|Madhya-lila||Chapter 18: Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Visit to Sri Vrindavana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 18.100
tabe tanre kahe prabhu capada mariya
"murkhera vakye 'murkha' haila pandita hana
tabe -- thereafter; tanre -- unto Balabhadra Bhattacarya; kahe -- says; prabhu -- Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; capada mariya -- slapping; murkhera vakye -- by the words of some rascals and fools; murkha haila -- you became a fool; pandita hana -- being a learned scholar.
When Balabhadra Bhattacarya asked to see Krishna at Kaliya-daha, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu mercifully slapped him, saying, "You are a learned scholar, but you have become a fool, being influenced by the statements of other fools.
Maya is so strong that even a person like Balabhadra Bhattacarya, who was constantly staying with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was influenced by the words of fools. He wanted to see Krishna directly by going to Kaliya-daha, but Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, being the original spiritual master, would not allow His servant to fall into such foolishness. He therefore chastised him, slapping him just to bring him to a real sense of Krishna consciousness.
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