|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 23: Life's Ultimate Goal — Love of Godhead|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 23.29
na premā śravaṇādi-bhaktir api vā yogo 'tha vā vaiṣṇavo
jñānaḿ vā śubha-karma vā kiyad aho saj-jātir apy asti vā
hīnārthādhika-sādhake tvayi tathāpy acchedya-mūlā satī
he gopī-jana-vallabha vyathayate hā hā mad-āśaiva mām
na — not; premā — love of Godhead; śravaṇa-ādi — consisting of chanting, hearing and so on; bhaktiḥ — devotional service; api — also; vā — or; yogaḥ — the power of mystic yoga; atha vā — or; vaiṣṇavaḥ — befitting a devotee; jñānam — knowledge; vā — or; śubha-karma — pious activities; vā — or; kiyat — a little; aho — O my Lord; sat-jātiḥ — birth in a good family; api — even; asti — there is; vā — or; hīna-artha-adhika-sādhake — who bestows greater benedictions upon one who is fallen and possesses no good qualities; tvayi — unto You; tathā-api — still; acchedya-mūlā — whose root is uncuttable; satī — being; he — O; gopī-jana-vallabha — most dear friend of the gopīs; vyathayate — gives pain; hā hā — alas; mat — my; āśā — hope; eva — certainly; mām — to me.
"'O my Lord, I do not have any love for You, nor am I qualified for discharging devotional service by chanting and hearing. Nor do I possess the mystic power of a Vaiṣṇava, knowledge or pious activities. Nor do I belong to a very high-caste family. On the whole, I do not possess anything. Still, O beloved of the gopīs, because You bestow Your mercy on the most fallen, I have an unbreakable hope that is constantly in my heart. That hope is always giving me pain.'
This verse is found in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.3.35).
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