Sri Mukunda datta tirobhava tithi [disappearance day of Sri Mukunda datta] Thursday, June 4, 2020 [Mayapura, West Bengal

Sri Mukunda datta tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]
compiled by Yasioda nandana dasa
 
 
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śrī-mukunda-datta śākhā–prabhura samādhyāyī
 
yāṅhāra kīrtane nāce caitanya-gosāñi
 
SYNONYMS
 
śrīmukundadatta—of the name Śrī Mukunda Datta; śākhā—another branch; prabhura—of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; samādhyāyī—class friend; yāṅhāra—whose; kīrtane—in saṅkīrtana; nāce—dances; caitanyagosāñi—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Mukunda Datta, a class friend of Lord Caitanya’s, was another branch of the Caitanya tree. Lord Caitanya danced while he sang.
 
 
PURPORT
 
Śrī Mukunda Datta was born in the Caṭṭagrāma district, in the village of Chanharā, which is under the jurisdiction of the police station named Paṭiyā. This village is situated ten krośas, or about twenty miles, from the home of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (140) it is said:
 
vraje sthitau gāyakau yau
madhukaṇṭha-madhuvratau
mukunda-vāsudevau tau
dattau gaurāṅga-gāyakau
 
“In Vraja there were two very nice singers named Madhukaṇṭha and Madhuvrata. They appeared in caitanyalīlā as Mukunda and Vāsudeva Datta, who were singers in the society of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.” When Lord Caitanya was a student, Mukunda Datta was His class friend, and they frequently engaged in logical arguments. Sometimes Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu would fight with Mukunda Datta, using tricks of logic. This is described in the Caitanyabhāgavata, Ādi-līlā, Chapters Eleven and Twelve. When Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu returned from Gayā, Mukunda Datta gave Him pleasure by reciting verses from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam about kṛṣṇalīlā. It was by his endeavor that Gadādhara Paṇḍita Gosvāmī became a disciple of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, as stated in Śrī Caitanyabhāgavata, Madhyalīlā, Chapter Seven. When Mukunda Datta sang in the courtyard of Śrīvāsa Prabhu, Mahāprabhu danced with His singing, and when Lord Caitanya for twenty-one hours exhibited an ecstatic manifestation known as sāta-prahariyā, Mukunda Datta inaugurated the function by singing.
 
Sometimes Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu chastised Mukunda Datta by calling him khaḍajāṭhiyā beṭā because he attended many functions held by different classes of nondevotees. This is stated in the Caitanyabhāgavata, Madhyalīlā, Chapter Ten. When Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu dressed Himself as the goddess of fortune to dance in the house of Candraśekhara, Mukunda Datta began the first song.
 
Before disclosing His desire to take the renounced order of life, Lord Caitanya first went to the house of Mukunda Datta, but at that time Mukunda Datta requested Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu to continue His saṅkīrtana movement for a few days more before taking sannyāsa. This is stated in Caitanyabhāgavata, Madhyalīlā Chapter Twenty-six. The information of Lord Caitanya’s accepting the renounced order was made known to Gadādhara Paṇḍita, Candraśekhara Ācārya and Mukunda Datta by Nityānanda Prabhu, and therefore all of them went to Katwa and arranged for kīrtana and all the paraphernalia for Lord Caitanya’s acceptance of sannyāsa. After the Lord took sannyāsa, they all followed Him, especially Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu, Gadādhara Prabhu and Govinda, who followed Him all the way to Puruṣottamakṣetra. In this connection one may refer to Śrī Caitanyabhāgavata, Antyalīlā, Chapter Two. In the place known as Jaleśvara, Nityānanda Prabhu broke the sannyāsa rod of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Mukunda Datta was also present at that time. He went every year from Bengal to see Lord Caitanya at Jagannātha Purī.
 
 
mukunda-dattere kaila daṇḍa-parasāda
 
khaṇḍila tāhāra cittera saba avasāda
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
mukundadattere—unto Mukunda Datta; kaila—did; daṇḍa—punishment; parasāda—benediction; khaṇḍila—vanquished; tāhāra—his; cittera—of the mind; saba—all kinds of; avasāda—depressions.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
 
Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu blessed Mukunda Datta with punishment and in that way vanquished all his mental depression.
 
 
PURPORT
 
Mukunda Datta was once forbidden to enter the association of Śri Caitanya Mahāprabhu because of his mixing with the Māyāvādī impersonalists. When Lord Caitanya manifested His mahāprakāśa, He called all the devotees one after another and blessed them, while Mukunda Datta stood outside the door. The devotees informed the Lord that Mukunda Datta was waiting outside, but the Lord replied, “I shall not soon be pleased with Mukunda Datta, for he explains devotional service among devotees, but then he goes to Māyāvādīs to hear from them the Yogavāśiṣṭharāmāyaṇa, which is full of Māyāvāda philosophy. For this I am greatly displeased with him.” Hearing the Lord speak in that way, Mukunda Datta, standing outside, was exceedingly glad that the Lord would at some time be pleased with him, although He was not pleased at that moment. But when the Lord understood that Mukunda Datta was going to give up the association of the Māyāvādīs for good, He was pleased, and He at once called to see Mukunda. Thus He delivered him from the association of the Māyāvādīs and gave him the association of pure devotees.Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 17: The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in His Youth : Adi 17.65 :
 
TEXT 273
 
 
saṅge nityānanda, candraśekhara ācārya
 
mukunda-datta,–ei tina kaila sarva kārya
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
saṅge—in His company; nityānandaNityānanda Prabhu; candraśekhara ācāryaCandraśekhara Ācārya; mukundadattaMukunda Datta; ei tina—these three; kaila—performed; sarva—all; kārya—necessary activities.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
 
When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted sannyāsa, three personalities were with Him to perform all the necessary activities. They were Nityānanda Prabhu, Candraśekhara Ācārya and Mukunda Datta.

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Adi-lila : Adi 17: The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in His Youth : Adi 17.273
 
 
 
mukunda datta kahe,–prabhu, tumi yāha āge
 
āmi-saba pāche yāba, nā yāba tomāra saṅge
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
mukunda datta kahe—the devotee named Mukunda Datta said; prabhu—my Lord; tumi—You; yāha—go; āge—in front; āmisaba—all of us; pāche—behind; yāba—shall go; —not; yāba—shall go; tomāra saṅge—with You.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Mukunda Datta told Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, “My Lord, You should go ahead and allow all the others to follow. We shall not go with You.”
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 5: The Activities of Saksi-gopala : Madhya 5.155 :
 
 
mukunda tāṅhāre dekhi’ kaila namaskāra
 
teṅho āliṅgiyā puche prabhura samācāra
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
mukundaMukunda Datta; tāṅhāre—him; dekhi‘-seeing; kaila—offered; namaskāra—obeisances; teṅho—he; āliṅgiyā—embracing; puche—inquires; prabhura—of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; samācāra—news.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Mukunda Datta offered obeisances unto Gopīnātha Ācārya upon meeting him. Then the Ācārya embraced Mukunda Datta and inquired about news of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya : Madhya 6.20
 
 
mukunda kahe,–prabhura ihāṅ haila āgamane
 
āmi-saba āsiyāchi mahāprabhura sane
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
mukunda kaheMukunda replies; prabhura—of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ihāṅ—here; haila—there was; āgamane—coming; āmisaba—all of us; āsiyāchi—have come; mahāprabhuraCaitanya Mahāprabhu; sane—with.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Mukunda Datta replied, “The Lord has already arrived here. We have come with Him. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya : Madhya 6.21 :
 
 
mukunda kahe,–‘mahāprabhu sannyāsa kariyā
 
nīlācale āilā saṅge āmā-sabā lañā
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
mukunda kaheMukunda Datta replies; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; sannyāsa kariyā—after accepting the renounced order of life; nīlācale—to Jagannātha Purī; āilā—has come; saṅge—with Him; āmāsabā—all of us; lañā—taking.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Mukunda Datta continued, “After accepting the sannyāsa order, Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu has come to Jagannātha Purī and has brought all of us with Him. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya : Madhya 6.23 :
 
 
kahena yadi, punarapi yoga-paṭṭa diyā
 
saṁskāra kariye uttama-sampradāye āniyā’
 
 
SYNONYMS
 
kahena—says; yadi—if; punarapi—again; yogapaṭṭa diyā—offering Him saffron cloth; saṁskāra—reformatory process; kariye—I perform; uttama—first-class; sampradāye—to the community; āniyā—bringing.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya then suggested, “If Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu would like, I could bring Him into a first-class sampradāya by offering Him saffron cloth and performing the reformatory process again.”
 
 
PURPORT
 
 
The Bhaṭṭācārya wanted to reinstate Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu into the Sarasvatī sampradāya because he did not like the Lord’s belonging to the Bhāratī sampradāya or Purī sampradāya. Actually, he did not know the position of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. As the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Caitanya Mahāprabhu did not depend on an inferior or superior sampradāya. The Supreme Personality of Godhead remains in the supreme position in all circumstances.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya : Madhya 6.76 :
 
 
śuni’ gopīnātha-mukunda duṅhe duḥkhā hailā
 
 
gopīnāthācārya kichu kahite lāgilā
 
SYNONYMS
 
 
śuni‘-hearing; gopīnāthamukundaGopīnātha Ācārya and Mukunda Datta; duṅhe—both; duḥkhā—unhappy; hailā—became; gopīnāthaācārya—of the name Gopīnātha Ācārya; kichu—something; kahite—to speak; lāgilā—began.
 
 
TRANSLATION
 
Gopīnātha Ācārya and Mukunda Datta became very unhappy when they heard this. Gopīnātha Ācārya therefore addressed Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya as follows. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta – 1975 Edition : Cc. Madhya-lila : Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya : Madhya 6.77
 
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                                                                                                  bhaṭṭācārya’ tumi iṅhāra nā jāna mahimā
 
bhagavattā-lakṣaṇera iṅhātei sīmā
 

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