Ādi-līlāChapter 3: The External Reasons for the Appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 3.27

santv avatārā bahavaḥ

pańkaja-nābhasya sarvato-bhadrāḥ

kṛṣṇād anyaḥ ko latāsv

api prema-do bhavati

SYNONYMS

santu — let there be; avatārāḥ — incarnations; bahavaḥ — many; pańkaja-nābhasya — of the Lord, from whose navel grows a lotus flower; sarvataḥ-bhadrāḥ — completely auspicious; kṛṣṇāt — than Lord Kṛṣṇa; anyaḥ — other; kaḥ — who possibly; latāsu — on the surrendered souls; api — also; prema-daḥ — the bestower of love; bhavati — is.

TRANSLATION

"'There may be many all-auspicious incarnations of the Personality of Godhead, but who other than Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa can bestow love of God upon the surrendered souls?'

PURPORT

This quotation from the writings of Bilvamańgala Ṭhākura is found in the Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta (1.5.37).

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