Guru maharaj: The emperor Hussain Shah, he thought that Sanatan and Rupa are very intelligent. And that if they are not working for him, they may work for his enemy. So he arrested Sanatan Goswami, unless he would promise to continue this service toa work as his prime minister. He had so much faith in the words of Sanatan Goswami that if Sanatan Goswami would tell him that I would work for you as your prime minister, he would give him the post and free him from the prison. It is a strange situation! Ha! From the jail to the highest positon of any civilian in the empire. So he had no choice, but of course he did not want to serve the emperor, he wanted to serve Lord Caitanya. And because of his accepting of some hardship for himself and his family, we have the great works like the Brihad Bhagavatamrita, the Haribhakti Vilas and Rupa Goswami wrote the Nectar of Devotion. Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, Upadeshamrita, and so many other books, which are very much essential to understand the philosophy. Also their nephew was Jiva Goswami and his Shada Sandarbhas. Prabhupad said that if anyone understood the Shada Sandarbha, they can never be convinced by any other philosophy. So complete is it. So we find that some devotees in the beginning of the Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan movement, some devotees accepted the distress to join Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This as against, like Raghunath das he was told by Lord Caitanya, to stay in his home, don’t abruptly leave. So generally this was the order of Lord Caitanya. He didn’t want grihasthas to suddenly change their ashram. There are a handful of examples that people who left their families. Most stayed in the family, except a handful. Some of the six goswamis and such devotees. You can count on two hands. And hundreds of hundreds of Lord Caitanya’s associates. So for the greater cause, we can say why Lord Caitanya took sanyas, He didn’t need to take sanyas. Sanyas is a purificatory process, He is already pure, He is the supreme pure. He was reciprocating with banishing Sita when He was Lord Rama. So this time He was banished. And Sita stayed home. That is Vishnu Priya. And there are other things, like to spread the sankirtan movement, relishing the intimate pastimes of Radha and Krishna and so on.

3rd April 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India