120626 Antya 5a Pradyumna Mishra and Ramananda Raya.mp3 (40 minutes, 18.3 MB)
120628 Antya 5b Swarup Damodar critiques a Bengali poet.mp3 (32 minutes, 14.5 MB)
Pradyumna Mishra, a resident of Srihatta, came to see Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to hear from Him about Lord Krishna and His pastimes. The Lord, however, sent him to Srila Ramananda Raya. Srila Ramananda Raya was training the deva-dasi dancing girls in the temple, and when Pradyumna Mishra heard about this, he returned to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The Lord, however, elaborately described the character of Srila Ramananda Raya. Then Pradyumna Mishra went to see Ramananda Raya again to hear about the transcendental truth from him.
A brahmana from Bengal composed a drama about the activities of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and went to Jagannatha Puri to show it to the associates of the Lord. When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s secretary, Swarup Damodar Goswami, heard the drama, he discerned a tinge of mayavada philosophy and pointed it out to the author. Although Swarup Damodar condemned the entire drama, by reference to secondary meanings of the introductory verse he nevertheless satisfied the brahmana. That brahmana poet thus became greatly obliged to Swarup Damodar Goswami, renounced his family connections and stayed at Jagannatha Puri with the associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
(Summary of Chapter 5 from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, translation and commentary by Srila Prabhupad)