|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 22.57-58
śṛṇu me paramaḿ vacaḥ
iṣṭo 'si me dṛḍham iti
tato vakṣyāmi te hitam
man-manā bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yājī māḿ namaskuru
mām evaiṣyasi satyaḿ te
pratijāne priyo 'si me
sarva-guhya-tamam — most confidential of all; bhūyaḥ — again; śṛṇu — hear; me — My; paramam vacaḥ — supreme instruction; iṣṭaḥ — beloved; asi — you are; me — My; dṛḍham iti — very firmly; tataḥ — therefore; vakṣyāmi — I shall speak; te — to you; hitam — words of benediction; mat-manāḥ — whose mind is always on Me; bhava — become; mat-bhaktaḥ — My devotee; mat-yājī — My worshiper; mām — unto Me; namaskuru — offer obeisances; mām eva — to Me only; eṣyasi — you will come; satyam — truly; te — to you; pratijāne — I promise; priyaḥ asi — you are dear; me — My.
"'Because you are My very dear friend, I am speaking to you My supreme instruction, the most confidential knowledge of all. Hear this from Me, for it is for your benefit. Always think of Me and become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.'
This is a quotation from the Bhagavad-gītā (18.64-65).
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