(HH KKS, 21/06/2004)
So here we are beginning to discuss from the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. The Sri Caitanya Caritamrita is not ordinary literature. The writer also is not an ordinary person . Srila Krishna das Kaviraja Goswami appeared in west Bengal and it is said that he lived there throughout his life and he was a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna…but at the end of his life he specifically got special mercy because he got the darshan of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of Lord Nityananda who ordered him to go to Bengal! At that time Krishnadas Kaviraja Gowsami was in his nineties and there was no facility for travelling, there was no train, no plane

nothing, basically it meant he had to walk. He walked the entire way from Bengal to Vrndavan which is around 1200 kilometers in his nineties! And not only that, then he started writing this Caitanya Caritamrita which is like so sharp, so clear so crystal clear although he is explaining, “I don’t know how I am writing because my memory is failing.”
Of course his memory was failing, what do you expect in the nineties , memory not working and eyesight, there were no glasses in those days!…so how to write without glasses…this is quite amazing! He said, “My hand is shaking due to old age and somehow or other I am writing, but i don’t know how”….so the very fact that he wrote the Caitanya Caritamrita in itself is more or less a miracle.


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