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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 3.63

smitālokaḥ śokaḿ harati jagatāḿ yasya parito

girāḿ tu prārambhaḥ kuśala-paṭalīḿ pallavayati

padālambhaḥ kaḿ praṇayati na hi prema-nivahaḿ

sa devaś caitanyākṛtir atitarāḿ naḥ kṛpayatu

SYNONYMS

smita — smiling; ālokaḥ — glance; śokam — the bereavement; harati — takes away; jagatām — of the world; yasya — whose; paritaḥ — all around; girām — of the speech; tu — also; prārambhaḥ — the beginning; kuśala — of auspiciousness; paṭalīm — the mass; pallavayati — causes to blossom; pada-ālambhaḥ — the taking hold of the lotus feet; kam — what possibly; praṇayati — leads to; na — not; hi — certainly; prema-nivaham — quantity of love of Godhead; saḥHe; devaḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; caitanya-ākṛtiḥ — having the form of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; atitarām — excessively; naḥ — unto us; kṛpayatu — may He show His mercy.

TRANSLATION

"May the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of Lord Śrī Caitanya bestow His causeless mercy upon us. His smiling glance at once drives away all the bereavements of the world, and His very words enliven the auspicious creepers of devotion by expanding their leaves. Taking shelter of His lotus feet invokes transcendental love of God at once."

PURPORT

This verse is Dvitīya Śrī Caitanyāṣṭaka 8, from the Stava-mālā of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

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