Madhya-līlāChapter 2: The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 2.24

'kṛṣṇakṛpā-pārāvāra, kabhu karibena ańgīkāra'

sakhi, tora e vyartha vacana

jīvera jīvana cañcala, yena padma-patrera jala,

tata dina jīve kon jana

SYNONYMS

kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; kṛpā-pārāvāraan ocean of mercy; kabhu — sometimes; karibena — will make; ańgīkāra — acceptance; sakhi — My dear friend; tora — your; e — these; vyartha — untruthful; vacana — complimentary words; jīvera — of the living entity; jīvana — life; cañcala — flickering; yena — like; padma-patrera — of the leaf of the lotus flower; jala — the water; tataso many; dina — days; jīve — lives; kon — what; jana — person.

TRANSLATION

"I say, 'My dear friends, you are asking Me to be patient, saying that Kṛṣṇa is an ocean of mercy and that some time in the future He will accept Me. However, I must say that this will not console Me. A living entity's life is very flickering. It is like water on the leaf of a lotus flower. Who will live long enough to expect Kṛṣṇa's mercy?

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