|Madhya-lila||Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 22.91
varam -- better; huta-vaha -- of fire; jvala -- in the flames; panjara-antah -- inside a cage; vyavasthitih -- abiding; na -- not; sauri-cinta -- of Krishna consciousness, or thought of Krishna; vimukha -- bereft; jana -- of persons; samvasa -- of the association; vaisasam -- the calamity.
"'It is better to accept the miseries of being encaged within bars and surrounded by burning flames than to associate with those bereft of Krishna consciousness. Such association is a very great hardship.'
This is a quotation from the Katyayana-samhita.
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