Eighteen Days - Sri Panca Tattva's Mayapur Lila


Lord Caitanya surveyed His dearest followers, the six Gosvimls. Srlla Sanitana Gosvamr was first to speak: "He will carry Vrndavana-dhdma wherever he goes. He will establish the stanclard behavior o[ a Vaisnavaby his words and deeds." Srila Rupa GosvAmi prornised, "His sai'ldrtana activities will churn the ocean of bhahti, producing a nectarean beverage which will intoxicate the entire worlcl." Srila Raghundtha Bhatta Gosvami said, "Srirnad-Bhagavatam is our life and soul. We never tire of hearing its narration. When I recite the Bhdgavatarn Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana derive such pleasure that they insist I sing every verse in three different tunes. Thereflore when Srimad A.C. Bhaktiveclanta Swami callses theBhagavatdm to be sung in every language o[ the world, who can imagine how rnuch pleasure it will give the Lord and His associates?" Srila RaghunAtha dasa GosvAmi said, "My Lord, You saved me from the dark well of household life, but Your departure left me burning in the fire of separation. Since Ycru also delivered Bhaktivedanta Swami in much the same way, may that same bittersweet mood of separation for Your lotus feet always burn within his heart as well." SrilaJiva Gosvami said, "His books will establish the philosophy of acittya-bhedabheda-tattvd as the pre-eminent philosophical position." Srila Gopnla Bhatta GosvAmi said, "He will establish the worship of Sri Vigraha on every continent. in every nation, and in every town and village of the world." After hearing from the six Gosvamis, the Lord turned to the best of poets. Sri Kaviraja Gosvami said, "May he arrange to have Your Lordships pastimes. SrI Caitanya-caritamrtu, glorified in every human language of the world." Lord Caitanya looked at the golden florm of Srila Narottama dasa Thikura, the embodi- nrent of His pruna. "Narottama, what blessing will you bestow?" ThAkura Narottama vowed, "Love for Your lotus feet and for the lotus feet of the divine couple will color his thoughts, words, and deeds. He will spread the saihtrtana movement witl-r the same energy with which You empowered Srinivdsa Acarya, Sydm6nanda Prabhu, and myself."

Srtla ViSvanAtha Cakravarti Thakura was seated by his side. "Abhay Caranaravinda


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