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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 8.62

vaishnavera guna-grahi, na dekhaye dosha

kaya-mano-vakye kare vaishnava-santosha

SYNONYMS

vaishnavera -- of devotees; guna-grahi -- accepting good qualities; na -- never; dekhaye -- sees; dosha -- any fault; kaya-manah-vakye -- with heart and soul; kare -- does; vaishnava -- devotee; santosha -- pacification.

TRANSLATION

He always accepted the good qualities of Vaishnavas and never found fault in them. He engaged his heart and soul only to satisfy the Vaishnavas.

PURPORT

It is a qualification of a Vaishnava that he is adosha-darsi: he never sees others' faults. Of course, every human being has both good qualities and faults. Therefore it is said, saj-jana gunam icchanti dosham icchanti pamarah: everyone has a combination of faults and glories. But a Vaishnava, a sober man, accepts only a man's glories and not his faults, for flies seek sores whereas honeybees seek honey. Haridasa Pandita never found fault with a Vaishnava but considered only his good qualities.

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