Madhya-lilaChapter 8: Talks Between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 8.282

tabe hasi' tanre prabhu dekhaila svarupa

'rasa-raja', 'mahabhava' -- dui eka rupa

SYNONYMS

tabe -- therefore; hasi' -- smiling; tanre -- unto him (Ramananda Raya); prabhu -- the Lord; dekhaila -- showed; svarupa -- His personal form; rasa-raja -- the king of all transcendental humors; maha-bhava -- the condition of ecstatic love; dui -- two; eka -- one; rupa -- form.

TRANSLATION

Lord Sri Krishna is the reservoir of all pleasure, and Srimati Radharani is the personification of ecstatic love of Godhead. These two forms had combined as one in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This being the case, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu revealed His real form to Ramananda Raya.

PURPORT

This is described as radha-bhava-dyuti-suvalitam naumi krishna-svarupam. Lord Sri Krishna was absorbed in the features of Srimati Radharani. This was disclosed to Ramananda Raya when he saw Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. An advanced devotee can understand sri-krishna-caitanya, radha-krishna nahe anya. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, being a combination of Krishna and Radha, is nondifferent from Radha-Krishna combined. This is explained by Svarupa Damodara Gosvami:

radha krishna-pranaya-vikritir hladini saktir asmad

ekatmanav api bhuvi pura deha-bhedam gatau tau

caitanyakhyam prakatam adhuna tad-dvayam caikyam aptam

radha-bhava-dyuti-suvalitam naumi krishna-svarupam

[Cc. Adi 1.5]

Radha-Krishna is one. Radha-Krishna is Krishna and Krishna's pleasure potency combined. When Krishna exhibits His pleasure potency, He appears to be two -- Radha and Krishna. Otherwise, Radha and Krishna are one. This oneness may be perceived by advanced devotees through the grace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This was the case with Ramananda Raya. One may aspire to attain such a position, but one should not try to imitate the maha-bhagavata.

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