Ādi-līlāChapter 6: The Glories of Śrī Advaita Ācārya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 6.58-59

śuna uddhava, satya, kṛṣṇaāmāra tanaya

teńho īśvarahena yadi tomāra mane laya

tathāpi tāńhāte rahu mora mano-vṛtti

tomāra īśvara-kṛṣṇe hauka mora mati

SYNONYMS

śuna uddhava — my dear Uddhava, please hear me; satya — the truth; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; āmāra tanaya — my son; teńhoHe; īśvara — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; hena — thus; yadi — if; tomāra — your; mane — the mind; laya — takes; tathāpi — still; tāńhāte — unto Him; rahu — let there be; mora — my; manaḥ-vṛtti — mental functions; tomāra — your; īśvara-kṛṣṇeto Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Lord; hauka — let there be; mora — my; mati — attention.

TRANSLATION

"My dear Uddhava, please hear me. In truth Kṛṣṇa is my son, but even if you think that He is God, I would still bear toward Him my own feelings for my son. May my mind be attached to your Lord Kṛṣṇa.

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