tenho yadi ihan rahe, tabe mora sukha
tan'ra ninda haya yadi, seha mora duhkha
tenho—Lord Caitanya; yadi—if; ihan—here; rahe—stays; tabe—then; mora—my; sukha—happiness; tan'ra ninda—blasphemy of Him; haya—there is; yadi—if; seha—that also; mora—my; duhkha—unhappiness.
Sacimata said, "It will be a great happiness for me if Nimai, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, stays here. But at the same time, if someone blames Him, it will be my great unhappiness."
It is a great happiness for a mother if her son does not leave home to search out Krsna but remains with her. At the same time, if a son does not search after Krsna but simply remains at home, he is certainly blamed by experienced saintly persons. Such blame certainly causes great unhappiness for a mother. If a real mother wants her son to progress spiritually, she had better allow him to go out searching for Krsna. The mother naturally desires the welfare of the son. If a mother does not allow her son to search for Krsna, she is called ma, which indicates maya. By allowing her son to go as a sannyasi and search for Krsna, Sacimata instructs all mothers of the world. She indicates that all sons should become real devotees of Krsna and should not stay at home under the care of an affectionate mother. This is supported by Srimad-Bhagavatam (5.5.18):
gurur na sa syat sva-jano na sa syat
pita na sa syaj janani na sa syat
daivam na tat syan na patis ca sa syan
na mocayed yah samupeta-mrtyum
"No one should become a spiritual master-nor a relative, father, mother, worshipable Deity or husband-if he cannot help a person escape the imminent path of death." Every living entity is wandering within the universe, subjected to the law of karma and transmigrating from one body to another and from one planet to another. Therefore the whole Vedic process is meant to save the wandering living entities from the clutches of maya-birth, death, disease and old age. This means stopping the cycle of birth and death. This cycle can be stopped only if one worships Krsna. As the Lord says in the Bhagavad-gita (4.9):
janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktva deham punar janma
naiti mam eti so 'rjuna
"One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna."
To stop the cycle of birth and death, one has to understand Krsna as He is. Simply by knowing Krsna, one can stop the process of rebirth into this material world. By acting in Krsna consciousness, one can return to Godhead. The highest perfection of life is for a father, mother, spiritual master, husband or any other family member to help others return home, back to Godhead. That is the most preferred welfare activity for the benefit of relatives. Therefore, Sacimata, although the mother of Nimai Pandita, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, considered all the facts and decided to allow her son to go out and search for Krsna. At the same time, she made some arrangements in order that she might get news of all the activities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
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