twenty-two year old cousin of Srila Guru Maharaj guarded the mother
and new child at the time of Srila Guru Maharaj's appearance. At
that time in Hapaniya there were jackals, tigers, wolves, etc.
Srila Guru Maharaj grew up, these two had a debate, the cousin being
in favour of marriage, but Srila Guru Maharaj was not in favour.
of Srila Guru Maharaj's side of the debate was 'to every action
is an equal and opposite reaction,' so if you are the cause of the
birth of others, you must take birth again.
cousin had three sons, one in particular was very qualified and
courageous, but he had one bad habit: drink. Finally he died from
cousin's dear wife also died, and his other sons were not in favour
of their father.
Srila Guru Maharaj heard the news of the wife's death, he said that
we can go there to give him some nourishment. We accompanied Srila
Guru Maharaj and saw the courtesy of that man.
time the cousin mentioned their debate long ago about marriage and
non-marriage. He commented, "Now I am thinking non-marriage is good,
that you were right and I was wrong.... After getting the result,
now I understand."
Acharyya's wife was anti-Vaishnava, similarly Srila Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada's wife was like that.
Swami (the great commentator of Srimad-Bhagavatam) also was very
sad after marriage. His wife passed away while their son was only
six months old. He wanted to take sannyasa but could not.
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