Nimai and Murari pandit pastime
- Nimai pees on Muraris eating
Nimai Spoils Murari’s Lunch
Adapted from Srila Lochan Das Thakur’s
Ādi-khaṇḍa, Bālya-līlā, texts
One day, the
learned scholar and physician Murari Gupta visited Nabadwip,
accompanied by his followers. While walking down the road, they
were discussing yoga-sāstras. The young boy Nimai, walking
directly behind Murari Gupta, began mimicking Murari’s
way of speaking. Murari noticed this from the corner of his
eyes but continued speaking to his followers.
Nimai and his
friends then increased their mocking of Murari by exactly imitating
both his walking style and hand-gestures. Finally, Murari became
furious and rebuked Nimai, "Who says that this boy is
well-behaved? I recognize him. He is the son of Jagannath Mishra.
Everywhere I have heard his glories. His name is Nimai."
Hearing his words, out of kindness to his devotee Murari Gupta,
Lord Gaurahari became angry. Knitting his eyebrows, the eloquent
young boy said, "When you take your meal I will teach
you something." Bewildered by this oblique statement,
Murari returned to his residence. He became absorbed in his
domestic activities and forgot about the incident. At noon he
sat down to peacefully take his meal.
Hari clad himself in opulent garments, wrapped a sash around
his waist, tied his hair in a triple topknot, and placed a string
of tulasī beads and a strand of large pearls around his
neck. He anointed his eyes with black kajjala, and decorated
his body with glistening golden ornaments. Then, carrying lādus
made of condensed milk in his hand, Viswambhar entered the house
of the king of doctors and, with a thunderous voice, called
out, "Murari!" Hearing that sound, Murari remembered
what Nimai had said earlier. Feeling a bit surprised, Murari
said, "What are you doing here?" Nimai replied,
"Oh, don’t get up. It’s only I. Carry on with
As Murari Gupta
became absorbed in eating, Nimai slowly moved closer. Then,
suddenly, he began passing urine on Murari’s plate. "Ah!
Ah! What are you doing? Shame, shame on you," Murari cried
as he jumped up. Gaura Ray began clapping his hands and dancing.
He gleefully said to Murari:"Giving up the path of bhakti,
you have adopted the path of yoga and move about making funny
gestures. Give up karma and jnana, and just worship Krishna
with all your heart! Become a rasika-bhakta, expert in tasting
transcendental bliss. One who is attached to material things
can’t do kṛṣṇa-bhajana, and his consciousness
remains low and impure.
Hari is supremely merciful. Not only does he possess all powers
but he is the father of all souls and from him the eternal Brahman
is manifested. He is the treasure and very life of the gopīs
of Vrindavan. Why do you not dedicate your life to worshiping
him?" After saying this, the golden jewel, Gaurahari,
suddenly vanished. Murari Gupta couldn’t find him anywhere.
Again and again
in his heart, Murari thought,"Sachi’s son is the
Supreme Lord himself!" Thinking in this way, Murari Gupta
hurriedly left his house. Due to being overwhelmed with joy,
he couldn’t walk properly. Somehow he arrived at the house
of Jagannath Mishra. There he found Jagannath Mishra and Sachidevi
caressing, kissing, and speaking affectionately to their son
Nimai. They told him, "You are the nectarean treasure
of our lives. Whatever sufferings we experience, we forget all
of them as soon as we gaze at the moon of your face."
was overcome with bliss. Although Jagannath and Sachidevi welcomed
him, Murari didn’t say a word. He only gazed at the beautiful
face of Gaurachandra.
From his head
to his feet, the hairs of his body stood erect. Streams of tears
flowed from his eyes, drenching his body. His voice faltered,
and his eyes reddened like the rising sun. He fell like a stick
before Gauranga’s feet, again and again bowing before
him. Acting as if he didn’t understand what Murari was
doing, Viswambhar climbed up on his mother’s lap. Sachimata
then spoke to the elder and respected Murari Gupta, "Murari,
please bless our son. Did he do something to offend you? Everyone
knows that you are one of the best doctors. Please tell me what
offense our son has committed. Let any suffering come to us,
but give us the blessing that our son may live forever."
Speaking these words, Sachidevi and Jagannath humbly held Murari’s
hand and bowed before him. Smiling, Murari Gupta said, "Your
son Viswambhar is the master of the master of all the demigods.
In the future, the boy that you are raising will reveal his
true identity to you. You are the most fortunate parents in
the world. Take care of him and protect him. Remember my words,
your Viswambhar is actually the Supreme Lord." After saying
this, Murari quickly left the house of Jagannath Mishra.
His heart bursting
with bliss, Murari went to visit Adwaita Acharya, the universal
teacher and reservoir of bhakti. Falling at his feet, Murari
said, "You are the greatest devotee. You are a wish-fulfilling
tree that can fulfill all desires. I just saw a most wonderful
boy in the home of Jagannath Mishra. His name is Nimai Pandit
Viswambhar. He is totally transcendental to this material world.
Yet, he plays happily with his friends just like an ordinary
this, Adwaita Acharya, the jewel among the brahmins, made a
great roaring sound, while on every limb of his body his hairs
stood erect. Adwaita said, "Murari, listen! This is a
great secret. Nimai Pandit is the Supreme Lord, the reservoir
of all rasas and the embodiment of transcendental beauty."
Then Adwaita Acharya and Murari Gupta joyfully embraced and