|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.118
nava-yogīśvara janma haite 'sādhaka' jñānī
vidhi-śiva-nārada-mukhe kṛṣṇa-guṇa śuni'
nava — nine; yogī-īśvara — great saintly yogīs; janma haite — from the very birth; sādhaka — practicers; jñānī — well versed in transcendental knowledge; vidhi — Lord Brahmā; śiva — Lord Śiva; nārada — the great sage Nārada; mukhe — in their mouths; kṛṣṇa-guṇa śuni' — hearing the transcendental qualities of Kṛṣṇa.
"From their very births, the nine great mystic yogīs [Yogendras] were impersonal philosophers of the Absolute Truth. But because they heard about Lord Kṛṣṇa's qualities from Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva and the great sage Nārada, they also became Kṛṣṇa's devotees.
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