FROM SRI CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA
ABOUT THE PASTIMES OF
MAHAPRABHU AND HARIDAS THAKUR
sakhara adbhuta carita
tina laksa nama tenho layena
branch of the Chaitanya tree was Haridasa Thakura.
His character was wonderful. He used to chant the
holy name of Krsna 300,000 times
a day without fail.
vyadhi, kaha ta' nirnaya?'
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu further inquired from Haridasa,
"Can you ascertain what your disease is?"
Haridasa Thakura replied, "My
disease is that I cannot complete my rounds."
ebe alpa sankhya
kari' kara sankirtana"
haridasa kahe,"suna mora
concluded, "Now, therefore, please reduce the
fixed number of times you chant the Hare Krsna
maha-mantra." Haridasa Thakura
replied, "Kindly hear my real plea.
haya mora bahu dina haite
lila samvaribe tumilaya mora citte
have had one desire for a very long time. I think
that quite soon, my Lord, You will bring to a close
Your Pastimes within this material world.
prabhu more kabhu na dekhaiba
apanara age mora sarira
wish that You not show me this closing chapter of
Your Pastimes. Before that time comes, kindly let
my body fall down in Your presence.
dharimu tomara kamala carana
nayane dekhimu tomara canda vadana
wish to catch Your lotuslike feet upon my heart and
see Your moonlike face.
uccarimu tomara 'krsna-caitanya'-nama
ei-mata mora iccha,chadimu
my tongue I shall chant Your holy name, 'Sri
Krsna Chaitanya!' That is my desire.
Kindly let me give up my body in this way.
mora ei iccha
yadi tomara prasade haya
ei nivedana mora kara, dayamaya
most merciful Lord, if by Your mercy it is possible,
kindly grant my desire.
deha mora paduka tava age
ei vancha-siddhi mora tomatei
this lowborn body fall down before You. You can make
possible this perfection of all my desires."
ye tumi magibe
krsna krpamaya taha
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said, "My dear Haridasa,
Krsna is so merciful that He must
execute whatever you want.
sarvabhauma, sabara agrete
haridasera guna prabhu lagila
of all the great devotees like Ramananda
Raya and Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya,
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began to
describe the holy attributes of Haridasa Thakura.
guna kahite prabhu ha-ila panca-mukha
kahite kahite prabhura bade maha-sukha
described the transcendental attributes of Haridasa
Thakura, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
seemed to possess five mouths. The more He described,
the more His great happiness increased.
gune sabara vismita haya mana
sarva-bhakta vande haridasera carana
hearing of the transcendental qualities of Haridasa
Thakura, all the devotees present were struck
with wonder. They all offered their respectful obeisances
to the lotus feet of Haridasa Thakura.
nijagrete prabhure vasaila
Thakura made Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu sit down in front of him, and then
he fixed his eyes, like two bumblebees, on the lotus
face of the Lord.
ani' dharila prabhura carana
the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
on his heart and then took the dust of the feet of
all the devotees present and put it on his head.
sabda balena bara bara
prabhu-mukha-madhuri piye, netre jala-dhara
to chant the holy name of Sri Krsna
Chaitanya again and again. As he drank the sweetness
of the face of the Lord, tears constantly glided down
from his eyes.
sabda karite uccarana
namera sahita prana kaila utkramana
chanting the holy name of Sri Krsna
Chaitanya, he gave up his air of life and left his
dekhi' svacchande marana
'bhismera niryana' sabara
the wonderful death of Haridasa Thakura
by his own will, which was just like a great mystic
yogi's, everyone remembered the passing away
sabe kare kolahala
premanande mahaprabhu ha-ila vihvala
was a tumultuous noise as they all chanted the holy
names "Hari" and "Krsna."
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu became
overwhelmed with ecstatic love.
tanu prabhu kole laila uthana
angane nacena prabhu premavista
raised the body of Haridasa Thakura
and placed it on His lap. Then He began to dance in
the courtyard in great ecstatic love.
premavese sabe nace, karena kirtana
of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's ecstatic
love, all the devotees were helpless, and in ecstatic
love they also began to dance and chant congregationally.