suni' kichu mahaprabhu duhkha prakasila
isat krodha kari' kichu kahite lagila
suni'-hearing this; kichu—some; mahaprabhu—Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; duhkha—unhappiness; prakasila—expressed; isat—little; krodha—anger; kari'-showing; kichu—something; kahite—to speak; lagila—began.
After hearing the story about how His staff had been broken, the Lord expressed a little sadness and, displaying a bit of anger, began to speak as follows.
Sri Nityananda Prabhu considered Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's acceptance of sannyasa to be useless. He therefore relieved the Lord of the trouble of carrying the staff. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu expressed anger because He wanted to teach all other sannyasis that they should not give up the staff before attaining the platform of paramahamsa. Seeing that the regulative principles could be slackened by such action, Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to carry the staff personally. However, Nityananda broke it. For this reason Caitanya Mahaprabhu displayed a little anger. It is said in the Bhagavad-gita (3.21), yad yad acarati sresthas tat tad evetaro janah: Whatever great people do, others follow. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to follow the Vedic principles strictly in order to save inexperienced neophytes who try to imitate paramahamsas.
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