The Golden Moon Has Done It All

February 27, 2012 at 12:15am

The full moon of Gaura Jayanti, the appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, fast approaches. Lord Gaura demonstrated separation from seeing the moonlike face of Krishna, to an extent experienced only by Krishna's dearest associate, Srimati Radharani.

“Even though I do not see the moonlike face of Krsna as He plays on His flute, and although there is no possibility of My meeting Him, still I take care of My own body. That is the way of lust. In this way, I maintain My flylike life." (Cc. Madhya 2.47)

Because Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Radha-Krishna combined, He can fully reveal the mystery of Their relationship and how it feels. Even more astounding, He can freely distribute the taste of that relationship, even in this darkest age.

Just think: humans today can't even understand that they are not the body, that life/consciousness cannot arise from matter, and that there is an ultimate, unsurpassably intelligent controller/enjoyer. They are like insane persons who insist that the initial warmth felt in a house that has caught fire is pleasure.

"Get out of that house!" the neighbor yells from across the fence. "I can see that your roof has caught fire!" The fools making merry inside couldn't care less.

"We're feeling good in here. Outside is a cold winter day, and now suddenly we feel so nice and toasty warm inside. Mind your own affairs, leave us alone, so we can cuddle in peace.

"Wow, smell that pleasant smoky fragrance filling our rooms—just like burning sandalwood incense. The universe is reciprocating with us, wonderfully suppling us with comfy warmth and exotic aromas—all so we can enjoy a magic moment watching TV in our home sweet home."

Amid this maddest period of human history (actually sub-human, from the Vedic perspective), Lord Chaitanya does what Krishna won't, even when He manifested His pastimes five-thousand years ago. Sri Gauranga gives what Krishna won't give:

"May the Supreme Lord who is known as the son of Srimati Sachi-devi be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation has ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant mellow of devotional service, the mellow of conjugal love." (Cc. Adi 1.4)