Antya-līlāChapter 3: The Glories of Śrīla Haridāsa Ṭhākura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 3.255

e-vanyāya ye bhāse, sei jīva chāra

koṭi-kalpe kabhu tāra nāhika nistāra

SYNONYMS

e-vanyāyain this inundation; ye — anyone who; bhāse — does not float; sei — that; jīva — living entity; chāra — most condemned; koṭi-kalpein millions of kalpas; kabhu — at any time; tāra — his; nāhika — there is not; nistāra — deliverance.

TRANSLATION

"Anyone who does not float in this inundation is most condemned. Such a person cannot be delivered for millions of kalpas.

PURPORT

The kalpa is explained in the Bhagavad-gītā (8.17): sahasra-yuga-paryantam ahar yad brahmaṇo viduḥ. One day of Brahmā is called a kalpa. A yuga, or mahā-yuga, consists of 4,320,000 years, and one thousand such mahā-yugas constitute one kalpa. The author of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta says that if one does not take advantage of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he cannot be delivered for millions of such kalpas.

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