Madhya-līlāChapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.229

mathurā yāiba āmi eta loka sańge

kichu sukha pāiba, habe rasa-bhańge

SYNONYMS

mathurā — the holy place of the name Mathurā; yāiba — shall go; āmiI; etaso many; loka — people; sańge — with; kichu — any; sukha — happiness; — not; pāibaI shall get; habe — there will be; rasa-bhańgea disturbance in the atmosphere.

TRANSLATION

The Lord thought, "If I go to Mathurā with such crowds behind Me, it would not be a very happy situation, for the atmosphere would be disturbed."

PURPORT

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu confirms that visiting a holy place like Vṛndāvana with so many people is simply disturbing. He would not find the happiness He desired by visiting such holy places in that way.

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