Madhya-līlāChapter 13: The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 13.28

kṣaṇe sthira hañā rahe, ṭānileha cale

īśvara-icchāya cale, cale kāro bale

SYNONYMS

kṣaṇe — sometimes; sthira — still; hañā — becoming; rahe — stays; ṭānilehain spite of being pulled; cale — does not go; īśvara-icchāya — by the will of the Lord; cale — goes; cale — does not go; kāro — of anyone; bale — by the strength.

TRANSLATION

Sometimes the car would stand still and not move, even though it was pulled very vigorously. The chariot therefore moved by the will of the Lord, not by the strength of any ordinary person.

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