Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya-līlā

  1. The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    In this chapter there is a summary description of all the pastimes performed by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu during the middle period of His activities as well as the six years at the end of His activities. All of these are described in brief. There is also a description of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
  2. The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 2: The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    In the Second Chapter of the Madhya-līlā, the author describes the pastimes the Lord performed during the last twelve years of His life. Thus he has also described some of the pastimes of the
  3. Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Stay at the House of Advaita Ācāryaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 3: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Stay at the House of Advaita Ācārya

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Stay at the House of Advaita Ācārya

    In his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives the following summary of the Third Chapter. After accepting the
  4. Śrī Mādhavendra Puri's Devotional Serviceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 4: Śrī Mādhavendra Puri’s Devotional Service

    Śrī Mādhavendra Puri’s Devotional Service

    In his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives the following summary of the Fourth Chapter. Passing along the path of Chatrabhoga and coming to Vṛddhamantreśvara, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu reached the border of Orissa. On His way He enjoyed transcendental bliss by chanting and begging alms in different villages. In this way He reached the celebrated village of Remuṇā, where there is a Deity of Gopīnātha. There He narrated the story of Mādha…
  5. The Activities of Sākṣi-gopālaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 5: The Activities of Sākṣi-gopāla

    The Activities of Sākṣi-gopāla

    Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives the following summary of the Fifth Chapter in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya: After passing through Yājapura, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu reached the town of Kaṭaka (Cuttak) and there went to see the temple of Sākṣi-gopāla. While there, He heard the story of Sākṣi-gopāla from the mouth of Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu.
  6. The Liberation of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācāryaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 6: The Liberation of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

    The Liberation of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

    A summary of the Sixth Chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya as follows: When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu entered the temple of Jagannātha, He immediately fainted. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya then took Him to his home. Meanwhile, Gopīnātha Ācārya, the brother-in-law of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, met Mukunda Datta and talked to him about Caitanya Mahāprabhu
  7. The Lord's Tour of South Indiaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 7: The Lord’s Tour of South India

    The Lord’s Tour of South India

    In his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura summarizes the Seventh Chapter as follows. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted the renounced order of life in the month of Māgha (January-February) and went to Jagannātha Purī in the month of Phālguna (February-March). He saw the Dola-yātrā festival during the month of Phālguna, and in the month of Caitra He liberated Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya. During the month of Vaiśākha, He began to tour South India. When He pr…
  8. Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 8: Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya

    Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya

    The summary of the Eighth Chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya.
  9. Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Travels to the Holy Placesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 9: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Travels to the Holy Places

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Travels to the Holy Places

    A summary of the Ninth Chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. After leaving Vidyānagara, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited such places of pilgrimage as Gautamī-gaṅgā, Mallikārjuna, Ahovala-nṛsiṁha, Siddhavaṭa, Skanda-kṣetra, Trimaṭha, Vṛddhakāśī, Bauddha-sthāna, Tirupati, Tirumala, Pānā-nṛsiṁha, Śiva-kāñcī, Viṣṇu-kāñcī, Trikāla-hastī, Vṛddhakola, Śiyālī-bhairavī, Kāverī-tīra and Kumbhakarṇa-kapāla.…
  10. The Lord's Return to Jagannātha Purīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 10: The Lord’s Return to Jagannātha Purī

    The Lord’s Return to Jagannātha Purī

    While Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was traveling in South India, Sārvabhauma the Bhaṭṭācārya had many talks with King Pratāparudra. When Mahārāja Pratāparudra requested the Bhaṭṭācārya to arrange an interview with the Lord, the Bhaṭṭācārya assured him that he would try to do so as soon as Caitanya Mahāprabhu returned from South India. When the Lord returned to Jagannātha Purī from His South Indian tour, He lived at the home of Kāśī Miśra. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya …
  11. The Beḍā-kīrtana Pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 11: The Beḍā-kīrtana Pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    The Beḍā-kīrtana Pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

    Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura summarizes the Eleventh Chapter in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya.

    When Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya tried his best to arrange a meeting between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and King Pratāparudra, the Lord flatly denied his request. At this time Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya returned from his governmental post, and he praised King Pratāparudra highly in Lord Caitanya
  12. The Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Templeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 12: The Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple

    The Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple

    In his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura summarizes this chapter as follows.

    The King of Orissa, Mahārāja Pratāparudra, tried his best to see Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Śrīla Nityānanda Prabhu and the other devotees informed the Lord about the King
  13. The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 13: The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrā

    The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrā

    A summary of this chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya as follows. After bathing early in the morning, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saw the Deities (Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā) get aboard Their three carts. This function is called Pāṇḍu-vijaya. At that time, King Pratāparudra took a broom with a golden handle and began to cleanse the road. Lord Jagannātha took permission from the goddess of fortune and then …
  14. Performance of the Vṛndāvana Pastimesplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 14: Performance of the Vṛndāvana Pastimes

    Performance of the Vṛndāvana Pastimes

    Dressing himself as a Vaiṣṇava, Mahārāja Pratāparudra entered a garden alone and began reciting verses from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. He then took the opportunity to massage the lotus feet of the Lord. The Lord, in His ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa, immediately embraced the King and thus bestowed mercy upon him. When there was an offering of
  15. The Lord Accepts Prasāda at the House of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācāryaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 15: The Lord Accepts Prasāda at the House of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

    The Lord Accepts Prasāda at the House of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

    The following summary of this chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his
  16. The Lord's Attempt to Go to Vṛndāvanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 16: The Lord’s Attempt to Go to Vṛndāvana

    The Lord’s Attempt to Go to Vṛndāvana

    Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives the following summary of this chapter in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted to go to Vṛndāvana, Rāmānanda Rāya and Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya indirectly presented many obstructions. In due course of time, all the devotees of Bengal visited Jagannātha Purī for the third year. This time, all the wives of the Vaiṣṇavas brought many types of food, intending to extend invitations to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu…
  17. The Lord Travels to Vṛndāvanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 17: The Lord Travels to Vṛndāvana

    The Lord Travels to Vṛndāvana

    The following summary of the Seventeenth Chapter is given by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. After attending the Ratha-yātrā ceremony of Śrī Jagannātha, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu decided to start for Vṛndāvana. Śrī Rāmānanda Rāya and Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī selected a
  18. Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Visit to Śrī Vṛndāvanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 18: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Visit to Śrī Vṛndāvana

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Visit to Śrī Vṛndāvana

    The following summary of the Eighteenth Chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya.
  19. Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 19: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī

    A summary of this chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya.
  20. Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truthplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth

    Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth

    The following summary study of this chapter is given by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his
  21. The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 21: The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

    The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

    Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives the following summary study of the Twenty-first Chapter. In this chapter Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu fully describes Kṛṣṇaloka, the spiritual sky, the Causal Ocean and the material world, which consists of innumerable universes. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then describes Lord Brahmā
  22. The Process of Devotional Serviceplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 22: The Process of Devotional Service

    The Process of Devotional Service

    In this Twenty-second Chapter, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu describes the process of devotional service. In the beginning He describes the truth about the living entity and the superexcellence of devotional service. He then describes the uselessness of mental speculation and mystic
  23. Life's Ultimate Goal — Love of Godheadplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 23: Life’s Ultimate Goal — Love of Godhead

    Life’s Ultimate Goal — Love of Godhead

    The following summary study of the Twenty-third Chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. In this chapter Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu describes the symptoms of emotion and love and the awakening of one
  24. The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verseplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse

    The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse

    The following summary of this chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya. According to Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī
  25. How All the Residents of Vārāṇasī Became Vaiṣṇavasplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCc. Madhya 25: How All the Residents of Vārāṇasī Became Vaiṣṇavas

    How All the Residents of Vārāṇasī Became Vaiṣṇavas

    The following is a summary of Chapter Twenty-five. A Mahārāṣṭrian brāhmaṇa who was living in Benares was a great devotee of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He was always very happy to hear of the glories of the Lord, and it was by his arrangement that all the