|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 16: The Lord's Attempt to Go to Vṛndāvana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 16.130
gadādhara-paṇḍita yabe sańgete calilā
'kṣetra-sannyāsa nā chāḍiha' — prabhu niṣedhilā
gadādhara-paṇḍita — Gadādhara Paṇḍita; yabe — when; sańgete — with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; calilā — started to go; kṣetra-sannyāsa — the renounced order of life at a holy place of pilgrimage; nā chāḍiha — do not give up; prabhu niṣedhilā — Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu forbade.
When Gadādhara Paṇḍita started to go with the Lord, he was forbidden to come and was asked not to give up the vow of kṣetra-sannyāsa.
When one takes kṣetra-sannyāsa, he leaves his household life and goes to a place of pilgrimage devoted to Lord Viṣṇu. Such places include Puruṣottama (Jagannātha Purī), Navadvīpa-dhāma and Mathurā-dhāma. The kṣetra-sannyāsī lives in these places alone or with his family. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura considers kṣetra-sannyāsa to be the preferable vānaprastha situation in this Age of Kali. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya lived in this way, and he has been called a kṣetra-sannyāsī — that is, a sannyāsī living in Jagannātha Purī.
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