Madhya-līlāChapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.165

'ātmā' śabde 'mana' kahamane yei rame

sādhu-sańge seha bhaje śrī-kṛṣṇa-caraṇe

SYNONYMS

ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; mana — the mind; kaha — if you say; mane — within the mind; yei rame — one who is satisfied by speculation; sādhu-sańge — by the association of devotees; sehahe also; bhaje — takes to devotional service; śrī-kṛṣṇa-caraṇe — at the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa.

TRANSLATION

"The word 'ātmā' sometimes means 'the mind.' In this case the word 'ātmārāma' means 'a person who is satisfied by mental speculation.' When such a person associates with a pure devotee, he takes to devotional service at the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa.

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