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March 8; 2013. Sri Isvara Puri disappearance.

Ishvara Puri was born in the town of Kumara Hatta on the full moon day of the month of Jyestha to a family of Brahmins hailing from Rarha. Kumara Hatta is in the 24 Paraganas district about two miles from the Halisahar train station. The town is also important for Gaudiya Vaishnavas because Srivas Pandit and his brothers moved here after Mahaprabhu took sanyassa because they were unable to tolerate all the painful reminders of Him in Nabadwip. Their home is not far from the place in the Mukhopadhyaya Para neighborhood where Ishvara Puri was born.

Ishvara Puri's birthplace is popularly known by the name "Chaitanya Doba." The word doba means "a pool of water". When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu passed through Kuymara Hatta on His way to Puri,
He showed respect for His spiritual master by picking up some earth from the place of his birth, wrapping it in his cloth and taking it with him. Thousands of pilgrims have since followed His example, thus forming a pit that has since filled with water.
 
 

Fue el maestro espiritual de Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, aunque el Señor Caitanya, La Suprema Deidad, no necesita un maestro espiritual, Él acepta a Srila Isvara Puri como su guru para establecer la importancia de aceptar un maestro espiritual (Vea Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-lila 9.11)
En el año 1503 Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu conoció en Gaya a Ishvara Puri, un gran santo vaishnava de quien tomó iniciación. Sus biógrafos relatan que danzaba espontáneamente con profundo abandono y sus seguidores se unían a Él, en su vigorosa celebración.

Nityananda Prabhu siempre quería servir a Mahaprabhu, pero como había sido iniciado por Sri Laksmipati-tirtha, Mahaprabhu lo honraba como a un Guru. Laksmipati-tirtha era el diksha-guru de Madhavendra Puri, Sri Ishvara Puri era discípulo de Sri Madhavendra Puri, y a su vez Mahaprabhu era discípulo de Ishvara Puri. Así es como Mahaprabhu se encuentra en la línea de sucesión discipular, dos generaciones después de Nityananda Prabhu, y por lo tanto, acostumbraba tratarlo muy respetuosamente.

“Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dijo: ‘Tanto la Suprema Personalidad de Dios como Mi maestro espiritual, Ishvara Puri, gozan de plena independencia. Por lo tanto, ni la misericordia de la Suprema Personalidad de Dios ni la de Ishvara Puri están sujetas a ninguna regla o regulación védica’”
Chaitanya-Charitamrita, Madhya-lila 10. 137
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