Ādi-līlāChapter 8: The Author Receives the Orders of Kṛṣṇa and Guru

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 8.18

kṛṣṇa yadi chuṭe bhakte bhukti mukti diyā

kabhu prema-bhakti dena rākhena lukāiyā

SYNONYMS

kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; yadi — of course; chuṭe — goes away; bhakte — unto the devotee; bhukti — material enjoyment; mukti — liberation; diyā — offering; kabhu — at any time; prema-bhakti — love of Godhead; — does not; dena — give; rākhena — keeps; lukāiyā — hiding.

TRANSLATION

If a devotee wants liberation or material sense gratification from the Lord, Kṛṣṇa immediately delivers it, but pure devotional service He keeps hidden.

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