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The Lila of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Two Thieves

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One day Nimai was playing just outside the house when two thieves came. They thought to themselves: "Oh this child is wearing beautiful jewelry! Let's take Him along with us and steal all His jewelry."

No one was around at the time, so the thieves made use of the opportunity.

They gave Nimai some sweets to gain His trust and then one of the thieves took the Lord on his shoulders.

They wanted to take the Lord deep into the woods. They thought they could secretly take the child with them without anyone noticing them.

But Nimai used His special energy and let them go astray. Instead of going deep into the forest, Nimai made them go in circles until finally they ended up where they had started -- back at the house of Nimai.

When the thieves noticed they had gone in a circle, they became very afraid. "What is happening?" They thought to themselves. They heard the voices of Nimai's parents and others, who had started looking for Him. The thieves decided to put the Lord down, and they ran off as fast as they could.

Some of the neighbours found Nimai and they quickly brought Him to Mother Sachi. She had been very, very worried about her son. When she was finally able to hold Him in her arms again she was extremely happy.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ki jaya!

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