(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011)
Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4
Sanatana Goswami was meeting all the vaisnavas with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for the first time. He had met Mahaprabhu in Benares and he had been instructed by Him but he didn’t meet all of Mahaprabhu’s associates. Now for the first time, he meets Mahaprabhu’s associates. When he sees them, he offers obeisances to them. They give him honour, friendship and mercy which is really interesting.
They give him honour for his qualifications. They give him friendship, but also mercy because they have that association of the Lord, and therefore they can also give that mercy. It is very interesting how that relationship exists and how it is refined… and shows what vaisnava relationships are about, based on honour, friendship and mercy!