THAT PURE LOVE FOR GOD

IN the course of his pilgrimage through the southern parts of India, Sri Chaitanya Deva came across a certain devotee who was in tears all the while a pundit was reading from the Gita. Now this devotee knew not even a single word of the Gita. On being asked why He shed tears, he replied, "It is indeed true that I do not know a word of the Gita. But all the while it was being read, 1 could not help seeing with my inner eye the beautiful form of my Lord Sri Krishna seated before Arjuna in a chariot in the field of Kurukshetra, and giving out all those sublime thoughts embodied in the Gita. This it was that filled my eyes with tears of joy and love."

This man who knew not letters, had the highest Knowledge, for he had pure love for God and could realize Him. (87)