Antya-līlāChapter 2: The Chastisement of Junior Haridāsa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 2.14

sei jīve nija-bhakti karena prakāśe

tāhāra darśane 'vaiṣṇava' haya sarva-deśe

SYNONYMS

sei jīvein that living being; nija-bhakti — His own devotion; karena prakāśe — manifests directly; tāhāra darśane — by seeing such an empowered devotee; vaiṣṇava — devotees of Kṛṣṇa; haya — become; sarva-deśein all other countries.

TRANSLATION

Thus He empowered living beings [His pure devotees] by manifesting in them so much of His own devotion that people in all other countries became devotees by seeing them.

PURPORT

As stated in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Antya 7.11):

kali-kālera dharmakṛṣṇa-nāma-sańkīrtana

kṛṣṇa-śakti vinā nahe tāra pravartana

Unless one is empowered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, one cannot spread the holy names of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra throughout the world. Persons who do so are empowered. Therefore they are sometimes called āveśa-avatāras, or empowered incarnations, for they are endowed with the power of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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