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November 20, 2012. Disappearance of Sri Srinivasa Acarya

Srinivasa Acarya was the disciple of Srila Gopal Bhatta Gosvami, and He was trained by his siksa-guru, Srila Jiva Gosvami. He introduced many melodies for kirtanas, and he was such an exalted devotee that our Gosvamis depended upon him. They directed him: "You should go and preach in Bengal, and distribute all the literature written by us. Along with his associates, Srila Narottama dasa Thakura and Srila Syamananda Prabhu, he took their order and books, bound for Bengal.
 
Along the way, some dacoits looted all the books. They thought they'd gained a trunk full of jewels. An astrologer had told the dacoits' leader, "This trunk is full of treasure", and for this they had stolen the cart with all the books. The three devotees became mad in separation from the manifest heart of the Gosvamis – their writings. Srinivasa Acarya sent both his associates to Bengal, telling them, "I'll stay here until I discover the location of the books."
The local king was the leader of all the dacoits, but he was also a devotee. Though he used to loot so many things, he would also meditate and hear scriptures – Srimad Bhagavatam especially. There was a Bhagavata pandita in his council who read aloud and explained Srimad Bhagavatam. Srinivasa Acarya, in a very simple dress, went there one day when a Bhagavata discourse was taking place. He humbly sat in that assembly, hearing from the court pandita. After the Srimad Bhagavatam discourse was finished for that day, Srinivasa requested, "May I comment on what he has explained?"

The king said, "Oh yes, very well; you may explain something about these topics." The pandita had been speaking on Bhramara-gita, but he was not able to explain it very deeply.
Srinivasa Acarya stood up and began to explain it, weeping and making the audience weep. He gave the explanations that were also given by Srila Sanatana Gosvami and Srila Jiva Gosvami in their purports to Srimad- Bhagavatam.
The king at once approached Srinivasa Acarya and offered dandavat pranams, begging, "I want to take diksa initiation from you, and I want to hear Srimad-Bhagavatam." Srinivasa accepted the king and gave him initiation. Then the king offered, "I want to give you some donation for this – guru-daksina. As you like, I can give."
Srinivasa replied, "Oh, you are promising? Then you should try to arrange to get our cart full of all the books."

The king immediately answered, "Oh, it is with me! It is with me! My astrologers told me, 'three persons are coming, devotees from Vrndavana, with lots of jewels – more than jewels.' And that is why we took the trunk. We could not tell in what way they are jewels; but now, hearing from you, I know that they are so much more than jewels."
Jewels cannot give krsna-bhakti. They cannot help us. Those books can help us thousands of times more than jewels. You are coming here only by the grace of those books.
In this way, the books of Srila Jiva Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Srila Rupa Gosvami, and all the other Gosvami literature were saved. So this was Srinivasa Acarya, a very high class of devotee.
We pray to the lotus feet of Srila Madhavendra Puri and Srila Srinivasa Acarya to sprinkle their mercy on us.


Srinivas Acharya es un Parsada. él es un asociado eterno en el lila del Señor Caitanya, aún cuando personalmente no conoció al Señor Caitanya. Fue invitado personalmente por el Señor Caitanya para venir a este mundo.

De hecho hay dos tipos de expansiones especialmente apoderadas por Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu: La primera expansión son los seis Goswamis, a quienes él confió que Vrindavan fuera re-descubierta, para establecer la sagrada adoración a la Deidad del Señor, para otorgar el bhakti-grantha, las Sagradas Escrituras y para así proteger el sendero del bhakti. 

Luego otra expansión secundaria de Su misión vino a través de Srinivas Acharya, Narottam das Thakur y Syamananda Prabhu, quienes eran particularmente responsables de predicar el mensaje de Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu por toda la India. Ellos formaron ese gran grupo espiritual de sankirtan del cual tanto hemos escuchado.
La historia de la aparición de Srinivas Acharya es extremadamente hermosa.

Srinivas Acharya nació y, en descripciones hechas por la familia de Caitanya das, se dice que cuando tenía sólo cuatro años de edad, en una ocasión en que él entró al cuarto del Templo de la casa familiar, vió a su padre llorando allí .El pequeño le preguntó: "Padre, ¿porqué estás llorando?" Caitanya das contestó: " Oh, por que no tengo amor por Radha y Krishna, y no tengo amor por Caitanya Mahaprabhu,. estoy en una condición muy caída" Cuando el pequeño niño vió a su padre llorar y escuchó su explicación, él también empezó a llorar y tomando los pies de su padre le dijo: "¿Qué puedo decir? Yo tampoco tengo nada de lo que estás hablando."

Finalmente, ambos estaban sentados en el Templo llorando. Al escuchar ese sonido, la madre vino, quería ver que estaba pasando en el cuarto del Templo. Al ver a su esposo é hijo sollozando en desesperación, les preguntó la causa. Caitanya das dijo: " No tenemos amor por Krishna, no tenemos amor por Radharani." Al oir ésto, ella cayó de inmediato al piso y comenzó a llorar también.. Y ahí estaban los tres, llorando con gran infelicidad.

Srila Narahari Chakravarti comenta sobre este incidente: "Esta es la vida perfecta de una familia Consciente de Krishna."