|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 11: The Beḍā-kīrtana Pastimes of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 11.28
ye me bhakta-janāḥ pārtha
na me bhaktāś ca te janāḥ
mad-bhaktānāḿ ca ye bhaktās
te me bhakta-tamā matāḥ
ye — those who; me — My; bhakta-janāḥ — devotees; pārtha — O Pārtha; na — not; me — My; bhaktāḥ — devotees; ca — and; te — those; janāḥ — persons; mat-bhaktānām — of My devotees; ca — certainly; ye — those who; bhaktāḥ — devotees; te — such persons; me — My; bhakta-tamāḥ — most advanced devotees; matāḥ — that is My opinion.
"[Lord Kṛṣṇa told Arjuna:] 'Those who are My direct devotees are actually not My devotees, but those who are the devotees of My servant are factually My devotees.'
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu quotes this verse from the Ādi Purāṇa. The verse is also included in the Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta (2.6).
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