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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 8.29-30

hena krishna-nama yadi laya bahu-bara

tabu yadi prema nahe, nahe asrudhara

tabe jani, aparadha tahate pracura

krishna-nama-bija tahe na kare ankura


hena -- such; krishna-nama -- holy name of the Lord; yadi -- if; laya -- one takes; bahu-bara -- again and again; tabu -- still; yadi -- if; prema -- love of Godhead; nahe -- is not visible; nahe asru-dhara -- there are no tears in the eyes; tabe -- then; jani -- I understand; aparadha -- offense; tahate -- there (in that process); pracura -- enough; krishna-nama -- the holy name of Krishna; bija -- seed; tahe -- in those activities; na -- does not; kare -- do; ankura -- sprout.


If one chants the exalted holy name of the Lord again and again and yet his love for the Supreme Lord does not develop and tears do not appear in his eyes, it is evident that because of his offenses in chanting, the seed of the holy name of Krishna does not sprout.


If one chants the Hare Krishna mantra offensively, one does not achieve the desired result. Therefore one should carefully avoid the offenses, which have already been described in connection with verse 24.

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