TEXT 144
dura ha-ite aila kaji matha noyaiya
kajire vasaila prabhu sammana kariya
dura ha-itefrom a distant place; ailacame; kajithe Kazi; mathahead; noyaiyabowed down; kajireunto the Kazi; vasailagave a seat; prabhuthe Lord; sammanarespect; kariyaoffering.
When the Kazi came, his head bowed down, the Lord gave him proper respect and a seat.
Some of the men in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's civil disobedience movement were agitated because they could not control their minds. But the Lord was thoroughly peaceful, sober and unagitated. Therefore when the Kazi came down to see Him, the Lord offered him proper respect and a seat because he was a respectable government officer. Thus the Lord taught us by His personal behavior. In pushing on our sankirtana movement of Krsna consciousness, we might have to face difficult days, but we should always follow in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and do the needful according to the time and circumstances.

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