Madhya-līlāChapter 19: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 19.172

lakṣaṇaḿ bhakti-yogasya

nirguṇasya hy udāhṛtam

ahaituky avyavahitā

bhaktiḥ puruṣottame

SYNONYMS

lakṣaṇam — the symptom; bhakti-yogasya — of devotional service; nirguṇasya — beyond the three modes of nature; hi — certainly; udāhṛtam — is cited; ahaitukī — causeless; avyavahitā — uninterrupted; — which; bhaktiḥ — devotional service; puruṣa-uttameto the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

TRANSLATION

"'These are the characteristics of transcendental loving service to Puruṣottama, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: it is causeless, and it cannot be obstructed in any way.

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