Ādi-līlāChapter 4: The Confidential Reasons for the Appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 4.1


tad-rūpasya vinirṇayam

bālo 'pi kurute śāstraḿ

dṛṣṭvā vraja-vilāsinaḥ


śrī-caitanya-prasādena — by the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; tat — of Him; rūpasya — of the form; vinirṇayam — complete determination; bālaḥa child; api — even; kurute — makes; śāstram — the revealed scriptures; dṛṣṭvā — having seen; vraja-vilāsinaḥ — who enjoys the pastimes of Vraja.


By the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, even a foolish child can fully describe the real nature of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the enjoyer of the pastimes of Vraja, according to the vision of the revealed scriptures.


One can ascertain the meaning of this Sanskrit śloka only when one is endowed with the causeless mercy of Lord Caitanya. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, being the absolute Personality of Godhead, cannot be exposed to the mundane instruments of vision. He reserves the right not to be exposed by the intellectual feats of nondevotees. Notwithstanding this truth, even a small child can easily understand Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and His transcendental pastimes in the land of Vṛndāvana by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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