(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sydney, March 2011)

The Lord’s official name was Visvambhara.   Visvambhara – the maintainer of the entire universe.   Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami is explaining that the Lord is called the maintainer of the entire universe because He was thinking to Himself:  How can I be called the maintainer of the entire universe unless I give all the living beings love of God?  Because only when a living being is in this state of love of God is he fulfilled.  Only then is there no more emptiness in his heart.  Only then is he satisfied.  And how can you say you are maintaining someone if you leave them with dissatisfaction?  Then you are not really maintaining them.  Therefore, really, maintaining means to distribute love of God and to give all human beings love of God.  Thus the name Visvambhara is the name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu prior to taking sannyasa.

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