TEXT 166
svarupadi mili' tabe vicara karila
triveni-prabhave haridasa prabhu-pada paila
SYNONYMS
svarupa-adi—devotees headed by Svarupa Damodara; mili'-coming together; tabe—then; vicara karila—discussed; triveni-prabhave—by the influence of the holy place at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna; haridasa—Junior Haridasa; prabhu-pada paila—achieved the shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
TRANSLATION
Then all the devotees, headed by Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, concluded that because Haridasa had committed suicide at the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, he must have ultimately attained shelter at the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura remarks that after one adopts the renounced order and accepts the dress of either a sannyasi or a babaji, if he entertains the idea of sense gratification, especially in relationship with a woman, the only atonement is to commit suicide in the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna. Only by such atonement can his sinful life be purified. If such a person is thus punished, it is possible for him to attain the shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Without such punishment, however, the shelter of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is very difficult to regain.

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