Essence – CC M 19.106

śyāmam eva paraḿ rūpaḿ

purī madhu-purī varā

vayaḥ kaiśorakaḿ dhyeyam

ādya eva paro rasaḥ

SYNONYMS

śyāmam — the form of Śyāmasundara; eva — certainly; param — supreme; rūpam — form; purī — the place; madhu-purī — Mathurā; varā — best; vayaḥ — the age; kaiśorakam — fresh youth; dhyeyam — always to be meditated on; ādyaḥ — the original transcendental mellow, or conjugal love; eva — certainly; paraḥ — the supreme; rasaḥ — mellow.

TRANSLATION

"’The form of Śyāmasundara is the supreme form, the city of Mathurā is the supreme abode, Lord Kṛṣṇa’s fresh youth should always be meditated upon, and the mellow of conjugal love is the supreme mellow.’"

CC Madhya 19.92: At that time Raghupati Upādhyāya of the Tiruhitā district arrived. He was a very learned scholar, a great devotee and a respectable gentleman.

CC Madhya 19.93: Raghupati Upādhyāya first offered his respects to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and the Lord gave him His blessings, saying, "Always stay in Kṛṣṇa consciousness."

CC Madhya 19.94: Raghupati Upādhyāya was very pleased to hear the Lord’s blessings. The Lord then asked him to describe Kṛṣṇa.

CC Madhya 19.95: When Raghupati Upādhyāya was requested to describe Kṛṣṇa, he began to recite some verses he had personally composed about Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes. Hearing those verses, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was overwhelmed with ecstatic love.

CC Madhya 19.96: Raghupati Upādhyāya recited, "Those who are afraid of material existence worship the Vedic literature. Some worship smṛti, the corollaries to the Vedic literature, and others worship the Mahābhārata. As far as I am concerned, I worship Kṛṣṇa’s father, Mahārāja Nanda, in whose courtyard the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, is playing."

CC Madhya 19.97: When Raghupati Upādhyāya was requested by the Lord to recite more, he immediately offered his respects to the Lord and granted His request.

CC Madhya 19.98: "To whom can I speak who will believe me when I say that Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is hunting the gopīs in the bushes by the banks of the river Yamunā? In this way the Lord demonstrates His pastimes."

CC Madhya 19.99: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu requested Raghupati Upādhyāya to continue speaking about the pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Thus the Lord was absorbed in ecstatic love, and His mind and body slackened.

CC Madhya 19.100: When Raghupati Upādhyāya saw Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s ecstatic symptoms, he decided that the Lord was not a human being but Kṛṣṇa Himself.

CC Madhya 19.101: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked Raghupati Upādhyāya, "According to your decision, who is the foremost being?"Raghupati Upādhyāya replied, "Lord Śyāmasundara is the supreme form."

CC Madhya 19.102: "Of all Kṛṣṇa’s abodes, which do you think is the best?"Raghupati Upādhyāya said, "Madhu-purī, or Mathurā-dhāma, is certainly the best."

CC Madhya 19.103: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, "Of the three ages of Kṛṣṇa known as childhood, boyhood and fresh youth, which do you consider best?"Raghupati Upādhyāya replied, "Fresh youth is the best age."

CC Madhya 19.104: When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, "Among all the mellows, which do you consider best?"Raghupati Upādhyāya replied, "The mellow of conjugal love is supermost."

CC Madhya 19.105: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then said, "You have certainly given first-class conclusions." After saying this, He began to recite the full verse in a faltering voice.

CC Madhya 19.106: "’The form of Śyāmasundara is the supreme form, the city of Mathurā is the supreme abode, Lord Kṛṣṇa’s fresh youth should always be meditated upon, and the mellow of conjugal love is the supreme mellow.’"

CC Madhya 19.107: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then embraced Raghupati Upādhyāya in ecstatic love. Raghupati Upādhyāya also was overwhelmed by love, and he began to dance.

CC Madhya 19.108: Vallabha Bhaṭṭācārya was struck with wonder to see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Raghupati Upādhyāya dance. He even brought forward his two sons and made them fall down at the Lord’s lotus feet.

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