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Radhanath Swami on Vishnupriya’s grief

on June 14, 2014 in Mayapur Articles with 11 Comments

Vishnupriya, the wife of the Lord, the daughter of Sanatana Mishra, she was at her father’s house and she happened to hear these rumors about Lord Gaurasundar taking sannyasa. So she rushed back to the house of Saci Devi, and she saw the lamentable, pitiable condition of her mother-in- law Saci Devi. She went into the room and she found Nimai. She went to the foot of His bed and with her tender lotus like hands she massaged Nimai’s lotus feet. Tears were pouring from her eyes. In her heart she was feeling that, “Is it right, there is so much suffering, all over the world and I alone am enjoying unlimited unending happiness. Is that right”? But the thought of not having her husband was unbearable. She was gazing at His beautiful moon like face as He was sleeping. Tears were showering from her lotus like eyes and they fell on the lotus feet of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Lord woke up and said, “Vishnupriya, why are you sad, Why are you crying? I am here”.

Vishunupriya said that, “I have heard that you are going to take sannyasa, and you are going to leave home, this is crushing my heart.” She felt like giving up her life. She said, “If You leave me everything will be finished.” Then she expressed her concern for Saci mata.

With deep affection Lord Caitanya spoke to her, “He told her that in this world everything is temporary. By the arrangement of the supreme Lord we have relationships and by the arrangement of destiny those relationships are inevitably broken, that is the nature of this world. The only eternal truths are Krishna and the Vaishnavas. Krishna is the soul of all souls. Your name is Vishnupriya, very dear to Lord Vishnu, worship Lord Krishna, chant Krishna’s name and always be in the association of devotes.”

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu manifested a four handed Narayana form to Vishnupriya and she saw that form and realized that, “He is the Lord of my life, He is the Paramatma dwelling in my heart.”

Still her love overpowered her and she spoke, “My dear Gauranga, please do not be cruel to Saci Devi. If You leave Your mother not only will she be totally devastated, but people will speak ill of You. I can understand now that I am an obstacle on your spiritual progress. I promise You that from this day on, I will go to live with my father. You will never see me again. Or I will drink poison and take my life, if I am obstruction to you.”

“Please understand My Mission. Do not be selfish. Throughout the world humanity is suffering. I am taking sannyasa to give them the joy of Krishna Consciousnes.

Lord Caitanya told Vishnupriya, “Please understand My Mission. Do not be selfish. Throughout the world humanity is suffering. I am taking sannyasa to give them the joy of Krishna Consciousness. Give me permission to do so. I will promise you, whenever you chant my names you will see Me personally within your heart, that is My love for you and that is your love for Me.”

Vishnupriya said to the Lord, “My Lord, you are the independent Lord of all. According to your sweet will, please do whatever pleases you. I will not obstruct you.”

Radhanath Swami



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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    What sacrifice! Vishnupriya gave up the Lord for the benefit of humanity. All the Lord’s pastimes are so transcendental and inconceivable too!

  • nkd

    Sacrifice is one of the oppulences, mundane people may not realise, but, Lord exhibits it to the fullest!!!

  • nkd

    Also for all the associates of Lord Gauranga-Gauranger bhakta gane vairagya pradhan!!

  • Aishwarya

    Unimaginable sacrifice of Lord Chaitanya, Vishnupriya devi, Saci mata and all the devotees of Lord for the benefit of the entire world.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing it!

  • Pradeep Iyer

    Radhanath Swami has an excellent team of lifestyle counselor’s for couples…..they are good….

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Vishnupriya’s sacrifice is incomparable. If we can sacrifice even a drop of what she did, we can perfect our lives.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Such a great sacrifice from Vishnupriya due to which whole world is benefited.

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    We are so much indebted to the sacrifice made by Sachi mata and Vishnupriya ….! Heart touching pastimes…!

  • Piyush Singh

    Such heart melting situation for mother Vishnupriya. It is really very painful to see our near ones go away and in this case we should try to imagine tat how tough and painful it might have been to give up the association of Supreme Personality of Godhead. Her surrender and service attitude is amazing and so is the narration by HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Onkar Deshpande

    i have no words to describe the grief of mother vishnupriya ! For rest of her life she lived in separation from Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu !!! The description done by HH Radhanath swami Maharaj is completely heart touching ! Thank You Maharaj