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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 8.21

svatantra īśvara prema-nigūḍha-bhāṇdāra

bilāila yāre tāre, kaila vicāra


svatantra — fully independent; īśvara — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; prema — love of God; nigūḍha — very confidential; bhāṇḍāra — stock; bilāila — distributed; yāreto anyone; tāreto everyone; — not; kaila — did; vicāra — consideration.


Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, is fully independent. Therefore, although it is the most confidentially stored benediction, He can distribute love of Godhead to anyone and everyone without consideration.


This is the benefit of Lord Caitanya's movement. If one somehow or other comes in contact with the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, without consideration of his being a śūdra, vaiśya, Jagāi, Mādhāi or even lower, he becomes advanced in spiritual consciousness and immediately develops love of Godhead. We now have actual experience that throughout the entire world this movement is making many such persons lovers of God simply by the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra. Actually, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu has appeared as the spiritual master of the entire world. He does not discriminate between offenders and the innocent. Kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te: [Madhya 19.53] He liberally gives love of Godhead to anyone and everyone. This can be actually experienced, as stated in the next verse.

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