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ANNOUNCER: The following is a
lecture given by His Divine Grace
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupāda, recorded on
October 4, 1968 in Seattle.

PRABHUPĀDA: (sings) Govindam
adi-purusam tam aham bhajami.
(audience responds).

Somebody is helping him? Yes, it
is all… So we are interested in
capturing the original person.
(chuckles) We are not interested
with any subordinate. Govindam
adi-purusam. But if one can
capture the original person, then
he captures everyone. Just like
the same example. In the Vedas
it is said in the Upanisad, yasmin
vijnate sarvam evam vijnatam
bhavanti. If you can understand
the Supreme Personality of
Godhead or the Absolute Truth,
then you understand everything.
There is no need of
understanding separately. Yasmin
vijnate sarvam etam vijnatam
bhavanti. Similarly, in the
Bhagavad-gita also it is said,

yam labdhva caparam labham
manyate nadhikam tatah yasmin
sthito na duhkhena gurunapi

Now we are, everyone, searching
after some standard of life where
we will have no anxiety. That is
the aim of everyone. Why we are
struggling? We are trying to
approach a certain point. Just like
two parties playing on football,
they are, each one of them,
trying to approach the goal. That
is victory. So everyone is trying to
gain something, according to
different position, according to
different idea. Not everyone is
searching after the same thing.
Somebody searching after
material pleasure, somebody
searching after intoxication,
somebody is searching after sex,
somebody is searching after
money, somebody is searching
after knowledge, somebody is
searching after so many things.
But there is one thing. If we can
get that, attain to that perfection,
then we shall be satisfied and we
shall say that “We do not want
anything.” Svamin krtartho ’smi
varam na yace. There are many
instances. So there is like that,
and that is Krsna. If you can
simply understand Krsna, then
your knowledge is perfect, you
understand everything. You
understand science, you
understand mathematics, you
understand chemistry, physics,
astronomy, philosophy, literature,
everything. It is so nice. So
Bhagavata says therefore that
samsiddhir hari-tosanam [SB
1.2.13]. Whatever department of
knowledge or whatever
department of activities you are
engaged in, it doesn’t matter. But
if you can find out the Supreme
by your pursuit of knowledge,
that is your perfection. You are a
scientist, all right, it doesn’t
matter. By your scientific
research work you find out the
Supreme. Then it is your
perfection. You are businessman?
Oh. With your money just find
out the Supreme. You are a
lover? Just find out the supreme
lover. You are after taste,
aesthetic, or… Atheistic not;
aesthetic sense, taste, beauty, if
you find out the Supreme, your
searching after beauty will be
satisfied. Everything. Krsna, that
is Krsna. Krsna means all-
attractive. You are searching
after something. If you find Krsna
then you’ll see yes, your goal is
attained. Therefore His name is

Krsna means “all-attractive.” He
is attractive to the lover, He’s
attractive to the wise, He’s
attractive to the politician, He’s
attractive to the scientist, He is
attractive to the rogues. Rogues
also. When Krsna entered the
arena of Kamsa, different kinds
of people saw Him differently.
Those who were invited from
Vrndavana, they were young
girls. They saw Krsna, “Oh, the
most beautiful person.” Those
who were wrestlers, they saw
Krsna as thunderbolt. They also
saw Krsna, but they saw, “Oh,
here is thunderbolt.” Just like
however strong you may be, if
there is falldown of thunderbolt
everything is finished. So they
saw Krsna as thunderbolt, the
wrestlers. Yes. And the elderly
persons, elderly ladies, they saw
Krsna as loving child. So you can
establish relationship with Krsna
any way. There are twelve kinds
of rasas, humor. Just like
sometimes we want to see a very
pathetic scene in some drama,
some ghastly scene. Somebody is
murdering somebody and we
take pleasure in seeing that.
There are certain kinds of
person… There are different
kinds of sporting. One of our
student in Montreal, he was
saying that his father took
pleasure in bull fighting in Spain.
When the bull is killed by
fighting, he was taking pleasure.
So different kinds of men. One
person is seeing, “It is horrible,”
another person is enjoying, “Oh,
it is very nice.” You see? So Krsna
can accommodate. If you want to
love horrible things, Krsna can
present yourself as Nrsimhadeva,
“Ah.”(laughter—Haribol) Yes. And
if you want to see Krsna as very
loving friend, He is Vamsi-dhari,
Vrndavana-vihari. If you want
Krsna as loving child, then He’s
Gopala. If you want Krsna as
loving friend, he’s Arjuna. Just
like Arjuna and Krsna. So there
are twelve kinds of humors.
Krsna can be accommodated with
all the humors; therefore His
name is Akhila-rasamrta-sindhu.
Akhila-rasamrta-sindhu. Akhila
means universal; rasa means
mellow, humor; and the ocean.
Just like if you try to find out
water and if you go before the
Pacific Ocean, oh, unlimited
water. There is no comparison
how much water is there.
(chuckling) Similarly, if you want
something and if you approach
Krsna, you’ll find unlimited
supply, unlimited supply, just like
ocean. Therefore it is said in the
Bhagavad-gita, yam labdhva
caparam labham manyate
nadhikam tatah. If anyone can
approach or gain that Supreme
Absolute, then he will be satisfied
and he will say, “Oh, I have no
more hankering. I have got
everything complete, in full
satisfaction.” Yam labdhva
caparam labham manyate
nadhikam tatah yasmin sthite.
And if one is situated in that
transcendental position, then
what happens? Gurunapi
duhkhena na vicalyate. If there is
very severe test of distress, he’s
not, I mean to say, faltering.

There are many instances in the
Srimad-Bhagavatam. Just like in
the Bhagavad-gita the Pandavas
were placed in so many
distressed condition, but they
were never faltering. They never
asked Krsna, “My dear Krsna,
You are my friend. You are our
friend, the Pandavas. Why we are
undergoing so much severe test
of difficulties?” No. They never.
Because they were confident that
“In spite of all these difficulties,
we shall come out victorious
because Krsna is there. Because
Krsna is there.” This confidence.
This is called saranagati,
surrender. There are six points of
surrender unto Krsna. One point
of surrender is to believe that
“Krsna will protect me.” Just like
a small child has got full faith in
his mother: “My mother is there.
There is no danger.” Confident. I
have seen it. Everyone. I have
got… I’ll narrate one practical
experience. In Calcutta, in my
younger days, I was traveling in
tram, and my youngest son, he
was with me. He was only two
years old, or two or three years
old. So the conductor, out of
joke, asked him, “Give me your
fare.” So he first of all said like
this: “I have no money.” So the
conductor said, “Then you get
down.” He immediately said, “Oh,
here is my father.” (makes some
gesture) (laughter) You see. “You
cannot ask me to get down. My
father is here.” You see? So this
is the psychology. If you have
approached Krsna, then even the
greatest fear will not agitate you.
That is a fact. So such a thing is
Krsna. Try to achieve this
greatest boon, Krsna. And what
Krsna says? Kaunteya pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranasyati. “My
dear Kaunteya, son of Kunti,
Arjuna, declare in the world that
My devotees will never be
vanquished.” Will never be
vanquished. Kaunteya pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranasyati.

Similarly, there are many
passages in the Bhagavad-gita.
I’m quoting from Bhagavad-gita
because this book is very popular
all over the world, and… Try to
understand, read this book, very
valuable book of knowledge. So
Krsna says,

aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah
sarvam pravartate iti matva
bhajante mam budha bhava-
samanvitah [Bg. 10.8]

Who can worship Krsna? That is
described here, that budha.
Budha means most intelligent
person. Bodha, bodha means
knowledge, and budha means
one who is wise, full of
knowledge. Everyone is after
knowledge. Here you have got
this Washington University. There
are many students. They have
come here to acquire knowledge.
So one who has acquired the
perfection of knowledge or the
highest platform of knowledge,
he is called budha. So not only
budha but bhava-samanvitah.
Bhava means ecstasy. One must
be very learned and wise, at the
same time he must feel ecstasy
spiritually. “Such person,” Krsna
says, iti matva bhajante mam.
“Such persons worships Me or
loves Me.” One who is very
intelligent and one who is
transcendentally very full of
ecstasy, such person loves Krsna
or worships Krsna. Why? Because
iti matva, “by understanding
this.” What is this? Aham
sarvasya prabhavo [Bg. 10.8], “I
am the origin of everything,
sarvasya.” Anything you bring,
that is, if you go on, search out,
then you will find ultimately it is

The Vedanta also says the same
thing. What is Brahman? Athato
brahma jijnasa. This life, this
human life… We have now… In
other life we have enjoyed sense
pleasure to the fullest extent.
What we can enjoy in this human
life? In other life… Of course,
according to Darwin’s theory, just
prior to this human life there was
monkey life. So the monkey…
You have no experience. In India
we have got experience. Each
and every monkey has got at
least hundred girls with him.
Hundred, one hundred. So what
we able to enjoy? Every, each,
they have got party, and each
party, one monkey has got a
least fifty, sixty, not less than
twenty-five. So a hog’s life, they
have got also dozens of…
Dozens. And they have no
distinction, “Who is my mother,
who is my sister, who is my
relative.” You see? So they’re
enjoying. So do you mean to say
that human life is meant like
that—like monkeys and hogs and
cats and dogs? Is that perfection
of human life, to satisfy sense
gratification? No. That we have
enjoyed in various forms of life.
Now? The Vedanta says, athato
brahma jijnasa. This life is for
inquiring and understanding
Brahman. What is that Brahman?
Isvarah paramah brahma or
parama, isvarah paramah krsnah
[Bs. 5.1] And Krsna is Para-
brahma. Brahman, we are all
Brahman, but He is Para-
brahman, the Supreme Brahman.
Isvarah paramah krsnah [Bs.
5.1]. Just like you are all
Americans, but your President
Johnson is the supreme
American. That is natural. Vedas
says that the supreme of
everyone is God. Nityo nityanam
cetanas cetananam. Who is God?
That He is the most perfect
eternal, He is the most perfect
living force. That is God. Eko
bahunam vidadhati kaman.

Eko bahunam vidadhati kaman.
The meaning is that one living
force is supplying all the
demands of all other living
entities. Just like in a family the
father is supplying the necessities
of the wife, the children, the
servant, a small family. Similarly,
you expand it: the government or
the state or the king is supplying
the necessities of all the citizens.
But everything is incomplete.
Everything is incomplete. You can
supply your family, you can
supply your society, you can
supply your country, but you
cannot supply everyone. But
there are millions and trillions of
living entities. Who is supplying
food? Who is supplying hundreds
and thousands of ants within the
hole in your room? Who is
supplying food? When you go to
the green lake there are
thousands of ducks. Who is
taking care of them? But they are
living. There are millions of
sparrows, birds, beasts,
elephants. At one time he eats
hundred pounds. Who is
supplying food? Not only here,
but there are many millions and
trillions of planets and universes
everywhere. That is God. Nityo
nityanam eko bahunam vidadhati
kaman. Everyone is dependent
on Him, and He is supplying all
the necessities, all the
necessities. Everything complete.
Just like this planet, everything is

purnam idam purnam adah
purnat purnam udacyate
purnasya purnam adaya purnam
evavasisyate [Isopanisad,

Every planet is so made that it is
complete in itself. The water is
there, reserved in the seas and
oceans. That water is taken away
by the sunshine. Not only here, in
other planets also, the same
process is going on. It is
transformed into cloud, then
distributed all over the land, and
there is growing of vegetables,
fruits and plants, everything. So
everything is complete
arrangement. That we have to
understand, that who has made
this complete arrangement
everywhere. The sun is rising in
due time, the moon is rising in
due time, the seasons are
changing in due time. So how
you can say? There is evidence in
the Vedas there is God. In every
scripture, every great personality,
devotee, representative of God…
Just like Lord Jesus Christ, he
gave information of God.
Although he was crucified, he
never changed his opinion. So we
have evidences from scripture,
from Vedas, from great
personality, still, if I say, “God is
dead. There is no God,” then
what kind of man I am? This is
called demon. They’ll never
believe it. They’ll never believe…
Yes. Just the opposite demon is
budha. Budha means very
intelligent, wise man. In the
Caitanya-caritamrta it is said,
therefore, krsna ye bhaje se bada
catura. Anyone who becomes
attracted by Krsna and loves
Him… Worshiping means loving.
In the beginning it is worshiping,
but at the end it is love.

So iti matva bhajante mam
budha. Anyone who is wise, who
is intelligent, who knows that
Krsna is the cause of all causes…

isvarah paramah krsnah sac-cid-
ananda-vigrahah anadir adir
govindah sarva-karana-karanam
[Bs. 5.1]

Sarva-karana: everything has got
cause, cause and effect. So you
go on finding out what is the
cause of this, what is the cause
of this, what is the cause of this,
then you’ll find Krsna. Sarva-
karana-karanam [Bs. 5.1] And
Vedanta says, janmady asya
yatah [Bhag. 1.1.1]. You cannot
say something has sprang
automatically. That is foolishness.
Everything has a source of
generation. Everything. That is
intelligence. Don’t say… Just like
in modern science says that
“There was a chunk and there
was creation—perhaps.” That is
also “perhaps,” you see. So this
kind of knowledge is useless. You
must find out. If I ask the
scientist, “What is the cause of
this chunk?” they cannot reply.
So find out the cause, and you’ll
find that… If I cannot find, then
we have to follow… Mahajano
yena gatah sa panthah, we have
to follow the authorized acaryas.
If you be Christian, just follow
Jesus Christ. He says, “There is
God.” Then you accept there is
God. He says that “God created
this. He said that ‘Let there be
creation,’ and there was
creation.” So we accept this,
“Yes. God created.” Here also in
the Bhagavad-gita God says,
Krsna says, aham sarvasya
prabhavo [Bg. 10.8], “I am the
origin.” So God is the origin of
creation. Sarva-karana-karanam:
[Bs. 5.1] He is the cause of all

So we have to take the examples
of great personalities, we have to
study authorized books and
Vedas, and we have to follow
their example; then Krsna
consciousness or God realization
or God consciousness is not
difficult. It is very easy. There is
no, I mean to say, any stumbling
block on the path of your
understanding what is God.
Everything is there. The
Bhagavad-gita is there, the
Srimad-Bhagavata is there. Even
you accept, your Bible is there,
the Koran is there, everywhere.
Without God, there cannot be
any book or scripture. Nowadays,
of course, they are
manufacturing so many things.
But in any human society the
conception of God is there—
according to time, according to
the people, but the idea is there.
Now you have to understand,
jijnasa. Therefore Vedanta-sutra
says that you try to understand
God by inquiry, inquiry. This
inquiry is very important. In our
process, adau gurvasrayam sad-
dharma prcchat. One has to
accept a bona fide spiritual
master and he has to inquire
from him, sad-dharma prcchat.
Similarly, in the Srimad-
Bhagavatam also says that
jijnasuh sreya uttamam. “One
who is inquisitive to understand
the Absolute Truth, he requires a
spiritual master.” Tasmad gurum
prapadyeta jijnasuh sreya
uttamam [SB 11.3.21]. Jijnasuh
means inquisitive, one who
inquires. Inquiry is natural. Just
like a child: with the development
of his life he inquires from the
parents, “Father, what it is?
Mother, what it is? What it is?
What it is?” This is nice. A boy,
child, who is inquiring, that
means he is very intelligent boy.
So we should be intelligent and
inquire, jijnasa. Brahma-jijnasa.
This life is for brahma-jijnasa, to
understand, to inquire about
God. Then a life is successful.
Athato brahma jijnasa. And after
inquiring, inquiring, inquiring,
understanding, understanding,
understanding, then what is the
ultimate stage? That is stated in
the Bhagavad-gita: bahunam
janmanam ante jnanavan mam
prapadyate [Bg. 7.19]. After
many, many births of inquiry,
when one becomes actually a
wise man, man of knowledge,
then what happens? Bahunam
janmanam ante jnanavan mam
prapadyate: “He surrenders unto
Me,” Krsna says. Why?
Vasudevah sarvam iti [Bg. 7.19].
He understands that Vasudeva,
Krsna, is the cause of all causes.
Sa mahatma su-durlabhah. But
such kind of great soul is very
rare, to understand it. Therefore
Caitanya-caritamrta says, sei
bado catura: he is very

So these are the definition of
intelligent person. So if we want
to be intelligent, we can adopt
the process how to become
intelligent. But on the other
hand, if we are actually
intelligent, why not take this
Krsna consciousness immediately
and become intelligent? Without,
without going to the process, you
take… It is offered to you by the
most magnanimous incarnation,
Lord Caitanya. He’s offering you,
krsna-prema-pradaya te [Madhya
19.53]. He’s giving you love of
Krsna. Rupa Gosvami offered his
obeisances to Lord Caitanya,
namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-
prema-pradaya te: “O my dear
Lord Caitanya, You are the most
charitable, magnanimous of all
incarnations. Why? Because You
are directly giving love of Krsna.
The love of Krsna which cannot
be achieved after many, many
births, You are delivering
cheaply, ‘Take it immediately.’ ”
Namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-
prema-pradaya te krsnaya krsna-
caitanya [Madhya 19.53]. They
could understand that “You are
Krsna”; otherwise it was not
possible by anyone to offer
Krsna-prema, love of Krsna, so
cheaply. “You are Krsna, You
have got that power.” And
actually He is so. Krsna failed to
give Krsna-prema, love of Krsna,
when He came personally and
taught Bhagavad-gita. He simply
said, sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg.
18.66]. But people
misunderstood Him. Therefore
Krsna came as a devotee and
offered Krsna-prema to the
people in general. So our request
to everyone that you take this
Krsna consciousness movement,
and you will feel that “I don’t
want any more, anything more. I
am satisfied, fully satisfied.”

Thank you very much. Any

VISNUJANA: How do we render
perfect service to Krsna?

PRABHUPADA: By your anxiety.
(laughter, “Haribol!”) If you are
anxious to serve Krsna, that is
the real asset. Krsna is unlimited.
What service we can offer to
Him? And He has got unlimited
servants also. What service He
requires from you and me? He’s
perfect in Himself. He doesn’t
require any service also. But if
you are anxious to serve Him,
then He does not refuse. That is
His mercy; that is His
magnanimity. So the more you
increase your anxiety to serve
Krsna, the more it becomes
perfect. He’s unlimited. Your
anxiety, you become unlimited.
So there is competition. The
more you serve Krsna, the more
He accepts you and the more He
gives you intelligence. You see?
So the spiritual world is
unlimited. There is no end of
service, and there is no end of
accepting the service. It is not
that. So eagerness. Tatra laulyam
eka mulyam. I am not
manufacturing the answer, but I
am giving you evidence from
Rupa Gosvami, our acarya. He
says, krsna-bhakti-rasa-bhavita
matih kriyatam yadi kuto ’pi
labhyate: “My dear gentlemen,
my dear boys and girls, if you can
purchase a…, your sense of
loving Krsna—‘How I can love
Krsna more and more’—this, this
much, this anxiety, if you can
purchase this matih,”—means
intelligence; it is very nice
intelligence—“ ‘How I shall serve
Krsna…’ ” Krsna-bhakti-rasa-
bhavita matih. Matih means
intelligence or status of mind,
that “I’ll serve Krsna.” “If you can
purchase this status of mind
anywhere, please immediately
purchase.” Then next question
will be, “All right, I shall
purchase. What is the price, do
you know?” “Yes, I know what is
the price.” “What is that price?”
“Laulyam, simply your eagerness,
that’s all.” Laulyam ekam
mulyam. “Ah, that I can have.”
No. Na janma kotibhis sukrtibhir
labhyate. This eagerness, how to
love Krsna, this is not available
even after many, many births. So
if you have a pinch of that
anxiety, “How I can serve
Krsna?” you must know you are
the most fortunate man. A pinch
only, laulya, this anxiety, “How I
can serve Krsna?” it is very nice.
Then Krsna will give you

tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam
priti-purvakam buddhi-yogam
dadami tam… [Bg. 10.10]

“Anyone who is engaged with
love and affection in My service,
without any hypocrisy,” then
Krsna can understand everything.
He is within me, within you. Then
He will give you intelligence: “My
dear boy, you do like this.” And
by doing that, what he will
achieve? Yena mam upayanti te:
“He’ll come back to Me.” And
what profit he will get by going
there? Ah, yad gatva na
nivartante tad dhama paramam
mama [Bg. 15.6]. Mam hi partha
vyapasritya ye ’pi syuh papa-
yonayah. Duhkhalayam
asasvatam [Bg. 8.15] There are
so many. Please read Bhagavad-
gita As It Is. You’ll get perfect
knowledge, the science of God.
That is the only study for human

So simply your eagerness is the
perfection for serving Krsna.
Increase that eagerness. And
eagerness means if you love
Krsna, that eagerness will
increase with your increase of
love: “How I shall serve Krsna?”
Because you are voluntary
servant, nobody is forcing. That
means unless you love Krsna,
how that eagerness will increase?
So there are so many things to
love Krsna. Beginning is this
sravanam kirtanam. This
sravanam, hearing, and chanting.
Hearing, you are hearing Hare
Krsna, you are hearing
Bhagavad-gita, you are hearing
Srimad-Bhagavatam about Krsna,
and chanting. This is the
beginning. Then, naturally,

sravanam kirtanam visnoh
smaranam pada-sevanam
arcanam vandanam dasyam
sakhyam atma-nivedanam [SB

These nine kinds of different
varieties of service to Krsna will
enlighten you, will advance you in
Krsna consciousness, and your
life will be successful. Any other
question? Try to understand,
question. It is not a thing that we
are forcibly pushing. You have
got intelligence. Krsna has given
you intelligence. Try to
understand with your intelligence
but do not try to avoid. Make
your question to understand it,
not making question to avoid it.
There are two kinds of question.
That question will not help you. If
you try to avoid, then Krsna will
help you to avoid, and if you
want to capture Krsna, then
Krsna will help you how you can
capture. Two things are going
on. Whatever path you want, you
can accept. Ye yatha mam
prapadyante tams tathaiva
bhajamy aham [Bg. 4.11] Krsna
helps according to the person’s
attitude. If… There are… Just like
so many philosophers, they want
to forget Krsna. Just like you will
find in Dr. Radhakrishnan’s book,
in the Ninth Chapter Krsna said,
man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg.
18.65]. The translation is all
right, but he comments, “It is not
to Krsna that you have to
surrender.” Just see. That means
his whole process of writing the
book is to mislead persons how
one can forget Krsna. So if
anyone wants to forget Krsna,
Krsna will give him such
intelligence that he will never be
able to understand Krsna. But if
anyone tries to love Krsna,
understand Krsna, He’ll give full
of intelligence. You can
understand. That is Krsna. You
have got full liberty. But if you
forget Krsna, then you have to
serve maya, and if you love
Krsna, then maya will leave you.

TAMALA KRSNA: Prabhupada,
after Lord Caitanya took
sannyasa, in the Teachings of
Lord Caitanya it says He met His
mother. I always thought that a
sannyasi could not do that.

PRABHUPADA: No, a sannyasi
cannot meet his wife. A sannyasi
is forbidden to go home, and
never meet his wife, but he can
meet if other… But that…
Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not go
to His home. It is by
arrangement. Advaita Prabhu
brought His mother to see
Caitanya. Caitanya Mahaprabhu,
after accepting sannyasa He was
just like mad after Krsna. He was
going on the shore of the Ganges
forgetting that this is Ganges. He
thought that “This is Yamuna. I
am going to Vrndavana, following
the…” So Nityananda Prabhu sent
one man, that “I am following
Caitanya. Please inform Advaita
to bring one boat in some ghata
so that He’ll be able to take Him
to His home.” So Caitanya
Mahaprabhu was in ecstasy.
Then He saw all of a sudden that
Advaita was waiting with a boat.
So He asked Him, “Advaita, why
You are here? Here, it is
Yamuna.” Advaita said, “Yes, My
dear Lord, wherever You are it is
Yamuna. So You come with Me.”
So He went, and when He went
to Advaita’s home. Then He saw,
“You have misled Me. You have
brought Me at Your home. It is
not Vrndavana. How is that?” “All
right, Sir, You have come by
mistake, so…,” (laughter) “please
please remain here.” So He
immediately sent one man to His
mother. Because He knew that
Caitanya Mahaprabhu has
accepted sannyasa; He’s never
coming back again to home. So
His mother is mad after the son.
He was the only son. So He gave
a chance to His mother to see
Him for the last time. That was
the arrangement of Advaita. So
when mother came, Caitanya
Mahaprabhu immediately fell
down on the feet of His mother.
He was a young man, twenty-
four years old, and the mother,
when she saw that her son has
accepted sannyasa, there is
daughter-in-law at home,
naturally woman, she was very
much affected, began to cry. So
Caitanya Mahaprabhu tried to
pacify her with very nice words.
He said, “My dear mother, this
body is given by you, so I should
have engaged My body in your
service. But I am your foolish
son. I have done some mistake.
Please excuse Me.” So that scene
is very pathetic—separation
between mother and son. (long
pause) All right, chant.