Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.10.200, 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 200 of Madhya-khanda chapter 10—“Conclusion of the Lord’s Maha-prakasha Pastimes”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 2.10.200-201:

শুনিল নিশ্চয-প্রাপ্তি প্রভুর শ্রী-মুখে মুকুন্দ সিঞ্চিত হৈলা পরানন্দ-সুখে “পাইব, পাইব” বলি’ করে মহা-নৃত্য প্রেমেতে বিহ্বল হৈলা চৈতন্যের ভৃত্য ॥ ২০০-২০১ ॥

शुनिल निश्चय-प्राप्ति प्रभुर श्री-मुखे मुकुन्द सिञ्चित हैला परानन्द-सुखे “पाइब, पाइब” बलि’ करे महा-नृत्य प्रेमेते विह्वल हैला चैतन्येर भृत्य ॥ २००-२०१ ॥

śunila niścaya-prāpti prabhura śrī-mukhe mukunda siñcita hailā parānanda-sukhe “pāiba, pāiba” bali’ kare mahā-nṛtya premete vihvala hailā caitanyera bhṛtya || 200-201 ||

sunila niscaya-prapti prabhura sri-mukhe mukunda sincita haila parananda-sukhe “paiba, paiba” bali’ kare maha-nrtya premete vihvala haila caitanyera bhrtya (200-201)

English translation:

(200-201) As soon as Mukunda heard from the Lord that he would certainly attain Him, he became immersed in spiritual happiness. He began to enthusiastically dance while exclaiming, “I will attain Him! I will attain Him!” In this way Lord Caitanya’s servant became overwhelmed in ecstasy.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

On hearing from the Lord that he would attain devotional service and the Lord’s darśana after millions of lifetimes, Mukunda became jubilant.

Since according to the consideration of the Lord’s devotees the Māyāvādīs commit spiritual suicide and are never eligible to attain devotional service to the Lord, Mukunda was most jubilant to know that he was not subject to such a situation. Devotional service, which is the eternal function of the living entities, is vanquished forever when one attains the result of cultivating Brahman realization. It is stated in the Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa:

siddhā brahma-sukhe magnā daityāś ca hariṇā hatāḥ

“The Siddhas reside there, absorbed in the bliss of Brahman. Demons killed by the Lord also attain that realm.” And for disrespecting mahā- prasāda:

brahmavan-nirvikāram hi yathā viṣṇus tathaiva tat vikāraṃ ye prakurvanti bhakṣaṇe tad dvijātayaḥ

kuṣṭha-vyādhi-samāyuktāḥ putradāra-vivarjitāḥ nirayaṃ yānti te viprās tasmān-nāvartate punaḥ

“O brāhmaṇas, the offerings to Śrī Hari are transcendental, incorruptible, and nondifferent from Viṣṇu. Those with perverted mentality who think them to be material will develop leprosy, will be devoid of children, wife, and family, and will go to the deepest darkest regions of hell from which they will never return.” (Hari-bhakti-vilāsa 9.404, 405) It is also stated:

yo vyakti nyāya rahitam anyāyena śṛṇoti yaḥtāv ubhau narakaṃ ghoraṃ vrajataḥ kālam akṣayam

“One who assumes the dress and position of an ācārya, who speaks against the conclusions of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and other scriptures, and who performs kīrtana opposed to the proper glorification of Śrī Kṛṣṇa certainly goes to hell for countless lifetimes along with his disciples and whoever else hears such nondevotional talks and kīrtanas.” (Hari-bhakti- vilāsa 1.101) Since the conclusions of such verses manifested in the waves of Mukunda’s thoughts and, as a result, feelings of hopelessness arose in him, Mukunda became extremely happy when delivered from that condition by the assuring words, “After millions of births, he will attain devotional service.” He remembered the unlimited mercy of Śrī Caitanya, became overwhelmed with love of God, and began to dance enthusiastically. One day he would obtain the Lord’s darśana—this was the cause of Mukunda’s jubilation.

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