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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.216

'tapasvī' prabhṛti yata dehārāmī haya

sādhu-sańge tapa chāḍi' śrī-kṛṣṇa bhajaya


tapasvī — persons who undergo severe penances; prabhṛti — and so on; yata — all; dehārāmī hayaare within the category of the bodily concept of life; sādhu-sańgein the association of devotees; tapa chāḍi' — giving up all such processes of penance and austerity; śrī-kṛṣṇa bhajaya — engage themselves in the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa.


"The tapasvīs, those who undergo severe austerities and penances to elevate themselves to the higher planetary systems, are also in the same category. When such persons come in contact with a devotee, they give up all those practices and engage in Lord Kṛṣṇa's service.

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