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Caption'Govinda therefore told Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, "Jagadananda Pandita has brought some scented sandalwood oil. It is his desire that Your Lordship apply a little of this oil on Your head so that blood pressure due to bile and air will be considerably diminished. He prepared a large jug of it in Bengal, and with great care he has brought it here." The Lord replied, "A sannyasi has no use for oil, especially perfumed oil such as this. Take it out immediately. Deliver this oil to the temple of Jagannatha, where it may be burned in the lamps. In this way, Jagadananda's labor to manufacture the oil will be perfectly successful." When Govinda informed Jagadananda Pandita of this message, Jagadananda remained silent, not saying even a word. When ten days had passed, Govinda again told Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, "It is the desire of Jagadananda Pandita that Your Lordship accept the oil." When the Lord heard this, He angrily said, "Why not keep a masseur to massage Me? Have I taken sannyasa for such happiness? Accepting this oil would bring My ruination, and all of you would laugh. If someone passing on the road smelled this oil on My head, he would think me a dari sannyasi, a tantric sannyasi who keeps women." Hearing these words of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Govinda remained silent. The next morning, Jagadananda went to see the Lord. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said to Jagadananda Pandita, "My dear Pandita, you have brought Me some oil from Bengal, but since I am in the renounced order, I cannot accept it. Deliver the oil to the temple of Jagannatha so that it may be burned in the lamps. Thus your labor in preparing the oil will be fruitful." Jagadananda Pandita replied, "Who tells You all thes false stories? I never brought any oil from Bengal." After saying this, Jagadananda Pandita took the jug of oil from the room and threw it down before Sri Chaitanya Mahabrabhu in the courtyard and broke it.'
-Chaitanya-caritamrita, Antya-lila, 12.105-119
HeadlineJagadananda Pandit Throws Away The Jug Of Oil
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