Skip to main content

CC Madhya 1.286


ei ta’ kahila madhya-līlāra sūtra-gaṇa
śeṣa dvādaśa vatsarera śuna vivaraṇa


ei ta’ — thus; kahila — explained; madhya-līlāra — of the middle pastimes; sūtra-gaṇa — a synopsis; śeṣa — last; dvādaśa — twelve; vatsarera — of the years; śuna — hear; vivaraṇa — the description.


I have thus given a synopsis of the madhya-līlā. Now please hear the pastimes the Lord performed during the last twelve years.


Thus Śrīla Kavirāja Gosvāmī, strictly following in the footsteps of Śrī Vyāsadeva, gives a synopsis of the līlās of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta. He has given such a description at the end of each canto. In the Ādi-līlā he outlined the pastimes of the Lord in the five stages of boyhood, leaving the details of the description to Śrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura. Now in this chapter the pastimes that took place at the end of the Lord’s life are summarized. These are described in the Madhya-līlā and Antya-līlā. The rest of the pastimes have been described in a synopsis in the second chapter of the Madhya-līlā. In this way the author has gradually described both the madhya-līlā and the antya-līlā.