller and lead him to Purusottama-ksetra. Write a note to tell us and we will all assemble for the journey. Seeing the minister risen from sleep and surrounded by many men bearing torches. Sivananda began to look after it.'" (he walks). Lord Caitanya made even a dog chant the holy name of the Supreme Lord. "Say the word Krsna". I will ask him. (openly) Brother. all the devotees easily travel to and from Purusottama-ksetra without any hindrance.'" 5 Foreigner: (jubilant. Why should he not do the same for a human being. and I am the servant of Lord Jagannatha. 6 Gandharva: Brother. In his heart he became filled with grief. I am very eager to find him. The grief-stricken Sivananda called out: "Alas! Today my dog was not fed!" Sivananda went here and there calling out the dog's name. that wicked fellow demanded a very large toll. Only one year was there any trouble. guide and protects the devotees in these travels. a dog began faithfully to follow Sivananda.

This is certainly very auspicious. or like the personified nectar of pure devotional love for Lord Krsna descended to this world. Lord Advaita Gosvami has a message for you. (He takes a few steps and then looks ahead) Ah! Here are many men from different countries. He is Srivasa. (He approaches). 37 Sivananda: (looking ahead) Ah! I see a man that seems to be Lord Advaita's servant. 25 Foreigner: So be it. He is very happy to see that all their wishes are fulfilled. 40 Gandharva: Lord Advaita said to me: "Now is the auspicious time for us quickly to go to Purusottama-ksetra. I see that they are all pilgrims. 39 Sivananda: I am listening with attention. Sarvabhauma: Even if the Lord does not give permission. He also notices 58 . who is very gentle and in extremely dear to Vasudeva Datta. Ten men like yourself are now staying at my master's house. what will happen? I don't know. He is Nityananda Avadhuta. They are Ramananda and the people of Kulina-grama. You also come and ask Him. (He looks again) He is Advaita Acarya. 18 Gandharva: Why are you alone? 19 Foreigner: I was sent by Narahari dasa and the other devotees there. If I rebel and go there. Even though the Lord's mercy is subject to His own wish. 47 (Advaita Acarya and the other devotees. My master has kept him and ten others as guests for a whole month now. 29 Sivananda: Yes. still. Please speak this message to Sivananda: "Please decide on a day for our departure. 27 (Sivananda enters accompanied by many other pilgrims). a resident of Kancanapalli. he is always pleasing. They are Gauri-dasa and the other associates of Lord Nityananda. Who among the residents of Nilacala (Jagannatha Puri) does not know him very well?* 34 Because he is very pleasing to all the devotees. this very dear followed of Svarupa Damodara Gosvami is the ocean of renunciation. I understand. I will still go to Varanasi.16 Gandharva: Where are you from? 17 Foreigner: I am from northern Radha-desa. (He approaches). They are Narahari and his friends. He said to him: "Stay in My company and you will have a private audience with Sri Krsna Caitanya. I will approach the lotus feet of the Lord and ask His consent. (He looks again) Ah! They are Bengalis. my master Advaita became at once very fond of him. (He thinks). I will guide you to Purusottama-ksetra. (They both exit). You have come for Raghunatha dasa. 20 Gandharva: Why? 21 Foreigner: To learn when Sivananda will leave for Purusottama-ksetra. 31 Sivananda: What is the use of trying to find him? 32 Another man: Lord. Accompanied by Srivasa Pandita and the other devotees. They are Govinda dasa and his friends. do you know of him? 33 Sivananda: Listen. or like a nectar-elixir that brings life to the eyes of the entire world. he is always more dear than life for all of us devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is Haridasa. "You will all go with Me to Purusottama-ksetra". I will convert the people there to the Lord's Vaisnava faith. 46 (Tossing the back-curtain aside." 41 Sivananda: I have been waiting for this message. I will stay here and wait for your return." 45 Sivananda: All the devotees wish this. 42 Gandharva: There is something more. Don't go to see Him with anyone else". Advaita: Ah! I see Sarvabhauma. Because of Raghunatha dasa's transcendental qualities. At the same time that the seed was sown. 22 Gandharva: For the time being stay here near my master's house. Since he has been favoured by the abundant mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. in one sense He is Himself the servant of His own mercy. Sarvabhauma hurriedly enters). 23 Foreigner: Why is your master so hospitable to them? 24 Gandharva: Among them is a very charming and handsome youth named Srinatha. Raghunatha dasa Gosvami easily became like the fertile earth of good fortune in which it was suitable for the seed of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu to be sown. 30 Man: Yes. it grew into a matchless tree of the love of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and produced fruit. Auspiciousness to you! May all your desires be fulfilled! 38 Gandharva: (approaching) O great one. Raghunatha dasa is a disciple of Yadunandana Acarya. 26 Gandharva: And I will go to find Sivananda. What more need I say? All the associates of Lord Caitanya have come. With the assistance of His mercy this may still be possible. We have not yet received word from Advaita Acarya. When I have learned the answer to your question I will return. In this way His mercy may be independent and not subject to His control. Ah! Where are you from? 28 Man: O great one. Vividly providing a superior example for the renounced order. When first He saw him. Govardhana dasa sent me to you. I will go to them and speak with each one. He promised them. For the time being please wait. Why has he come? 48 Sarvabhauma: (He approaches and offers obeisances to Advaita and the others. who is like a brilliant moon shinning in the community of brahmanas. 36 (Gandharva enters) Gandharva: Sivananda. (They all exit). Sivananda: (to one person). I have come. (Thus ends the Viskambhaka interlude). enter). 43 Sivananda: What is it? 44 Gandharva: "This year the devotees will see the snana-yatra festival. He is Kasinatha. all very eager to see the Lord.* 35 Still. He is Gadadhara dasa. Please speak the message. Write a note to tell us and we will all assemble for the journey. He is Makaradhvaja.

69 Mahaprabhu: Srikanta. 53 Everyone: As it pleases You. (They approach). 57 (Srikanta offers obeisances and exits). Lord. this year please arrange that all My Bengali followers including even the least among them will be able to see the bathing festival of Lord Jagannatha. 78 Srikanta: The younger one has not yet seen Your feet. Sankara. O Haridasa. and as you can see. 94 Mahaprabhu: Vaninatha. 92 Govinda: As You order. Paramananda Puri: (listening) Lord. 97 Kasi Misra: Lord. He bows down with great awe and reverence). you also become Srinatha's dear friend. We talk with Sarvabhauma. of those who have come. 81 Mahaprabhu: Then? Then? 82 Srikanta: There is Ramananda Vasu's son. 52 Advaita: Now everyone should stop. they will all see Me. 55 Srikanta: (to Sivananda) Noble maternal uncle. 64 (Lord Caitanya enters and sits on a comfortable seat. (He gives him a seat nearby). here are maha-prasadam foods and other things offered to Lord Jagannatha. 88 Mahaprabhu: Paramananda Puri. 58 Advaita: Come. And then there are the two sons of my maternal uncle. it is the same person. 95 Kasi Misra: (enters) Lord. 87 Paramananda Puri: (aside) Ah! I understand. Come. the king ordered me that this year no one should see the bathing festival from within the Deity room. who is loved by all the devotees. I will stay behind. 98 Mahaprabhu: That will be good. 63 Svarupa: Let's listen. glory to Lord Mahaprabhu! 68 Mahaprabhu: Come. Even when he is not present the Lord praises him. 89 Paramananda Puri: He is very fortunate. (He tells everything). I do not understand these things. This year not a single person stayed behind. Advaita and all the other devotees are now arriving. (He exits). and. 54 (They arrange their own residence at the campsite). Srikanta has already arrived. I hear the tumultuous sounds of their arrival. 56 Sivananda: Do as you please. (Vaninatha does that). 100 Paramananda Puri: My Lord. 93 Vaninatha: (enters and offers obeisances with folded hands). 60 Govinda: Now they must be leaving the main highway. 50 Advaita: Sarvabhauma. Also there is Advaita's friend Srinatha. 74 Both: As the Lord orders.Haridasa staying far away). Svarupa. I offer my respectful obeisances to you. He is the most gentle and soft-hearted of all the devotees. tomorrow will be Lord Jagannatha's bathing festival. 83 Mahaprabhu: O Paramananda Puri Svami. why have you left the lotus feet of Sri Krsna Caitanya? 51 Sarvabhauma: It is like this. 79 Mahaprabhu: (to Paramananda Puri) Svami. 67 Svarupa: (approaching) Glory. Govinda has left. Vasudeva's character is very pleasing to Me. I know. Misra. 59 . Advaita's strategy is charming. However. 91 Mahaprabhu: Govinda. 102 Svarupa: As You order. this person is your servant? 80 Srikanta: Lord. He is accompanied by Paramananda Puri. Please make arrangements for their reception. 59 (Svarupa and Govinda enter). 77 Mahaprabhu: The two sons have seen Me before. 75 Mahaprabhu: Who else? 76 Srikanta: Vasudeva's son. 90 (There is a tumultuous sound from behind the scenes).) 65 Mahaprabhu: Srikanta. all Your devotees have come. become Srinatha's dear friend. if you give permission. this year. I will go ahead. Criticism for this action is awakening in Lord Caitanya's mind.. 85 Mahaprabhu: This year Advaita Acarya will meet with the king. 84 Both: (aside) What do these words mean? The meaning will become clear in due course of time. (Srikanta offers obeisances to Svarupa). 49 (Haridasa is taken aback. you go ahead. beginning with Visnu dasa and Gopala dasa. (They all exit). and then again there are also many others. go and fetch Lord Jagannatha's prasadam garlands. (He exits). 61 Svarupa: Where is he? 62 Govinda: He is talking with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 96 Mahaprabhu: Yes. 101 Mahaprabhu: Svarupa. 73 Mahaprabhu: (laughs and says to Svarupa) Listen. who has not seen Me before? 70 Srikanta: Lord. O Svarupa. 86 Srikanta: Lord. tell Me: Who has come? 66 Srikanta: Lord. 71 Mahaprabhu: Why did Srinatha leave Sivananda's group and instead become one of Advaita's group? 72 Srikanta: Advaita said to him: "I will give you a private audience with Lord Mahaprabhu. they have now reached the place known as Cara-ganesa. Advaita Acarya's sons. I came from far away. Svarupa: I heard Advaita Acarya and all the devotees have come from Bengal. by Srikanta." That was Advaita's promise to him. they have come. Some of the devotees have never seen Your lotus feet before. I will arrange my camp and then I will hear everything. Last year Advaita Acarya had a conversation with the king. come here Svarupa. you know what is appropriate. without considering the family of your birth. Bhattacarya. all Your Bengali followers may easily see the bathing festival from the cakra-vesta. 99 (Sounds of Sankirtana behind the scenes). and He will be especially merciful to you. for the sake of all these people. at small distance.

glances and other exchanges of affection. children. has the king left the capitol and come to Gundica? 117 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: He has come! 118 Kasi Misra: Gosvami. dancing in great bliss. 107 Sivananda: (describing everything to his son) Look! Look! His complexion splendid as lightning. It is He! It is He! It is Sri Krsna Caitanya! Look! Look! His handsome face is above the crowd of devotees surrounding Him. 124 King: Who. 137 Queen: Lord. and His garments glorious as the sunrise. Queens: Glory. you have confirmed the order already given by Lord Caitanya. look! Look! There are the associates of Sri Caitanya. and the next moment they think the former one is Advaita and the other is Caitanya. rise. 127 Kasi Misra: King. let all of Lord Caitanya's Bengali friends. 115 Bhagavan: As it pleases you. 111 (One by one. who is there? Call for Kasi Misra. 122 (Enter the king and his chief priest. 128 King: Very good. (He becomes jubilant). Otherwise Lord Gauranga will be reluctant to come and see it. 125 Kasi Misra: (entered) Here I am. This is the glory of true friendship: although the befriended person has both faults and virtues the friend sees only the virtues. Let us follow the Lord. the devotees are splendid as demigods in the sky. Come. (They exit). they gaze at Lord Jagannatha. As. Although having come a great distance. Make your life all-successful and perfect. 132 King: The associates of Sri Krsna Caitanya are in their places. Lord Gauranga is now present before us. associates. 129 Palace Guard: (enters) O king. (The queen bows down). Let us go now. glory to the king! 135 King: (to a queen) Queen. These men purify the entire world. 113 Everyone: As the Lord orders. and from these places let them all see the bathing festival with great happiness. He pleases Advaita and each of the other devotees with embraces. 106 (Enter Advaita Acarya. and friends. come. 116 Svarupa: Kasi Misra. The place is filled with devotees. (They all leave the building). 120 Kasi Misra: I know. 123 Chief priest: That is proper. the cooling moon seems to be licking them with a tongue that is the flag moving in the breeze. He has no power to see the faults. He exits). (He shows her the moving flag). Go and do whatever is needed for the festival. 105 Paramananda Puri: The Gosvami rises. hearing these words is like seeing him come. 114 Svarupa: Lord. now You should perform Your regular duties. do you speak the truth? 138 King: See for yourself. One moment the people think one is Caitanya and the other Advaita. come.) 112 Bhagavan: For now let us not eat any more prasadam. 110 Oh look! Eager to see Lord Advaita.) 109 Sivananda: (looking) Now Lord Caitanya and Lord Advaita are firmly embracing each other. and although in the midst of dancing. See what is happening now! 131 Kasi Misra: O king. At sunset we will go up to the cakra-vesta and from there we will easily see the great bathing festival of Lord Jagannatha. and all performing kirtana. They are standing on the palace roof). One by one. Look! His face is like a blossoming. many petalled golden lotus growing in a lake and surrounded by the flock of swans that are His devotees. this year I will see the bathing festival from this place. and doubly happy because He is wearing the flowergarland prasadam of Lord Jagannatha. (He exits). their eyes wide open with devotional faith. 136 King: Look! Look! This is wonderful. 140 Queen: Noble husband. but now we find that we cannot see it!" 130 King: How is that? Bring them here and they will see very easily. Soon you will see them more closely. now we have attained the greatest of all festivals. Don't delay.103 Paramananda Puri: (aside) Lord Caitanya is very affectionate and respectful to Advaita Acarya. look! Look! Lord Jagannatha has come! Now I can see Sri Krsna Caitanya is coming. look! Look! Illuminated by the moonlight as they stand on the cakra-vesta above the bathing-room. King: O priest. (With great respect he offers her a seat) Queen. who has come in the midst of Lord Advaita's followers. Oh. 133 Kasi Misra: As it is ordered. words of conversation. (Accompanied by Paramananda Puri. Lord Caitanya sits down. Although we originally 60 . Now is the time for the appearance of Lord Jagannatha. The king may give me his order. offer obeisances to Him again and again! 108 (Everyone falls to the ground to offer obeisances. (They exit). 104 Mahaprabhu: Paramananda. 121 Svarupa: Govinda. His graceful motions a regal lion's neck. After pausing for a moment everyone enters the asrama one by one. 139 (Tumultuous sounds from behind the scenes) King: (listening) Queen. Lord Caitanya's followers are like so many demigods standing by the flag atop the temple. Lord Advaita at once falls to the ground to offer respectful obeisances as soon as He see Lord Caitanya. the queens send this message: "We have come to see the Lord's bathing festival. When they rise they all fix their gaze on Lord Caitanya. 134 (The queens enter). Advaita and the others eat the prasadam. headed by Sivananda. Bow down to offer respect to them. followers and servants enter the special viewing boxes otherwise used by my wives. Lord Caitanya takes Him to His asrama. So be it. 119 Svarupa: Then we will easily see the bathing festival. (He exits). With His own hand He gives them bhagavat-prasadam. 126 King: O Kasi Misra. everyone enters.

both shine with the same splendour. Day and night He sheds tears. bows down to offer obeisances. or even eats. the devotees have made a circle around Him. 166 (Sounds of a very sweet kirtana from behind the scenes). gazing at each other with unblinking eyes. Look! Lord Jagannatha has come to the bathing place. (She exits). 157 Queen: As it is ordered. 148 King: This is the truth. glory to the king! 159 King: Misra. chants the holy name. If at sunset the vijaya Deity of Lord Gopinatha is brought out. 142 With a host of moons I will offer arati to His face. 152 King: (listening) Ah! These words must have been spoken by Kasi Misra. and His feelings will become slackened. He is like a clear crystal that at once shows whatever colour is placed before it. His majesty cannot hear this song? 170 King: Oh! It is wonderful. Kasi Misra: Glory. Everyone has assembled behind Him. 171 Kasi Misra: Once Lord Caitanya's mind enters a certain pastimes it is very difficult for it to depart. He is very sweet and charming. two great oceans of mercy that are two medicines to cure the fears of repeated birth and death. (They both climb the wall). 173 (He looks again and become struck with wonder). now His kirtana has become joyless. 141 Who is this golden treasure walking on the pathway of our eyes? He is like a brilliant sun that dries up the waters of material desire in the heart. did you tell him? 160 Kasi Misra: I did what you asked. look! Look! During the day He is the personification of anguish in separation from His beloved. Their bodies flooded. (He listens with great attention). 146 King: What is it? 147 Queen: Facing each other. the Lord's bathing festival is now over. and the devotees sing kirtana very sweetly. (The Queen looks and then offers obeisances). He showers the nectar of pure love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead in all directions. 156 King: Well done! Oh well done! (to his queen) Beloved. or like the moon shrouded in a heavy mist. then Lord Caitanya will enter the nectar mellows of devotional happiness. Hearing this advice. please go now. 143 King: Your devotion is perfectly proper. 167 King: As soon as the blissful mellows of devotional love touch His heart. Ah! He has spent a very long time singing this one song. He is rapt in thought of Lord Jagannatha. (He looks again and becomes joyful) Ah! How sweet it is! Look! Look! With the shaking of His knees. Linking arms. 154 King: Ah! What will become of Him if during the entire anavasara period He is a madman like this? 155 Again a Voice From Behind the Scenes: Svarupa said: "Although He is naturally very attached to kirtana. Kasi Misra: (looking) O king. Lord Gauracandra no longer gazes to the right. 168 (The sound of a song is heard from behind the scenes). who is now eager to taste the transcendental mellows of love the passionate young gopis feel for Lord Krsna. the trembling of His arms. 150 King: It is true. waters tulasi. 163 King: Misra. Who is this person happily and fearlessly drinking the foam fallen from Lord Caitanya's mouth? This person 61 . Anguished by separation from Lord Jagannatha. In this way His mouth is like a golden lotus flower covered with drops of dew. 172 King: It is so.came only to see Lord Jagannatha. 144 (Tumultuous sounds from behind the scenes). His handsome smiling mouth is covered with foam produced from His ecstatic bliss. one with bathing water and the other with a stream of tears. though one is black and the other fair. As He dances in Nilacala He manifests the nectar mellows of Vrndavana forest. 145 Queen: (looking back and forth) Noble husband. 153 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: He no longer bathes Himself. is it possible to see this kirtana? 164 Kasi Misra: If you climb this wall. (She bows down to offer respects). the movements of His feet. some of the devotees have gone to Rohini-kunda and begun a very melodious kirtana. King: Queen. and the restless glances of His eyes. gazes at the temple's cakra. 158 (Kasi Misra enters). These pastimes of Lord Caitanya are wonderful. 151 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Now Lord Caitanya. He is filled with the anguish of love. With a host of golden lamps I will offer arati to the lustre of His transcendental form. He fills the hearts of His friends with bliss and makes the whole world stunned with wonder. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. With the flowers of my breaths I will offer arati to His lotus feet. He is stunned. He is eternal." Svarupa has now begun to sing a different kind of kirtana. look! Look! Lord Jagannatha is being bathed. In many thousands of bodies I will aspire for His mercy. Now I will call for Kasi Misra. they are at once shown for all to see. the king of sannyasis is overcome with grief because of His separation from Lord Jagannatha. Fair complexioned Lord Caitanya is now reflected as dark complexioned Lord Krsna in the hearts of the saintly devotees. this is very unusual. 165 King: It will be done. He said all Lord Caitanya's friends should help to drive away His grief. now we have attained the splendid glory of seeing Sri Gauracandra. Now He cannot taste the nectar of transcendental happiness. 149 Queen: Noble husband. Now no one stands in front of the Lord. 161 King: Tell me: What did Svarupa Gosvami advise? 162 Kasi Misra: He said Lord Caitanya is now overcome with grief because of separation from Lord Jagannatha. Now He looks in another direction. King: (listening) What is this song? 169 Kasi Misra: It is a song in Bengali describing the sweetness of Lord Krsna's flute music. but now this sweet kirtana has changed Him entirely. Let me listen to what he says next.

and all this time Lord Caitanya has been absorbed in very wonderful feelings of ecstatic bliss. Now may I sleep. 191 Blissfully shouting. He walks with the gracefulness of a maddened elephant. everyone's heart became filled with devotional love. Lord Caitanya seemed like a golden. saying. 182 King: Is it Tulasi Misra. 199 Gathering it in the upturned edge of His outer garment. 203 King: Then? Then? 204 Man: When everything had been washed perfectly clean. who is an ocean of transcendental virtues. each morning Lord Advaita worships Lord Caitanya with arghya. His bodily hairs standing erect in transcendental bliss. some poured water on the Lord's lotus feet. 177 King: Now all will be well. with a voice like thunder. Whether He is grief stricken out of feelings of separation. tulasi leaves. the templesuperintendent. victorious in their war with repeated birth and death. I will stay here and sleep for a moment. scents. As they worked in this way. 197 Man: O king. with cupped hands some drank that water. 62 . In this way. flowers and other offerings." Lifting His eyes. Advaita comes. Holding the cleaning instruments. look! Look! With His own hand Lord Caitanya anoints each devotee with sandal paste and places a Jagannatha-prasadam flower-garland on each pair of shoulders. Shining very sweetly and splendidly. carrying water-weapons of their tears. friendly words. O Misra. 176 Kasi Misra: The Lord's anguish in separation is very hard for the devotees to bear. who handed them still others. the Lord still ignores all His ordinary daily activities. 184 King: Very good. Some poured water on the wall with their hands. 195 (A man hastily enters and bows down before the king). in this way He washed the walls and the altar. Man: O king. spotted moon. day after day. Let me listen to what he says. That makes me very happy. the soldiers have come. Now the devotees are taking Lord Caitanya to His home. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is now very eager to clean the Gundica temple. (He looks again) Now the festival of dancing is over. When the inside of the temple was clean the devotees began to clean the courtyard. and after sweeping out all the dust and cobwebs. speaking these words? He walks very quickly. They handed the buckets to others. Advaita then takes the articles of worship back in His lotus hands. 202 By the order of the Lord some intelligent devotees poured water on the altar. 205 Accompanied by the devotees. speaking sweet words. He earnestly cleaned where other hands could not reach. and now I have come. Smiling. armoured with bodily hairs erect in ecstasy. 180 The sun and moon are now rising together on the eastern like a cakora bird drinking the sweet nectar moonlight. worships Advaita's face. 174 Kasi Misra: He is a devotee named Subhananda. placing it all on His cloth. (He exits). When the Lord said. these singers have chased far away the grief of the Lord's feelings of separation. all of Srinatha's desires become fulfilled. or whether He is filled with transcendental bliss by the remedies presented by these devotees. 200 King: Then? Then? 201 Man: Then the Lord cleaned the Mulamandapa. His friends encouraged Him to sweetly sing and He also encouraged them to sing with great joy. By giving the Lord this nectar of transcendental bliss. 198 When a place on the wall was beyond the reach of His hands. His hands are like new sprouts on the tree of transcendental bliss. eager to worship Lord Caitanya. touch. "Let us see who can collect the most dirt". 192 King: Fie on my being a king! When will I become one of these followers of Lord Caitanya? O Tulasi Misra. (He sleeps and then wakes up). great happiness. 196 King: Speak. (He looks in all directions). 194 King: This will give me great happiness. and riding on chariots of desire pulled by horses of transcendental bliss. they have both appeared before my eyes. By the sight. I saw everything. the devotees dried everything inside the temple with their own clothing. spotted with dirt. 188 King: That is all? 189 Tulasi Misra: What else would He need? 190 (Tumultuous sounds from Behind the Scenes) Tulasi Misra: O king. and merciful sidelong glance of Lord Caitanya. how will I hear all about these blissful pastimes? 193 Tulasi Misra: I have a servant who will see all these pastimes and soon return here. Some devotees drew buckets of water from a well. Bhoga-mandapa and Jagan-mohana rooms. Ah! Now it is sunrise. 183 Tulasi Misra: (enters) O king. Lord Jagannatha's Rathayatra festival is near. "Don't be afraid. everyone began to work with great enthusiasm. At some time the Lord will perform His regular activities. now you may go to the Lord. the Lord began accumulating pebbles and grains of dirt. and some poured that water over their heads. He threw dirt and dust outside. 181 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Ah! It is very wonderful. What is the Lord's order? 185 Tulasi: Kasi Misra has already carried out His order. listen carefully. 179 King: Misra has gone. 175 King: For six hours now the singers have been singing a single line from the refrain of a single song. Lord Caitanya forcibly takes the articles of worship in His own hands and. 178 Kasi Misra: As you order. After with His own soft hands personally cleaning the Gundica temple with all His devotees. In this way the devotees formed a chain by which full buckets travelled in one direction and empty buckets in the other. 186 King: What was that? 187 Tulasi: His order is there should be more water-pots than men cleaning. who handed them to others. He climbed on the shoulder of a devotee.

Here is Lord Jagannatha's chariot. I will be able to see His pastimes of dancing. 225 (Accompanied by the palace guard. filled Dhruva Maharaja with joy. in the centre of the circles Svarupa shines like a glistening jewel. 212 Tulasi Misra: As you order. 234 Queens: Now we see it. and Paramananda Puri stands right before Lord Caitanya. 214 King: Ah. With Kasisvara clearing a way through the crowd in front. Lord Jagannatha has now ascended His chariot as Lord Gaura Hari stands on the path before Him. Please go now and see that this great festival for the eyes is nicely performed. As He danced. and I have no power to enter among them. his voice choked. Kasi Misra: Ah! It will be very sweet. 236 Now Svarupa. Misra is now talking to his own mind. 230 Queens: The king hopes in this way to see the Lord. made the seven sages perspire. Govinda is the leader of the devotees who comprise the circles. the kirtana suddenly exploded with a great tumult of the chanting of the holy name. This thought has created a great festival of happiness in everyone's heart. 228 Palace Guard: O queens. 221 King: They may easily see it. After that Vaninatha Pattanayaka brought Bhagavat-prasadam and they all honoured it. 217 King: I do not desire to serve Lord Jagannatha on His chariot as much as I yearn to see the dancing of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Jagannatha will create a great festival for everyone's eyes by again revealing His handsome face. 218 Kasi Misra: an hour and a half after Lord Jagannatha has ascended the chariot. sings a song about the intense love in the Lord's heart. (He exits).and they began a great kirtana chanting Lord Krsna's holy name. here are the three decorated chariots. They extend their arms to pick Him up. when the bathing of Lord Jagannatha is ended. 220 Kasi Misra: O king. look! Look! Kasisvara is the leader of the devotees outside the three circles. stopped the sun in its course. 229 (looks again) Ah! It is very wonderful. It will make their eyes and life successful. 223 King: So be it. his 63 . Now the king is speaking sweet words to pacify them both. and with Paramananda Puri and Svarupa at His sides. which agitated all the beautiful doeeyed girls on earth. the palace guard says the queens ask to see the dancing of Lord Caitanya. That is why he does not even see me here. Then. The king yearns to see Lord Caitanya with his own eyes. The devotees have woven the circles so tightly around Lord Caitanya that the king cannot see Him. look! Taking the eyes and minds of everyone with Him. with Govinda happily following behind. Gopala became overcome with ecstatic happiness. 207 Then Lord Gaura Hari began gracefully to dance and He induced Lord Advaita's good son Gopala dasa to dance also. Lord Caitanya will go to what will be a great festival for His eyes. 211 King: O maha-patra. 224 Kasi Misra: Now I must go to the Lord. 216 (Looking ahead) Ah! How has the king come here? (He approaches) Glory. 215 Kasi Misra: (looking to the left) Ah. and then Srivasa became angry and slapped Haricandana. 206 Glory to the blissful sounds of the chanting of the holy name. This proves the statement of sastra "baliyan parah". glory to the king! O king. the leader of the close devotees who know the Lord's heart. 232 Queens: Who is Haricandana in comparison to these great devotees? 233 Palace Guard: Look! Look! Lord Caitanya dances enthusiastically. 227 (The queens gaze at Him and then bow down to offer respect). Now He has fallen to the ground. (They both exit). made the demigoddesses of the four direction tremble. Everyone's eyes and minds have at once turned from Lord Jagannatha to Lord Caitanya. With his arms the king now pushes Haricandana's shoulder. He is surrounded by His devotees. Haricandana gently pushed Srivasa with his hand. 235 Palace Guard: Look! One moment Lord Caitanya leaps as a lion. and the next moment. here you will see Lord Jagannatha ascend His chariot. 210 A Voice From Behind the Scenes: Tomorrow. Shedding tears. the queens enter the palace roof). Beautifully decorated with thousands of mirrors and camara wisks. tossed by the waves of transcendental bliss. surrounded by three rings of devotees. 219 King: (reflecting) If I am able to see the bliss of Lord Caitanya's dancing my heart will never tire of seeing it. Lord Advaita began to lament bitterly. and then they all rested in a nearby flower-garden. 213 (Kasi Misra enters). Lord Caitanya will begin to dance. Now the anxious devotees surround Him. 226 Glory to golden-complexioned Lord Caitanya who. and interrupted the meditations of Lord Brahma. I did not see any of these pastimes. Lord Jagannatha's great splendid chariot delights the eyes. but when Lord Caitanya placed His hand on Gopala dasa and brought him back to life. He dances as a circling firebrand. 231 Palace Guard: (looks for a moment) Oh! This is madness! Srivasa was blocking the path before the king's eyes. Now golden Lord Caitanya has become like the personification of Svarupa's song. you will directly serve Him. stopped the wind. 222 Kasi Misra: Hurry. (The second one is stronger). made King Indra shed tears from his thousands of eyes. 208 King: Alas! I am very unfortunate. is like the whorl of a blossoming thousand-petalled lotus flower. 209 Man: Then the Lord cleansed the Nrsimha temple. It will not be very easy for me to see it. Palace Guard: O queens. and He suddenly fell to the ground dead. How will I see Lord Caitanya's dancing? If I take shelter of His mercy. then He enjoyed water sports with the devotees in the Indradyumna Lake. this must be Kasi Misra speaking to Lord Caitanya. The tumultuous sounds mean Lord Jagannatha has ascended His chariot.

Lord Caitanya dances in ecstasy before Lord Jagannatha. He seems to have stopped breathing. and golden jewel pitchers. Let us go. goddess Laksmi-devi will celebrate a very wonderful prayana-yatra. It is these waves. boxes of betel nuts. is this the deity of jealous anger personified? No. Her natural beauty is now twisted with jealousy. and then awaken. the peacocks are madly dancing. and the day after that. please take the camaras and parasols from the Deity's storehouse and take whatever is needed from my treasury. I am going to the palace. now goes to see Lord Jagannatha. The Lord has given up His unconsciousness. I don't see anything wrong there. Sri Krsna Caitanya: Svarupa. surround her. for at that moment these two Lords did not directly enter the pathway of my eyes. 244 Ah! How sweet is the pure love of Svarupa! Seeing that Lord Caitanya has become unconscious. which are all replicas of Sri Vrndavana. that caused Lord Caitanya to faint. 247 O Kasi Misra. 265 Svarupa: (joking) Ah! She is expert in the art of jealous anger. 245 (looking again) Ah! Ah! Lord Jagannatha rides in His chariot so He can display His love for Lord Gauracandra. 254 Sri Krsna Caitanya: Still. Tears streaming from His eyes. In a single moment these two Lords have both entered the hearts of the devotees. and white arches standing as pairs of graceful cranes. She is blind with anger and her heart is broken. 249 King: Please begin at once. The king is coming now. overcome by waves of ecstasy. 246 (The king and Kasi Misra enter). 260 Svarupa: (looking) Lord. places his hand in the Lord's hand. The sky is filled with a host of camaras like a flock of swans and white parasols like a forest of white lotuses. who. In all directions everyone shouts with joy. Only the sight of His splendid golden form keeps the hopes of His friends alive. 259 (Sounds of "jaya jaya" come from behind the scenes). and not the song. anxious Svarupa sits beside Him. Tears and mucous stream from Him. 264 She rides on a jewelled golden palanquin. 261 Paramananda Puri: Svarupa. 241 Queens: Wonderful! Now we are brought back to life! Now we are alive again! 242 Palace Guard: (looking again) Ah! It is wonderful! The same song that made the Lord unconscious has now awakened Him. 255 Svarupa: That is the nature of a woman in love. This is goddess Laksmi. it's true. Her heart is filled with ferocious anger. and His bodily hairs standing up. tears stream from His eyes. Let us see it. One Lord is seated in the Gundica Temple and the other Lord is sitting in a nearby garden. perspiring. the day after that. This is the Hera-pancami festival. and many maid servants bearing fans. and the breath again runs to His lips. 256 (From Behind the scenes comes the sound of a large band playing). 64 . 248 Kasi Misra: As you order. Still. on the pretext of going to Gundica to enjoy pastimes in these gardens. (Everyone goes to a place where they can easily see the festival). (The Palace Guard exits with the queens). Otherwise how could the devotees peacefully gaze upon Him? 240 Palace Guard: (looking for a moment) Ah! He is alive! He is alive! The hairs on His body stand erect. and lifts Him up. 263 Advaita: Many heavenly damsels more qualified and beautiful than Rambha dance before her. 252 (Enter Sri Krsna Caitanya. on the day of Hera-pancami. (He happily looks into the garden named Jagannathavallabha). the answer to Your question is: In Vrndavana He does not enjoy pastimes with goddess Laksmi. She is proud and arrogant as her father. In Vrndavana He enjoys pastimes with the gopis. Advaita and the other devotees will happily accept alms at my home. the day after that. the ocean of milk. 238 Palace Guard: Look! Lord Caitanya is tossed by the high waves of the bliss of ecstatic love. surrounded by transcendental companions always chanting her many glories. and fainting. the Lord dances without stopping. and make this hera-pancami festival a great sweet nectar to fill the devotees' eyes with wonder. (He exits). She is very expert at pastimes of jealous anger. 250 Kasi Misra: (aside) I wonder what pastimes Advaita Acarya and all the great devotees of the Lord have been enjoying in the garden? Let me see. although Lord Jagannatha enjoys pastimes in Dvaraka. Everyone: (listening) Ah! These four days have passed like a single moment. deep thunder of many drums. 258 Everyone: So be it. 257 Sri Krsna Caitanya: This is the festival of goddess Laksmi's jealous anger. Laksmi-devi becomes very angry. He has again awakened His heart. Why does He leave goddess Laksmi behind? 253 Svarupa: Lord. 237 Queens: These symptoms of ecstatic love are a great wonder. every year He leaves Nilacala and goes to Sundaracala. 262 Now that there are clouds of incense smoke like monsoon clouds everywhere. Now that Rathayatra is over. Alas! I am very unfortunate. What is this mantra-song that makes Him conscious and unconscious? 243 The Lord was violently tossed by the great waves of the bliss of ecstatic love produced by His wild dancing.body trembling. 251 Tomorrow. now I must go and make arrangements for the hera-pancami festival. Look! It's wonderful! Goddess Laksmi is surrounded by a host of flags like two thousand regal serpents' tongues licking the ten directions. accompanied by Advaita Acarya and the other devotees). Ah! Here is Sri Krsna Caitanya Himself. saliva flows from His mouth. King: Now the Rathayatra festival is completed. He is alive. Now He falls unconscious. (He exits). 239 Queens: The Lord has not died. the day after.

I offer my respectful obeisances unto you. 1485). 270 In the following words Lord Krsna Himself describes His beloved's jealous anger: "I had come from far away. the prince of Vraja. With her own hand She gave Me a seat. understood the truth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By Your desire may You give us all different eternal forms and different eternal residences. still we will hear about it. 284 The Lord: So be it." 271 Sri Krsna Caitanya: This second example is sweeter than the first. you are like Narada. the opposite. 273 Svarupa: (to Srivasa) O pandita. she possesses it. You have revealed the most confidential pastimes of Lord Krsna. 281 Those of you whose hearts are bound to Me in this form of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. even if your rasas are friendship or servitude to Sri Sri RadhaMadhava or Lord Dvarakadhisa. There is no reason for me to be angry with You. which describes His transcendental pastimes. May the saintly devotees take pleasure in listening to this play. I offer my respectful obeisances to them all. When the wicked see and hear these plays may they become free of envy and filled with happiness. 275 Sri Caitanya: Srivasa. 283 I pray that until the end of the kalpa poets may write books about Your transcendental pastimes. 277 Sri Caitanya: What more may I do to please You? 278 Advaita: What more may You do to please Me? Lord. 282 Advaita: So be it. when Lord Krsna. Why is Laksmi so angry? 274 Srivasa: Svami. and therefore you like the Lord's pastimes at Dvaraka. received their mercy. and thrown them at the feet of their queen as if they were common thieves. To you who have faith in Vrndavana I will give splendid spiritual forms like My own. who have personally seen the great devotees of the Lord. You have not offended me. and when the kings of this world see and hear them may they become filled with devotion for Your lotus feet and inspired to always protect their subjects. I embraced her. this poem is now completed. and You have described the secret meaning of devotional service in pure love of Krsna. "I will return before long". will never die. bound them at the waist. I will go to Vrndavana and there I will accept you as My associates and with My sweet pastimes I will fill your hearts with bliss. then what can death do to us? O most auspicious destiny that awaits us. I have now completed my glorification of the descent of Lord Caitanya. who hears of His pastimes? Who understands them? I pray that Lord Krsna may become pleased with these words glorifying His pastimes. for You have not offended me. the crest jewel of all the gopis. alas. I don't want impersonal liberation. 276 Advaita: Lord.266 Sri Caitanya: What is her skill in jealous anger? 267 Svarupa: Whatever skill in jealous anger exists. You have openly revealed the ecstatic pure devotional love felt by Sri Radha. and the opulences there please you. or if your rasas are friendship or servitude to any of My other incarnations. Now that. economic development and sense-gratification worthless and insignificant. had offended His beloved. I think material piety. appeared in this world in the year 1407 Saka (A. We will eternally remember Your wonderful transcendental pastimes. You should find a more qualified girl. alas. You have brought all auspiciousness to the devotees expert at relishing the mellows of transcendental pastimes.D. and actors may act in plays narrating Your pastimes. Even though she was angry with Me. I am not really qualified to be Your beloved. came from the mouth of a certain devotee in the year 1490 Saka (A. 280 Sri Caitanya: So be it. 4 Lord Caitanya. She embraced Me in return. 279 I have one request.D. If we do not take birth here again. (Exit all) Epilogue 1 By the mercy of Lord Caitanya." This is skill in jealous anger. I partially rose from My seat. You. If we die we will not take birth again in this material world. I only want that in the next life I may have the association of Your devotees. but this. I smiled and conversed with her and she spoke very sweetly in reply. dragged them along. and are filled with love for Him. she replied: "Why do You fall at my feet? I am not angry. 65 . are fond of Vrndavana. May the saintly devotees see and hear these plays. the circle of Lord Caitanya's dear intimate associates has become only a memory for us. 269 Svarupa: Once. because she is so gentle she concealed the anger in her heart. You have crushed the age of Kali. O prince of Gokula. 268 Sri Caitanya: That may be. You are now free to find her. look! Look at the skill of your queen! Why do Laksmi's servants beat the inanimate chariot? Lord Jagannatha said. Ah! Look at the glory of her pride! Laksmi's maid servants have now arrogantly arrested the principal servants of Lord Jagannatha. is very wonderful and surprising. it is only by the mercy of Your lotus feet that persons like Myself are fortunate that these great festivals enter the pathway of our eyes. 1568). I have heard of a master being punished for the crime of his servant. That is what I will do for you. 272 Srivasa: (joking) How can the gopis ever possess opulence like this? Her opulence makes her proud. who brought auspiciousness to the entire universe. May they who are not devotees not be able to understand my description of these transcendental pastimes 2 By the mercy of the Lord I have written of Lord Caitanya's pastimes as far as I have seen or heard of them and as far as my intelligence permits. 3 People like us. that is a queen's nature. and the blissful pastimes there please you. Blessed by goddess Sarasvati. I will make into My eternally liberated associates in Goloka Vrndavana. Svarupa. and this book.

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