Antya-līlāChapter 18: Rescuing the Lord from the Sea

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 18.16-17

bhakta-premāra yata daśā, ye gati prakāra

yata duḥkha, yata sukha, yateka vikāra

kṛṣṇa tāhā samyak pāre jānite

bhakta-bhāva ańgīkare tāhā āsvādite

SYNONYMS

bhakta-premāra — of the ecstatic emotion of the devotee; yata — all; daśā — conditions; ye — which; gati prakāra — mode of progress; yata — all; duḥkha — unhappiness; yata — all; sukha — happiness; yateka — all; vikāra — transformation; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāhā — that; samyak — fully; pāre jānite — cannot understand; bhakta-bhāva — the mood of a devotee; ańgīkareHe accepts; tāhā — that; āsvāditeto taste.

TRANSLATION

Kṛṣṇa Himself cannot fully understand the conditions, the mode of progress, the happiness and unhappiness, and the moods of ecstatic love of His devotees. He therefore accepts the role of a devotee to taste these emotions fully.

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