Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu: meaning of Geetaa
From Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu
Once Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu visited a big temple of South India, Ranganaath Temple. He went to see the Deity, and he saw that one Braahman was reading Bhagvad Geetaa there. And people were making mockery of him – “O, Braahman, How you are reading Bhagvad Geetaa?” Because they were his neighbors, they knew that this Braahman was illiterate so how he could read Bhagvad Geetaa. That is why they were making mockery of him.
But the Braahman did not care for them. He was taking the book in his hands
and was reading it in his own way. Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu saw this.
First he could not understand the question, but then he said – “Prabhu, This
person is not joking with me; He is serious.” Then he explained – “Prabhu, I am
reading Bhagvad Geetaa. Unfortunately, I am illiterate. I do not know even the
He replied – “My spiritual master knows that I am illiterate, but still, he has
asked me to read Bhagvad Geetaa. What can I do? Because of his order I have taken
this book. I am seeing it simply. I do not know how to read.”
“May I know what is that cause?”
Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu embraced him and said – “Your Bhagvad Geetaa reading is perfect, because you have taken its essence.”
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