Madhya-līlāChapter 25: How All the Residents of Vārāṇasī Became Vaiṣṇavas

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 25.35

cid-ānanda kṛṣṇa-vigraha 'māyika' kari' māni

ei baḍa 'pāpa', — satya caitanyera vāṇī


cit-ānanda kṛṣṇa-vigraha — the transcendental form of Kṛṣṇa, which is completely spiritual; māyika kari' māni — accept as made of the external energy, māyā; ei baḍa pāpa — this is a great act of sin; satya — true; caitanyera vāṇī — the words of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.


"The Māyāvādīs do not recognize the personal form of the Lord as spiritual and full of bliss. This is a great sin. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's statements are actually factual.


Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's movement especially aims at defeating the Māyāvāda conclusion about the Absolute Truth. Since the members of the Māyāvāda school cannot understand the spiritual form of the Lord, they incorrectly think the Lord's form is also made of material energy. They think that He is covered by a material body just like other living beings. Due to this offensive understanding, they cannot recognize that Śrī Kṛṣṇa's personal form is transcendental, not material. Their conclusion is a great offense at the lotus feet of the Lord. As explained by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Śrī Kṛṣṇa has His eternal, blissful form that is full of knowledge, and all Vaiṣṇava ācāryas accept this. That is the proper understanding of the Absolute Truth.

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