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CC Ādi 17.144


dūra ha-ite āilā kājī māthā noyāiyā
kājīre vasāilā prabhu sammāna kariyā


dūra ha-ite — from a distant place; āilā — came; kājī — the Kazi; māthā — head; noyāiyā — bowed down; kājīre — unto the Kazi; vasāilā — gave a seat; prabhu — the Lord; sammāna — respect; kariyā — offering.


When the Kazi came, his head bowed down, the Lord gave him proper respect and a seat.


Some of the men in Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s civil disobedience movement were agitated because they could not control their minds. But the Lord was thoroughly peaceful, sober and unagitated. Therefore when the Kazi came down to see Him, the Lord offered him proper respect and a seat because he was a respectable government officer. Thus the Lord taught us by His personal behavior. In pushing on our saṅkīrtana movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, we might have to face difficult days, but we should always follow in the footsteps of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and do the needful according to the time and circumstances.