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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 4.171

ataeva kāma-preme bahuta antara

kāmaandha-tamaḥ, premanirmala bhāskara

SYNONYMS

ataeva — therefore; kāma-premein lust and love; bahuta — much; antara — space between; kāma — lust; andha-tamaḥ — blind darkness; prema — love; nirmalapure; bhāskara — sun.

TRANSLATION

Therefore lust and love are quite different. Lust is like dense darkness, but love is like the bright sun.

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