“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)
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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