|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 3: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Stay at the House of Advaita Ācārya|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 3.167
ei-mata śacīdevī vātsalye vihvala
harṣa-bhaya-dainya-bhāve ha-ila vikala
ei-mata — in this way; śacī-devī — mother Śacī; vātsalye — in parental affection; vihvala — overwhelmed; harṣa — happiness; bhaya — fear; dainya-bhāve — and in humility; ha-ila — became; vikala — transformed.
When mother Śacī was thus overwhelmed in maternal love for Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, she became transformed with happiness, fear and humility, as well as bodily symptoms.
These verses indicate that mother Śacī, born in the family of Nīlāmbara Cakravartī, used to worship Lord Viṣṇu even before her marriage. As stated in the Bhagavad-gītā (6.41):
prāpya puṇya-kṛtāḿ lokān uṣitvā śāśvatīḥ samāḥ
śucīnāḿ śrīmatāḿ gehe yoga-bhraṣṭo 'bhijāyate
"The unsuccessful yogī, after many, many years of enjoyment on the planets of the pious living entities, is born into a family of righteous people, or into a family of rich aristocracy." Mother Śacī, a nitya-siddha living entity, is an incarnation of mother Yaśodā. She appeared in the house of Nīlāmbara Cakravartī and was everlastingly engaged in the service of Lord Viṣṇu. Later she directly had as her child Lord Viṣṇu, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and she served Him from the day of His appearance. This is the position of nitya-siddha associates. Śrī Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura therefore sings: gaurāńgera sańgi-gaṇe nitya-siddha kari māne. Every devotee should know that all the associates of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu — His family members, friends and other associates — were all nitya-siddhas. A nitya-siddha never forgets the service of the Lord. He is always engaged, even from childhood, in worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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