RESULT OF VAISHNAVA APARATHA – STORY!
Once the aging Vaishnava, Vallabhacharya, gave critical advice to Sri Rupa Goswami on his writing.
Sri Jiva Gosvami could not bear when his guru Sri Rupa is given such critical advice by Vallabacharya.
Sri Jiva is younger than vallabacharya.
Although much younger than the venerable Vallabha, Sri Jiva brazenly spoke in defense of his guru.
Sri Rupa Goswami did not feel happy with the action of Sri Jiva.
Sri Rupa Goswami scolded Shri Jiva telling him to leave Vrindavana.
After that, Living in an abandoned crocodile hole in Nanda Ghat (that is 45 minutes from Sri Rupa’s bhajana kutir), Sri Jiva Goswami began fasting.
He subsisted on wheat flour, which he begged, mixed with Yamuna water.
Seeing his strict self-denial, Sanatana Goswami brought him back to the service of Sri Rupa Goswami.
Thus, we should never criticize any vaishnava though that vaishnava had committed any mistakes that may lead to vaishnava aparatha.
Similar incident happened for the mother (Saci devi) of Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu when she just mentally criticized Sri Advaita acharya. He did not forgive even his mother. Read that in the link given below:
(ALSO KNOW HOW SRI CAITANYA REACTED WHEN HIS MOTHER COMMITTED VAISHNAVA APARATHA HERE)
What srila Prabhupada says about this incident?
Srila Prabhupada says:
“Sri Rupa Goswami cast out Jiva Goswami to teach us, the Devotees of today, a lesson. It was not done to teach or punish Sri Jiva Goswami, who is a perfectly liberated, eternal associate of Lord Krishna. Rupa Goswami sent Jiva Goswami out of Vrindavana to teach all jivas what he wrote in Upadesamrta: vaco vegam mansah krodah vegam, jihva vegam… At all times, a Devotee should control his tongue, his speech, and always remain humble, trnad api sunicena:”
Great moral. Isn’t it?
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