|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.168
'ātmā'-śabde 'yatna' kahe — yatna kariyā
"munayo 'pi" kṛṣṇa bhaje guṇākṛṣṭa hañā
ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; yatna — endeavor; kahe — one means; yatna kariyā — by great endeavor; munayaḥ api — even great saintly persons; kṛṣṇa bhaje — take to the devotional service of Kṛṣṇa; guṇa-ākṛṣṭa hañā — being attracted by His transcendental qualities.
"'Ātmā' also means 'endeavor.' Being attracted by Kṛṣṇa's transcendental qualities, some saints make a great endeavor to come to the point of rendering service to Him.
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