120619 Antya 4a Sanatan Goswami visits the Lord.mp3 (47 minutes, 26.8 MB)
120620 Antya 4b Sanatan Goswami visits the Lord.mp3 (50 minutes, 28.4 MB)
120623 Antya 4c Sanatan Goswami visits the Lord.mp3 (58 minutes, 33.4 MB) *
120625 Antya 4d Sanatan Goswami visits the Lord.mp3 (33 minutes, 19.1 MB)
Srila Sanatan Goswami came alone from Mathura to Jagannath Puri to see Lord Chaitanya. Because of bathing in bad water and not getting enough food every day while traveling on the path through Jarikanda Forest, he developed a disease that made his body itch. Suffering greatly from this itching, he resolved that in the presence of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu he would throw himself under the wheel of Jagannath’s car and in this way commit suicide.
When Sanatan Goswami came to Jagannath Puri, he stayed under the care of Haridas Thakur for some time, and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was very happy to see him. The Lord informed Sanatan Goswami about the death of his younger brother, Anupama, who had great faith in the lotus feet of Lord Ramacandra. One day Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said to Sanatan Goswami, “Your decision to commit suicide is the result of the mode of ignorance. One cannot get love of God simply by committing suicide. You have already dedicated your life and body to My service; therefore your body does not belong to you, nor do you have any right to commit suicide. I have to execute many devotional services through your body. I want you to preach the cult of devotional service and go to Vrindavan to excavate the lost holy places.” After having thus spoken, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu left, and Haridas Thakur and Sanatan Goswami had many talks about this subject.
(An excerpt from the summary of Chapter 4 from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, translation and commentary by Srila Prabhupad)
*This class was given during the kids camp and thus has some interruptions such as joking and questions addressed to the children.