May 022022

“No one can understand the loving intimacy between Gadadhara Pandita and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Gadadhara Pandita gave up his vow and service to Gopinatha just as one gives up a piece of straw.

Gadadhara Pandita’s behavior was very pleasing to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s heart. Nevertheless, the Lord took his hand and spoke to him, displaying the anger of love.

“You have abandoned Gopinatha’s service and broken your vow to live in Puri. All that is now complete because you have come so far.

“Your wanting to go with Me is simply a desire for sense gratification. In this way, you are breaking two religious principles, and because of this I am very unhappy.

“If you want My happiness, please return to Nilacala. You will simply condemn Me if you say any more about this matter.”

Saying this, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu got into a boat, and Gadadhara Pandita immediately fell down unconscious.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu ordered Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya to take Gadadhara Pandita with him. The Bhattacarya told Gadadhara Pandita, “Get up! Such are the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.” (CC Madhya-lila 16, 137-143)

Gadardhara Pandit’s Appearance Day (Right click to download)

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