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- After all, he said, "Gopinatha Pattanayaka is your faithful servant. To condemn a servant to death is not good behavior"
- After hearing this explanation, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied with affectionate anger. "Gopinatha Pattanayaka does not want to pay the King the money that is due," the Lord said. "How then is the King at fault in punishing him"
- After offering obeisances to Kasi Misra, the King returned to his palace and called for both Gopinatha and the eldest prince
- After this, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu saved Gopinatha Pattanayaka, the younger brother of Ramananda Raya, from being condemned to death by the King
- Because he is mad after sense gratification, the Lord said, 'he acts as a government servant but spends the government's revenue for various sinful activities'
- Because of my intimate relationship with them, I have absolved Gopinatha Pattanayaka of all his debts. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu does not know this fact. Whatever I have done is because of my intimate relationship with the family of Bhavananda Raya
- Bhavananda Raya and his entire family are your servants. Therefore it is quite fitting for You to save the son of Bhavananda Raya
- By the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Gopinatha Pattanayaka could understand that the material benefits he had achieved were not the ultimate result of meditating upon His lotus feet
- Go personally to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and keep Him at Jagannatha Puri with great attention. I shall excuse Gopinatha Pattanayaka from all his debts
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka achieved the result of kingly opulence due to but a glimpse of the Lord's mercy. Therefore no one can calculate the full value of His mercy
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka criticized the prince. He was unafraid of the prince because the King was very kind toward him
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka is a good gentleman. He does not desire material benefits from You
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka is a pure devotee who worships You only for Your satisfaction. He does not care about his personal happiness or distress, for that is the business of a materialist
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka is in charge of collecting money on behalf of the government, but he misappropriates it. Not fearing the King, he squanders it to see dancing girls
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka replied, 'There is no money I can immediately give you in cash. Please give me time. Gradually I shall purchase and sell my gross goods and in this way fill your treasury'
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka said, 'My horses never turn their necks or look upward. Therefore the price for them should not be reduced'
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka was lifted onto the canga to be killed, and all his money was taken away, but instead his debts were excused, and he was appointed collector in the same place
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka would collect some and pay some, spending it at will, but I would not consider this very seriously. This time, however, he was put into trouble because of a misunderstanding with the prince
- Gopinatha Pattanayaka, his head covered with the silken wrapper, fell at the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and described in detail the King's mercy toward him
- Haricandana then returned and informed the prince of the King's desire, and immediately Gopinatha Pattanayaka was taken down from the canga
- Having been appointed collector, Gopinatha, in the same way, also generally spends 200,000 to 400,000 kahanas as he likes
- He does not pay the revenue to the King, but he wants My help for release. This is a greatly sinful affair. I cannot tolerate it here
- He said, "The King has excused me for the balance due. He has reappointed me to my post by honoring me with this silken cloth and has doubled my salary"
- He served in the place known as Malajathya Dandapata, soliciting and collecting money there and depositing it in the government treasury
- He sneered at Purusottama Jana. Therefore the prince tried to scare him as a punishment
- Hearing about this, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was extremely sorry at heart, and in anger He chastised Gopinatha Pattanayaka
- Hearing this criticism, the prince became very angry. Going before the King, he made some false allegations against Gopinatha Pattanayaka
- His only fault is that he owes some money to the government. If he is killed, however, what profit will there be? The government will be the loser, for it will not get the money
- I have simply described the chastisement of Gopinatha Pattanayaka and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's indifference. But the deep meaning of this behavior is very difficult to understand
- I shall gradually pay the balance as I can. Without consideration, however, you were going to take my life. What can I say
- I was lifted upon the canga to be killed, but instead I was honored with this silken cloth. This is all Your mercy
- In the Ninth Chapter is a description of how Gopinatha Pattanayaka was delivered and how the people of the three worlds were able to see Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
- Indeed, when all the devotees had requested the Lord to bestow His mercy upon Gopinatha Pattanayaka, the Lord had replied that He could do nothing
- It is not Gopinatha who sent all those men so that You would release him from his plight. Rather, his friends and servants, seeing his distressed condition, informed You because they all knew that Gopinatha is a soul surrendered unto You
- It was not the desire of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu that Gopinatha Pattanayaka be excused of his debt to the government, nor was it His desire that his salary be doubled or that he be reappointed collector at the same place
- On one hand Gopinatha Pattanayaka was unable to clear his debt even by selling all his possessions, but on the other his salary was doubled, and he was honored with the silken wrapper
- On the canga I began meditating upon Your lotus feet, and the power of that remembrance has yielded all these results
- Once when he deposited the collection, however, a balance of 200,000 kahanas of conchshells was due from him. Therefore the King demanded this sum
- Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave so much to Gopinatha Pattanayaka without directly making requests of either Kasi Misra or the King
- Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "If you all adopt the renounced order and lose interest in dealing with pounds, shillings and pence, who will take charge of maintaining your large family"
- The bada-jana has placed swords beneath the platform, they said, "and will throw Gopinatha upon them. O Lord, only if You protect him will he be saved"
- The King answered in surprise, "I did not know about all this. Why should his life be taken? I only want the money from him"
- The King replied, "I had no desire to give pain to Gopinatha Pattanayaka and his family, nor did I know about his being lifted onto the canga to be thrown on the swords and killed"
- The King said, "I shall absolve Gopinatha Pattanayaka of all his debts, but don't speak of this to the Lord. Simply let Him know that all the family members of Bhavananda Raya, including Gopinatha Pattanayaka, are naturally my dear friends"
- The King told Gopinatha Pattanayaka, "You are excused for all the money you owe the treasury, and the place known as Malajathya Dandapata is again given to you for collections"
- The King wanted his revenue paid and did not want to enforce punishment. Therefore the King is certainly very religious. But Gopinatha Pattanayaka is a great cheat
- The prince, however, purposely gave a reduced estimate for the value of the horses. When Gopinatha Pattanayaka heard the price quoted, he was very angry
- Then another person came with the news that Gopinatha had already been set up to be thrown upon the points of the swords
- Then he was told that the King demanded the money due him and asked what means he would adopt to pay it. "Kindly take my horses," he replied, "for a proper price"
- Then the government took all the horses for a proper price, a time was set for payment of the balance, and Gopinatha Pattanayaka was released
- They said, "Gopinatha Pattanayaka, the brother of Ramananda Raya, has always been a treasurer for the government"
- This Gopinatha Pattanayaka, he said, 'is unwilling to pay the money due. Instead, he is squandering it under some pretext. If you issue an order, I can put him on the canga and thus realize the money'
- Thus the prince went back, raised Gopinatha Pattanayaka onto the platform of the canga and spread swords below upon which to throw him
- When Gopinatha Pattanayaka was lifted onto the canga, he said, "all his servants went to inform Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu"
- When Gopinatha Pattanayaka's servant went to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and informed the Lord of his plight, the Lord was somewhat agitated and dissatisfied
- When King Prataparudra heard all these details, he felt great pain in his mind. "I shall give up all that is due from Gopinatha Pattanayaka," he said, "if Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will stay here at Jagannatha Puri"
- When the King put Gopinatha Pattanayaka on the canga, messengers came four times to inform Me about the incident
- Whether or not one understands it, if one hears of this incident concerning the activities of Gopinatha Pattanayaka and Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's causeless mercy upon him, certainly he will be promoted to the platform of ecstatic love for the Lord