KKS DAILY NECTAR
So we seee here that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu although He could easily do it Himself, He could easily deliver an entire universe, in fact we find a discussion in the Caitanya Caritamrita between Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Vasudeva Datta….
Vasudeva Datta was praying that he would take the sinful reaction of everyone in the entire universe and in such he is ready to deliver all the conditioned souls in the universe and he wants to take the sinful reactions.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said “Well that’s really not required, there are so many universes, one more or less nobody would notice it, I could just do it like that you really wouldn’t need to suffer the reactions for that……. if I really wanted to deliver a universe I could just do it like that. Even if the entire universe ceases to exist nobody would reallt notice this, there are so many….. just and there are so many mustard seeds in a bag, who would notice the differenece if one mustard seed was missing.”
So like this Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was making that statement pointing out there really is no limit to His power delivering all the living entities in this universe but yet he is engaging the devotees … why?
The reason is to empower the different living entitites so that they become surcharged with transcendental energy. We see that one aspect of devotional service is the principle of empowerment. As a devotee is advancing in spiritual life he begins to gradually develop all the good qualities of the demigods.. it is said…..…sanskrit…. and what we speak of the qualities of the demigods, rather he begins to develop a number of the qualities of Krishna so it is described that 48 of the 64 qualites of Krishna can be attained by the jiva the living entity……….. Then we find another mention in the Nectar of Devotion that the nitya siddha devotees who descend from the spiritual world have up to 55 of the 64 qualities of the Lord. So we see that the Lord is empowering the devotees as they are becoming more and more purified with qualities similar to His……….. We see the descriptions of liberation that is given to the devotees….sanskrit…or they are getting the same opulence of the Lord, they get the same type of body as the Lord, they get the same residence of the Lord, the association of the Lord…so like that we see that everyone who is performing devotional service becomes empowered in his own personal way and also becomes ………..sanskrit….it is said such a person becomes a touchstone… whoever he comes in contact with he can transform! So the Lord empoweres his devotee and the devotee can also empower other living beings!