Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.12.25, 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 25 of Adi-khanda chapter 12—“The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvipa”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 1.12.25:

নানা-রূপে দোষে’ প্রভু সরস্বতী-পতি হেন নাহি তার্কিক, যে করিবেক স্থিতি ॥ ২৫ ॥

नाना-रूपे दोषे’ प्रभु सरस्वती-पति हेन नाहि तार्किक, ये करिबेक स्थिति ॥ २५ ॥

nānā-rūpe doṣe’ prabhu sarasvatī-pati hena nāhi tārkika, ye karibeka sthiti || 25 ||

nana-rupe dose’ prabhu sarasvati-pati hena nahi tarkika, ye karibeka sthiti (25)

English translation:

(25) Then the Lord, who is the husband of goddess Sarasvatī, pointed out various faults in his statement. There was no one who could defeat

His argument and silence Him.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

The Lord is the direct manifestation of the Vaiṣṇava literatures and the master of the goddess of learning, therefore no one can equal Him in argument. Śrī Gaurasundara properly pointed out how the symptoms of liberation mentioned in the nyāya-śāstras are most useless and full of faults. Inaugurating the philosophy of Śrī Madhvācāryapāda, that mokṣaṃ viṣṇvaṅghri-lābhaṃ—“the symptom of liberation is attainment of the lotus feet of Viṣṇu,” He established that the existence of the gross and subtle bodies, which enjoy happiness and distress, is temporary, and the living entity’s eternal propensity, or constitutional duty, of devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa is the symptom of liberation.

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