Ādi-līlāChapter 17: The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu in His Youth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 17.201-202

āra mleccha kahe, śunaāmi ta' ei-mate

hinduke parihāsa kainu se dina ha-ite

jihvā kṛṣṇa-nāma kare, māne varjana

jāni, ki mantrauṣadhi jāne hindu-gaṇa

SYNONYMS

āra — another; mleccha — meat-eater; kahe — said; śuna — please hear; āmiI; ta' — certainly; ei-matein this way; hinduketo a Hindu; parihāsa — joking; kainu — did; se — that; dina — day; ha-ite — from; jihvā — the tongue; kṛṣṇa-nāma — the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; kare — chants; — does not; māne — accept; varjana — renunciation; — not; jāniI know; ki — what; mantra-auṣadhi — hymns and herbs; jāne — know; hindu-gaṇa — the Hindus.

TRANSLATION

"Another meat-eater said, 'Sir, please hear me. Since the day I joked with some Hindus in this way, my tongue chants the Hare Kṛṣṇa hymn and cannot give it up. I do not know what mystic hymns and herbal potions these Hindus know.'

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