TEXT 194
nilacale yabe tumi, mora kon gati
nilacale yaite mora nahika sakati
SYNONYMS
nilacale yabe tumi—You will go to Jagannatha Puri; mora—my; kon—what; gati—destination; nilacale—to Jagannatha Puri; yaite—to go; mora—my; nahika—there is not; sakati—strength.
TRANSLATION
Haridasa Thakura said, "You are going to Jagannatha Puri, and that is all right, but what will be my destination? I am not able to go to Jagannatha Puri."
PURPORT
Although Srila Haridasa Thakura was born in a Muslim family, he was accepted as a properly initiated brahmana. As such, he had every right to enter the temple of Jagannatha Puri, but because there were some rules and regulations stipulating that only brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras (members of the varnasrama-dharma system) could enter, Haridasa Thakura, out of his great humility, did not want to violate these existing rules. He therefore said that he did not have the strength to enter into the temple, and he pointed out that if Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu lived within the temple, there would be no way for Haridasa Thakura to see Him. Later, when Haridasa Thakura went to Jagannatha Puri, he lived outside the temple on the beach by the sea. A monastery has now been erected there, known as Siddhabakula Matha. people go there to see the place of worship (bhajana-kutira) of Haridasa Thakura.

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