Madhya-līlāChapter 3: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Stay at the House of Advaita Ācārya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 3.203

ācāryera śraddhā-bhakti-gṛha-sampada-dhane

sakala saphala haila prabhura ārādhane


ācāryera — of Advaita Ācārya; śraddhā — faith; bhakti — devotion; gṛha — home; sampada — opulence; dhane — the wealth; sakala — all; saphala — successful; haila — became; prabhura — of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ārādhanein the worship.


In this way all the opulences of Advaita Ācārya — His faith, devotion, home, riches and everything else — were successfully utilized in the worship of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.


Advaita Ācārya set an ideal example for all householder devotees in His reception of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His devotees and in His execution of a daily festival at His home. If one has the proper means and wealth, he should occasionally invite the devotees of Lord Caitanya who are engaged in preaching all over the world and hold a festival at home simply by distributing prasādam and talking about Kṛṣṇa during the day and holding congregational chanting for at least three hours in the evening. This procedure must be adopted in all centers of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Thus they will daily perform sańkīrtana-yajña. In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.32) the daily performance of sańkīrtana-yajña is recommended for this age (yajñaiḥ sańkīrtana-prāyair yajanti hi su-medhasaḥ). One should worship Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His four associates, the Pañca-tattva, by distributing prasādam and holding congregational chanting. Indeed, that, yajña or sacrifice, is most recommended in this Age of Kali. In this age, other yajñas are not possible to perform, but this yajña can be performed everywhere and anywhere without difficulty.

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