CAITANYA VANI

CAITANYA VANI

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                       Introduction

Vīśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is the fully blossomed form of amnāya-vāṇī, or transcendental teachings received through the supremely pure guru-paramparā via the medium of kīrtana. Through the process of śravaṇa (hearing), it eventually seats itself in the heart of the sat-siśya (worthy disciple). The antaraṅgaparikaras (intimate associates) of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu—devotees like Śrīla Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī, Śrī Rāya Rāmānanda, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātāna Gosvāmī, Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī, Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura and, in the modern era, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Gosvāmī Mahārāja and other disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda—are the protectors of this viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī. Just as Śrīman Mahāprabhu remains eternally surrounded by these antaraṅgaparikaras, His vāṇī is intrinsically linked with their vāṇī. Therefore, the term viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is defined as the embodiment of the teachings and conduct of not only Śrīman Mahāprabhu, but of all His associates, as well. The sole objective of the pure followers of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is to attain the unalloyed kṛṣṇaprema present in the hearts of the vraja-gopīs, who fearlessly gave their foot dust to Śrī Kṛṣṇa in order to relieve His headache. 1 Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared in this world to distribute this very prema, which had not been given in an extremely long time and is without even the slightest tinge of ātmedriyaprīti-vāñca (the desire to please one’s own senses). This viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is the wealth of Goloka Vṛndāvana, and its fortunate recipients hanker only to fulfill the innermost heartfelt desires of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, without the slightest concern for consequence. Indeed, for the service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, they are unafraid of even permanent residence in hell, and they thoroughly reject even the apprehension shown by Śrī Govinda Prabhu, the personal servant of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu who, out of fear of offending Śrīman Mahāprabhu in the pursuit of His service, once laid a cloth over the Lord before stepping over Him. Due to the influence of Kali-yuga, many sense enjoyers and unqualified individuals who possess a disregard for scriptural evidence have, from time to time, attempted to conceal and distort the true form of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī for their personal gain. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura states in the śruti-phala of Jaiva-dharma: pṛthivīte ĵata kathā dharma-nāme cale bhāgavata kahe saba paripūrṇa chale All the philosophies in this world that are celebrated as dharma have been condemned as utterly deceptive by ŚrīmadBhāgavatam. Because of the prominence of such fraudulent ideologies in the world today, we feel ourselves forced to present this Viśuddha Caitanya-vāṇī at this most opportune time, when many so-called followers of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu are preaching chala-dharma in the name of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. Our aim is to preserve the true form of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī to the best of our ability. ••••••• If there is any credit to be assigned for the manifestation of the most sublime vāṇī contained in this publication, it goes not to me, but to my paramārādhyatama Guru Mahārāja and our rūpānuga guruvarga. T

Book Title CAITANYA VANI
Vender Rasbihari Lal & Sons

                       Introduction

Vīśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is the fully blossomed form of amnāya-vāṇī, or transcendental teachings received through the supremely pure guru-paramparā via the medium of kīrtana. Through the process of śravaṇa (hearing), it eventually seats itself in the heart of the sat-siśya (worthy disciple). The antaraṅgaparikaras (intimate associates) of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu—devotees like Śrīla Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī, Śrī Rāya Rāmānanda, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātāna Gosvāmī, Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī, Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura and, in the modern era, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Gosvāmī Mahārāja and other disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda—are the protectors of this viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī. Just as Śrīman Mahāprabhu remains eternally surrounded by these antaraṅgaparikaras, His vāṇī is intrinsically linked with their vāṇī. Therefore, the term viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is defined as the embodiment of the teachings and conduct of not only Śrīman Mahāprabhu, but of all His associates, as well. The sole objective of the pure followers of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is to attain the unalloyed kṛṣṇaprema present in the hearts of the vraja-gopīs, who fearlessly gave their foot dust to Śrī Kṛṣṇa in order to relieve His headache. 1 Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared in this world to distribute this very prema, which had not been given in an extremely long time and is without even the slightest tinge of ātmedriyaprīti-vāñca (the desire to please one’s own senses). This viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī is the wealth of Goloka Vṛndāvana, and its fortunate recipients hanker only to fulfill the innermost heartfelt desires of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, without the slightest concern for consequence. Indeed, for the service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, they are unafraid of even permanent residence in hell, and they thoroughly reject even the apprehension shown by Śrī Govinda Prabhu, the personal servant of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu who, out of fear of offending Śrīman Mahāprabhu in the pursuit of His service, once laid a cloth over the Lord before stepping over Him. Due to the influence of Kali-yuga, many sense enjoyers and unqualified individuals who possess a disregard for scriptural evidence have, from time to time, attempted to conceal and distort the true form of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī for their personal gain. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura states in the śruti-phala of Jaiva-dharma: pṛthivīte ĵata kathā dharma-nāme cale bhāgavata kahe saba paripūrṇa chale All the philosophies in this world that are celebrated as dharma have been condemned as utterly deceptive by ŚrīmadBhāgavatam. Because of the prominence of such fraudulent ideologies in the world today, we feel ourselves forced to present this Viśuddha Caitanya-vāṇī at this most opportune time, when many so-called followers of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu are preaching chala-dharma in the name of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. Our aim is to preserve the true form of viśuddha caitanya-vāṇī to the best of our ability. ••••••• If there is any credit to be assigned for the manifestation of the most sublime vāṇī contained in this publication, it goes not to me, but to my paramārādhyatama Guru Mahārāja and our rūpānuga guruvarga. T