Lord-Caitanya-Dances-in-ecstacy-with-His-Followers

I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrī Advaita Ācārya, whose activities are all wonderful. By His mercy, even a foolish person can describe His characteristics.

Śrī Advaita Ācārya is indeed directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. His glories are as fathomless as millions of oceans and seas and beyond the conception of ordinary living beings. Speaking of its measure is a great offense.

Advaita Ācārya’s hint to Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to disappear from this world:

Every year, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked Jagadānanda Paṇḍita to visit His mother in Navadvīpa with gifts of cloth and prasādam. On one such visit, Jagadānanda Paṇḍita stayed for one month, then he took permission from mother Śacī to leave. When he went to Advaita Ācārya and also asked His permission to return, Advaita Ācārya gave him a message to deliver to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

Advaita Ācārya had written a sonnet in equivocal language with an import that Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu could understand but others could not. “Please inform Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who is acting like a madman, that everyone here has become mad like Him. Inform Him also that in the marketplace rice is no longer in demand. Further tell Him that those now mad in ecstatic love are no longer interested in the material world. Also tell Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu that one who has also become a madman in ecstatic love [Advaita Prabhu] has spoken these words.”

When he heard Advaita Ācārya’s statement, Jagadānanda Paṇḍita began to laugh, and when he returned to Jagannātha Purī, Nīlācala, he informed Caitanya Mahāprabhu of everything.

After hearing the equivocal sonnet by Advaita Ācārya, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu quietly smiled. “That is His order,” He said. Then He fell silent.

Although Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī knew the secret, he inquired from the Lord, “What is the meaning of this sonnet? I could not understand it.”

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied, “Advaita Ācārya is a great worshiper of the Lord and is very expert in the regulative principles enjoined in the Vedic literatures. Advaita Ācārya invites the Lord to come and be worshiped, and to perform the worship He keeps the Deity for some time. After the worship is completed, He sends the Deity somewhere else.”

I do not know the meaning of this sonnet, nor do I know what is in Advaita Prabhu’s mind. Advaita Ācārya is a great mystic. No one can understand Him. He is expert in writing sonnets that even I Myself cannot understand.

Hearing this, all the devotees were astonished, especially Svarūpa Dāmodara became somewhat morose.

After reading the sonnet, His ecstasy was so great that all the devotees feared that the Lord would very soon pass away. The Lord’s condition was so serious that at night He would bruise and bloody His face by rubbing it against the walls.

From that day on, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s emotional state changed markedly; His feelings of separation from Kṛṣṇa doubled in intensity. As His feelings of separation in the ecstasy of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī increased at every moment, the Lord’s activities, both day and night, were wild and insane performances.

In due course of time Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu disappeared from this planet.

Śrī Advaita Ācārya is the person who invited Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu for the benefit of entire humanity and also hinted the Lord to disappear. No one can understand the transcendental position of Śrī Advaita Ācārya. Indeed, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Being a reservoir of all auspicious attributes, His characteristics, activities and name are always auspicious for the entire world.

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