The intense prayer of Advaita Gosai

Advaita Gosai, you know how He was so much absorbed in this mood to deliver all the fallen souls. He couldn’t tolerate that they were simply religious, that they were doing their worship to God without any desire for actually serving Krishna and loving Krishna. What to speak of that today, people have absolutely forgotten about worshipping God in many places. His disturbance that they’re actually not real devotees of God, they are businessmen in exchange with God trying to get something back from God, not really loving God, not tasting the real nectar. Therefore He started to do a great tapasya. He started to fast and He started to cry out “Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga!” He was praying for the advent of Lord Caitanya.

Simultaneously nearby, while He was praying in Śāntipura, nearby Haridas Thakur was praying in Phuliyā for the descent of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who alone can give His pure devotional service. So Advaita was fasting, He was crying, crying, crying, that these souls be delivered, crying for the coming of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and loudly shouting Gauranga! Gauranga! Hu hu! Crying, shouting, fasting and then He took the Ganges water and He started to offer the Tulasi flowers and He had the salagrama and He was offering the Tulasi flowers. You see our American BBT has published in the Caitanya Caritamrita, while He was doing His puja, He is offering again and again worship to Lord Caitanya, praying, crying, until finally His loud shouting actually reached Caitanya Mahaprabhu and shook Him, that “I have to come.” In fact, Advaita said that “If My name is Advaita, if I am non-different from the Supreme Lord, if I am Maha Vishnu, then on My call, He must come. Otherwise My name is not Advaita, and I am not who I am.”

So because of His intense desire the Lord decided to come. Therefore every one of us is so much indebted to Advaita Gosai.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj

28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur