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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 3.61

bhaktira virodhī karma-dharma adharma

tāhāra 'kalmaṣa' nāma, sei mahā-tamaḥ

SYNONYMS

bhaktirato devotional service; virodhī — averse; karma — activity; dharma — religious; — or; adharma — irreligious; tāhāra — of that; kalmaṣa — sin; nāma — the name; sei — this; mahā-tamaḥ — great darkness.

TRANSLATION

The greatest ignorance consists of activities, whether religious or irreligious, that are opposed to devotional service. They are to be known as sins [kalmaṣa].

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