(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 February 2013, Vrndavan, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1)

LCWe remember when Lord Caitanya visited Vrndavan. On the way, he became a thousand times more ecstatic, and when he reached Vrndavan, he became a million times more ecstatic. As soon as he entered, he started to embrace every tree as if he was meeting a long-lost friend. And when he came to Yamuna, he jumped in and he didn’t come out! His servant pulled him out!

His servant thought, I’d better pull him out before he drowns. I mean, Lord Caitanya drowning! So what? What’s the problem with drowning?

For nothing in the world was he ready to get out of the Yamuna. To be in the Yamuna – what is greater perfection than that? So he just stayed there. All other logic was secondary and therefore, even survival was a secondary thing!

Anyway, his servant pulled him out and eventually took him out of Vrndavan.

So, such eagerness to just bathe in the Yamuna, which has been graced by Krsna, which has the blackish colour of Krsna due to his touch, and which is filled with the dust of his lotus feet.



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