Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Lord Chaitanya's unprecedented compassion

"But the Lord, so merciful, most merciful - He didn't kill them with His weapons; He killed their demoniac mentality with the supreme weapon of Harinaam sankirtan. He didn't tear out their hearts; He purified their hearts and made them spiritual abodes. He didn't pull out their entrails and put them as garlands around Himself. Lord Caitanya took off His garlands and put them on Jagai and Madhai. He didn't straddle them on His legs. Lord Caitanya was embracing them with love and affection. He made them into acaryas. We don't see samadhis for Hiranyakashipu or Ravana but devotees from all over the world visit the samadhi of Madhai. Because he became a perfect vaishnava, a perfect saint, a perfect lover of God. 

We follow in the footsteps of Madhai. After his conversion."

HH Radhanath Swami

(From a Nrsimhadev Chaturdasi morning lecture, 2007)

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