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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.171

ca-śabda api-arthe, 'api' — avadhāraṇe

yatnāgraha vinā bhakti janmāya preme

SYNONYMS

ca-śabda — the word ca; api — of the word api; arthein the sense; api avadhāraṇe — this api is used for emphasis; yatna-āgraha vinā — without sincere endeavor; bhakti — devotional service; — not; janmāya — begets; preme — love of Godhead.

TRANSLATION

"The word 'ca' may be used in place of 'api,' which gives emphasis to something. Thus it means that without sincere endeavor in devotional service, one cannot attain love of Godhead.

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