|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 19: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 19.211
śānta-rase — 'svarūpa-buddhye kṛṣṇaika-niṣṭhatā'
"śamo man-niṣṭhatā buddheḥ" iti śrī-mukha-gāthā
śānta-rase — in the stage of śānta-rasa, or neutrality; svarūpa-buddhye — by self-realization; kṛṣṇa-eka-niṣṭhatā — full devotion to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa; śamaḥ — equilibrium; mat — to Me; niṣṭhatā — the quality of attachment; buddheḥ — of the mind; iti — thus; śrī-mukha — from the mouth of the Supreme Lord; gāthā — a verse.
"When one is fully attached to Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet, one attains the śamatā stage. The word 'śamatā' is derived from the word 'śama'; therefore śānta-rasa, the position of neutrality, means being fully attached to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. This is the verdict from the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. This state is called self-realization.
The corresponding verse from the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (3.1.47) follows.
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