pdf Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Ādi-līlā - part 2 (Chapters 8 to 17)

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This second part of Adi-Lila specifically mentions that If a jiva wants to get liberated he has to take the shelter of the most munificent Mahaprabhu. Here in, Srila Kaviraja Gosvami has compared Bhakti to a tree. Mahaprabhu is both the gardener and the trunk of this Bhakti tree. From the trunk of this tree extend two branches, namely Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Advaita Prabhu. These two branches further grow into other branches. This tree surrounds the entire world and its fruits are to be distributed to everyone. It further describes Mahaprabhu's birth pastime, His childhood pastimes like crawling, crying, and eating dirt, His marriage to Laksmidevi, and post her disappearance His marriage with Visnupriyadevi. One can also read in this part of Adilila, Mahaprabhu’s argument with Kesava Kasmiri, the celebrated scholar, and His mercy upon Chand Kazi.

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