Madhya-līlāChapter 15: The Lord Accepts Prasādam at the House of Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 15.83

sei bhite hāta diyā phala paraśilā

kṛṣṇa-yogya nahe, phala apavitra hailā


sei bhite — on that ceiling; hāta diyā — touching your hand; phala — the fruits; paraśilā — touched; kṛṣṇa-yogya nahe — is not fit to be offered to Kṛṣṇa; phala — the fruits; apavitra hailā — has become contaminated.


"'After touching the ceiling above the door, you have touched the coconuts. Now they are no longer fit to be offered to Kṛṣṇa because they are contaminated.'


Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura states that Rāghava Paṇḍita was not simply a crazy fellow suffering from some cleansing phobia. He did not belong to the mundane world. In lower consciousness, accepting something to be spiritual when it is actually material is called bhauma ijya-dhīḥ. Rāghava Paṇḍita was an eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, and everything he saw was related to the service of the Lord. He was always absorbed in the transcendental thought of how he could always serve Kṛṣṇa with everything. Sometimes neophytes, devotees on the lower platform, try to imitate Rāghava Paṇḍita on the platform of material purity and impurity. Such imitation will not help anyone. As explained in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Antya-līlā 4.174), bhadrābhadra-vastu-jñāna nāhika 'prākṛte.' On the transcendental platform there is no higher or lower, pure or impure. On the material platform, distinction is made between good and bad, but on the spiritual platform everything is of the same quality.

'dvaite' bhadrābhadra-jñāna, saba — 'manodharma'

'ei bhāla, ei manda', — ei saba 'bhrama'

"In the material world, conceptions of good and bad are all mental speculations. Therefore, saying 'This is good and that is bad' is all a mistake." (Cc. Antya 4.176)

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