Srila Gurudev reads and sings Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita after returning from the Ganges, 4th April 2007, Nabadwip. (full photo gallery) (podcast link)

4th April 2007, Ganges, Nabadwip (Thank you Keli Kadambanana Didi for taking these photos!)


Notes and slokas from today’s lecture:

rundhann ambu-bhṛtaś camatkṛti-paraṁ kurvan muhus tumburuṁ
dhyānād antarayan sanandana-mukhān vismāpayan vedhasam
autsukyāvalibhir baliṁ caṭulayan bhogīndram āghūrṇayan
bhindann aṇḍa-kaṭāha-bhittim abhito babhrāma vaṁśī-dhvaniḥ

(Vidagdha-mādhava: 1.27) (CC Antya 1.164)

The transcendental vibration of Kṛṣṇa’s flute blocked the movements of the rain clouds, struck the Gandharvas full of wonder, and agitated the meditation of great saintly persons like Sanaka and Sanandana. It created wonder in Lord Brahmā, wrought intense curiosity that agitated the mind of Bali Mahārāja, who was otherwise firmly fixed, made Mahārāja Ananta, the carrier of the planets, whirl around, and penetrated the strong coverings of the universe. Thus the sound of the flute in the hands of Kṛṣṇa created a wonderful situation.—Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmīpāda

bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chhidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ
ksīyante chāsya karmāṇi mayi drṣte ’khilātmani

(Śrīmad Bhāgavatam: 11.20.30)

rundhann ambu-bhṛtaś chamatkṛti-paraṁ kurvan muhus tumburuṁ
dhyānād antarayan sanandana-mukhān vismāpayan vedhasam
autsukyāvalibhir baliṁ chaṭulayan bhogīndram āghūrṇayan
bhindann aṇḍa-kaṭāha-bhittim abhito babhrāma vaṁśī-dhvaniḥ

(Vidagdha-mādhava: 1.27) (CC Antya 1.164)

ayaṁ nayana-daṇḍita-pravara-puṇḍarīka-prabhaḥ
prabhāti nava-jāguḍa-dyuti-viḍambi-pītāmbaraḥ
araṇyaja-pariṣkriyā-damita-divya-veśādaro
harin-maṇi-manohara-dyutibhir ujjvalāṅgo hariḥ

(CC Antya 1.165)

mahendra-maṇi-maṇḍalī-mada-viḍambi-deha-dyutir
vrajendra-kula-candramāḥ sphurati ko ’pi navyo yuvā
sakhi sthira-kulāṅganā-nikara-nīvi-bandhārgala-
cchidā-karaṇa-kautukī jayati yasya vaṁśī-dhvaniḥ

(CC 1.168)

My dear friend, this newly youthful Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the moon in the family of Nanda Mahārāja, is so beautiful that He defies the beauty of clusters of valuable jewels. All glories to the vibration of His flute, for it is cunningly breaking the patience of chaste ladies by loosening their belts and tight dresses.—Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmīpāda (sloka by Chandidas, Gurudev notes in this lecture)

(Rabindranath-unknown)

vṛndāvanavani-pate jaya soma soma-maule
sanaka-sanandana-sanatana-naradeḍya
gopīśvara vraja-vilasi-yugaṅghri-padme
prema prayachchha nirupadhi namo namaste

(Sri Sankalpa-kalpadruma 103)

kiṁ kāvyena kaves tasya
kiṁ kāṇḍena dhanuṣ-mataḥ
parasya hṛdaye lagnaṁ
na ghūrṇayati yac chirah

(CC Antya 1.195)

“ ‘What is the use of a bowman’s arrow or a poet’s poetry if they penetrate the heart but do not cause the head to spin?’

caḍi’ gopī-manorathe, manmathera mana mathe,
nāma dhare ‘madana-mohana’
jini’ pañcaśara-darpa, svayaṁ nava-kandarpa,
rāsa kare lañā gopī-gaṇa

(CC Madhya 21.107)

“Favoring the gopīs, Kṛṣṇa rides on the chariots of their minds, and just to receive loving service from them, He attracts their minds like Cupid. Therefore He is also called Madana-mohana, the attractor of Cupid. Cupid has five arrows, representing form, taste, smell, sound and touch. Kṛṣṇa is the owner of these five arrows, and with His Cupid-like beauty He conquers the minds of the gopīs, though they are very proud of their superexcellent beauty. Becoming a new Cupid, Kṛṣṇa attracts their minds and engages in the rāsa dance.”

caḍi’ — riding; gopīmanaḥrathe — on the chariots of the minds of the gopīsmanmathera — of Cupid; mana — the mind; mathe — churns; nāma — the name; dhare — accepts; madanamohana — Madana-mohana, the deluder of Cupid; jini’ — conquering; pañcaśara — of Cupid, the master of the five arrows of the senses; darpa — the pride; svayam — personally; nava — new; kandarpa — Cupid; rāsa — rāsa dance; kare — performs; lañā — with; gopīgaṇa — the gopīs.

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