THE FEAST OF THE RENUNCIATE
FROM THE LIFE OF SRILA KISHOR DAS BABAJI
Once, on the day before the disappearance of Srila Sanatana Goswami, Srila Gour Kishor Das Babaji Maharaja called one devotee and said, “Tomorrow is Srila Sanatana Goswami’s disappearance and we will have a grand festival. In Nabadwip, none of the Goswamis (temple proprietors) observe this festival.”
The devotee then said, “How will we be able to bring all of the things here which are necessary for the feast?”
Srila Babaji Maharaja answered, “You don’t have to go anywhere or say anything. Tomorrow we will simply not eat even once and we will only chant Hare Krishna. That will be our festival!”·
Translated by Vyankata dasa Brahmacari from Anaran Prabhura Katha, a collection of articles written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad
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