Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila verse 2.117 on the occasion of the disappearance of Krishna das Kaviraja Goswami, author of the great literature Caitanya Caritamrta. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about
1. The three wishes of devotees.
Now let us continue to hear further.
2. Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta are non-different: Srimad Bhagavatam is very important. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a very nice commentation on Srimad Bhagavatam. So many examples are given. So many verses from Bhagavatam, puranas and Isopanishad are quoted here to prove the philosophy of Srimad Bhagavatam. So if you want to understand Srimad Bhagavatam, you have to go through this literature first. If you understand Sri Caitanya Caritamrta then it will be very easy for us to understand Srimad Bhagavatam. This is how this literature was written by that great personality. And it is Prabhupada's mercy that he has translated the whole thing word by word again. There are so many Bengali verses and so many Sanskrit verses from Srimad Bhagavatam in this. And it is very relishing to hear the Bhagavatam verses in Caitanya Caritamrta because Srila Prabhupada has translated them bit differently from Srimad Bhagavatam. In Srimad Bhagavatam in certain episodes these verses are there and here the circumstances are bit different. How Srila Prabhupada has practically derived the meanings of these verses is very nicely shown in the pages of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta.
This way these great personalities, they have done hard labour during the failing age. Srila Prabhupada was also very old and his body was also very failing. But he didn't mind that. He never complained about his bodily ailments. It was said by the physicians at the last stages of his life, that an ordinary living entity could not have survived for a single day in that condition. This body is not a very comfortable situation. At the moment, you people are young. You may not have the idea, because young age is such that everything goes on nicely. And you will be thinking what is wrong with the body? But the thing is we have to anticipate these things and experience these things through the pages of this literature which are written by highly elevated devotees. And these things will force to wake us up. We are sleeping. We are sleeping with open eyes and it is our duty to wake up immediately. "Jiv jaago, Jiv jaago" - Caitanya Mahaprabhu shouts, "How long are you going to sleep in the lap of maya?" You have to wake up -'jaago re, jaago re'. Unless we come to this this point that we ourselves wake up, we force ourselves to wake up, then our lives will be successful.
Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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