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In the Ecstasy of Sankirtan

Śrīla Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj describes Śrīla Prabodhānanda Saraswatī Ṭhākur’s vision of the Pañcha Tattva.

Śrīla Prabodhānanda Saraswatī Ṭhākur composed the book Śrī Rādhā-rasa-sudhā-nidhi. In that book, as an introduction, he first glorified Mahāprabhu and the Pañcha-tattva with a praṇām mantra. I have not read the book in full. Prabodhānanda Saraswatī explains the Pastimes of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa in Rādhā-rasa-sudhā-nidhi, but he starts with a praṇām mantra to the Pañcha-tattva.

nindantaṁ pulakotkareṇa vikasan-nīpa-prasūna-chchhaviṁ
prordhvī-kṛtya-bhuja-dvayaṁ hari harīty uchchair vadantaṁ muhuḥ
nṛtyantaṁ drutam aśru-nirjhara-chayaiḥ siñchantam ūrvī-talaṁ
gāyantaṁ nija-pārṣadaiḥ parivṛtam śrī-gaura-chandraṁ numaḥ

This śloka. Iskcon made a picture of Mahāprabhu and the Pañcha-tattva going in a dancing mood. It is very nice. That śloka is manifested within that picture exactly. I think that one lady made that picture. It is done very perfectly.

nindantaṁ pulakotkareṇa vikasan-nīpa-prasūna-chchhaviṁ

Mahāprabhu is intoxicated with Rādhā-rasa-sudhā, and through that His whole body has become like a kadamba flower. Every hair on His body is standing on end and it looks like a kadamba flower has manifested. His hand is up, showing towards Goloka Vṛndāvan, prordhvī-kṛtya-bhuja-dvayam, and as He is walking He is always chanting, “Hari, Hari, Hari, Hari, Haribol, Hari, Hari, Haribol”. Uchchair vadantaṁ muhuḥ means continuously, “bolo Hari, Hari Hari, Haribol”, like that.

prordhvī-kṛtya-bhuja-dvayaṁ hari harīty uchchair vadantaṁ muhuḥ

and,

nṛtyantaṁ drutam aśru-nirjhara-chayaiḥ siñchantam ūrvī-talaṁ

When He is dancing, tears are continuously falling down on the earth, and the earth is becoming wet. Nṛtyantaṁ drutam aśru-nirjhara-chayaiḥ: the tears are falling down from His eyes and making the earth wet. Siñchantam ūrvī-talaṁ: ūrvī-tala means the earth.

Gāyantaṁ nija-pārṣadaiḥ parivṛtam, around Him are all His associates, Nityānanda Prabhu, Gadādhar Paṇḍit, Advaita Prabhu, Śrīnivās Ṭhākur, Ṭhākur Haridās, Mukunda, Murāri Gupta—many of His associates. They are also going with him.

Śrī-Gaura-chandraṁ numaḥ, we bow down to the lotus feet that Gaurachandra.

Then Prabodhānanda Saraswatī started Rādhā-rasa-sudhā-nidhi.

Source

Spoken on Rādhāṣṭamī day in Italy, September 2000, during His Divine Grace’s 16th World Tour

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