Poet Chandidas’s best friend Nakul Thakur, who was also a brahmin, tried his best to make Chandidas see reason. He said –
“shuno chandidas bhai,
kutumber dol oti mohabol sakal sabhate chai.
tomar barike jodi keho gelo se jodi na khallo ghore,
tobe she bishom hoilo kemon kutumbe gonjaaiya mare.
je jono onchito se jodi beshtito kutumbo lokete bhoje,
tahar byabhar sakaler ghore se jon lokete puje.
tumi eno jon sakale uttam dwijo kule upadan,
kutumbo sakale bigna mate bole bidyate abhiram.
ami se tomar tumi se amar kriya bidya marge hoi,
e ghor samsare bolibe amare apona koriya loi.
sri guru charan jaar dridha mon pireeti hoilo taay,
nakul sangete chandidas sathe dujone bichar jaay.”
Meaning – “Listen brother Chandidas, our community is very strong. If soemone goes to your house and does not eat there, then it will spell doom on you. That person is blessed who is surrounded by his friends and family. He is truly happy. If you keep good connection with everybody you will be worshiped.
As it is, you are the best of brahmins and an exemplary member of our community. Everybody eulogises you and says that you are the most delightful of all scholars.
Look Chandidas, I am telling you all this because I love you, and I do not discriminate between you and me. Both of us are soulmates in this path of education. In this terrible world, I am your very own well-wisher. How on earth, can one whose heart is firmly fixed on the lotus-feet of his spiritual master, ever fall in love? Yes, how indeed? This is exactly what Chandidas would like to discuss with his friend Nakul.”