sabe eka dosa tara, haya papacara
papa-rasi dahe namabhasei tomara
sabe—in all; eka—one only; dosa—fault; tara—of them; haya—they are; papa-acara—attached to sinful activities; papa-rasi—volumes of sinful activities; dahe—become burned; nama-abhasei—simply by the dim reflection of chanting the holy name; tomara—of Your Lordship.
"Jagai and Madhai had but one fault-they were addicted to sinful activity. However, volumes of sinful activity can be burned to ashes simply by a dim reflection of the chanting of Your holy name.
Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami presented themselves as being lower than the two brothers Jagai and Madhai, who were delivered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. When Rupa and Sanatana compared themselves to Jagai and Madhai, they found themselves inferior because the Lord had no trouble in delivering two drunken brothers. This was so because, despite the fact that they were addicted to sinful activity, in other ways their life was brilliant. They belonged to the brahmana caste of Navadvipa, and such brahmanas were pious by nature. Although they had been addicted to some sinful activities due to bad association, those unwanted things could vanish simply because of the chanting of the holy name of the Lord. Another point for Jagai and Madhai was that, as members of a brahmana family, they did not accept service under anyone. The sastras strictly forbid a brahmana to accept service under anyone. The idea is that by accepting a master, one accepts the occupation of a dog. In other words, a dog cannot thrive without having a master, and for the sake of pleasing the master, dogs offend many people. They bark at innocent people just to please the master. Similarly, when one is a servant, he has to perform abominable activities according to the orders of the master. Therefore, when Dabira Khasa and Sakara Mallika compared their position to that of Jagai and Madhai, they found Jagai and Madhai's position far better. Jagai and Madhai never accepted the service of a low-class person; nor were they forced to execute abominable activities under the order of a low-class master. Jagai and Madhai chanted the name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by way of blasphemy, but because they simply chanted His name, they immediately became free from the reactions of sinful activities. Thus later they were saved.
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