nityānanda bale,--ei kṛṣṇera prasāda
ihāke 'jhuṭhā' kahile, tumi kaile aparādha
nityānanda bale—Lord Nityānanda said; ei—this; kṛṣṇera prasāda—mahā-prasāda of Lord Kṛṣṇa; ihāke—unto it; jhuṭhā—remnants of food; kahile—if You say; tumi—You; kaile—have made; aparādha—offense.
Nityānanda Prabhu replied, "These are the remnants of food left by Lord Kṛṣṇa. If You take them to be ordinary remnants, You have committed an offense."
In the Bṛhad-viṣṇu Purāṇa it is stated that one who considers mahā-prasāda to be equal to ordinary rice and dāl certainly commits a great offense. Ordinary edibles are touchable and untouchable, but there are no such dualistic considerations where prasāda is concerned. prasāda is transcendental, and there are no transformations or contaminations, just as there are no contaminations or transformations in the body of Lord Viṣṇu Himself. Thus even if one is a brāhmaṇa he is certain to be attacked by leprosy and bereft of all family members if he makes such dualistic considerations. Such an offender goes to hell, never to return. This is the injunction of the Bṛhad-viṣṇu Purāṇa.
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