To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He also provided a glimpse into the training such Vaisnavas received at the hands of the Vrndavana Gosvamis, including Sri Jiva Gosvami, and the early efforts these Gosvamis made to popularize Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhus mission. Therefore we read of Srinivasa, Narottama, and Syamananda carrying copies of Rupa and Sanatanas bhakti literature to Bengal and the events that followed; of Narottama dasa Thakura establishing an annual Gaura-Purnima festival at Kheturi, inviting all the Gaudiya bhaktas; of the conversion of kings, dacoits, skeptical brahmanas, and common villagers to the Vaisnava understanding; and especially of the deep spiritual emotions and the undying compassion the great acaryas, imbued with Mahaprabhus sakti, felt and expressed.
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Caitanya Mahaprabhus pastimes are ever-relishable, but what makes them most relishable is His loving exchanges with His devotees and theirs with Him. Prema Vilasa is filled with such exchanges, and will therefore enlighten and enliven the reader to understand how Caitanya Mahaprabhu remains present in His mission and available to those who participate under the direction of His great devotees. Readers will find this book a very delightful and inspiring reading, especially those who are familiar with classic literature like Sri Caitanya Bhagavat and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.
Infact, this book, Prema Vilasa, is like a supplement to these two great scriptures on the account of life and teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates. Prema Vilasa takes the reader into more esoteric significant of the Lords devotees, especially how they conduct their loving devotional activities. The glories of Syamananda Prabhu. The glories of Viracandra Prabhu. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Not Enabled. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Lord Nityananda Enacts Krishna's Childhood Pastimes
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Set up a giveaway. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Their throats filled with grief, the stricken devotees called out to Him. In this way the Lord caused His mother Saci-devi, to faint. Descending with the principal demigods, the Lord delighted the eyes of the residents of this earth planet. All glories to that effulgent Lord, the son of Saci-devi.
Because of His great mercy He wandered on this earth planet. That Lord, known as Visvambhara, the maintainer of the universe, inundated His own universe with the currents of the Ganges river of tears of love of Godhead flowing from His eyes. Please tell me so that I may understand.
Please accept those readers whose intelligence is pure and who follow in the footsteps of the great devotees headed by Srila Rupa Govami, who are full of great love for You. In this chapter Lord Caitanya glorifies Srila Narottama das Thakura who was empowered to distribute the books of the 6 Goswamis and increase the. Srila Narottama-prabhor-astaka Eight Prayers Glorifying Srila Narottama dasa Thakura 1 sri-krsna-namamrta-varsi-vaktra- candra-prabha-dhvasta-tamo-bharaya gaurangadevanucaraya tasmai namo namah srila-narottamaya I offer respectful obeisances to Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, a sincere follower of Lord Gaurangadeva.
Emitting a shower of the nectar of the holy name, with its splendour, the moon of His mouth destroys the darkness of ignorance. Hearing the mrdangas and the sound of the holy name, he would dance, moving his enchanting lotus feet and the hairs of his body erect in ecstasy. His devotional activities filled everyone with wonder. His songs made Him famous. He would sometimes faint in ecstasy and fall to the ground, his body decorated with dust. The very fortunate would see him in that way. His firm faith in devotional service to Krsna is like a necklace of precious stones. His touch is like a sparsamani jewel.
His words are like the four Vedas. The devotees always wonder: Is he devotional service personified? Is he the essence of renunciation who has descended to the world of human beings in this form? All glories to the ever merciful Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. All glories to the resort of all devotee, Nityananda Prabhu. All glories to Advaitacandra, and Viracandra, the ocean of love.
All glories to all the devotees of the Lord. Simply by hearing the pastimes of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu the mind becomes surcharged devotion. Listen carefully as I continue the narration of the loving pastimes of the Lord and His devotees. Now I shall describe the biography of Narottama dasa Thakura. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu decorated Gauda with the ornament of the chanting of the holy name. This sankirtana movement is the only means of strength in this age of Kali, simply by hearing the holy name one's desires are fulfilled and the mind is filled with love.
He who has no faith in Harinama, is surely devoid of devotional love.
He who desires to attain the lotus feet of Krishna, must chant the holy name of the Lord sincerely. Once Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu started for Vrndavana from Gauda, however, along the way He changed His plans and went to Natsala, saying that He would remain there rather than go to Vrndavana.
Nityananda Prabhu humorously said, "Previously you accepted the life of an ascetic and left Navadvipa. Now you have decided to stay on the bank of the Padmavati. It is good of you. You will know why I had left Vrndavana and come to Nilacala. When Sanatana will meet Rupa, they will guide the other acaryas.
There he met Sanatana and after instructing him on the science of devotional service, the Lord went to Natsala. As Natsala was a place of Krishna, as soon as Prabhu arrived there, He became ecstatic in love which only Vrndavana could give. One day while dancing in kirtana, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu suddenly began to call out the name of Narottama.
Holding on to Nityananda for support, the Lord shed streams of tears. Thinking Mahaprabhu was in trance, the devotees stopped kirtana and standing around Prabhu, they began to chant softly and sweetly.
Chanting Harinama, the Lord dropped to the ground, Nityananda being unable to support His weight any longer. Mahaprabhu sat on the ground with his arms around the neck of Nityananda Prabhu, crying out the name of Mathura repeatedly, which pierced the hearts of the devotees.
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The residents of Natsala rushed to see the spectacle, as the Lord rolled on the ground, sometimes shouting the name of Mathura and sometimes calling out to Lalita, Visakha, or Campakalata. Shri Chaitanya's state was so drastic that Nityananda Prabhu was frightened that He would give up His life. In great consternation He began to wonder why he had brought the Lord to this village.
In desperation the devotees began chanting the name of Jagannatha loudly. This brought Gaurachandra back to His senses. Getting up, He again called out, "Narottama, Narottama. Speaking amongst themselves the devotees decided that they should take Chaitanya Mahaprabhu back to Nilacala. They thought that taking the Lord across the river Padmavati would save Him. The devotees could understand by Prabhu's behaviour that some great devotee must be about to take his birth. Shri Chaitanya continued to wet the body of Nityananda Prabhu with His tears.
Nityananda did His best to pacify the Lord and asked Him where they should go. Prabhu answered, "Let us go to Nilacala, much work is to done there. Mahaprabhu replied, "Listen carefully Nityananda. Sankirtana is everything to Me, I want to assure that in the future the nectarean ocean of the sankirtana movement will continue to flow.
As long as you are alive My love will not vanish, but what will happen after We have gone. Therefore I want to keep deposit My love in a suitable person, so that the sankirtana movement will continue to spread and flood the entire universe. Nityananda Prabhu asked, "Is there a proper person to whom you can distribute Your love? In the future Padmavati will give it to Narottama, who will take birth during My lifetime. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said, Both the banks of the Padmavati are very pleasant places and Padmavati is flowing between them.
Thus they went to the village of Kudorapura, where they witnessed the beauty of Padmavati. The following morning Mahaprabhu went to the river Padmavati.