|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 10: The Lord's Return to Jagannātha Purī|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 10.181
prema vinā kabhu nahe tāńra sākṣātkāra
ińhāra kṛpāte haya daraśana ińhāra
prema vinā — without ecstatic love; kabhu nahe — there is never; tāńra — His; sākṣātkāra — direct meeting; ińhāra kṛpāte — by the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; haya — becomes possible; daraśana — visit; ińhāra — of Brahmānanda Bhāratī.
"Without having ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa, one cannot see Him directly. Therefore through the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Brahmānanda Bhāratī has acquired direct vision of the Lord."
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, "You are Brahmānanda Bhāratī, an advanced devotee who ecstatically loves the Supreme Lord. Therefore you see Kṛṣṇa everywhere, and there is no doubt about it." Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya was a mediator between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Brahmānanda Bhāratī, and his judgment was that an advanced devotee like Brahmānanda Bhāratī was seeing Kṛṣṇa by Kṛṣṇa's mercy. Kṛṣṇa directly presents Himself before the vision of an advanced devotee. Since Brahmānanda Bhāratī was an advanced devotee, he saw Kṛṣṇa in the person of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. In the words of the Brahma-saḿhitā (5.38):
santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti
yaḿ śyāmasundaram acintya-guṇa-svarūpaḿ
govindam ādi-puruṣaḿ tam ahaḿ bhajāmi
"I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda, who is always seen by the devotee whose eyes are anointed with the pulp of love. He is seen in His eternal form of Śyāmasundara, situated within the heart of the devotee."
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