Antya-līlāChapter 16: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Tastes Nectar from the Lips of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 16.71

"tumi kṛṣṇa-nāma-mantra kailā upadeśe

mantra pāñā 'ra āge kare prakāśe

SYNONYMS

tumi — You; kṛṣṇa-nāma — the holy name of Kṛṣṇa; mantra — this hymn; kailā upadeśe — have instructed; mantra pāñā — getting the hymn; 'ra āgein front of everyone; kare prakāśehe does not express.

TRANSLATION

"My Lord," he said, "You have given him initiation into the name of Kṛṣṇa, but after receiving the mantra he will not express it in front of everyone.

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