(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 01 January 2014, Mayapur, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar)

nitai and nimaiLord Caitanya was found to be in an ecstatic state of consciousness, chanting the name, gopi, gopi, gopi! It is said that Lord Caitanya, at that time, had entered into the mood of Srimati Radharani, who was in a disturbed state of consciousness, angry with Krsna due to suspected infidelity. 

Nimai Pundit, in that mood, was chanting gopi, gopi, gopi! A brahmana student arrived at the time and said, “What are you doing, chanting gopi, gopi, gopi? You should be chanting Krsna, Krsna, Krsna!”

Sri Krsna Mahaprabhu, in that mood of anger towards Krsna, became upset when he heard Krsna’s name and chased the brahmana with a stick. The brahmana, also upset, ran away and was ready to mobilise a whole group of students to beat up Nimai and teach him a lesson.

So Nimai thought, ” I’ve come to deliver people in this age and now they are making so many offences towards me, because they are being disrespectful.” And he decided that he would take sannyasa so that people would respect him.

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