Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Condensed

Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Condensed

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Item Code: IDJ875
Author: Purnaprajna das
Publisher: Sri Sri Sitaram Seva Trust
Edition: 2007
Pages: 550
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.2" X 5.3"
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A Word Of Appreciation

Books are the basis. Purity is the force. Preaching is the essence. Utility is the principle. Shrila Prabhupada said that his translations of the Vedic literatures would be the law books for society during the next 10,000 years. How can I properly describe the true glory of the literature that Shrila Prabhupada left us?

We are chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare only by the mercy of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and indeed, this Krishna consciousness movement is His creation. How can I properly describe the importance of His creation. How can I properly describe the importance of reading Shrila Prabhupadas translation and commentary on Krishnadasa Kaviraja's Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita?

Chanting Hare Krishna is very easy to do. Even a child can chant Hare Krishna. However, reading the 17 volumes of Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita is not so easy. This is the dilemma. On the one hand, every devotee should repeatedly hear the pastimes of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. On the other hand, if one is not educated and accustomed to study, or if one is very busy, then it may be difficult to do this.

Hare is a solution. This summary study of Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita provides the reader with a full narration of the pastimes described in that great literature, as well as the most prominent lessons from the commentary. Of course, for those who are accustomed to reading Shrila Prabhupada's translation and commentary, there is no necessity for reading this volume. But, for those who are not so accustomed, I heartily recommend the reading of this book. Indeed, It is hoped that the readers of this single volume will gradually aspire to study carefully Shrila Prabhupadas work.

Purnaprajna das wrote this summary as a tool for his study, and not at all with the intention of printing it. However, seeing the great number of new devotees and desiring to help them to taste the nectar of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes, he has decided to print this summary study as an offering to his spiritual master. It is my sincere hope that Shrila Prabhupada is pleased with his endeavor.

 

CONTENTS
BALYA-LILA 1
The reasons for Lord Krishna's appearance 1
The reasons for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance 3
Advaita Acharya petitions the Lord to appear 6
The appearance of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 7
Sitadevi, the wife of Advaita Acharya, comes to see the Lord 9
Nilambara Chakravarti describes the Lords 32 bodily features 10
Baby Nimai induces the neighbourhood ladies to perform sankirtana 11
The anna-prashana ceremony 11
Nimai eats dirt 12
Nirmal repeatedly eats the brahmana's cooked food 13
Two thieves try to rob the Lord's gold ornaments 13
On Ekadasi, Nimal asks for prasada from Hiranya and Jagadisha's house 14
Nirmal teases the brahmanas at the Ganga 15
Nimai takes the offerings of the young girls 15
Lakshmi, the daughter of Vallabhacharya 16
Nimai sits on discarded cooking pots 17
After Jagannatha Mishra rebukes Niami, a brahmana appears in his dream 18
The hate khadi ceremony 18
PAUGANDA-LILA 19
The Lord's teachers, Vishnu and Sudarshana 19
Nimai asks His mother not to eat grains on Ekadasi 19
Vishvarupa takes sannyasa 19
Nimai asks His mother not to eat grains on Ekadasi 19
Vishvarupa takes sannyasa 19
Jagannatha Mishra passes away from this world 20
Vanamali arranges Nimai's marriage with Lakshmi 20
KAISHORA-LILA 21
Nimai Pandita begins teaching 21
The Lord joumeys to Eat Bengal 21
Tapana Mishra meets the Lord 21
Lakshmi dies in separation from the Lord 22
Keshavakashmin arrives at Navadvipa 22
Nimai Pandita analyzes Keshava Kashmin's poetry 25
Keshava Kashmiri surrenders to the Lord 27
YAUVANA-LILA 28
Nimai Pandita, the child-scholar 28
The Lord travels to Gaya and is initiated by Ishvara Puri 28
Mother Sachi nullifies her offense to Advaita Acharya 29
Advaita Acharya sees the universal form of the Lord 29
Nityananda Prabhu's childhood 29
Meeting of Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda, the sad-bhuja form 30
Jagai and Madhai delivered 31
The maha-prakasha at Shrivasa Thakura's house 32
Mukunda Datta receives the Lord's mercy 32
In the mood of Lord Varaha 33
The Lord explains the "harer name" verse 34
Gopala Chapala attacked by leprosy 35
Advaita Acharya's displeasure at being treated respectfully by the Lord 36
Murari Gupta 37
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu plants a mango seed 38
In the mood of Lord Nrisimhadeva 38
An astrologer comes to the Lord's house 39
In the mood of Balarama 40
The meeting with Chand Kazi 41
Nimai Pandita discusses animal sacrifice 43
One of Shrivasa pandita's sons dies, during sankirtana 47
Nimai Pandita is criticized for chanting the names of the gopis 49
The Lord decides to accept the renounced order of life 50
The Lord meets Keshava Bharati at Katwa 51
After taking sannyasa, the Lord is known as Shri Krishna Chaitanya 51
MADHYA-LILA 52
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu starts for Vrindavana 52
Nityananda Prabhu leads the Lord to Advaita Acharya's house 53
Advaita Acharya offers the Lord prasada 54
Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Acharya joke 57
Sankirtana at Advaita Acharya's house 59
Mother's Sachi comes to Shantipura to see her son 61
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu decides to reside at Jagannatha Puri 64
Four Persons accompany the Lord to Nilachala 65
At Remuna, the temple of Kheer-chora-gopinath 65
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu relates the pastimes of Madhavendra Puri 66
Madhavendra Puri arrives at Vrindavana 66
Lord Gopala installed atop Govardhana Hill 68
In a dream, Madhavendra Puri ordered to bring sandalwood 71
Madhavendra Puri arrives at Remuna 71
Gopinath steals kheera for Madhavendra Puri 72
Madhavendra Puri at Jagannatha Puri 73
Madhavendra Puri returns to Remuna 74
The verse recited by Madhavendra Puri at the end of his life 76
At the temple of Sakshi-gopala at Kataka 77
Nityananda Prabhu relates the story of the two brahmanas 77
The Deity Gopala travels to Vidyanagara to serve as a witness 83
Nityananda Prabhu relates the story of the two brahmanas 77
The Deity Gopala travels to Vidyanagara to serve as a witness 83
Nityananda Prabhu breaks the Lord's danda into three pieces 85
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu travels alone to Jagannatha Puri 86
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu faints upon seeing Lord Jagannatha 87
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya takes the Lord to his house 87
Gopinatha Acharya and Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya argue 91
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya instructs Vedanta to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 94
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explains Vedanta 95
The Lord explains the "atmarama" shloka 99
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's ecstasy 100
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya receives maha-prasada 101
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya composes two verses 103
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya substitutes "bhakti-pade" for "mukti-pade" 104
Shri Chaitanay Mahaprabhu expresses his desire to tour South India 105
Krishnadasa selected to accompany the Lord 107
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya requests the Lord to meet Ramananda Raya 108
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu depart-Nityananda's prediction 109
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's method of preaching while touring South India 110
The brahmana, Kurma, at Kurmakshetra 112
Vasudeva, the leper 113
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets Ramananda Raya 115
The Lord asks Ramananda Raya to describe life's ultimate goal 117
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu poses questions, Ramananda answers 128
The glories of the holy name of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna 133
The Buddhist acharya confronts the Lord 134
Vyenkata Bhatta 136
The authority in the matter of reading Bhagavad-gita 137
The Lord and Vyenkata Bhatta discuss Lord Narayana and Lord Krishna 138
Meeting with Paramananda Puri 142
Ramadasa Vipra's grief dispelled by the explanation of Kumar Purana 144
The Bhattacharis entice Krishnadasa 145
The 5th chapter of Brahma-samhita discovered at the Adi-keshava temple 146
At Udupi, the Lord meets the acharya of the Madhva sampradaya 147
At Pandarapura, the Lord initiates Tukarama 149
Ranga Puri informs the Lord of Vishvarupa's disappearance at Pandarapura 150
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu finds Bilvamangala's Krishna-karmamrita 150
The Lord returns to Ramananda Rays 151
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu returns to Jagannatha Puri 152
King Prataparudra desires to meet Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 154
The Lord resides at Kashi Mishra's house 156
Residents of Jagannatha Puri introduced to the Lord 156
Kala Krishnadasa rejected by the Lord 157
Krishnadasa dispatched to Bengal 158
Svarupa Damodara arrives at Jagannatha Puri 159
Govinda arrives, to engage as the Lord's personal servant 161
Brahmananda Bharati's deerskin 163
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya requests the lord to meet the king 165
Ramananda Raya arrives at Jagannatha Puri 166
King Prataparudra's lamentation 168
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya suggests how the King can meet the Lord 169
From the palace roof, the King sees the devotees from Bengal arrive 170
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets the devotees from Bengal 173
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets Haridasa Thakura 175
The Lord accepts prasada, along with all the devotees 177
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sankirtana at the Jagannatha temple 178
Nityananda Prabhu requests the Lord to give a garment to the King 182
Ramananda Raya acts as the King's diplomat 182
The King's son comes to meet Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 183
Cleaning the Gundicha temple 184
The Lord and the devotees take prasada 190
Nityananda and Advaita mock-fight 191
The Netrotsava festival 192
The dayitas place Lord Jagannatha upon His ratha 193
The chariot of Lord Jagannatha is pulled by the gaudas, but moves by the Lord's will 194
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu organizes the sankirtana parties during Ratha-yatra 195
The Lord appears simultaneously in all seven sankirtana parties 196
Shrivasa Thakura slaps Harichandana 198
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's ecstasy at Ratha-yatra 198
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu exhibits the meaning of Ratha-yatra 200
The Lord's absorption in the mood of the gopis 201
King Prataparudra picks up the Lord, who then expresses disgust 204
The food offerings at Balagandi 205
King Prataparudra recites the chapters describing the rasa-dance 206
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bestows His mercy upon the King 207
The Lord and the devotees accept prasada in the garden 207
After all else fails, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu pushes the ratha with His head 209
Lord Jagannatha remains at the Gundicha temple 209
The Lord and the devotees have pastimes in the water of the Indradyumna lake 210
The Hera-panchami festival 212
Svarupa Damodara describes the different classes of gopis 215
svarupa Damodara describes the pastimes of Radha and Krishna 216
Shrivasa Thakura in the mood of Narada Muni 218
Description of Vrindavana 218
The Lord orders the residents of Kulina-grama to make silk ropes 219
Advaita Acharya worships Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 220
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees enact the Lord's pastimes 221
The Lord bids the devotees from Bengal farewell 222
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes how His mother offers Him food 223
The devotional service of Raghava Pandita 224
Satyaraja Khan asks about the symptoms of a Vaishnava 226
Mukunda dasa, the royal physician 227
Murari Gupta's appeal for the deliverance of all souls 229
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya invites the Lord for lunch 231
Amogha criticizes Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 234
The deliverance of Amogha 236
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu decides to visit Vrindavana 237
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya and Ramananda Raya create impediments 238
The devotees from Bengal arrive at Jagannatha Puri 239
Further description of the symptoms of a Vaishnava 240
Pundarika Vidyanidhi slapped in a dream 241
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu departs for Vrindavana 242
The King's arrangements and his meeting with the Lord 242
Gadadhara Pandita breaks his vow of kshetra-sannyasa 244
At the Orissan border, the Lord bestows His mercy upon the Mohammedan governor 248
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu arrives at Bengal 249
Nrisimhananda Brahmachari mentally constructs a road for the Lord 250
The Load arrives at Ramakeli 251
Keshava Chatri advises the Mohammedan King 251
Dabira Khasa and Sakara Mallika go to surrender to the Lord 252
Sanatana advises the Lord not to visit Vrindavana with such a crowd 255
From Kanai Ntasala, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu tums back to Nilachala 255
Raghunatha dasa meets the Lord at Advaita Acharya's house 255
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bids farewell to His mother 258
The Lord's return to Jagannatha Puri 258
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu again departs for Vrindavana 260
The Lord passes through the jungle - His pastimes with the animals 261
The Lord appreciates Balabhadra Bhattacharya's service 263
Tapana Mishra meets Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Kashi 264
Discussions of the Maharastriyan brahmana and Prakashananda Sarasvati 265
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu comments on the Mayavadis 267
The Lord arrives at Mathura 268
The Sanodiya brahmana takes the Lord on a tour of Vrindavana 270
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes with the plants and animals 271
The male and female parrot 272
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovers Radha-kunda 273
The Lord sees the Gopala Deity at Ganthuli-grama 275
The Deities of Nanda, Yashoda and Krishna, within a cave 276
Krishnadasa receives the Lord's mercy at Tentuli-tala 278
People think that Krishna has once again appeared at the Kaliya lake 278
Balabhadra Bhattacharya requests the Lord to leave Vrindavana 281
The Mohammedan Pathana soldiers 282
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu arrives at Prayaga 285
Sanatana frees himself from the Nawab's service 287
Rupa and Shri Vallabha meet the Lord at Prayaga 288
Vallabha Bhattacharya invites the Lord to his home 289
Raghupati Upadhyaya meets Shri Chaitanya Mahapra 291
How Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis lived in Vrindavana 294
The Lord instructs Rupa Gosvami at Dasashvamedha-ghata 294
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu departs for Varanasi 297
Sanatana escapes from prison 299
Sanatana gives the gold coins to the landholder 299
Sanatana meets his brother-in-law at Hajipura 300
The meeting of Sanatana and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Kashi 301
Sanatana's wool blanket 303
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu instructs Sanatana Gosvami 304
The astrologer, Sarvagya 306
Sanatana inquires about the Kali-yugavatara 307
Four-headed Brahma comes to visit Lord Krishna at Dvaraka 308
The 26 qualities of a devotee 313
Narada Muni and Mrigari the hunter 316
The Maharastriyan brahmana invites all the Mayavadis, as well as the Lord 322
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discusses with Prakashananda Sarasvati 323
Further discussions with Prakashananda Sarasvati 332
Subuddhi Raya 334
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu returns to Jagannatha Puri 337
Krishnadasa Kaviraja encourages the devotees to relish the Lord's pastimes 338
ANTYA-LILA 338
A dog joins the party from Bengal 398
Rupa Gosvami arrives at Jagannatha Puri 340
Rupa Gosvami composes a verse during Ratha-yatra 342
Rupa Gosvami recites verses from his two dramas 344
Shivananda Sena tests Nakula Brahmachari, a devotee empowered by the Lord 350
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's avirbhava manifestation 351
Nrisimhananda Brahmachari brings Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Bengal 352
Bhagavan Acharya's brother, Gopala, arrives at Nilachala 355
Junior Haridasa begs rice from Madhavadevi 356
What took place after Junior Haridasa was rejected by the Lord 357
The son of the young brahmani widow 362
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sends Damodara Pandita to His mother 364
Haridasa Thakura tells the Lord how the conditioned souls will be delivered 366
The history of Haridasa Thakura 369
Ramachandra Khan tries to deviate Haridasa Thakura by sending a prostitute 369
Nityananda Prabhu comes to the house of Ramachandra Khan 372
The Mohammedan finance minister punishes Ramachandra Khan 373
Haridasa Thakura stays under the care of Hiranya and Govardhana 373
Gopala Chakravarti criticizes Haridasa Thakura 375
Advaita Acharya offers Haridasa Thakura the sraddha-patra 377
Mayadevi tries to allure Haridasa Thakura the sraddha-patra 378
Sanatana gets itching, oozing sores all over his body 380
Sanatana Gosvami arrives at Jagannatha Puri 381
The devotion of Sri Vallabha, Sanatan's brother 382
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dissuades Sanatana from committing suicide 383
Sanatana comes to see the Lord by walking along the beach at noon 387
Jagadananda Pandita advises Sanatana to return to Vrindavana 389
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu chastises Jagadananda Pandita 390
The Lord describes His feelings about Sanatana's afflicted body 391
Sanatana Gosvami's body is transformed by the Lord's embrace 392
The books compiled by Sanatana Gosvami and Jiva Gosvami 393
The Lord sends Pradyumna Mishra to Ramananda Raya 394
How Ramananda Raya trains the devi-dasis 395
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spreads religious principles through men of low birth 399
The drama written by a brahmana from Bengal 400
Svarupa Damodara rejects the drama and chastises its author 402
Raghunatha dasa and the Mohammedan chaudhuri 404
Raghunatha dasa goes to meet Lord Nityananda at Panihati 406
The chira-dahi festival 406
Nityananda Prabhu brings Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Panihati 408
Lord Nityananda bestows His mercy upon Raghunatha dasa 411
Raghunatha dasa gives charity to the devotees 412
With the help of Yadunandana Acharya, Raghunatha dasa leaves home 413
Raghunatha dasa arrives at Jagannatha Puri 415
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes Hiranya and Govardhana 415
Raghunatha dasa begs for food at the Simha-dvara 417
The Lord's instructions to Raghunatha dasa 418
Govardhana sends men and money for his son 420
Raghunatha dasa gives up standing at the Simha-dvara 421
The Lord gives Raghunatha dasa a govardhana-shila and gunja-mala 422
Raghunatha dasa takes the rice discarded by the shopkeepers 424
Vallabha Bhatta comes to meet the Lord at Jagannatha Puri 424
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu glorifies the devotees before Vallabha Bhatta 425
Vallabha Bhatta imposes himself upon Gadadhara Pandita 430
Vallabha Bhatta argues with the lord and His associates 431
Vallabha Bhatta gives up his pride 432
Ramachandra Puri comes to Jagannatha Puri 435
Ramachandra Puri rejected by Madhavendra Puri, Ishvara Puri blessed 436
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu reduces his eating 439
Ramachandra Puri departs, the the great relief of the devotees 442
Gopinatha Pattanayaka is raised onto the changa 442
The King rewards Gopinatha Pattanayaka 449
Bhavananda Raya and his sons 450
Raghava Pandita's wife, Damayanti's cooking 452
The devotees from Bengal arrive as the Lord is engaged in water pastimes 454
The beda-sankirtana 454
Govinda crosses over the Lord's body to massage His legs 456
The Lord eats all the prasada kept in storage 458
Shivananda's eldest son, Chaitanya dasa 459
The passing away of Haridasa Thakura 461
Lord Nityananda curses Shivananda Sena's sons to die 466
Shivananda Sena's nephew, Shrikanta, goes alone to see the Lord 467
Parameshvara Modaka 469
Jagadananda Pandita visits Sachimata and Advaita Acharya 470
Jagadananda Pandita prepares sandalwood oil for the Lord 471
When the Lord refuses the oil, Jagadananda fasts 472
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu requests Jagadananda to feed Him 473
Jagadananda Pandita prepares a pillow and mattress for the Lord 475
Svarupa Damodara prepares another mattress from shredded banana leaves 475
Jagadananda Pandita goes to Vrindavana 476
Jagadananda Pandita resides with Sanatana Gosvami 477
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu saved by Govinda from embracing a devi-dasi 480
Raghunatha Bhatta travels to Jagannatha Puri with Ramadasa Vishvasa 481
Description of Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami 483
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dreams that He ses the rasa-dnace 484
A woman places her foot on the Lord's shoulder to climb the Garuda-stambha 485
Shri Chaitanay Mahaprabhu describes the yogi of His mind 487
The devotees find the Lord lying unconscious by the Simha-dvara 489
The Lord at Chataka-parvata 490
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes how He had gone to Govardhana Hill 491
At night, the Lord talks at length, in themood of Radharani 493
Ramananda Raya and Svarupa Damodara assist the Lord in His ecstasy 494
Kalidasa eats the remnants of all the Vaishnavas in Bengal 500
Kalidasa and Jhadu Thakura 501
Kalidasa drinks the water that washed the Lord's lotus feet 503
The value of service unto three special items 504
Shivananda Sena's son, Puridasa, composes a verse 505
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes the aroma of Krishna-phela 507
The nectar of Lord Krishna's lips 508
The Lord is found unconscious among the cows near the Simha-dvara 513
The vibration of Krishna's flute 516
The Lord, along with His associates, wanders from garden to garden 519
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu jumps into the sea 520
The Lord is rescued by a fisherman 521
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes Krishna's pastimes with the gopis in the water 524
The gopis offer food to Radha-Krishna 526
Advaita Acharya's sonnet 529
In the mood of Krishna's departure for Mathura 530
The Lord injures His face on the Gambhira's walls 533
Shankara Pandita, the Lord's pillow 534
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sees Krishna in the Jagannatha-vallabha garden 535
The scent of Krishna's body 535
Shikshastaka 537
Vrindavana dasa Thakura 543
Lord Nityananda's mercy upon Krishnadasa Kaviraja 544
Minaketana Ramadasa 545
Lord Nityananda appears in Krishnadasa's dream 546
Krishnadasa goes to Vrindavana 547
Inspiration for writing Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita 549
The author's appeal 550

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