|Caption||"Sanatana Goswami was very eager to see the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore Haridasa Thakur said, 'The Lord is coming here very soon.'|
At that very moment, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, after visiting the temple of Jagannatha to see the offering of upala-bhoga [morning refreshments], came with His other devotees to see Haridasa Thakur. Seeing Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, they both immediately fell flat like rods to offer obeisances. The Lord then lifted Haridasa and embraced him. Haridasa Thakur said to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, 'Here is Sanatana Goswami offering his obeisances.' Seeing Sanatana Goswami, the Lord was greatly surprised. When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came forward to embrace him, Sanatana backed away and spoke as follows. 'My Lord, please do not touch me. I fall at Your lotus feet. I am the lowest of men, having been born of a low caste. Besides that, I have infections on my body.' Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, however, embraced Sanatana Goswami by force."
-Chaitanya-caritamrita, Antya-lila, 4.15-21
|Headline||Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Embraces Sanatana Goswami By Force|
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