by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words
The Chaitanya Bhagavata 3.3.34, 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 34 of Antya-khanda chapter 3—“Mahaprabhu’s Deliverance of Sarvabhauma, Exhibition of His Six-armed Form, and Journey to Bengal”.
Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 3.3.34-037:
যার দাস্য লাগি’ শেষ-অজ-ভব-রমা পাইযাও নিরবধি করেন কামনা সৃষ্টি-স্থিতি-প্রলয যাহার দাসে করে লজ্জা নাহি হেন `প্রভু’ বলে আপনারে নিদ্রা হৈলে `আপনে কে’ ইহাও না জানে আপনারে `নারাযণ’ বলে হেন জনে `জগতের পিতা কৃষ্ণ’ সর্ব বেদে কয পিতারে সে ভক্তি করে যে সুপুত্র হয ॥ ৩৪-০৩৭ ॥
यार दास्य लागि’ शेष-अज-भव-रमा पाइयाओ निरवधि करेन कामना सृष्टि-स्थिति-प्रलय याहार दासे करे लज्जा नाहि हेन `प्रभु’ बले आपनारे निद्रा हैले `आपने के’ इहाओ ना जाने आपनारे `नारायण’ बले हेन जने `जगतेर पिता कृष्ण’ सर्व वेदे कय पितारे से भक्ति करे ये सुपुत्र हय ॥ ३४-०३७ ॥
yāra dāsya lāgi’ śeṣa-aja-bhava-ramā pāiyāo niravadhi karena kāmanā sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya yāhāra dāse kare lajjā nāhi hena `prabhu’ bale āpanāre nidrā haile `āpane ke’ ihāo nā jāne āpanāre `nārāyaṇa’ bale hena jane `jagatera pitā kṛṣṇa’ sarva vede kaya pitāre se bhakti kare ye suputra haya || 34-037 ||
yara dasya lagi’ sesa-aja-bhava-rama paiyao niravadhi karena kamana srsti-sthiti-pralaya yahara dase kare lajja nahi hena `prabhu’ bale apanare nidra haile `apane ke’ ihao na jane apanare `narayana’ bale hena jane `jagatera pita krsna’ sarva vede kaya pitare se bhakti kare ye suputra haya (34-037)
(34-037) “Ananta Śeṣa, Brahmā, Śiva, and the goddess of fortune always desire to obtain the service of that Supreme Lord whose servants carry out the creation, maintenance, and destruction of the material manifestation. Yet the shameless sannyāsī claims to be that Supreme Lord. A sannyāsī claims to be Nārāyaṇa even though he does not know who he is when he sleeps. The Vedas declare that Kṛṣṇa is the father of the entire universe, and the obedient son will respect his father.
Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:
sarva-jñaḥ sarva-darśī tribhuvanam akhilaṃ hasta yasyedṛśaṃtat sarveṣāṃ srṣṭi-rakṣālayam api kurute bhruvi-bhaṅgena sadyaḥ, ajñaḥ sāpekṣa-darśī tvam asi sa bhagavān sarva-lokaika sākṣīnānā tvaṃ vai sa eko jaḍa-malinataras tvaṃ hi naivaṃ vidhaḥ saḥ
“O friend, the Supreme is all-knowing, and He sees everything. From
Him, this entire astonishing and variegated material cosmos has emanated. He creates, maintains, and destroys the entire universe by a slight movement of His eyebrows. O friend, you are not like Him. You are ignorant of so many things, and your vision is limited, although you wish to see everything. The Supreme Lord is full of all opulences, and He is the ultimate witness who observes everyone. O friend, the individual living entities are numerous, but the Supreme is one only. You are stunted and impure because of material contact, but He remains always pure and free from the touch of matter. O friend, your nature is completely different from His in these ways.” Also in the Māyāvāda- śata-dūṣaṇī (67) it is stated:
“The Supreme Lord is the husband of the goddess of fortune. He is a nectarean ocean of transcendental bliss. Lord Śiva and all the great demigods serve Him. The sacred Ganges is water that has washed His feet. Before the material cosmos was manifested, He created everything in a moment simply by slightly moving His eyebrows. O individual spirit soul, your continual muttering of so ‘ham (`I am the Supreme’) is completely unreasonable and illogical. He is the supreme master, the monarch who rules all existence, and you are His small son, always dependent on His protection.”
In the Praśna Upaniṣad (2.11) it is stated: vayamādyasya dātāraḥ pitā tvaṃ mātariśva naḥ—“We are the givers of your food. You are the parent of the wind.” See Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, First Canto, Chapter One, verse 1 and Eleventh Canto, Chapter Five, verses 2 and 3. In the Māyāvāda-śata- dūṣaṇī (69) it is stated:
“O individual spirit soul, please give up this muttering of so ‘ham (`I am the Supreme’). Know that you are the eternal servant of Lord Hari, engage in His pure devotional service, and thus become qualified to enter the eternal spiritual world. If you reject the service of Lord Hari, you will fall down into the wombs of mothers in many different species and you will suffer great anguish as you wander among the hells and heavens of the material world.” In the Māyāvāda-śata-dūṣaṇī (73-74) it is also stated:
“By the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the individual living entities are endowed with a tiny fragment of consciousness. O rascal Māyāvādī, do not, on this account, arrogantly proclaim, `I am actually the Supreme.’ By saying this, you have become like a criminal- minded person who obtains elephants, cavalry, and infantry from the king on the plea of begging for protection during a journey and then decides to use all those soldiers as his own personal army of bandits to plunder the king’s property on the royal roads.”