Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

(During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) – Song 2


eka-dina śāntipure, prabhu adwaitera ghare,

dui prabhu bhojane bosilo

śāk kori’ āswādana, prabhu bole bhakta-gaṇa,

ei śāk kṛṣṇa āswādilo

1) O brothers! One day at Śrī Advaita’s house in Śāntipura, the two Lords, Caitanya and Nityānanda, were seated for lunch. Lord Caitanya tasted the green leafy vegetable preparation and addressed the assembly of His devotees, “This śāk is so delicious! Lord Kṛṣṇa has definitely tasted it.

heno śāk-āswādane, kṛṣṇa-prema aise mane,

sei preme koro āswādana

jaḍa-buddhi parihari’, prasād bhojana kori’,

‘hari hari’ bolo sarva jan

2) “At the taste of śāk like this, love of Kṛṣṇa arises in the heart. In such love you should taste these remnants. Giving up all materialistic conceptions and taking the Lord’s prasād, all of you just chant ‘Hari! Hari!'” [for more details of this pastime, see Caitanya Bhāgavata, Antya 4.234-299]

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