Eighteen Days - Sri Panca Tattva's Mayapur Lila

Eightctn Days - Srt Paicu-ldllvd,s Matynpur-lila

in this age will the Lord appear as an incarnation? I shall worship KfSr.ra in a puri- fied state o[ mind. I shall constantly perition Hirn in hurnb]eness. My name, 'Advaita,' will be fitting if I am able to induce Kr:la to inaugurate rhe movemenr oI the char-rting of the holy name" (Cc. Adi 3.99-102). At the sarne time, Lord Krsna Hirnself was lhinking thus: "For a long time I have not bestowed unalloyed loving service to Me upon the inhabitants oI tl-re world. Without such loving attachment, the existence o[ the material world is useless. ... I shall personally inaugurate the religion of the age-.nama-satillrtana, the congre- gational chanting o[ the holy name. I shall make the world dance in ecsrasy realiz- ing the four mellows of loving devotional service" (Cc. Adi 3.t4-19). Thus the Lord decided to advent disguised as His own devotee and teach pure devotional service by practicing it Himself. Accompanied by His associates, ser- vants, weapons, and confidential companions, the supreme persor-rality of Godhead, Lord caitanya Mahdprabhu, appeared in Nadia some five hundred years ago. The Lord thought, "My name is visvarnbhara, 'one who maintains the entire universe.' Its meaning will be actualized if I can fill the whole nniverse with love of Goclhead". Thinking in this way, He accepred the duty oIa planrer and began to grow a garden in Navadvipa. Thus the Lord brought the desire tree o[ clevotional service to this earth and became its gardener. He sowed the seed and sprinklecl upon it the water of His will. ... As a big fig tree bears fruirs all over irs body, each part of the tree of devotional service bore flruit. ... All rhe wealth in the three worlds cannot equal the value o[ one such nectarean fruit o[ devotional service. The transcendental gardener, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, distributecl hanclflul after handful of fruir in all directions, and when the poor, hungry people ate the fruit, the gardener smiled with great pleasure" (Ct. Acli g.7-9,25,28, 30). So eager was the Lord to distribute the fruits o[ love of God that He expressed transcendental anxiety, feeling that these fruits would nor be distributed widely enough. He said, "l am the only gardener. How many places can I go? How many fruits can I pick and distribute? It would certainly be a very laborious task to pick


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