1. Bogus: “I do not go out of Vrndavana”

    Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission — He practically did it, and He asked everyone to do it. Amara ajnaya guru hana tara ei desa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. “This is My order.” He could remain a big devotee at His home. He was very popular in Navadvipa, even when He was twenty years old. But still, He took sannyasa and went door to door, village to village, town to town in India, and He left His order, prthivite ache yata nagaradi-grama: “All over the world, as many towns and villages are there, this Krsna consciousness movement should be…”  [CB Antya-khanda 4.126]. Not that “We are big, big gosvamis and babajis. We do not go out of Vrndavana.” They say that “We do not go out of…” You are imitating them.

    Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that prthivite ache yata nagaradi-grama. And they have become very big Vaisnava: “No, I don’t go beyond the limits of Vrndavana.” What is this nonsense? Did Caitanya Mahaprabhu say like that, that “You do not go beyond the limits…”? A devotee, wherever he is, that is Vrndavana. That is Vrndavana. Tirtha-kurvanti tirthani. A devotee, a pure devotee, can make any hell a tirtha, a holy place. That is devotee. Tirthi-kurvanti tirthani.

    That is Caitanya Mahaprabhu. These are bogus, that “I do not go out of Vrndavana.” They are making Vrndavana limited. Vrndavana is not limited. Wherever there is Krsna, wherever there is Radha-Krsna temple, that is Vrndavana. That is Vrndavana. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He, once only, He went to Vrndavana. Does it mean He was not in Vrndavana?

    Srila Prabhupada; Arrival Talk — October 9, 1976, Aligarh