How Can We Remove The Five Kinds Of Ignorance Of The Conditioned Souls? by His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The celebrated capital of the ancient Sena dynasty, was known as Gaudadesha or Gauda, and was situated in what is now the modern district of Maldah. Later this capital – then called Gaudapura – was transferred to the ninth or central island on the western side of the Ganges in the area of Navadvipa. This new location is now known as Mayapur. Lord Caitanya appeared there, and Lord Nityananda joined Him there from His place in the district of Birbhum. They appeared in the realm of Gaudadesha to disseminate the science of Krishna consciousness. It is predicted that as the sun and moon gradually move west, the movement They began five hundred years ago will spread to the Western civilizations by Their mercy.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu drive away the five kinds of ignorance of the conditioned souls. In the Mahābhārata, Udyoga-parva, Forty-third Chapter, these five kinds of ignorance are described. They are
- accepting the body to be the self,
- making material sense gratification one’s standard of enjoyment,
- being anxious due to material identification,
- lamenting and
- thinking that there is anything beyond the Absolute Truth.
The teachings of Lord Chaitanya eradicate these five kinds of ignorance. Whatever one sees or otherwise experiences one should know to be simply an exhibition of the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Everything is a manifestation of Krishna.
— Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta » Ādi-līlā » Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters » 102, Purport.