Radhanath Swami On Lord Caitanya loves to glorify his devotees
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu loved to glorify His devotees! He would speak of Haridas Thakur’s greatness as if He had five mouths. He spoke of Vasudev Dutt’s merciful nature as if he had 1000 mouths.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to give His devotees the credit for His mission. Lord Caitanya took a person from an untouchable class, Srila Haridas Thakur due to his genuine humility and devotion and made him the Namacarya, the Acarya who was glorified forever for spreading the glories of the holy names. And after Haridas left, Lord Caitanya said, “the crown jewel of the entire universe, by his actions by his words spread the holy names throughout, he has now left us”.
“Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to give His devotees the credit for His mission.“
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu wrote 8 verses, siksastakam. As far as systematically presenting His philosophy, He gave that credit to Rupa & Sanatan Goswami. Even His own biography He empowered Raghunath Das Goswami to speak to Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityanada prabhu after they left the holiest of all holy places Sri Navadwip, the whole area was covered by Ganga because Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to give the credit of unveiling the dham to the whole world to Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. He covered everything and empowered His own devotee to discover it.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went to Vrindavan, He personally discovered Radha Kund and Shyama Kund. But for the whole discovery of the various holy places of Krishna’s lilas and the excavations of these places, He gave all credit to the six Goswamis. For revealing the dham through literature all over India, He gave that credit to Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura.
For bringing every possible caste and race and religion and every species of human beings to Mayapur, to worship Sir Sri Pancatattva and Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave that credit to our beloved Srila Prabhupada. This is the special feature of Lord Caitanya to glorify His own devotees.
– Radhanath Swami