Nityananda Prabhu’s benevolent nature

At first Nityananda Prabhu and Haridas Thakur started preaching to gentle families without any problems, but then they saw Jagai and Madhai in the road. Jagai and Madhai were prestigious in the city as local administrators of the government, but they were men of very bad character. They were always drinking, eating meat, and doing many wrong things. That day they were drinking in the road in front of everyone. Nityananda Prabhu had a desperate mood, and when He saw Jagai and Madhai seated in the road drinking wine, Nityananda Prabhu told Haridas, «These are the perfect persons to purify with Hari-nam-sankirtan.»

Haridas Thakur was a wise man. He said, «Don’t go there! The whole world is open for You. Why are You going to them? You can preach Mahaprabhu’s conception to everyone. Leave them. They are very bad.»

Nityananda Prabhu said, «They are a perfect target. I must rescue them. Then Mahaprabhu’s glory will be more exalted all over the world.»

Haridas was also a little aged. He said, «You can go, but I won’t go. If they will chastise You, You may be able to run away, but I cannot run. So it will be dangerous for me. It is not necessary to go there.» He was testing the mind of Nityananda Prabhu, but Nityananda Prabhu said, «No, this is a first class opportunity for showing the quality of Mahaprabhu’s mercy. You must go with Me.»

Then they went to Jagai and Madhai and said, «O Jagai! O Madhai! You are doing so many things, but if you chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra, you will be rescued.»

Jagai and Madhai were drunk. They threatened Nityananda and Haridas, «Oh, You are sannyasis, and You have come here to teach us? We shall teach You! Get out of here. You are nonsense persons. Otherwise we will kill You!» Nityananda again approached them, but they came to beat Nityananda and Haridas. Haridas Thakur couldn’t run away, but he tried. The drunken Jagai and Madhai were unable to run properly, so Nityananda and Haridas got away by some means. Nityananda and Haridas came back, and Haridas reported to Mahaprabhu, «Today somehow I saved my life, but I will not go out again with that pagal (crazy) Nityananda!» Mahaprabhu smiled to hear their report knowing what was to come.