Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.12.93, 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 93 of Adi-khanda chapter 12—“The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvipa”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 1.12.93:

চতুর্-দিকে শোভে পুণ্যবন্ত শিষ্য-গণ মাঝে প্রভু ব্যাখ্যা করে জগত্-জীবন ॥ ৯৩ ॥

चतुर्-दिके शोभे पुण्यवन्त शिष्य-गण माझे प्रभु व्याख्या करे जगत्-जीवन ॥ ९३ ॥

catur-dike śobhe puṇyavanta śiṣya-gaṇa mājhe prabhu vyākhyā kare jagat-jīvana || 93 ||

catur-dike sobhe punyavanta sisya-gana majhe prabhu vyakhya kare jagat-jivana (93)

English translation:

(93) Nimāi, the life of the universe, sat and taught in the midst of His many fortunate students.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

The word jagat-jīvana indicates that Gaurasundara is the life and soul of the animate and inanimate beings. Persons who are averse to Gaura are included among the lifeless beings. Only the devotees of Gaura perceive the Lord’s mercy throughout the entire world. Persons who are bereft of Gaura’s mercy are like dead bodies, though living or breathing; though they are conscious living entities, they adore matter.

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