(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 3
“What is the use of an arrow or poetry if it doesn’t penetrate the heart or make the head spin!”
So that is really good…..I like that a lot. It is something like that, because it is a deep hope giving verse. We are living in a world where we are constantly bombarded with so much rubbish. If anyone lives in an ocean of crocodiles then it is us. What to speak of these philosophies of yonder. We are just surrounded by the crocodiles that have multiplied with many faults. We have so many speculated theories, but if we simply take shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, His teachings and His movement, then we can be protected!
And it’s not only the great intellectuals who will be protected, because even an ignorant child will be protected! Lord Caitanya’s movement is certainly offering full satisfaction to intellectuals. It offers all logical arguments, intricate theologies and so on. It’s not that it’s exclusive and that those who are not great scholars or great intellectuals are excluded……that’s not at all the case, because the essence is to simply have faith….faith in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and that He is indeed the Supreme Lord and by simply taking shelter of Him, one will cross this ocean of nescience and of course, in particularly He came to propagate the sankirtan movement!