The Nectar of Krsna Prasadam described by Sri Caitanya and Krsnas lips as well–SP

September 2, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Hare Krsna-This very intimate conversation between Lord Caitanya and Ramananda Raya may not be for everyone-yet. But it give us a clue as to the inner world of Krsna Prema-especially in this pastime regarding Lord Krsna’s Prasadam and His Transcendental lips.
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Antya 12.13-–Vāsudeva Datta, Murāri Gupta, Vidyānidhi and many other devotees went to see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. All together, they numbered two or three hundred.
Antya 16.77--All the devotees remained with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continuously for four months. Then the Lord ordered them back to Bengal, and therefore they returned.
Antya 16.78–As long as the devotees were in Nīlācala, Jagannātha Purī, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu maintained His external consciousness, but after their departure His chief engagement was again the madness of ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa.
 
Note—So here above we see how many Bengali devotees came to Jagannatha puri annually to see Lord Caitanya. But we also see, for an unknown reason, that they were not allowed to see the ecstatic pastimes of Transcendental madness He experienced only in the company of His most intimate devotees.
                       
                          Now for the story of Krsna Prasadam
Antya 16.90–The servants of Lord Jagannātha first garlanded Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and then offered Him Lord Jagannātha’s prasāda. The prasāda was so nice that its aroma alone, to say nothing of its taste, would drive the mind mad.
Antya 16.93–To Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu the prasāda tasted millions upon millions of times better than nectar, and thus He was fully satisfied. The hair all over His body stood on end, and incessant tears flowed from His eyes.
Antya 16.96–The Lord said again and again, “Only by great fortune may one come by a particle of the remnants of food offered to the Lord.” The servants of the Jagannātha temple inquired, “What is the meaning of this?”
PURPORT-The remnants of Kṛṣṇa’s food are mixed with His saliva. In the Mahābhārata and the Skanda Purāṇa it is stated: mahā-prasāde govinde nāma-brahmaṇi vaiṣṇave svalpa-puṇyavatāṁ rājan viśvāso naiva jāyate
“Persons who are not very highly elevated in pious activities cannot believe in the remnants of food [prasāda] of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, nor in Govinda, the holy name of the Lord, nor in the Vaiṣṇavas.”
Antya 16.97–Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied, “These are remnants of food that Kṛṣṇa has eaten and thus turned to nectar with His lips. It surpasses heavenly nectar, and even such demigods as Lord Brahmā find it difficult to obtain.
Antya 16.98–“Remnants left by Kṛṣṇa are called phelā. Anyone who obtains even a small portion must be considered very fortunate.
Antya 16.99–“One who is only ordinarily fortunate cannot obtain such mercy. Only persons who have the full mercy of Kṛṣṇa can receive such remnants.
Antya 16.107--As they tasted the uncommon sweetness and fragrance of the prasāda, everyone’s mind was struck with wonder.
Antya 16.108-109–Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, “These ingredients, such as sugar, camphor, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, butter, spices and licorice, are all material. Everyone has tasted these material substances before.
 
Antya 16.110–“However,” the Lord continued, “in these ingredients there are extraordinary tastes and uncommon fragrances. Just taste them and see the difference in the experience.
Antya 16.111–“Apart from the taste, even the fragrance pleases the mind and makes one forget any other sweetness besides its own.
Antya 16.112--“Therefore, it is to be understood that the spiritual nectar of Kṛṣṇa’s lips has touched these ordinary ingredients and transferred to them all their spiritual qualities.
PURPORT-Since everyone had previously tasted these ingredients, why had they become extraordinary and spiritually tasteful? This was proof that food, prasāda, becomes uncommonly flavorful and tasteful by touching Kṛṣṇa’s lips.
Antya 16.113–“An uncommon, greatly enchanting fragrance and taste that makes one forget all other experiences are attributes of Kṛṣṇa’s lips.
Antya 16.114–“This prasāda has been made available only as a result of many pious activities. Now taste it with great faith and devotion.”
Antya 16.115--Loudly chanting the holy name of Hari, all of them tasted the prasāda. As they tasted it, their minds became mad in the ecstasy of love.

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