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CC Madhya 23.119


tabe sanātana prabhura caraṇe dhariyā
nivedana kare dante tṛṇa-guccha lañā


tabe — at that time; sanātana — Sanātana Gosvāmī; prabhura — of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; caraṇe dhariyā — catching the lotus feet; nivedana kare — submits a petition; dante — in the teeth; tṛṇa-guccha — a bunch of straw; lañā — taking.


Sanātana Gosvāmī then humbly accepted his position as lower than a piece of straw, and symbolically holding some straw in his mouth, he fell down, clasped the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and submitted the following petition.