Chaitanya Bhagavata

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

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 3.2.143, 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 143 of Antya-khanda chapter 2—“Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneshvara and Other Placesto Jagannatha Puri”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 3.2.143:

ব্যপদেশে মহাপ্রভু কহেন সবারে “নিরবধি সুদর্শন ভক্ত-রক্ষা করে ॥ ১৪৩ ॥

व्यपदेशे महाप्रभु कहेन सबारे “निरवधि सुदर्शन भक्त-रक्षा करे ॥ १४३ ॥

vyapadeśe mahāprabhu kahena sabāre “niravadhi sudarśana bhakta-rakṣā kare || 143 ||

vyapadese mahaprabhu kahena sabare “niravadhi sudarsana bhakta-raksa kare (143)

English translation:

(143) Mahāprabhu used this situation to teach everyone, “Sudarśana always protects the devotees.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

In the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (9.4.48) it is stated:

prāg diṣṭaṃ bhṛtya-rakṣāyāṃ puruṣeṇa mahātmanā

dadāha kṛtyāṃ tāṃ cakraṃ kruddhāhim iva pāvakaḥ

“As fire in the forest immediately burns to ashes an angry snake, so, by the previous order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, His disc, the Sudarśana cakra, immediately burnt to ashes the created demon to protect the Lord’s devotee.”

In the Matsya Purāṇa, Chapter Eleven, it is stated:

pṛthak cakāra tat tejaś cakraṃ viṣṇor akalpayat triśūlaṃ cāpi rudrasya vajram indrasya cādhikam

daitya-dānava-saṃhartuḥ sahasra-kiraṇātmakam

“He separated that effulgence and made the disc of Lord Viṣṇu as well as the trident of Rudra and the thunderbolt of Indra. That disc is the annihilator of the Daityas and Dānavas is composed of thousands of rays of light.”

In the Vāmana Purāṇa, Chapter Seventy-nine, it is stated:

varāyudho ‘yaṃ deveśa sarvāyudha-nibarhaṇaḥ sudarśano dvādaśāro yo manaḥ-sadṛśo jīva

“O Lord of lords, greatest of all living beings, this best of weapons, Sudarśana, destroys all other weapons. It has twelve spokes and is nondifferent from the mind.

ārāt sthitā amī cātra devā māsāś ca rāśayaḥ śiṣṭānāṃ rakṣaṇārthāya saṃsthitāṛtavas tu ṣaṭ

“The demigods, the months, the signs of the zodiac, and the six seasons are all present in Sudarśana to protect those who are well-behaved.

agniḥ somas tathā mitro varuṇaś ca prajā-patiḥin drāgnī cānyatho viśve prajā-pataya eva ca

hanūmāṃś cātha balavān devo dhanvantaris tathātapāṃsy eva tāpasaś ca dvādaśaite pratiṣṭhitāḥ

“Established in Sudarśana are Agni, Soma, Mitra, Varuṇa, the lord of creatures, Indra, the Viśvedevas, the Prajāpatis, the powerful Hanumān, Lord Dhanvantari, and the twelve great ascetics.

caitrādyāḥ phālgunās taś ca māsās tatra pratiṣṭhitāḥ

“The months beginning with Caitra and ending with Phālguna are also established in him.

tvam evam ādāya vibho varāyudhaṃśatruṃ surāṇāṃ jahi mā viśaṅkithāḥ

amogha eṣo ‘mara-rāja-pūjito dhṛto mayā deha-gatas tapo-balāt

“O all-powerful one, please take this best of weapons and without hesitation defeat the enemies of the demigods. This weapon, worshiped by the King of the demigods, cannot be frustrated. On the strength of my austerities I wield it as part of my body.”

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