120714 Antya 14 Mahaprabhu’s Feelings of Separation from Krishna.mp3 (55 minutes, 25.2 MB)
Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur gives the following summary of the Fourteenth Chapter:
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s feelings of separation from Krishna resulted in highly elevated transcendental madness. When He was standing near the Garuda-stambha and praying to Lord Jagannath, a woman from Orissa put her foot on the Lord’s shoulder in her great eagerness to see Lord Jagannath. Govinda chastised her for this, but Chaitanya Mahaprabhu praised her eagerness. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went to the temple of Lord Jagannath, He was absorbed in ecstatic love and saw only Krishna. As soon as He perceived this woman, however, His external consciousness immediately returned, and He saw Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also saw Krishna in a dream, and He was overwhelmed with ecstatic love. When He could no longer see Krishna, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu compared Himself to a yogi and described how that yogi was seeing Vrindavan.
Sometimes all the transcendental ecstatic symptoms were manifest in Him. One night, Govinda and Swarup Damodar noticed that although the three doors to the Lord’s room were closed and locked, the Lord was not present inside. Seeing this, Swarup Damodar and the other devotees went outside and saw the Lord lying unconscious by the gate known as Simha-dwara. His body had become unusually long, and the joints of His bones were loose. The devotees gradually brought Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu back to His senses by chanting the Hare Krishna mantra, and then they took Him back to His residence. Once Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu mistook a sand dune known as Cataka-parvat for Govardhan Hill. As He ran toward it, He became stunned, and then the eight ecstatic transformations appeared in His body due to great love for Krishna. At that time all the devotees chanted the Hare Krishna mantra to pacify Him.
(Excerpt from the summary of Chapter 14 from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, translation and commentary by Srila Prabhupad)