|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 9: The Desire Tree of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 9.34
ekalā mālākāra āmi kāhāń kāhāń yāba
ekalā vā kata phala pāḍiyā vilāba
ekalā — alone; mālā-kāra — gardener; āmi — I am; kāhāń — where; kāhāń — where; yāba — shall I go; ekalā — alone; vā — or; kata — how many; phala — fruits; pāḍiyā — picking; vilāba — shall distribute.
"I am the only gardener. How many places can I go? How many fruits can I pick and distribute?
Here Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu indicates that the distribution of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra should be performed by combined forces. Although He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He laments, "How can I act alone? How can I alone pick the fruit and distribute it all over the world?" This indicates that all classes of devotees should combine to distribute the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra without consideration of the time, place or situation.
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