Collective Sainthood (part 1)

March 26th, 2014 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)
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Svarūpa Dāmodara also arrived the next day. He was a very intimate friend of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s, and he was an ocean of transcendental mellows.

― Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, madhya 10.102


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Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued, “After hearing about your glories, I have come to your place. But you are offering Me words of praise out of respect for a sannyāsī, one in the renounced order of life.”
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, madhya 8.127


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After hearing Rāmānanda Rāya speak in this way, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu again rejected his statement and said, “Go ahead and say something more.”
Rāmānanda Rāya then replied, “Devotional service mixed with empiric knowledge is the essence of perfection.”
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, madhya 8.64


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Let me offer my respectful obeisances to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, by whose mercy even unclean yavanas become perfectly well bred gentlemen by chanting the holy name of the Lord. Such is the power of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, adi 17.1


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Although the brāhmaṇa belonged to the Sanoḍiyā community, Śrīla Mādhavendra Purī had seen that he behaved like a Vaiṣṇava and had therefore accepted him as his disciple. The food he had cooked had also been accepted by Mādhavendra Purī.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, madhya 17.180


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