Ādi-līlāChapter 15: The Lord's Paugaṇḍa-līlā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 15.22

ei mata nānā līlā kare gaurahari

ki kāraṇe līlā, — ihā bujhite pāri

SYNONYMS

ei matain this way; nānā — various; līlā — pastimes; kare — does; gaurahariŚrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ki kāraṇe — what is the reason; līlā — pastimes; ihā — this; bujhiteto understand; — not; pāriI am able.

TRANSLATION

In this way Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu performed various pastimes, but why He did so I cannot understand.

PURPORT

The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotees who come to this world are executing a mission, and therefore sometimes they act in a way that is very difficult to understand. It is said, therefore, vaiṣṇavera kriyā-mudrā vijñeha bujhaya: even if one is a very learned and intelligent scholar, he cannot understand the activities of a Vaiṣṇava. A Vaiṣṇava accepts anything favorable for executing his mission. But foolish persons, not knowing the purpose of such exalted Vaiṣṇavas, indulge in criticizing them. That is forbidden. Since no one can understand what a Vaiṣṇava does for the purpose of executing his mission, to criticize such a Vaiṣṇava is the offense called sādhu-nindā.

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