Yes, I listened to Binod Bihari Das Baba's statement in the video. He claims that Maharpabhu came two more times: once as Srinivasacarya (16th-17th cents.) and again as Jagadbandhu Sundara (19th cent.). I don't know the source of this claim, but I doubt that Tinkudi Baba ever said it. Of course, I was not with him constantly. Still, it seems unlikely. Caitanyites often say that Visvanatha Cakravartin is a reincarnation of Rupa Goswami, but I don't think this should be taken literally. It merely means that Visvanatha wrote lovely poetry as did Sri Rupa. Srinivasacarya was a powerful force in Bengal for spreading the Vaisnava faith on the basis of the teachings of Goswamis. He along with Narottama and one other bhakta brought the Goswamis books to Bengal in the last quarter of 16th century at the request of Sri Jiva. Those views became the dominant teaching of the CV tradition eclipsing the teachings of other followers of Mahaprabhu in Bengal (Narahari Sarkar) and Orissa (Panca-sakha). Perhaps for this reason, some identify him with Mahaprabhu. As for Jagadbandhu Sundar, I don't see any reason to identify him with Mahaprabhu except for the claims he and his disciples have made. There is a song Jagadbandhu wrote in which he lays out the reason for his (Mahaprabhu's) return as him (Jagadbandhu). I have it somewhere. But I don't see any reason to accept that view. Anyone can make such claims. Where is the evidence?
Apart from these stutis or praise texts I don't see any reason to think that Mahaprabhu actually came back or will come back, or that Rupa came back or will come back. It's just praise not real ontology. There is a name for this kind of religious thinking: analogical imagination. Someone is in some respect like someone else and so is imaged to be a reappearance of that someone. CV is stuffed full of such things. None of them need be taken literally, in my view.
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2021 16:33:53 GMT -6 by Nitaidas