Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.13.254, 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 254 of Madhya-khanda chapter 13—“The Deliverance of Jagai and Madhai”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 2.13.254:

জয রাজ-পণ্ডিত-দুহিতা-প্রাণেশ্বর জয নিত্যানন্দ কৃপাময কলেবর ॥ ২৫৪ ॥

जय राज-पण्डित-दुहिता-प्राणेश्वर जय नित्यानन्द कृपामय कलेवर ॥ २५४ ॥

jaya rāja-paṇḍita-duhitā-prāṇeśvara jaya nityānanda kṛpāmaya kalevara || 254 ||

jaya raja-pandita-duhita-pranesvara jaya nityananda krpamaya kalevara (254)

English translation:

(254) “All glories to the beloved Lord of the Rāja-paṇḍita’s daughter! All glories to Nityānanda, whose body is filled with compassion!

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

Śrī Sanātana Miśra took birth in the family of Rāja-paṇḍitas. Poets headed by Jayadeva, the author of Śrī Gīta-govinda, were renowned as Rāja-paṇḍitas. Lakṣmīdevī, the daughter in the family of Rāja-paṇḍitas, incarnated to serve Śrī Śrī Gaura-Nārāyaṇa. On seeing Śrī Gaura- Nārāyaṇa’s display of vipralambha rather than opulence, Śrī Lakṣmī could not remain steady. In order to serve the Lord’s vipralambha pastimes, she abandoned all the opulence of Vaikuṇṭha and manifested a mood of subordination to Lord Caitanya’s feelings of separation in the pastimes of Śrī Caitanya. In order to demonstrate that the feelings of separation, which enhance the concept of conjugal pastimes, that Lord

Kṛṣṇa exhibited in His Gaura pastimes are supremely relevant for unfortunate people, Gaurasundara became the life and soul of the Rāja- paṇḍita’s daughter. May those pastimes be glorified. The knowledge manifested from the words of various languages derived from base languages like Brāhmī, Kharoṣṭī, Sānkī, and Puṣkarāsādī fades in the presence of vidvad-rūḍhi. Thirst for material enjoyment entraps the living entities in nescience and turns them away from the Lord’s service. But transcendental poets, like Śrī Jayadeva in the beginning of his Gīta- govinda, which deals with eight subjects, have revealed unfolding considerations regarding the relationship between the energies born in their families with the energetic.

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