Madhya-līlāChapter 11: The Beḍā-kīrtana Pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 11.19

āmi kahi, — āmā haite haya 'viṣaya'

caitanya-caraṇe rahoń, yadi ājñā haya

SYNONYMS

āmi kahiI said; āmā haite — by me; — not; haya — is possible; viṣaya — government service; caitanya-caraṇe — at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; rahońI may stay; yadi ājñā haya — if you kindly give me permission.

TRANSLATION

"I said, 'Your Majesty, I am now not willing to engage in political activities. I desire only to stay at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Kindly give me permission.'

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