Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.16.292, 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 292 of Adi-khanda chapter 16—“The Glories of Shri Haridasa Thakura”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 1.16.292:

“দরশন-কর্তা এবে হৈল হরিদাস! কালে-কালে বেদ-পথ হয দেখি নাশ ॥ ২৯২ ॥

“दरशन-कर्ता एबे हैल हरिदास! काले-काले वेद-पथ हय देखि नाश ॥ २९२ ॥

“daraśana-kartā ebe haila haridāsa! kāle-kāle veda-patha haya dekhi nāśa || 292 ||

“darasana-karta ebe haila haridasa! kale-kale veda-patha haya dekhi nasa (292)

English translation:

(292) “Now even Haridāsa has become a philosopher! I can see that Vedic culture is being destroyed by the course of time.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

That atheistic fallen brāhmaṇa angrily spoke the following insulting words, “There are six famous basic philosophies in India. All these philosophies are more or less under the subordination of the Vedas. Now this consideration on liberated souls presented by Haridāsa will become famous as the seventh philosophy. This is Kali-yuga, therefore by the influence of time the Vedic path (?) is now about to be destroyed (?) by

the pure Vaiṣṇava followers of the Vedas like Haridāsa. So far Kapila, Patañjali, Kaṇāda, Akṣapāda, Jaimini, and Vyāsa were the propounders of six philosophies, but now Haridāsa has come from somewhere and become the propounder of the seventh philosophy. I don’t know how many more philosophies will crop up from time to time.”

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