Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura, in his previous life, he elevated himself to the loving stage of Kṛṣṇa. Not exactly; just previous, bhāva. It is called bhāva, ecstasy. But some way or other, he could not finish. So according to the instruction of Bhagavad-gītā, he was given birth to a nice brahmin family.
(aside) You can call that Bengali lady. She can hear.
So very rich. Śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe (BG 6.41), in that way.
Rich family, at the same time, brāhmaṇa family.
But richness, generally, sometimes glide down to wine, women and intoxication. So by bad company he became woman-hunter, prostitute-hunter. So he was too much addicted to one woman, Cintāmaṇi. So his father died, and he was . . . he did not marry. In your country it is called girlfriend, and in our country it is called prostitute. So he was that about that prostitute, Cintāmaṇi. So he was performing the rituals, but he was thinking of his girlfriend, that Cintāmaṇi, "When I shall go there?" Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura? Yes. So he asked his servants, "Give me some food. I shall go to Cintāmaṇi."
So anyway, he performed . . . did not perform; his mind was there. He took some nice foodstuff, and when he went, there was a big river, and it was raining heavily, and the river was flooded. So he thought, "How shall I go the other side?" So one dead body was floating. So he thought, "It is a log," and he took the help of the log and went the other side. And it was heavily raining. And then, when he reached that Cintāmaṇi's home, he saw the door is locked already. Blocked.
So he jumped over the wall, taking the tail of a serpent, and when he reached inside, he knocked the door, and Cintāmaṇi was astonished, "How did you come? So heavy rain. You had to cross the river." He said everything that, "Oh, I cannot stay without you." So she was much inquisitive, "How did you come? How did you jump over this wall?" And so he showed everything, that there was a big snake, and so he thought it as rope and jumped it. And then, when he went to the riverside, he saw that was a dead body.
So at that time Cintāmaṇi thought, "Oh, this man is so much addicted to me." So she told, "Oh, this much attraction if you would have with Kṛṣṇa, oh, how nice your life would have been." So immediately he came to his senses, because he was lifted to that position in his previous life.