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CC Ādi 17.130

Text

prabhu ājñā dila — yāha karaha kīrtana
muñi saṁhārimu āji sakala yavana

Synonyms

prabhu — the Lord; ājñā dila — ordered; yāha — go; karaha — and perform; kīrtanasaṅkīrtana, chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra; muñi — I; saṁhārimu — shall kill; āji — today; sakala — all; yavana — the Muslims.

Translation

Lord Caitanya ordered, “Go perform saṅkīrtana! Today I shall kill all the Muslims!”

Purport

Gandhi is known for having started the movement of nonviolent civil disobedience in India, but about five hundred years before him, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu started His movement of nonviolent civil disobedience to the order of Chand Kazi. It is not necessary to commit violence to stop the opposition from hindering a movement, for one can kill their demoniac behavior with reason and argument. Following in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, whenever there are obstacles the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement should kill the opposition with reason and argument and thus stop their demoniac behavior. If we became violent in every case, it would be difficult for us to manage our affairs. We should therefore follow in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, who disobeyed the order of Chand Kazi but subdued him with reason and argument.