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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 8.79

sei likhi, madana-gopala ye likhaya

kashthera puttali yena kuhake nacaya

SYNONYMS

sei likhi -- I write that; madana-gopala -- the Deity Madana-gopala; ye -- whatever; likhaya -- dictates to me; kashthera -- wooden; puttali -- a doll; yena -- like; kuhake -- the enchanter; nacaya -- causes to dance.

TRANSLATION

As a wooden doll is made to dance by a magician, I write as Madana-gopala orders me to do so.

PURPORT

This is the position of a pure devotee. One should not take any responsibility on his own but should be a soul surrendered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who will then give him dictation as the caittya-guru, or the spiritual master within. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is pleased to guide a devotee from within and without. From within He guides him as the Supersoul, and from without He guides him as the spiritual master.

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