Vrindavan Krishna

Vrindavan Krishna


Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

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Srila Gurudev discusses the Krishna conception appreciated by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

 

When somebody asked Mahaprabhu in Puri, “You are preaching Krishna-nam, and I have made many explanations of Krishna-nam; You please hear them”, Mahaprabhu said, “No, I do not want to hear many explanations.”



prabhu kahe,—“kṛṣṇa-nāmera bahu artha nā māni
‘śyāma-sundara’ ‘yaśodā-nandana,’—ei-mātra jāni

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila: 7.85)

“I cannot tolerate many explanations of the Name of Krishna. Only that He is Shyamasundar, Radha-Shyamasundar, and He is Yashoda Nandan, the son of Nanda Maharaj. Those two are sufficient for Me.” He wants to hear nothing else, from anybody. That is the expression of Mahaprabhu.

prabhu kahe,—“kṛṣṇa-nāmera bahu artha nā māni
‘śyāma-sundara’ ‘yaśodā-nandana,’—ei-mātra jāni

“We want to know that He is Shyamasundar and He is Yashoda Nandan.” This is His identity.

Mahaprabhu also asked Raghupati Upadhyaya, “What is the most beautiful form of Krishna?”

Upadhyaya said, “Śyāmam eva paraṁ rūpaṁ: Shyamasundar is the supreme form.”

“What is the supreme land?”

He said, “Purī madhu-purī varā: the supreme transcendental land is Mathura.” Inside of Mathura is Vrindavan. He told it in a wide way.

“What is the best age of the Lord?”

He said, “Vayaḥ kaiśorakaṁ dhyeyam.” Kaishor, that is, from thirteen to fifteen.

“What is the supreme rasa that satisfies the Lord?”

He said, “Ādya eva paro rasaḥ: madhura rasa.” Adya rasa means madhura rasa, paramour conjugal love. That is the extreme.

Then Mahaprabhu happily told, “I learned from you now one shloka.”

śyāmam eva paraṁ rūpaṁ
    purī madhu-purī varā
vayaḥ kaiśorakaṁ dhyeyam
      ādya eva paro rasaḥ

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila: 19.106)

[“The form of Shyamasundar is the supreme form, the city of Mathura is the supreme abode, Lord Krishna’s fresh youth should always be meditated upon, and the mellow of conjugal love is the supreme mellow.”]