(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 2

The appearance of Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda had surcharged the world with happiness! As the sun and moon drives away darkness by their appearance and reveal the nature of everything. These two brothers had dissipated the darkness of ignorance – covering the living beings and enlightening them with the absolute truth…………………By the grace of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, this darkness is removed and the truth is brought to light!

The absolute truth is Sri Krishna, and loving devotion to Sri Krishna exhibited in pure love is achieved through congregational chanting of the holy name which is essence of all bliss. The sun and moon dissipates the darkness of the external world and thus reveals external material objects, like pots and plates.

But these two brothers, Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda had dissipated the darkness of the inner core of the heart and thus they help one meet the two kinds of bhagavatas (person or things in relationship with the Lord). In the Mangalacarana, the line:

‘hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śacī-nandanaḥ’ (C.c.Adi1.4).

‘Hṛdaya-kandare’ – means deep caves or cavities in the heart, or the inner most chambers…….. One of the bhagavatas is the great scripture – Srimad Bhagavatam and the other is the pure devotee absorbed in mellows of loving devotion.

In these actions of the two bhagavatas, the Lord instils the mellows of the transcendental loving service in the heart of the living being, and thus the Lord (in the heart of His devotees) comes under control of the devotee’s love. The first one is that both brothers appear simultaneously, and other is that they illuminate the inner most dance of the heart!

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