Antya-līlāChapter 16: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Tastes Nectar from the Lips of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 16.129

śuṣka bāńśera lāṭhikhāna, eta kare apamāna,

ei daśā karila, gosāñi

sahi' ki karite pāri, tāhe rahi mauna dhari',

corāra māke ḍāki' kāndite nāi

SYNONYMS

śuṣka — dry; bāńśera — of bamboo; lāṭhi-khānaa stick; eta — this; kare apamāna — insults; ei — this; daśā — condition; karilamade; gosāñi — the master; sahi' — not tolerating; ki — what; karite pāri — can we do; tāhe — at that time; rahi — we remain; mauna dhari' — keeping silent; corāra — of a thief; māke — for the mother; ḍāki' — calling; kānditeto cry; nāi — is not possible.

TRANSLATION

"This flute is nothing but a dry stick of bamboo, but it becomes our master and insults us in so many ways that it forces us into a predicament. What can we do but tolerate it? The mother of a thief cannot cry loudly for justice when the thief is punished. Therefore we simply remain silent.

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