Ādi-līlāChapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.75

garuḍa paṇḍita laya śrīnāma-mańgala

nāma-bale viṣa yāńre karila bala

SYNONYMS

garuḍa paṇḍitaGaruḍa Paṇḍita; laya — takes; śrī-nāma-mańgala — the auspicious Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra; nāma-bale — by the strength of this chanting; viṣa — poison; yāńre — whom; — did not; karila — affect; bala — strength.

TRANSLATION

Garuḍa Paṇḍita, the thirty-seventh branch of the tree, always engaged in chanting the auspicious name of the Lord. Because of the strength of this chanting, even the effects of poison could not touch him.

PURPORT

Garuḍa Paṇḍita was once bitten by a poisonous snake, but the snake's poison could not affect him because of his chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra.

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