by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words
The Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.10.79, 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 79 of Madhya-khanda chapter 10—“Conclusion of the Lord’s Maha-prakasha Pastimes”.
Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 2.10.79-081:
অজামিল স্মরণের মহিমা অপার সর্ব-ধর্ম-হীন তাহা বৈ নাহি আর দূত-ভযে পুত্র-স্নেহে দেখি’ পুত্র-মুখ সঙরিল পুত্র-নামে নারাযণ-রূপ সেই সঙরণে সব খণ্ডিল আপদ তেঞি চিত্র নহে ভক্ত-স্মরণ-সম্পদ্ ॥ ৭৯-০৮১ ॥
अजामिल स्मरणेर महिमा अपार सर्व-धर्म-हीन ताहा बै नाहि आर दूत-भये पुत्र-स्नेहे देखि’ पुत्र-मुख सङरिल पुत्र-नामे नारायण-रूप सेइ सङरणे सब खण्डिल आपद तेञि चित्र नहे भक्त-स्मरण-सम्पद् ॥ ७९-०८१ ॥
ajāmila smaraṇera mahimā apāra sarva-dharma-hīna tāhā bai nāhi āra dūta-bhaye putra-snehe dekhi’ putra-mukha saṅarila putra-nāme nārāyaṇa-rūpa sei saṅaraṇe saba khaṇḍila āpada teñi citra nahe bhakta-smaraṇa-sampad || 79-081 ||
ajamila smaranera mahima apara sarva-dharma-hina taha bai nahi ara duta-bhaye putra-snehe dekhi’ putra-mukha sanarila putra-name narayana-rupa sei sanarane saba khandila apada teni citra nahe bhakta-smarana-sampad (79-081)
(79-081) “The glories of Ajāmila’s remembrance are unlimited, even though he did not engage in any religious duties. In fear of the Yamadūtas, he affectionately looked at the face of his son and remembered the form of Nārāyaṇa while calling out the name of his son. By that remembrance, all of his sinful reactions were vanquished. Therefore remembrance of You is the wealth of Your devotees.
Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:
“Because Ajāmila gave up conceptions of Your illusory world, made Your actual form appear on the path of his remembrance, and disappointed the ajña-rūḍhi of sound vibration, his service attitude for the Supreme Lord was awakened. Ajāmila was uniquely devoid of all religiosity. In fear of being captured by the Yamadūtas, he uttered the name `Nārāyaṇa’ while looking at the face of his son. Seeing his son’s inability and the prowess of the Yamadūtas at that time, the topics and glories of the Supreme Lord appeared on the path of Ajāmila’s remembrance. Although he uttered the name `Nārāyaṇa’ for the purpose of calling his son, he was delivered from the attack of the Yamadūtas due to the remembrance of the Supreme Lord that is invested in the name
`Nārāyaṇa.’ A devotee who is expert in worshiping the Supreme Lord is qualified to possess the wealth of remembering the Lord. Therefore there is no cause for astonishment in this.”