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(7/7) Attaining the Unattainable

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, Sri Gaura Purnima Day
21 March 2019, evening class, part 7
Translated from Bengali

 

When Mahaprabhu appeared, He distributed His own Holy Name. You can see that when He had just appeared, He would cry non-stop until some intelligent lady took Him on her lap and said, 'Hari bol! Hare Krishna!' Then baby Nimai stopped crying. Everyone started chanting, 'Hare Krishna!' after that. In this way, He made everyone chant the Holy Name by His crying.

শুনিয়া আছিনু ক্ষীর-সাগর-ভিতরে ।
মোর নিদ্রা ভাঙ্গিলেক নাড়ার হুঙ্কারে ॥

suniya achhinu ksira-sagara-bhitare
mora nidra bhangileka nadara hunkare

'I was resting in the ocean of milk when I heard [Advaita Acharya's] cries. The cries of My Nara [Caller] broke My sleep.'

(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata, 2.22.16)

It is possible to know everything by the mercy of our guru and Vaishnavs. If we can get our guru's and Vaishnavs' mercy, we can get Mahaprabhu's mercy. It is necessary to have the mercy of the guru and Vaishnavs.

শ্রীরাধার ভাবে যিনি সুবর্ণ বরণ ।
সাঙ্গোপাঙ্গে নবদ্বীপে যাঁর সংকীর্ত্তন ॥
কলিতে উপাস্য সেই কৃষ্ণ গৌরহরি ।
নবধা ভক্তিতে তাঁরে উপাসনা করি ॥ ১॥

sri-radhara bhave yini suvarna varana
sangopange navadvipe yanra sankirtana
kalite upasya sei krsna gaura-hari
navadha bhakti tanre upasana kari

'I worship with nine kinds of devotion Sri Krishna, who is worshipped in Kali-yuga as Sri Gaurahari garbed into the divine mood and golden complexion of Sri Radha and performing sankirtan pastimes in Sri Nabadwip.'

(Sri Sri Nabadwip-sataka, 1, Bengali translation by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu also composed a beautiful verse:

নমো মহাবদান্যায় কৃষ্ণপ্রেমপ্রদায় তে ।
কৃষ্ণায় কৃষ্ণচৈতন্যনাম্নে গৌরত্বিষে নমঃ ॥

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya namne gaura-tvise namah

'I am offering my obeisance to the Lord who is very magnanimous, who is the bestower of divine love for Lord Krishna, who is Krishna Himself, who is known as Sri Krishna Chaitanya, and who assumes a golden form.'

(Sri Rupa Goswami Prabhu, found in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita)

In this verse, Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu describes Sriman Mahaprabhu's intrinsic nature, Name, form, qualities and pastimes.

There is one more important verse:

শ্রীরাধায়াঃ প্রণয়মহিমা কীদৃশো বানয়ৈবা-
স্বাদ্যো যেনাদ্ভুতমধুরিমা কীদৃশো বা মদীয়ঃ ।
সৌখ্যঞ্চাস্যা মদনুভবতঃ কীদৃশং বেতি লোভা-
ত্তদ্ভাবাঢ্যঃ সমজনি শচীগর্ভসিন্ধৌ হরীন্দুঃ ॥

sri-radhayah pranaya-mahima kidrso vanayaivasvadyo
yenadbhuta-madhurima kidrso va madiyah
saukhyam chasya mad-anubhavatah kidrsam veti lobhat
tad-bhavadhyah samajani sachigarbha-sindhau harinduh

'"What is that great glory of Sri Radha's love? What is My extraordinary loving sweetness and charm that Sri Radha enjoys? And what is the joy Sri Radha feels by experiencing My sweetness and charm?" Yearning to taste these three sentiments, the moon—Krishna-chandra—was born from the ocean of the womb of mother Sachi.'

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, 1.1.6)

'Why does Radharani cry so much taking My Name? What sort of happiness does She feel when She serves Me?' – to taste this ecstasy, Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared in this Age of Kali as Gauranga Mahaprabhu. To taste this divine mood of Srimati Radharani, the Lord leaves the company of Laksmi Devi and comes to relish this mood in the company of His intimate associates (you can remember Mahaprabhu's conversation with Sri Ramananda Ray on the bank of the Godavari, when Mahaprabhu showed His Mahabhava Rasaraja form). And the external reason for His advent is also that assisted by Nityananda Prabhu, Advaita Acharya and other devotees, He brought Harinama-sankirtan to this world.

We have very little time left now. So, I will finish just now as we must start Krishna-kirtan.

There is a very beautiful verse written in Srimad Bhagavatam. We all must know it well, and to know it, we must hear from the holy mouths of sadhus, gurus and Vaishnavs.

ততো দুঃসঙ্গমুৎসৃজ্য সৎসু সজ্জেত বুদ্ধিমান্ ।
সন্ত এবাস্য ছিন্দন্তি মনোব্যাসঙ্গমুক্তিভিঃ ॥

tato duhsangam utsrjya satsu sajjeta buddhiman
santa evasya chhindanti mano-vyasangam uktibhih

'An intelligent person should therefore reject all bad association and instead take up the association of saintly devotees whose words cut off the mental attachments.'

(Srimad Bhagavatam, 11.26.26; Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, 1.1.59)

'Intelligent people will give up bad association and keep good association. By listening to the guidance of sadhus, they will break off the bondage of material desires that oppose devotion.'

সতাং প্রসঙ্গান্মম বীর্য্যসংবিদো
ভবন্তি হৃৎকর্ণরসায়নাঃ কথাঃ ।
তজ্জোষণাদাশ্বপবর্গবর্ত্মনি
শ্রদ্ধা রতির্ভক্তিরনুক্রমিষ্যতি ॥

satam prasangan mama virya-samvido
bhavanti hrt-karna-rasayanah kathah
taj-jonanad asv apavarga-vartmani
sraddha ratir bhaktir anukraminyati

'In devotees' association, the talks about the Lord are like nectar to one's heart and ears, they are endowed with special power. By constantly hearing about the Lord, the soul very quickly becomes liberated and established on the spiritual path – first comes faith, then attachment and, finally, love awakens.'

(Srimad Bhagavatam, 3.25.25; Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, 1.1.60)

'In devotees' association, nectarean talks about Me, which are like nectar to the ear and heart, are discussed. By constantly hearing such talks, the soul attains liberation and then develops faith in Me – after that, attachment and, finally, divine love and devotion for Me arise.'

Krishna Himself says:

সাধবো হৃদয়ং মহ্যং সাধূনাং হৃদয়ন্ত্বহম্ ।
মদন্যত্তে ন জানন্তি নাহং তেভ্যো মনাগপি ॥

sadhavo hrdayam mahyam sadhunam hrdayam tv aham
mad-anyat te na jananti naham tebhyo manag api

'Pure devotees are always in My heart, and I am always in the hearts of pure devotees. They do not know anything except Me, and I also do not know anything except them.'

(Srimad Bhagavatam, 9.4.68)

Jay Sriman Mahaprabhu's avirbhav maha-mahotsav ki jay.
Jay samagata Vaishnav-mandali ki jay.
Harinam sankirtan ki jay.
Jay all the assembled devotees ki jay.
All the worldwide devotees ki jay.

[His Divine Grace then chants the verses from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita and the evening arati of the Lordship, concluding the programme of Sri Gaura Purnima festival.]

 

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3) Future Is Now
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5) Scriptural Evidence of Mahaprabhu's Advent
6) Mahaprabhu's Esoteric Nature
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