Sunday, July 17, 2011

Letter to Chaitanya

At their mother’s suggestion, Sanatanaand Rupa sent a letter to Chaitanya, askingfor his advice, but they did not receive anyreply. Meanwhile the fire of renunciationwas burning within them. After several moreletters were sent, they at last received ananswer. Chaitanya simply replied with a Sanskrit sloka:

‘If a woman is attached to aman other than her husband, she appears tobe very busy in carrying out her householdduties, but within her heart she always relishes her feelings of association with herparamour.’

So Sanatana understood that they wouldhave to be patient, continue with their dutieswhile thinking of the Lord, and wait for theLord’s grace.

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