pdf Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Madhya-līlā - part 1 (Chapters 1 to 14)

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CC Madhya 1

This volume starts with a brief description of the Madhya and Antya Lila. Herein, the pastimes of Mahaprabhu accepting Sannyasa order at Katwa, His meeting with all Navadvipa devotees, in particular His mother Sacidevi and her request to Mahaprabhu to primarily stay at Nilacala, have been described. Further, the stories of Madhavendra Puri's pure devotional service to Sri Gopala, Sri Gopinath stealing ksira for him have been narrated in this part. A narration of the story of Saksi Gopala by Sri Nityananda Prabhu and later breaking the sannyasa staff of Mahaprabhu, Mahaprabhu's argument with Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, and mercifully revealing His true identity to him and making him a devotee. Description of Mahaprabhu's tour to South India, the famous conversation with Sri Raya Ramananda, His stay for four months at Sri Venkata Bhatt's place, Visiting Udupi, and defeating the Tattva-Vadis in a scriptural debate. Gundica Temple cleansing and revealing its confidential meaning, the ecstatic Dance of Mahaprabhu at Ratha-yatra, exhibiting various symptoms of transcendental ecstasy, and blissful exchange of emotions between Lord Jagannatha and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Further, Mahaprabhu getting pleased with King Prataparudra by his recital of Gopi-gita verses and bestowing mercy by embracing him.

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