Please Accept My Humble Obeisances.All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.Hare KrsnaI have been reading the past times of Lord Nityananda Prabhuji. While reading the offenses of Jagai and Madai, I got very angry that they hit our Divine Lord with an earthen pot.I know Sriman Mahaprabhu was very merciful to them because of the mercy of Lord Nityananda, but I still feel angry. It is like someone striking the spiritual master. I find this very disturbing, because we as Vaisnavas are to be peaceful.I do not mean to offend any devotees (including Jagai and Madai because they are mentioned in the Lords lila). I was just asking if anyone else felt the same way when reading this exerpt.Hari Bol!Your Servant,David
His divine grace, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, has given explanations of the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in a few books such as the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Chaitanya Caritamrta. The quotes below
should help in understanding the reasons behind such events.
From Srimad Bhagavatam, First Canto:
"Once Nityananda Prabhu and Srila Haridasa Thakura were walking down a main road, and on the
way they saw a roaring crowd assembled. Upon inquiring from passers-by, they understood that
two brothers, named Jagai and Madhai, were creating a public disturbance in a drunken state. They
also heard that these two brothers were born in a respectable brahmana family, but because of low association they had turned into debauchees of the worst type. They were not only drunkards but also meat-eaters, womanhunters,
dacoits and sinners of all description. Srila Nityananda Prabhu heard all of these stories and decided that these two fallen souls must be the first to be delivered. If they were delivered from their sinful life, then the good name of Lord Caitanya would be even still more glorified. Thinking in this way, Nityananda Prabhu and Haridasa pushed
their way through the crowd and asked the two brothers to chant the holy name of Lord Hari. The drunken brothers became enraged upon this request and attacked Nityananda Prabhu with filthy language. Both brothers chased
them a considerable distance. In the evening the report of the preaching work was submitted to the Lord, and He was glad to learn that Nityananda and Haridasa had attempted to deliver such a stupid pair of fellows."
The next day Nityananda Prabhu went to see the brothers, and as soon as He approached them one of them threw a piece of earthen pot at Him. This struck Him on the forehead, and immediately blood began to flow. But
Nityananda Prabhu was so kind that instead of protesting this heinous act, He said, "It does not matter that you have thrown this stone at Me. I still request you to chant the holy name of Lord Hari."
"One of the brothers, Jagai, was astonished to see this behavior of Nityananda Prabhu, and he at once fell down at His feet and asked Him to pardon his sinful brother. When Madhai again attempted to hurt Nityananda Prabhu, Jagai stopped him and implored him to fall down at His feet. In the meantime the news of Nityananda's injury reached the Lord, who at once hurried to the spot in a fiery and angry mood. The Lord immediately invoked His Sudarsana cakra (the Lord's ultimate weapon, shaped like a wheel) to kill the sinners, but Nityananda Prabhu reminded Him of His
mission. The mission of the Lord was to deliver the hopelessly fallen souls of Kali-yuga, and the brothers Jagai and Madhai were typical examples of these fallen souls. Ninety percent of the population of this age resembles these brothers, despite high birth and mundane respectability."
"There are a number of instructive points to he observed in this incident of the two brothers. In this Kali-yuga practically all people are of the quality of Jagai and Madhai. If they want to be relieved from
the reactions of their misdeeds, they must take shelter of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and after spiritual initiation thus refrain from those things which are prohibited in the sastras. The prohibitory rules are dealt with
in the Lord's teachings to Srila Rupa Gosvami."
Every living being is serving the dictates of desire, anger, lust, illusion, insanity and enviousness--all materially affected. But even while executing such dictations of different temperaments, he is perpetually
From Srimad Bhagavatam, Third Canto:
The face of anger is the same whether exhibited due to ignorance or knowledge. Although Brahma tried to curb his anger, he could not do so, even though he is the supreme being. Such anger in its true color came
from between the eyebrows of Brahma as Rudra, in a mixed color of blue (ignorance) and red (passion), because anger is the product of passion and ignorance. Rudra was advised by Brahma to perform penance as an example to his
sons and followers that penance is necessary for attaining the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In Bhagavad-gita it is said that the common mass of people follow the path shown by an authority. Thus Brahma,
disgusted with the Rudra generations and afraid of being devoured by the increase of population, asked Rudra to stop producing such an unwanted generation and take to penance for attaining the favor of the Supreme Lord.
"Without devotional service to the Lord one cannot make progress in any department of activity, although the path of
devotional service is always independent of anything material. Only the transcendental loving service of the Lord can deliver the real goal of life, and thus the service rendered by Sriman Narada Muni is the highest
among all the sons of Brahma."