Antya-līlāChapter 15: The Transcendental Madness of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 15.18

indriye kari roṣa, ińhā-sabāra kāhāń doṣa,

kṛṣṇa-rūpādira mahā ākarṣaṇa

rūpādi pāńca pāńce ṭāne, gela ghoḍāra parāṇe,

mora dehe rahe jīvana

SYNONYMS

indriye — at the senses; — not; kari roṣaI can be angry; ińhā-sabāra — of all of them; kāhāń — where; doṣa — fault; kṛṣṇa-rūpa-ādira — of Lord Kṛṣṇa's beauty, sound, touch, fragrance and taste; mahā — very great; ākarṣaṇa — attraction; rūpa-ādi — the beauty and so on; pāńca — five; pāńce — the five senses; ṭāne — drag; gela — is going away; ghoḍāra — of the horse; parāṇe — life; mora — My; dehein the body; — not; rahe — remains; jīvana — life.

TRANSLATION

"My dear friend, if you say, 'Just try to control Your senses,' what shall I say? I cannot become angry at My senses. Is it their fault? Kṛṣṇa's beauty, sound, touch, fragrance and taste are by nature extremely attractive. These five features are attracting My senses, and each wants to drag My mind in a different direction. In this way the life of My mind is in great danger, just like a horse ridden in five directions at once. Thus I am also in danger of dying.

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