Uncompromising Chastity

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
3 January 2020, evening, part 4


Sriman Mahaprabhu called Sripad Mukunda Prabhu khad-jathiya—He said, "You go everywhere, you mix with everyone! You have no chastity! You are khad-jathiya!" [খড়জাঠিয়া, lit. khada খড়, straw, jathi জাঠি, stick—i.e. sometimes humble, sometimes opposing]. Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj also told that it is like sometimes you go to the snakes' camp and sometimes you go to the frogs' camp. You must understand this.

When you were in Vrindavan, you went to Radha Kunda and saw the bhajan kutir of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. I heard from my Gurudev how much chastity Srila Raghunath Das Goswami has for Srimati Radharani.

In Vridnavan, Radharani's kunja is near the kunja of Chandravali who is a competitor of Srimati Radharani. Our line is the line of Rupanuga and Raghunath Goswami, so we always go to the line of Srimati Radharani—we will never go to Chandravali's line.

You know that when Srila Raghunath Das Goswami lived in Puri Dham, he always lived with and served Srila Svarup Damodar. When Srila Svarup Damodar left, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, feeling deep sadness and separation, stopped taking rice. So, first he left rice—he would sometimes take some fruit. Then, when Mahaprabhu left, he stopped taking fruit as well. He thought, "I will go to Vrindavan! I will climb Govardhan and jump from it! I will commit suicide." At that time he only drank some water. When Srila Raghunath Das Goswami came to Govardhan, he met with Srila Sanatan Goswami and Srila Rupa Goswami there—they taught him good lessons and explained everything to him saying, "You are going to commit suicide? This is very offensive and sinful. You cannot follow your mind. Mahaprabhu and Svarup Damodar taught you so much—you must now distribute in Vrindavan Dham the teaching that they have given you!" This is how Srila Raghunath Das Goswami changed his mind and started living in Radha Kunda.

At Radha Kunda, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami would take only some buttermilk (mata) that a Vraja basi brought him every day, and he did not use any steel pot—he would take his mata in a pot made of a lotus leaf. The Vraja basi would every day bring the mata in the lotus leaf from Radha Kunda, but one day he went to another place (Chandravali's Surya Kunda) and brought the leaf from there. When he gave Srila Raghunath Das Goswami the buttermilk in that leaf, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami immediately recognised that the leaf was not from Radha Kunda. He asked the Vraja basi, "The leaf looks different today. Tell me, where have you brought it from?" The Vraja basi explained, "Prabhu, I did not get time today to get the leaf from Radha Kunda. I was in a hurry, so I brought this leaf from Chandravali's kunda." As soon as Srila Raghunath Das Goswami heard this, he threw that buttermilk along with the leaf pot.

From this pastime you can understand how much chastity Srila Raghunath Das Goswami has for Srimati Radharani. Moreover, he fasted that day—he said, "I will not take anything today." This is an example for you all. This is a lesson for you all. You must have chastity for your Guru. Chastity is the main thing. Everybody has a guru, but not everybody has proper chastity to their guru.



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