740712 - Chanting CC Adi-lila 12th Chapter, Verses 1–96 - Los Angeles

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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



740712CH-LOS ANGELES - July 12, 1974 - 15:23 Minutes



The Expansions of Advaita Ācārya and Gadādhara Paṇḍita - CC Adi-lila 12th Chapter


Prabhupāda:

TEXT 1

advaitāṅghry-abja-bhṛṅgāṁs tān
sārāsāra-bhṛto ‘khilān
hitvāsārān sāra-bhṛto
naumi caitanya-jīvanān

The followers of Śrī Advaita Prabhu were of two kinds. Some were real followers, and the others were false. Rejecting the false followers, I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrī Advaita Ācārya’s real followers, whose life and soul was Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 2

jaya jaya mahāprabhu śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya
jaya jaya nityānanda jayādvaita dhanya

All glories to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu! All glories to Lord Nityānanda! All glories to Śrī Advaita Prabhu! All of Them are glorious.

TEXT 3

śrī-caitanyāmara-taror
dvitīya-skandha-rūpiṇaḥ
śrīmad-advaita-candrasya
śākhā-rūpān gaṇān numaḥ

I offer my respectful obeisances to the all-glorious Advaita Prabhu, who forms the second branch of the eternal Caitanya tree, and to His followers, who form His subbranches.

TEXT 4

vṛkṣera dvitīya skandha—ācārya-gosāñi
tāṅra yata śākhā ha-ila, tāra lekhā nāñi

Śrī Advaita Prabhu was the second big branch of the tree. There are many subbranches, but it is impossible to mention them all.

TEXT 5

caitanya-mālīra kṛpā-jalera secane
sei jale puṣṭa skandha bāḍe dine dine

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was also the gardener, and as He poured the water of His mercy on the tree, all the branches and subbranches grew, day after day.

TEXT 6

sei skandhe yata prema-phala upajila
sei kṛṣṇa-prema-phale jagat bharila

The fruits of love of Godhead that grew on those branches of the Caitanya tree were so large that they flooded the entire world with love of Kṛṣṇa.

TEXT 7

sei jala skandhe kare śākhāte sañcāra
phale-phule bāḍe,—śākhā ha-ila vistāra

As the trunk and branches were watered, the branches and subbranches spread lavishly, and the tree grew full with fruits and flowers.

TEXT 8

prathame ta’ eka-mata ācāryera gaṇa
pāche dui-mata haila daivera kāraṇa

At first all the followers of Advaita Ācārya shared a single opinion. But later they followed two different opinions, as ordained by providence.

TEXT 9

keha ta’ ācārya ājñāya, keha ta’ svatantra
sva-mata kalpanā kare daiva-paratantra

Some of the disciples strictly accepted the orders of the ācārya, and others deviated, independently concocting their own opinions under the spell of daivī-māyā.

TEXT 10

ācāryera mata yei, sei mata sāra
tāṅra ājñā laṅghi’ cale, sei ta’ asāra

The order of the spiritual master is the active principle in spiritual life. Anyone who disobeys the order of the spiritual master immediately becomes useless.

TEXT 11

asārera nāme ihāṅ nāhi prayojana
bheda jānibāre kari ekatra gaṇana

There is no need to name those who are useless. I have mentioned them only to distinguish them from the useful devotees.

TEXT 12

dhānya-rāśi māpe yaiche pātnā sahite
paścāte pātnā uḍāñā saṁskāra karite

Paddy is mixed with straw at first, and one must fan it to separate the paddy from the straw.

TEXT 13

acyutānanda—baḍa śākhā, ācārya-nandana
ājanma sevilā teṅho caitanya-caraṇa

A big branch of Advaita Ācārya was His son Acyutānanda. From the beginning of his life he engaged in the service of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya.

TEXT 14

caitanya-gosāñira guru—keśava bhāratī
ei pitāra vākya śuni’ duḥkha pāila ati

When Acyutānanda heard from his father that Keśava Bhāratī was the spiritual master of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he was very unhappy.

TEXT 15

jagad-gurute tumi kara aiche upadeśa
tomāra ei upadeśe naṣṭa ha-ila deśa

He told his father, “Your instruction that Keśava Bhāratī is the spiritual master of Caitanya Mahāprabhu will spoil the entire country.

TEXT 16

caudda bhuvanera guru—caitanya-gosāñi
tāṅra guru—anya, ei kona śāstre nāi

“Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the spiritual master of the fourteen worlds, but You say that someone else is His spiritual master. This is not supported by any revealed scripture.”

TEXT 17

pañcama varṣera bālaka kahe siddhāntera sāra
śuniyā pāilā ācārya santoṣa apāra

When Advaita Ācārya heard this statement from His five-year-old son Acyutānanda, He felt great satisfaction because of his conclusive judgment.

TEXT 18

kṛṣṇa-miśra-nāma āra ācārya-tanaya
caitanya-gosāñi baise yāṅhāra hṛdaya

Kṛṣṇa Miśra was a son of Advaita Ācārya. Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu always sat in his heart.

TEXT 19

śrī-gopāla-nāme āra ācāryera suta
tāṅhāra caritra, śuna, atyanta adbhuta

Śrī Gopāla was another son of Śrī Advaita Ācārya Prabhu. Now just hear about his characteristics, for they are all very wonderful.

TEXT 20

guṇḍicā-mandire mahāprabhura sammukhe
kīrtane nartana kare baḍa prema-sukhe

When Lord Caitanya personally cleansed the Guṇḍicā-mandira in Jagannātha Purī, Gopāla danced in front of the Lord with great love and happiness.

TEXT 21

nānā-bhāvodgama dehe adbhuta nartana
dui gosāñi ‘hari’ bale, ānandita mana

While Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Advaita Prabhu chanted the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra and danced, there were various ecstatic symptoms in Their bodies, and Their minds were very pleased.

TEXT 22

nācite nācite gopāla ha-ila mūrcchita
bhūmete paḍila, dehe nāhika saṁvita

While all of them danced, Gopāla, dancing and dancing, fainted and fell to the ground unconscious.

TEXT 23

duḥkhita ha-ilā ācārya putra kole lañā
rakṣā kare nṛsiṁhera mantra paḍiyā

Advaita Ācārya Prabhu became very unhappy. Taking His son on His lap, He began to chant the Nṛsiṁha mantra for his protection.

TEXT 24

nānā mantra paḍena ācārya, nā haya cetana
ācāryera duḥkhe vaiṣṇava karena krandana

Advaita Ācārya chanted various mantras, but Gopāla did not come to consciousness. Thus all the Vaiṣṇavas present cried in sorrow at His plight.

TEXT 25

tabe mahāprabhu, tāṅra hṛde hasta dhari’
‘uṭhaha, gopāla,’ kaila bala ‘hari’ ‘hari’

Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu then put His hand on the chest of Gopāla and told him, “My dear Gopāla, get up and chant the holy name of the Lord!”

TEXT 26

uṭhila gopāla prabhura sparśa-dhvani śuni’
ānandita hañā sabe kare hari-dhvani

When he heard this sound and felt the touch of the Lord, Gopāla immediately got up, and all the Vaiṣṇavas chanted the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra in jubilation.

TEXT 27

ācāryera āra putra—śrī-balarāma
āra putra—‘svarūpa’-śākhā, ‘jagadīśa’ nāma

The other sons of Advaita Ācārya were Śrī Balarāma, Svarūpa and Jagadīśa.

TEXT 28

‘kamalākānta viśvāsa’-nāma ācārya-kiṅkara
ācārya-vyavahāra saba—tāṅhāra gocara

Advaita Ācārya’s very confidential servant named Kamalākānta Viśvāsa knew all the dealings of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 29

nīlācale teṅho eka patrikā likhiyā
pratāparudrera pāśa dila pāṭhāiyā

When Kamalākānta Viśvāsa was in Jagannātha Purī, he sent a note through someone to Mahārāja Pratāparudra.

TEXT 30

sei patrīra kathā ācārya nāhi jāne
kona pāke sei patrī āila prabhu-sthāne

No one knew of that note, but somehow or other it reached the hands of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 31

se patrīte lekhā āche—ei ta’ likhana
īśvaratve ācāryere kariyāche sthāpana

That note established Advaita Ācārya as an incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

TEXT 32

kintu tāṅra daive kichu ha-iyāche ṛṇa
ṛṇa śodhibāre cāhi taṅkā śata-tina

But it also mentioned that Advaita Ācārya had recently incurred a debt of about three hundred rupees that Kamalākānta Viśvāsa wanted to liquidate.

TEXT 33

patra paḍiyā prabhura mane haila duḥkha
bāhire hāsiyā kichu bale candra-mukha

Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu became unhappy upon reading the note, although His face still shone as brightly as the moon. Thus, smiling, He spoke as follows.

TEXT 34

ācāryere sthāpiyāche kariyā īśvara
ithe doṣa nāhi, ācārya—daivata īśvara

“He has established Advaita Ācārya as an incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is nothing wrong in this, for He is indeed the Lord Himself.

TEXT 35

īśvarera dainya kari’ kariyāche bhikṣā
ataeva daṇḍa kari’ karāiba śikṣā

“But he has made the incarnation of Godhead a poverty-stricken beggar. Therefore I shall punish him in order to correct him.”

TEXT 36

govindere ājñā dila,—“iṅhā āji haite
bāuliyā viśvāse ethā nā dibe āsite”

The Lord ordered Govinda, “From today on, do not allow that bāuliyā Kamalākānta Viśvāsa to come here.”

TEXT 37

daṇḍa śuni’ ‘viśvāsa’ ha-ila parama duḥkhita
śuniyā prabhura daṇḍa ācārya harṣita

When Kamalākānta Viśvāsa heard about this punishment by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he was very unhappy, but when Advaita Prabhu heard about it, He was greatly pleased.

TEXT 38

viśvāsere kahe,—tumi baḍa bhāgyavān
tomāre karila daṇḍa prabhu bhagavān

Seeing Kamalākānta Viśvāsa unhappy, Advaita Ācārya Prabhu told him, “You are greatly fortunate to have been punished by the Supreme Lord, the Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 39

pūrve mahāprabhu more karena sammāna
duḥkha pāi’ mane āmi kailuṅ anumāna

“Formerly Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu always respected Me as His senior, but I did not like such respect. Therefore, My mind being afflicted by unhappiness, I made a plan.

TEXT 40

mukti—śreṣṭha kari’ kainu vāśiṣṭha vyākhyāna
kruddha hañā prabhu more kaila apamāna

“Thus I expounded the Yoga-vāśiṣṭha, which considers liberation the ultimate goal of life. For this the Lord became angry at Me and treated Me with apparent disrespect.

TEXT 41

daṇḍa pāñā haila mora parama ānanda
ye daṇḍa pāila bhāgyavān śrī-mukunda

“When chastised by Lord Caitanya, I was very happy to receive a punishment similar to that awarded Śrī Mukunda.

TEXT 42

ye daṇḍa pāila śrī-śacī bhāgyavatī
se daṇḍa prasāda anya loka pābe kati

“A similar punishment was awarded to mother Śacīdevī. Who could be more fortunate than she to receive such punishment?”

TEXT 43

eta kahi’ ācārya tāṅre kariyā āśvāsa
ānandita ha-iyā āila mahāprabhu-pāśa

After pacifying Kamalākānta Viśvāsa in this way, Śrī Advaita Ācārya Prabhu went to see Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 44

prabhuke kahena—tomāra nā bujhi e līlā
āmā haite prasāda-pātra karilā kamalā

Śrī Advaita Ācārya told Lord Caitanya, “I cannot understand Your transcendental pastimes. You have shown more favor to Kamalākānta than You generally show to Me.

TEXT 45

āmāreha kabhu yei nā haya prasāda
tomāra caraṇe āmi ki kainu aparādha

“The favor You have shown Kamalākānta is so great that even to Me You have never shown such favor. What offense have I committed at Your lotus feet so as not to be shown such favor?”

TEXT 46

eta śuni’ mahāprabhu hāsite lāgilā
bolāiyā kamalākānte prasanna ha-ilā

Hearing this, Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu laughed with satisfaction and immediately called Kamalākānta Viśvāsa.

TEXT 47

ācārya kahe, ihāke kene dile daraśana
dui prakārete kare more viḍambana

Advaita Ācārya then said to Caitanya Mahāprabhu, “Why have You called back this man and allowed him to see You? He has cheated Me in two ways.”

TEXT 48

śuniyā prabhura mana prasanna ha-ila
duṅhāra antara-kathā duṅhe se jānila

When Caitanya Mahāprabhu heard this, His mind was satisfied. Only They could understand each other’s minds.

TEXT 49

prabhu kahe—bāuliyā, aiche kāhe kara
ācāryera lajjā-dharma-hāni se ācara

Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu instructed Kamalākānta, “You are a bāuliyā, one who does not know things as they are. Why do you act in this way? Why do you invade the privacy of Advaita Ācārya and damage His religious principles?

TEXT 50

pratigraha kabhu nā karibe rāja-dhana
viṣayīra anna khāile duṣṭa haya mana

“Advaita Ācārya, My spiritual master, should never accept charity from rich men or kings, because if a spiritual master accepts money or grains from such materialists his mind becomes polluted.

TEXT 51

mana duṣṭa ha-ile nahe kṛṣṇera smaraṇa
kṛṣṇa-smṛti vinu haya niṣphala jīvana

“When one’s mind is polluted, it is very difficult to remember Kṛṣṇa, and when remembrance of Lord Kṛṣṇa is hampered, one’s life is unproductive.

TEXT 52

loka-lajjā haya, dharma-kīrti haya hāni
aiche karma nā kariha kabhu ihā jāni’

“Thus one becomes unpopular in the eyes of the people in general, for this damages his religiosity and fame. A Vaiṣṇava, especially one who acts as a spiritual master, must not act in such a way. One should always be conscious of this fact.”

TEXT 53

ei śikṣā sabākāre, sabe mane kaila
ācārya-gosāñi mane ānanda pāila

When Caitanya Mahāprabhu gave this instruction to Kamalākānta, all present considered it to be meant for everyone. Thus Advaita Ācārya was greatly pleased.

TEXT 54

ācāryera abhiprāya prabhu-mātra bujhe
prabhura gambhīra vākya ācārya samujhe

Only Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu could understand the intentions of Advaita Ācārya, and Advaita Ācārya appreciated the grave instruction of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 55

ei ta’ prastāve āche bahuta vicāra
grantha-bāhulya-bhaye nāri likhibāra

In this statement there are many confidential considerations. I do not write of them all, fearing an unnecessary increase in the volume of the book.

TEXT 56

śrī-yadunandanācārya—advaitera śākhā
tāṅra śākhā-upaśākhāra nāhi haya lekhā

The fifth branch of Advaita Ācārya was Śrī Yadunandana Ācārya, who had so many branches and subbranches that it is impossible to write of them.

TEXT 57

vāsudeva dattera teṅho kṛpāra bhājana
sarva-bhāve āśriyāche caitanya-caraṇa

Śrī Yadunandana Ācārya was a student of Vāsudeva Datta, and he received all his mercy. Therefore he could accept Lord Caitanya’s lotus feet, from all angles of vision, as the supreme shelter.

TEXT 58

bhāgavatācārya, āra viṣṇudāsācārya
cakrapāṇi ācārya, āra ananta ācārya

Bhāgavata Ācārya, Viṣṇudāsa Ācārya, Cakrapāṇi Ācārya and Ananta Ācārya were the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 59

nandinī, āra kāmadeva, caitanya-dāsa
durlabha viśvāsa, āra vanamāli-dāsa

Nandinī, Kāmadeva, Caitanya dāsa, Durlabha Viśvāsa and Vanamālī dāsa were the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth branches of Śrī Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 60

jagannātha kara, āra kara bhavanātha
hṛdayānanda sena, āra dāsa bholānātha

Jagannātha Kara, Bhavanātha Kara, Hṛdayānanda Sena and Bholānātha dāsa were the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 61

yādava-dāsa, vijaya-dāsa, dāsa janārdana
ananta-dāsa, kānu-paṇḍita, dāsa nārāyaṇa

Yādava dāsa, Vijaya dāsa, Janārdana dāsa, Ananta dāsa, Kānu Paṇḍita and Nārāyaṇa dāsa were the nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 62

śrīvatsa paṇḍita, brahmacārī haridāsa
puruṣottama brahmacārī, āra kṛṣṇadāsa

Śrīvatsa Paṇḍita, Haridāsa Brahmacārī, Puruṣottama Brahmacārī and Kṛṣṇadāsa were the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 63

puruṣottama paṇḍita, āra raghunātha
vanamālī kavicandra, āra vaidyanātha

Puruṣottama Paṇḍita, Raghunātha, Vanamālī Kavicandra and Vaidyanātha were the twenty-ninth, thirtieth, thirty-first and thirty-second branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 64

lokanātha paṇḍita, āra murāri paṇḍita
śrī-haricaraṇa, āra mādhava paṇḍita

Lokanātha Paṇḍita, Murāri Paṇḍita, Śrī Haricaraṇa and Mādhava Paṇḍita were the thirty-third, thirty-fourth, thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth branches of Advaita Ācārya.

TEXT 65

vijaya paṇḍita, āra paṇḍita śrīrāma
asaṅkhya advaita-śākhā kata la-iba nāma

Vijaya Paṇḍita and Śrīrāma Paṇḍita were two important branches of Advaita Ācārya. There are innumerable branches, but I am unable to mention them all.

TEXT 66

māli-datta jala advaita-skandha yogāya
sei jale jīye śākhā,—phula-phala pāya

The Advaita Ācārya branch received the water supplied by the original gardener, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. In this way, the subbranches were nourished, and their fruits and flowers grew luxuriantly.

TEXT 67

ihāra madhye mālī pāche kona śākhā-gaṇa
nā māne caitanya-mālī durdaiva kāraṇa

After the disappearance of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, some of the branches, for unfortunate reasons, deviated from His path.

TEXT 68

sṛjāila, jīyāila, tāṅre nā mānila
kṛtaghna ha-ilā, tāṅre skandha kruddha ha-ila

Some branches did not accept the original trunk that vitalized and maintained the entire tree. When they thus became ungrateful, the original trunk was angry at them.

TEXT 69

kruddha hañā skandha tāre jala nā sañcāre
jalābhāve kṛśa śākhā śukāiyā mare

Thus Lord Caitanya did not sprinkle upon them the water of His mercy, and they gradually withered and died.

TEXT 70

caitanya-rahita deha—śuṣkakāṣṭha-sama
jīvitei mṛta sei, maile daṇḍe yama

A person without Kṛṣṇa consciousness is no better than dry wood or a dead body. He is understood to be dead while living, and after death he is punishable by Yamarāja.

TEXT 71

kevala e gaṇa-prati nahe ei daṇḍa
caitanya-vimukha yei sei ta’ pāṣaṇḍa

Not only the misguided descendants of Advaita Ācārya but anyone who is against the cult of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu should be considered an atheist subject to be punished by Yamarāja.

TEXT 72

ki paṇḍita, ki tapasvī, kibā gṛhī, yati
caitanya-vimukha yei, tāra ei gati

Be he a learned scholar, a great ascetic, a successful householder or a famous sannyāsī, one who is against the cult of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is destined to suffer the punishment meted out by Yamarāja.

TEXT 73

ye ye laila śrī-acyutānandera mata
sei ācāryera gaṇa—mahā-bhāgavata

The descendants of Advaita Ācārya who accepted the path of Śrī Acyutānanda were all great devotees.

TEXT 74

sei sei,—ācāryera kṛpāra bhājana
anāyāse pāila sei caitanya-caraṇa

By the mercy of Advaita Ācārya, the devotees who strictly followed the path of Caitanya Mahāprabhu attained the shelter of Lord Caitanya’s lotus feet without difficulty.

TEXT 75

acyutera yei mata, sei mata sāra
āra yata mata saba haila chārakhāra

It should be concluded, therefore, that the path of Acyutānanda is the essence of spiritual life. Those who did not follow this path simply scattered.

TEXT 76

sei ācārya-gaṇe mora koṭi namaskāra
acyutānanda-prāya, caitanya—jīvana yāṅhāra

I therefore offer my respectful obeisances millions of times to Acyutānanda’s actual followers, whose life and soul was Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

TEXT 77

ei ta’ kahilāṅ ācārya-gosāñira gaṇa
tina skandha-śākhāra kaila saṅkṣepa gaṇana

Thus I have briefly described the three branches [Acyutānanda, Kṛṣṇa Miśra and Gopāla] of Śrī Advaita Ācārya’s descendants.

TEXT 78

śākhā-upaśākhā, tāra nāhika gaṇana
kichu-mātra kahi’ kari dig-daraśana

There are multifarious branches and subbranches of Advaita Ācārya. It is very difficult to enumerate them fully. I have simply given a glimpse of the whole trunk and its branches and subbranches.

TEXT 79

śrī-gadādhara paṇḍita śākhāte mahottama
tāṅra upaśākhā kichu kari ye gaṇana

After describing the branches and subbranches of Advaita Ācārya, I shall now attempt to describe some of the descendants of Śrī Gadādhara Paṇḍita, the most important among the branches.

TEXT 80

śākhā-śreṣṭha dhruvānanda, śrīdhara brahmacārī
bhāgavatācārya, haridāsa brahmacārī

The chief branches of Śrī Gadādhara Paṇḍita were (1) Śrī Dhruvānanda, (2) Śrīdhara Brahmacārī, (3) Haridāsa Brahmacārī and (4) Bhāgavata Ācārya.

TEXT 81

ananta ācārya, kavidatta, miśra-nayana
gaṅgāmantrī māmu ṭhākura, kaṇṭhābharaṇa

The fifth branch was Ananta Ācārya; the sixth, Kavi Datta; the seventh, Nayana Miśra; the eighth, Gaṅgāmantrī; the ninth, Māmu Ṭhākura; and the tenth, Kaṇṭhābharaṇa.

TEXT 82

bhūgarbha gosāñi, āra bhāgavata-dāsa
yei dui āsi’ kaila vṛndāvane vāsa

The eleventh branch of Gadādhara Gosvāmī was Bhūgarbha Gosāñi, and the twelfth was Bhāgavata dāsa. Both of them went to Vṛndāvana and resided there for life.

TEXT 83

vāṇīnātha brahmacārī—baḍa mahāśaya
vallabha-caitanya-dāsa—kṛṣṇa-premamaya

The thirteenth branch was Vāṇīnātha Brahmacārī, and the fourteenth was Vallabha-caitanya dāsa. Both of these great personalities were always filled with love of Kṛṣṇa.

TEXT 84

śrīnātha cakravartī, āra uddhava dāsa
jitāmitra, kāṣṭhakāṭā-jagannātha-dāsa

The fifteenth branch was Śrīnātha Cakravartī; the sixteenth, Uddhava; the seventeenth, Jitāmitra; and the eighteenth, Jagannātha dāsa.

TEXT 85

śrī-hari ācārya, sādi-puriyā gopāla
kṛṣṇadāsa brahmacārī, puṣpa-gopāla

The nineteenth branch was Śrī Hari Ācārya; the twentieth, Sādipuriyā Gopāla; the twenty-first, Kṛṣṇadāsa Brahmacārī; and the twenty-second, Puṣpagopāla.

TEXT 86

śrīharṣa, raghu-miśra, paṇḍita lakṣmīnātha
baṅgavāṭī-caitanya-dāsa, śrī-raghunātha

The twenty-third branch was Śrīharṣa; the twenty-fourth, Raghu Miśra; the twenty-fifth, Lakṣmīnātha Paṇḍita; the twenty-sixth, Baṅgavāṭī Caitanya dāsa; and the twenty-seventh, Raghunātha.

TEXT 87

amogha paṇḍita, hasti-gopāla, caitanya-vallabha
yadu gāṅguli āra maṅgala vaiṣṇava

The twenty-eighth branch was Amogha Paṇḍita; the twenty-ninth, Hastigopāla; the thirtieth, Caitanya-vallabha; the thirty-first, Yadu Gāṅguli; and the thirty-second, Maṅgala Vaiṣṇava.

TEXT 88

cakravartī śivānanda sadā vrajavāsī
mahāśākhā-madhye teṅho sudṛḍha viśvāsī

Śivānanda Cakravartī, the thirty-third branch, who always lived in Vṛndāvana with firm conviction, is considered an important branch of Gadādhara Paṇḍita.

TEXT 89

ei ta’ saṅkṣepe kahilāṅ paṇḍitera gaṇa
aiche āra śākhā-upaśākhāra gaṇana

Thus I have briefly described the branches and subbranches of Gadādhara Paṇḍita. There are still many more that I have not mentioned here.

TEXT 90

paṇḍitera gaṇa saba,—bhāgavata dhanya
prāṇa-vallabha—sabāra śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya

All the followers of Gadādhara Paṇḍita are considered great devotees because they have Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as their life and soul.

TEXT 91

ei tina skandhera kailuṅ śākhāra gaṇana
yāṅ-sabā-smaraṇe bhava-bandha-vimocana

Simply by remembering the names of all these branches and subbranches of the three trunks I have described [Nityānanda, Advaita and Gadādhara], one attains freedom from the entanglement of material existence.

TEXT 92

yāṅ-sabā-smaraṇe pāi caitanya-caraṇa
yāṅ-sabā-smaraṇe haya vāñchita pūraṇa

Simply by remembering the names of all these Vaiṣṇavas, one can attain the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Indeed, simply by remembering their holy names, one achieves the fulfillment of all desires.

TEXT 93

ataeva tāṅ-sabāra vandiye caraṇa
caitanya-mālīra kahi līlā-anukrama

Therefore, offering my obeisances at the lotus feet of them all, I shall describe the pastimes of the gardener, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, in chronological order.

TEXT 94

gaura-līlāmṛta-sindhu—apāra agādha
ke karite pāre tāhāṅ avagāha-sādha

The ocean of the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is immeasurable and unfathomable. Who can have the courage to measure that great ocean?

TEXT 95

tāhāra mādhurya-gandhe lubdha haya mana
ataeva taṭe rahi’ cāki eka kaṇa

It is not possible to dip into that great ocean, but its sweet mellow fragrance attracts my mind. I therefore stand on the shore of that ocean to try to taste but a drop of it.

TEXT 96

śrī-rūpa-raghunātha-pade yāra āśa
caitanya-caritāmṛta kahe kṛṣṇadāsa

Praying at the lotus feet of Śrī Rūpa and Śrī Raghunātha, always desiring their mercy, I, Kṛṣṇadāsa, narrate Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, following in their footsteps.