Why Isn’t Mahaprabhu’s Word Enough

Krishna's Mercy

[Lord Chaitanya]“At Rameshvara, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had a chance to read the Kurma Purana, in which He discovered that the form of Sita kidnapped by Ravana was not that of the real Sita but a mere shadow representation.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 1.117)

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ताहाञि करिल कूर्म-पुराण श्रवण
माया-सीता निलेक रावण, ताहाते लिखन

tāhāñi karila kūrma-purāṇa śravaṇa
māyā-sītā nileka rāvaṇa, tāhāte likhana

Friend1: One of my favorite exchanges from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s lila is the meeting with the brahmana who was living in the mood of the Ramayana.

Friend2: Where he was waiting to serve the Supreme Lord, Shri Rama?

Friend1: As if he were living in ancient times, several thousands of years ago. Do you remember what I am referring to?

Friend2: Yes. This was the guy who was so distraught over the fact that Ravana had touched Sita.

Friend1: Ravana, the ten-headed…

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