ŚRĪ ŚRĪ CAITANYĀṢṬAKAM
Dadānaḥ kaupīnaṁ tad upari bahir vastram aruṇaṁ
prakāṇḍo hemādri dyutibhir abhitaḥ sevita tanuḥ
mudā gāyan uccair nija madhura nāmāvalim asau
Śacī sūnuḥ kiṁ me nayana śaraṇim yāsyati punaḥ
Will that son of mother Saci who wears a “Kaupina” (a compulsory undergarment worn by a Sanyasi) and a red “gamccha” (outer cloth), whose body is likened to a tree-trunk , effulgent like a mountain of gold, chanting His own sweet names, ever cross the path of my eyes?
Rasa Vyakhya (Purport of mellows): The word Golden mountain is very significant in this verse. This is the Golden age because this is the age where Sriman Mahaprabhu arrived. Mountain represents magnanimity and the colour Golden represents “Prema Bhakti”. Prema Bhakti is extremely rare and the goal of life is nothing but Prema Bhakti. Anyone who does not accept the most precious gift of Sriman Mahaprabhu is indeed unfortunate. The Kaupina represents steadfastness, the control of the genitals. This aspect of achieving steadfastness is only possible through Sadhana and Bhajana. The genitals are the most difficult to control. If the genitals are too active, it is failure to achieve the goal. One who is not controlled in the aspect of lust will get infected in the intelligence aspect and will lose the rare opportunity. Unless one takes up the process of one-pointed dedication to Sadhguru, the aspect of lust is impossible to conquer. Lust should be captured at the levels of thought, word and deed. The outer red cloth of Mahaprabhu represents the aspect of abnegation and surrender. Sriman Mahaprabhu was a sanyasi and a sanyasi does not make His own arrangements for food, clothing and shelter. He depends completely on Sadhguru and Bhagawan. One, who gives up all “karmas” of Kaliyuga by the result of intense Deeksha Sadhana, is indeed blessed. Such a person becomes the personal favourite of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Such an internally renounced sadhaka will be always worried about the purity of the money that buys his food which can only then be offered to the Lord. Taking donations was not the system enunciated by the Parikaras of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Donations can only be accepted by the will of a perfected master, otherwise it should be shunned.
As soon as one qualifies oneself through intense Rasa Sadhana, he is handed over by Sriman Mahaprabhu to the care of Sri Nitai Canda ( the moon called Nityananda Prabhu) who is the summum bonum of the “Jive Doya” aspect. One cannot bring welfare into the life of others unless one has already attained one’s Prayojana that is “Prema”. It is only one who has attained Prema who can show the path to the world. Simply becoming a guru as a result of one’s own whimsical thinking will only create confusion in this world. Sadhana determined by one’s Sadhguru and Sriman Mahaprabhu is the only criteria for being qualified as a “Sadhguru”. Just being a guru is like asking a “school teacher” to “teach” Rasa Sadhana.