The first chapter of the Antya lila of the Caitanya Caritamrta is dedicated to a drama of Rupa Gosvami and this is the Vidagdha-madhava. Ramananda Raya was interviewing Rupa Gosvami about the drama and Caitanya Mahaprabhu was listening. And Rupa Gosvami was explaining the opening verse. He was saying, “may the pastimes of Krsna reduce the miseries of this world and nullify all unwanted desires.” So the opening verse was very strong because this is our position, we are struggling with this- with material misery and unwanted desire. We all have this and Rupa Gosvami is beginning to offer us a solution in our life. And he’s pointing out that it is by hearing about Krsna that we will rise above the miseries of this world. It is by hearing about Krsna that we will become free of unwanted desires.
(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, August 2011, Spain)
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