Mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami


“One who is extremely fortunate may get the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. As much as one can devote his full attention to the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya, to that extent he will be able to taste the nectarine service of the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani in Vrindavan. The more one engages in the service of Sri Caitanya, the more one finds oneself in Vrindavan, tasting the nectar of the service of Sri Radha.”

[ Caitanya Candramrta, text 88 ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on April 21 2017 – To see original post please click here.

Lord Narayana Speaking to Gopa Kumara – verse quoted by Indradyumna Swami


Lord Narayana speaking to Gopa Kumara: “Welcome, welcome, my dear boy! I am fortunate – most fortunate – to meet you here. For so long I have been eager to see you! My dear friend, you have passed many lifetimes without paying any attention to me at all. For so long hope had me dancing like a fool thinking, ‘Perhaps in this lifetime, or this, or this, or this, he will finally turn his face toward me.’ But I could find no pretext on which to bring you to my abode, dear brother, and still follow the timeless laws that I myself have created. You showed me no mercy and as I considered this I grew impatient, full of anxiety to receive your favor. So I transgressed my eternal code of conduct and arranged for you to take your current birth. Dear boy, in that divine district of Govardhana, my most beloved abode, I myself became your guru, known by the name Jayanta. Today you have at last fulfilled the desire I have harbored for so long. Please nourish your happiness and mine by staying here forever.”

[ Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta 2.4 Texts 81-87. Translated by Gopiparanadhana Dasa (BBT) ]

Posted by Indradyumna Swami on 22 June 2017. To see original post please click here.