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Persons who have fallen, who have no hope for reaching the supreme destination, for them Lord Caitanya is the only hope. In this age, it is stated in authoritative scriptures, in this age the people are unfortunate

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Lectures

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Lectures

Persons who have fallen, who have no hope for reaching the supreme destination, for them Lord Caitanya is the only hope. In this age, it is stated in authoritative scriptures, in this age the people are unfortunate.


Lecture on CC Madhya-lila 21.1-10 -- New York, January 3, 1967:

Prabhupāda:

agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā
hīnārthādhika-sādhakam
śrī-caitanyaṁ likhāmy asya
mādhuryaiśvarya-śīkaram
(CC Madhya 21.1)

Agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā. The author of this Caitanya-caritāmṛta is offering his respectful obeisances unto Lord Caitanya. So he says: "agaty-eka-gatiṁ natvā. Agati," persons who have fallen, who have no hope for reaching the supreme destination, for them Lord Caitanya is the only hope. This age, it is stated in authoritative scriptures, in this age the people are unfortunate. Of course, they are very much proud of advancing. From spiritual point of view, the people of this age, Kali-yuga, they are unfortunate.

Their description is given in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Second Chapter, First Canto, that people are short-living—their duration of life is very short—and they are very slow in the matter of spiritual realization. The human form of life is specially meant for spiritual realization, but they have forgotten that aim of life. They are very much serious about maintaining about the necessities of this body, which he is not. And if somebody's interested to have some taste of spiritual realization, they are misdirected.

prāyeṇālpāyuṣaḥ (sabhya)
kalāv asmin yuge janāḥ
mandāḥ sumanda-matayo
sumanda-matayo
manda-bhāgyā
(SB 1.1.10)

And they are unfortunate; upadrutāḥ, and always disturbed by so many things. So this is the position of the present-day population, and the author of Caitanya-caritāmṛta, he says that Lord Caitanya is the only hope for these people. Why? Because spiritual realization is not an ordinary subject matter. But He has given us this shortcut.

He's so kind to the people of the world that simply He has introduced this Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare / Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. By simple chanting of this transcendental vibration the people of this age will make exact progress in the matter of spiritual realization.

Therefore this reference is there, agaty-eka-gatim. Those who are hopeless about their spiritual realization, Lord Caitanya is the only one hope. So hīnārthādhika-sādhakam śrī-caitanyaṁ likhāmy asya. So I am just offering my respect to Lord Śrī Caitanya. I am trying to describe about His transcendental activities and instructions and philosophy.