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Too Absorbed in Devotional Service To Hear Insults

Once some persons spoke ill about Guru Mahārāj, and that time Param Gurujī was sitting in his room and he could hear the ill words some persons were addressing to Gurudev.

Param Gurudev saw from a distance that our Gurudev was standing there. He thought, why are they speaking ill about him? He called Gurudev's name, but Gurudev was doing some service and he didn't hear him.

Then Param Gurudev sent one brahmachārī to get Gurudev.

He asked, "Why are those persons shouting at you?"

Gurudev said, "Who is shouting at me?"

Param Gurudev said, "Those persons who were fetching water, were they not shouting at you?"

Gurudev said, "I did not hear."

Param Gurudev said, "They were shouting so loudly, I could hear from my room, and you did not hear?”

Param Gurudev said, "He is so absorbed that they were shouting at him and he did not even hear. I am not worried about Kṛṣṇa Ballabh Brahmachāri, I am only worried about the other person who was shouting at him."

Some time in his childhood, someone would shout ill words at him. Gurudev would take his cloth and put it in front of him as if catching all those ill words. When the person had finished, he would throw them back to him, saying, "Take all your ill words."

—Suman Das (Delhi,) English translation by Prahlad Das

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