Then in the Madhya-lila Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, as a sanyassi, is roaming around and He’s trying to go to Vrndavana but it’s a little difficult because He’s so ecstatic that He can’t find the way and is sort of a few kilometer’s off and He’s by foot, so He really missed a turn you could say! And in that way He winds up way lost in Bengal and it is Nityananda who manipulates some boys to send Him back, back to Bengal instead of to Vrndavana. And Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu winds up in the house of Advaita Acarya, where they have staged a whole reunion with all the devotees.
At that time of course, mother Saci is cooking for Nimai for the last time. And she is cooking in such a way like no one has tasted before! Because she puts all her separation in what she cooks and therefore anybody who takes that prasada, virtually starts to cry tears and becomes ecstatic because this is how it is- it is the bhakti that’s in there. So it’s not that Krsna is some sort of prasadam-machine! It’s like you put the plate in front of the picture and you sort of ring the bell, instead of pushing the button, and then ding! Prasadam! It’s not exactly like that! But rather there is prasadam and prasadam, if you know what I mean! I mean there is really ecstatic prasadam, so this prasadam of mother Saci produced…everyone went mad for it- mad!
(HH KKS, Durban, SA, ’07)
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