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CC Adi 10.145

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 145

kṛṣṇadāsa nāma śuddha kulīna brāhmaṇa
yāre saṅge laiyā kailā dakṣiṇa gamana


kṛṣṇadāsa—Kṛṣṇadāsa; nāma—named; śuddha—pure; kulīna—respectable; brāhmaṇa—the brāhmaṇa; yāre—whom; saṅge—with; laiyā—taking; kailā—did; dakṣiṇa—southern India; gamana—touring.


The twenty-second devotee, Kṛṣṇadāsa, was born of a pure and respectable brāhmaṇa family. While touring southern India, Lord Caitanya took Kṛṣṇadāsa with Him.


Kṛṣṇadāsa is described in the Madhya-līlā, chapters Seven and Nine. He went with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu to carry His waterpot. In the Malabar state, members of the Bhaṭṭathāri cult tried to captivate Kṛṣṇadāsa by supplying a woman to seduce him, but although Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saved him from being harmed, when they returned to Jagannātha Purī He ordered that Kṛṣṇadāsa remain separate from Him, for the Lord was never favorably disposed toward an associate who was attracted by a woman. Thus Kṛṣṇadāsa lost the personal association of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.