Chaitanya Bhagavata

by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.1.114, English translation, including a commentary (Gaudiya-bhasya). This text is similair to the Caitanya-caritamrita and narrates the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, proclaimed to be the direct incarnation of Krishna (as Bhagavan) This is verse 114 of Adi-khanda chapter 1—“Summary of Lord Gaura’s Pastimes”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 1.1.114:

আদি-খণ্ডে, গৌরাঙ্গের দিগ্বিজযী-জয শেষে করিলেন তাঙ্র সর্ব-বন্ধ-ক্ষয ॥ ১১৪ ॥

आदि-खण्डे, गौराङ्गेर दिग्विजयी-जय शेषे करिलेन ताङ्र सर्व-बन्ध-क्षय ॥ ११४ ॥

ādi-khaṇḍe, gaurāṅgera digvijayī-jaya śeṣe karilena tāṅra sarva-bandha-kṣaya || 114 ||

adi-khande, gaurangera digvijayi-jaya sese karilena tanra sarva-bandha-ksaya (114)

English translation:

(114) In the Ādi-khaṇḍa Lord Gaurāṅga defeats the Digvijayī scholar and ultimately delivers him from all bondage.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

Lord Gaurāṅga defeated Keśavācārya, a Digvijayī from Kashmir, and thus vanquished his pride. Śrī Gaurāṅga removed Keśava’s adoration for material knowledge by instructing him on the transcendental science of Kṛṣṇa. Keśava could spontaneously compose and recite various types of poems. He composed many original verses in glorification of the Ganges, and the Lord retained them all in His heart. After the recitation, the Lord pointed out various grammatical faults, which left Keśava struck with wonder. Keśava received an opportunity from the Lord to gather the conclusions of the philosophy of simultaneous oneness and difference, in the form of Śrī Rādhā-Govinda’s worship. Later on, this Keśava composed an elaborate commentary on Nimbārka’s Vedānta-kaustubha named Kaustubha-prabhā. Various ślokas and prescriptions in the compilation of Vaiṣṇavas rituals, Śrī Hari-bhakti-vilāsa, are taken from Krama-dīpikā, which was composed by this Keśava. By His causeless mercy, Gaurasundara conferred on Keśava the title Ācārya amongst the Vaiṣṇavas. Nowadays many less intelligent pseudo followers of Keśava try to establish him as the vartma-pradarśaka-guru of Śrīmān Mahāprabhu. In order to protect these people from the offense of such useless proud attempts and their reaction, Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura has herein written: śeṣe karilena tāṅra sarva-bandha-kṣaya—“[Gaurāṅga] ultimately delivers him from all bondage.”

The Bhakti-ratnākara lists Keśava’s predecessors in his disciplic succession. [Śrīla Prabhupāda quotes this list in his purport to Śrī

Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Ādi 16.25).] The name Keśava Kāśmīrī may be found in the first chapter of Vaiṣṇava-mañjuṣā.

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