Inspired by a lizard, Sridhara Swami takes sannyasa
Posted on October 16, 2015
Sridhara Svami was a great devotee, so he was thinking of taking sannyasa. So he was contemplating that "I shall now leave my home and take sannyasa." So in the meantime, his wife became pregnant. Then he thought that "I was thinking like that. Anyway, this has happened, and if I take sannyasa now, what people will say, that 'His wife is pregnant and he has taken sannyasa, he has gone out of home.'" So he waited, the child was born, and the mother died. [laughing] Then he thought, "I do not know what Krsna desires. Who will take care of this child, motherless child?" So that he was thinking very deeply. One lizard dropped before him, one small child lizard. Mean, gave birth to a child this small, and the small lizard was staying, and immediately small ant came before the mouth of that small lizard, and he ate. Then Sridhara Svami thought, "The every arrangement is there. Why I am thinking of this and that?" Immediately went away. Actually, that is the position. The actual care is taken by Krsna, eko yo bahunam vidadhati kaman, nityo nityanam cetanas cetananam [Katha Upanisad 2.2.13]. He is taking care of everyone.
(Srila Prabhupada, February 6, 1974, Vrndavana)