Adi-lilaChapter 8: The Author Receives the Orders of Krishna and Guru

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 8.21

svatantra isvara prema-nigudha-bhandara

bilaila yare tare, na kaila vicara


svatantra -- fully independent; isvara -- the Supreme Personality of Godhead; prema -- love of God; nigudha -- very confidential; bhandara -- stock; bilaila -- distributed; yare -- to anyone; tare -- to everyone; na -- not; kaila -- did; vicara -- consideration.


Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, 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 Krishna movement, without consideration of his being a sudra, vaisya, Jagai, Madhai 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 Krishna maha-mantra. Actually, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has appeared as the spiritual master of the entire world. He does not discriminate between offenders and the innocent. Krishna-prema-pradaya 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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