|Adi-lila||Chapter 8: The Author Receives the Orders of Krishna and Guru|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 8.33
ore mudha loka, suna caitanya-mangala
caitanya-mahima yate janibe sakala
ore -- O all of you; mudha -- foolish; loka -- people; suna -- just hear; caitanya-mangala -- the book of this name; caitanya -- Lord Caitanya's; mahima -- glories; yate -- in which; janibe -- you will know; sakala -- all.
O fools, just read Sri Caitanya-mangala! By reading this book you can understand all the glories of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura's Sri Caitanya-bhagavata was originally entitled Sri Caitanya-mangala, but when Srila Locana dasa Thakura later wrote another book named Sri Caitanya-mangala, Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura changed the name of his own book, which is now therefore known as Sri Caitanya-bhagavata. The life of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is very elaborately described in the Caitanya-bhagavata, and Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami has already informed us that in his Sri Caitanya-caritamrita he has described whatever Vrindavana dasa Thakura has not mentioned. This acceptance of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata by Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami indicates his acceptance of the disciplic succession. A writer of transcendental literature never tries to surpass the previous acaryas.
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