Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Govinda Dasa

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Caitanya Mahaprabhu after taking His lunch would rest for a while and Govinda was daily massaging His feet.
So one day Caitanya Mahaprabhu fell asleep very soon and keeping His head on the threshold.
While He was sleeping, Govinda came crossing the body of Caitanya and massaged His Feet. But he was sitting there, so when Caitanya Mahaprabhu was awake He saw that Govinda was sitting there although it was too late.
He inquired,
“Govinda, you have not taken your Prasadam, you are sitting here?”
He replied,
“Yes, I shall go now to take Prasadam.”
Caitanya Mahaprabhu inquired,
“Why so late?”
He replied, “I could not go on the other side because You were lying on the threshold.”
Caitanya Mahaprabhu said,
“How did you come in?”
He flatly replied,
“By crossing You.”
Then He inquired,
“Why did you not go out by crossing Me?”
Govinda said,
“That I cannot do. I came crossing You inside the room for Your service, but I cannot go out crossing You for taking my lunch. That would be for my sense gratification.”

 

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