Love is wonderfully above everything,
Mahaprabhu asked us to accept the
path of love, which means giving one's heart, one's
self. It is so powerful, nothing else can attract
He is very greedy to eat this love, this
prema. He lives on prema. He is the Lord of love.
That love has its inner existence; it is the inner existence
of all of us.
He is Love personified, and there
is a tinge within us also; and like 'birds of a feather', love likes love.
Once Mahaprabhu, at the time when He had
conquered and captured the Kazi, was leading the
sankirtan party and was feeling very tired. He came to Sridhar Pandit, the poor brahmana who used to
sell plantains in the market to somehow meagerly
earn his livelihood.
Sridhar Pandit had a well, and
nearby an iron pot which he used for drawing water.
Mahaprabhu began to drink water from the well
with that pot, which had been left outside. All the
devotees objected, "What are You doing? This pot is
always kept outside and is very dirty. We are
bringing a clean pot for Your drinking water!"
Mahaprabhu ignored them and continued drinking
water from that iron pot. He commented, "This is the
pot of My devotee Sridhar; it is purer than anything."
In Bhagavad-gita the Lord says:
api chet suduracharo, bhajate mam ananya-bhak
sadhur eva sa mantavyah, samyag vyavasito hi sah
"If a person is an unalloyed devotee who worships
having abandoned all other pursuits
based on exploitation and renunciation, even if he
commits some abominable action, he is to be considered
saintly. He is cent-per-cent pure, because his
endeavours are completely on My behalf and his
determination is fixed in that resolve."
This is because one who has really surrendered to
Krishna is accepted by Him as His own, and such a
surrendered soul should never be considered impure,