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Question: Discrimination on various grounds such as racial discrimination, religious discrimination, etc. is a virus in itself that many people are still fighting. How did Caitanya Mahāprabhu break down the social barriers when distributing love of Godhead freely to one and all?

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Jayapatākā Swami: You see Lord Caitanya taught that regardless of racial, religious, gender, any kind of material designations, that everyone can reawaken their dormant love for Godhead and they can see the highest perfection of life. In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.4.18, it tells how people from different backgrounds are taking shelter of pure devotee of Viṣṇu, they can achieve the highest perfection of life and they can go back to Godhead. So, Lord Caitanya like, He took Haridāsa Ṭhākura who was born in a Muslim family and made him a Nāmācārya. Like that Jagāi and Mādhāi were ruffians, bullies. They were delivered by Nitāi Gaura. So like that there are different people who took shelter of Lord Caitanya. And He would accept everyone who chanted the holy name, who participated in this saṅkīrtana yajña. That way He showed – there is a verse that states that bhakti yoga is free from all designations. sarvopādhivinirmuktaṁ . And He would recognize people on their spiritual progress, not based on their material designations.
27-June-2021 Sridham Mayapur, Indi