Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.7.6, 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 6 of Madhya-khanda chapter 7—“The Meeting of Gadadhara and Pundarika”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 2.7.6:

অদ্বৈত লৈযা সব বৈষ্ণব-মণ্ডল মহা-নৃত্য-গীত করে কৃষ্ণ-কোলাহল ॥ ৬ ॥

अद्वैत लैया सब वैष्णव-मण्डल महा-नृत्य-गीत करे कृष्ण-कोलाहल ॥ ६ ॥

advaita laiyā saba vaiṣṇava-maṇḍala mahā-nṛtya-gīta kare kṛṣṇa-kolāhala || 6 ||

advaita laiya saba vaisnava-mandala maha-nrtya-gita kare krsna-kolahala (6)

English translation:

(6) All the devotees accompanied Advaita in dancing and loudly chanting the names of Kṛṣṇa.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

Two classes of people live in society—the first are called Vaiṣṇava- maṇḍala (daiva-samāja), who are attached to the devotional service of Lord Viṣṇu, and the other are called Avaiṣṇava-maṇḍala (asura-samāja), who are devoid of devotional service to Lord Viṣṇu and who engage in worshiping many gods. Śrī Advaita Prabhu was the leader of that Vaiṣṇava-samāja. In the Padma Purāṇa it is stated:

dvau bhūta-sargau loke ‘smin daiva āsura eva ca viṣṇu-bhaktaḥ smṛto daiva āsuras tad-viparyayaḥ

“There are two classes of men in the created world. One consists of the demoniac and the other of the godly. The devotees of Lord Viṣṇu are the godly, whereas those who are just the opposite are called demons.”

In order to gratify their senses, the conditioned souls make useless noises. The devotees of the Lord, however, profusely dance and sing for the service of Kṛṣṇa and thus display their respective sentiments for the service of the Lord.

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