Antya-līlāChapter 3: The Glories of Śrīla Haridāsa Ṭhākura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 3.207

yāha ghara, kṛṣṇa karuna kuśala sabāra

āmāra sambandhe duḥkha ha-uka kāhāra"


yāha gharago to your homes; kṛṣṇa karuna — may Lord Kṛṣṇa bestow; kuśala sabāra — blessings to everyone; āmāra sambandhe — on my account; duḥkha — unhappiness; ha-uka — may there not be; kāhāra — of anyone.


"All of you may now go to your homes. May Lord Kṛṣṇa bestow His blessings upon you all. Do not be sorry because of my being insulted."


From this statement by Haridāsa Ṭhākura, it is understood that a pure Vaiṣṇava never takes anyone's insults seriously. This is the teaching of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu:

tṛṇād api su-nīcena taror iva sahiṣṇunā

amāninā māna-dena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

[Cc. adi 17.31]

"One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street. One should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and ready to offer all respects to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly." A Vaiṣṇava is always tolerant and submissive like trees and grass. He tolerates insults offered by others, for he is simply interested in chanting the holy name of the Lord without being disturbed.

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