Madhya-līlāChapter 2: The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 2.39

kṣaṇe bāhya haila mana, āge dekhe dui jana,

tāńre puche, — āmi caitanya?

svapna-prāya ki dekhinu, kibā āmi pralāpinu,

tomarā kichu śuniyācha dainya?

SYNONYMS

kṣaṇein an instant; bāhya — outside; haila — became; mana — the mind; āgein front; dekhe — sees; dui jana — two persons; tāńre — unto them; puche — inquires; āmiI; — not; caitanya — conscious; svapna-prāya — almost dreaming; ki — what; dekhinuI have seen; kibā — what; āmiI; pralāpinu — spoke in craziness; tomarā — you; kichu — something; śuniyācha — have heard; dainya — humility.

TRANSLATION

In an instant, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu regained external consciousness and saw two persons before Him. Questioning them, He asked, "Am I conscious? What dreams have I been seeing? What craziness have I spoken? Have you heard some expressions of humility?"

PURPORT

When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu thus spoke in ecstasy, He saw two persons before Him. One was His secretary, Svarūpa Dāmodara, and the other was Rāya Rāmānanda. Coming to His external consciousness, He saw them both present, and although He was still talking in the ecstasy of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, He immediately began to question whether He was the same Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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