Purport to Gauräìga Bolite Habe
Los Angeles, January 5, 1969
Prabhupäda: This is a song sung by Narottama däsa Öhäkura. He says, "When that day will come, that I shall sing simply Lord Caitanya's name and there will be shivering on my body?" Gauräìga bolite habe pulaka-çaréra. Pulaka-çaréra means shivering on the body. When one is factually situated in the transcendental platform, sometimes there are eight kinds of symptoms: crying, talking like a madman, and shivering of the body, dancing without any care for any other men... These symptoms develop automatically. They are not practiced artificially. So Narottama däsa Öhäkura is aspiring for that day, not that one has to artificially imitate. That he does not recommend. He says, "When that day will come, so that simply by uttering the name of Lord Caitanya there will be a shivering on my body?" Gauräìga bolite habe pulaka-çaréra. And hari hari bolite: "And as soon as I shall chant 'Hari Hari,' or 'Hare Kåñëa,' there will be pouring down of tears from my eyes." Hari hari bolite nayane ba'be néra. Néra means water. Similarly, Caitanya Mahäprabhu also said that "When that day will come?" We should simply aspire. But if, by Kåñëa's grace, that stage we can reach, these symptoms will come automatically. But Narottama däsa Öhäkura says that it is not possible to reach that stage without being freed from material affection.
Therefore he says, ära kabe nitäi-cander, koruëä hoibe: "When that day will come when Lord Nityänanda's mercy will be bestowed upon me so that...'' Viñaya chäòiyä Ära kabe nitäi-cander koruëä hoibe, saàsära-bäsanä mora kabe tuccha ha'be. Saàsära-bäsanä means the desire for material enjoyment. Saàsära-bäsanä mora kabe tuccha ha'be: "When my desire for material enjoyment will be insignificant, nonimportant.'' Tuccha. Tuccha means a thing which we calculate no value: "Throw it away.'' Similarly, spiritual advancement is possible when one is convinced that "This material world and material happiness is no value. It cannot give me any real bliss of life.'' This conviction is very much necessary. Saàsära-bäsanä mora kabe tuccha ha'be. And he also says that "When I shall be free from the desires of material enjoyment, then it will be possible to see the real nature of Våndävana.'' Viñaya chäòiyä kabe çuddha ha'be mana: "When my mind will be completely purified, uncontaminated from the material contamination, at that time it will be possible for me to see what is Våndävana.'' In other words, one cannot go to Våndävana by force and live there, and he will achieve that transcendental bliss. No. One has to make his mind freed from all material desires. Then one can live at Våndävana and relish its residential benefit. So Narottama däsa Öhäkura says that. Viñaya chäòiyä kabe, çuddha ha'be mana: "When my mind will be freed from the contamination of this material enjoyment and I shall be purified, then it will be possible for me to see Våndävana as it is.'' Otherwise it is not possible.
And he says again that to go to Våndävana means to understand the transcendental pastimes of Rädhä and Kåñëa. How this will be possible? So he says, rüpa-raghunätha-pade hoibe äkuti. Rüpa, Rüpa Gosvämé, beginning from Rüpa Gosvämé down to Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé, there were six Gosvämés: Rüpa, Sanätana, Gopäla Bhaööa, Raghunätha Bhaööa, Jéva Gosvämé, Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé. So he says, rüpa-raghunätha-pade: "Beginning from Rüpa Gosvämé down to Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé," pade, "in their lotus feet, at their lotus feet. When I shall be eager to be attached at their lotus feet..." Rüpa-raghunätha-pade, hoibe äkuti. Äkuti, eagerness. What is that eagerness? That means to understand Rädhä-Kåñëa through the guidance of the Gosvämés. One should not try to understand Rädhä-Kåñëa by his own effort. That will not help him. As these Gosvämés, they have given us direction, just like Bhakti-rasämåta-sindhu, so one has to follow step after step how to make progress. Then there will be a fortunate day when we shall be able to understand what is the pastimes or loving affairs between Rädhä and Kåñëa. Otherwise, if we take it as ordinary boy and girls reciprocating their loving feelings, then we will misunderstand. Then there will be the production of prakåta-sahajiyä, victims of Våndävana.
So Narottama däsa Öhäkura is giving us the direction, how one can reach the highest perfectional stage of associating with Rädhä and Kåñëa. The first thing is that one should be very much attached to Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu. That will lead us. Because He came to deliver the understanding of Kåñëa consciousness, therefore one should first of all surrender to Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu. By surrendering to Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu, Nityänanda Prabhu will be pleased, and by His pleasing, we shall be freed from material desires. And when material desires are no more, then we shall be able to enter Våndävana. And after entering Våndävana, when we are eager to serve the six Gosvämés, then we can reach the platform to understand the pastimes of Rädhä and Kåñëa. Yes. (end)