kášášŁáša-varášam - repeating the syllables kášášŁ-áša; tviášŁÄ - with a luster; akášášŁášam - not black (golden); sa-aáš ga - along with associates; upa-aáš ga - servitors; astra - weapons; pÄrášŁadam - confidential companions; yajĂąaiá¸Ľ - by sacrifice; saáš kÄŤrtana-prÄyaiá¸Ľ - consisting chiefly of congregational chanting; yajanti - they worship; hi - certainly; su-medhasaá¸Ľ - intelligent persons.
This same verse is quoted by KášášŁášadÄsa KavirÄja in the Caitanya-caritÄmášta, Ädi-lÄŤlÄ, Chapter Three, verse 52. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupÄda has given the following commentary on this verse. âThis text is from ĹrÄŤmad-BhÄgavatam (11.5.32). ĹrÄŤla JÄŤva GosvÄmÄŤ has explained this verse in his commentary on the BhÄgavatam known as the Krama-sandarbha, wherein he says that Lord KášášŁáša also appears with a golden complexion. That golden Lord KášášŁáša is Lord Caitanya, who is worshiped by intelligent men in this age. That is confirmed in ĹrÄŤmad-BhÄgavatam by Garga Muni, who said that although the child KášášŁáša was blackish, He also appears in three other colors â red, white and yellow. He exhibited His white and red complexions in the Satya and TretÄ ages respectively. He did not exhibit the remaining color, yellow-gold, until He appeared as Lord Caitanya, who is known as Gaurahari.
âĹrÄŤla JÄŤva GosvÄmÄŤ explains that kášášŁáša-varášam means ĹrÄŤ KášášŁáša Caitanya. KášášŁáša-varášam and KášášŁáša Caitanya are equivalent. The name KášášŁáša appears with both Lord KášášŁáša and Lord Caitanya KášášŁáša. Lord ĹrÄŤ Caitanya MahÄprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but He always engages in describing KášášŁáša and thus enjoying transcendental bliss by chanting and remembering His name and form. Lord KášášŁáša Himself appears as Lord Caitanya to preach the highest gospel. Varášayati means âuttersâ or âdescribes.â Lord Caitanya always chants the holy name of KášášŁáša and describes it also, and because He is KášášŁáša Himself, whoever meets Him will automatically chant the holy name of KášášŁáša and later describe it to others. He injects one with transcendental KášášŁáša consciousness, which merges the chanter in transcendental bliss. In all respects, therefore, He appears before everyone as KášášŁáša, either by personality or by sound. Simply by seeing Lord Caitanya one at once remembers Lord KášášŁáša. One may therefore accept Him as viášŁášu-tattva. In other words, Lord Caitanya is Lord KášášŁáša Himself.
âSÄáš gopÄáš gÄstra-pÄrášŁadam further indicates that Lord Caitanya is Lord KášášŁáša. His body is always decorated with ornaments of sandalwood and with sandalwood paste. By His superexcellent beauty He subdues all the people of the age. In other descents the Lord sometimes used weapons to defeat the demoniac, but in this age the Lord subdues them with His all-attractive figure as Caitanya MahÄprabhu. ĹrÄŤla JÄŤva GosvÄmÄŤ explains that His beauty is His astra, or weapon, to subdue the demons. Because He is all-attractive, it is to be understood that all the demigods lived with Him as His companions. His acts were uncommon and His associates wonderful. When He propagated the saáš kÄŤrtana movement, He attracted many great scholars and ÄcÄryas, especially in Bengal and Orissa. Lord Caitanya is always accompanied by His best associates like Lord NityÄnanda, Advaita, GadÄdhara and ĹrÄŤvÄsa.
âĹrÄŤla JÄŤva GosvÄmÄŤ cites a verse from the Vedic literature that says that there is no necessity of performing sacrificial demonstrations or ceremonial functions. He comments that instead of engaging in such external, pompous exhibitions, all people, regardless of caste, color or creed, can assemble together and chant Hare KášášŁáša to worship Lord Caitanya. KášášŁáša-varášaáš tviášŁÄkášášŁášam indicates that prominence should be given to the name KášášŁáša. Lord Caitanya taught KášášŁáša consciousness and chanted the name of KášášŁáša. Therefore, to worship Lord Caitanya, everyone should together chant the mahÄ-mantra â Hare KášášŁáša, Hare KášášŁáša, KášášŁáša KášášŁáša, Hare Hare/ Hare RÄma, Hare RÄma, RÄma RÄma, Hare Hare. To propagate worship in churches, temples or mosques is not possible because people have lost interest in that. But anywhere and everywhere, people can chant Hare KášášŁáša. Thus worshiping Lord Caitanya, they can perform the highest activity and fulfill the highest religious purpose of satisfying the Supreme Lord.
âĹrÄŤla SÄrvabhauma BhaášášÄcÄrya, a famous disciple of Lord Caitanya, said: âThe principle of transcendental devotional service having been lost, ĹrÄŤ KášášŁáša Caitanya has appeared to deliver again the process of devotion. He is so kind that He is distributing love of KášášŁáša. Everyone should be attracted more and more to His lotus feet, as humming bees are attracted to a lotus flower.ââ
The incarnation of Caitanya MahÄprabhu is also described in the ĹrÄŤ ViášŁášu-sahasra-nÄma, which appears in Chapter 189 of the DÄna-dharma-parva of MahÄbhÄrata. ĹrÄŤla JÄŤva GosvÄmÄŤ has quoted this reference as follows: suvaráša-varášo hemÄáš go varÄáš gaĹ candanÄáš gadÄŤ. âIn His early pastimes He appears as a householder with a golden complexion. His limbs are beautiful, and His body, smeared with the pulp of sandalwood, seems like molten gold.â He has also quoted, sannyÄsa-kášc chamaá¸Ľ ĹÄnto niášŁášhÄ-ĹÄnti-parÄyaášaá¸Ľ: âIn His later pastimes He accepts the sannyÄsa order, and He is equipoised and peaceful. He is the highest abode of peace and devotion, for He silences the impersonalist nondevotees.â