nrtya kare gaura lana bhakta-gana
ratha rakhi' jagannatha karena darasana
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees were dancing
in front of the car, and, having stopped the car, Lord
Jagannatha watched the dancing.
stambha, sveda, pulaka, asru, kampa, vaivarnya
nana-bhave vivasata, garva, harsa, dainya
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu danced, He displayed various
blissful transcendental changes in His body. Sometimes
He appeared as though stunned. Sometimes the hairs of
His body stood on end. Sometimes He perspired, cried,
trembled and changed color, and sometimes He exhibited
symptoms of helplessness, pride, exuberance and humility.
ratha sthira kaila, age na kare gamana
animisa-netre kare nrtya darasana
came to a complete standstill and remained immobile
while Lord Jagannatha, with unblinking eyes, watched
the dancing of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
ta parana-natha painu
yaha lagi' madana-dahane jhuri' genu"
I have gained the Lord of My life, in the absence of
whom I was being burned by Cupid and was withering away."
just after she says this, our group ushers us forward
at great speed. All around people are running but the
crowd is not as congested and pressing as it had been,
and we move easily and swiftly. I look back towards
Jagannath and see that He is gaining on us! We run more
and more forward, faster and faster, ands still He is
gaining on us! I am completely bewildered! I can't but
sing, "Jaya Jagannath', as He is obviously playing
such Pastimes there, and I am somehow participating.
cadi' jagannatha karila gamana
dui-parsve dekhi' cale anandita-mana
Jagannatha rode in His car and saw the beauty on
both sides, His mind was filled with pleasure.
saba ratha tane kariya ananda
ksane sighra cale ratha, ksane cale manda
of the car were known as gaudas, and they pulled
with great pleasure. However, the car sometimes went
very fast and sometimes very slow.
ksane sthira hana rahe, tanileha na cale
isvara-icchaya cale, na cale karo bale
the car would stand still and not move, even though
it was pulled very vigorously. The chariot therefore
moved by the will of the Lord, not by the strength of
any ordinary person.