Gadadhara Pandita Appearance Day

Apr 27 2006 - Audio
Govindaji Gardens

Gadadhara Pandita was born on Amavasya (the dark moon night). He represents the most submissive aspect of Srimati Radharani. Those with the divine eye consider Gadadhara Pandita to be the topmost devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's vision is beyond just His time. He didn't come just for His time. An avatara does things for long lasting value. For example, Caitanya Mahaprabhu spread the yuga-dharma and He took sannyasa for the preaching mission. This has a meaning, a value. It is better to take sannyasa when one is young so one can do some preaching, not when old! The sannyasi's duty is to preach against sex life.

There are two types of Vaisnavas. 1-Fanatical and literal — risks being too dogmatic. 2-More understanding — risks liberality and sahajiaism.

Some say Nityananda took pakka sannyasa but Bhaktisiddhanta said no. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to regulate Nityananda, who was an avadhuta, so He requested Nityananda to marry. This idea of Nityananda being a sannyasi is totally planing into the hands of the sahajiyas.

Don't try to see the deeper meaning of everything. This fast track of liberality will take you out of the grace of truth and lead to speculation. The worst problem is that you will get inspiration to live in a fools paradise. Once you get out of the guiding grace, maya is there to encourage you. So the sahajiyas are fired up, but they have defects.