TEXT 23
toma-sabara iccha,-ei amare lana
rajake milaha ihan katakete giya
SYNONYMS
toma-sabara—of all of you; iccha—the desire; ei—is; amare lana—taking Me; rajake—the King; milaha—meet; ihan—here; katakete giya—by going to Kataka.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "I can understand that you all desire to take Me to Kataka to see the King."
PURPORT
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is naturally the reservoir of all kindness, and as soon as He heard the statement made by the King, His heart immediately softened. Thus the Lord was ready to go see the King even at Kataka. He did not even consider allowing the King to come from Kataka to Jagannatha Puri to see Him. It is significant that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was so kind that He was ready to go see the King at Kataka. Apparently it was never expected that the King wanted to see the Lord at His place, but by way of being externally harsh, the Lord indicated that if all the devotees so desired, He would go to Kataka to see the King.

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