Ādi-līlāChapter 12: The Expansions of Advaita Ācārya and Gadādhara Paṇḍita

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 12.52

loka-lajjā haya, dharma-kīrti haya hāni

aiche karma kariha kabhu ihā jāni'

SYNONYMS

loka-lajjā — unpopularity; haya — becomes; dharma — religion; kīrti — reputation; haya — becomes; hāni — damaged; aiche — such; karma — work; do not; kariha — execute; kabhu — ever; ihā — this; jāni' — knowing.

TRANSLATION

"Thus one becomes unpopular in the eyes of the people in general, for this damages his religiosity and fame. A Vaiṣṇava, especially one who acts as a spiritual master, must not act in such a way. One should always be conscious of this fact."

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