|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 23: Life's Ultimate Goal — Love of Godhead|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 23.113
ye tu dharmāmṛtam idaḿ
bhaktās te 'tīva me priyāḥ
ye — the devotees who; tu — but; dharma-amṛtam — eternal religious principle of Kṛṣṇa consciousness; idam — this; yathā-uktam — as mentioned above; paryupāsate — worship; śraddadhānāḥ — having faith and devotion; mat-paramāḥ — accepting Me as the Supreme or the ultimate goal of life; bhaktāḥ — such devotees; te — they; atīva — very; me — to Me; priyāḥ — dear.
"'Devotees who follow these imperishable religious principles of Kṛṣṇa consciousness with great faith and devotion, fully accepting Me as the supreme goal, are very, very dear to Me.'
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