Jayapataka Swami: Fear towards committing an offence. Vrndavan das Thakur wants us not to commit any offence. The Caitanya Caritamrita tells us how this is the mad elephant offence. Why do people follow the law? Usually because they are afraid of getting punished. So if we know that this is a serious offence, at the time of initiation, there is usually a class on the ten offences to the holy name. The first offence is blaspheming a devotee. We are told in this pastime, we should avoid blaspheming a devotee. Again and again, we are warned. If we don’t take that warning, what can the Lord do?
27-OCTOBER-2019 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR, INDIA