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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.218

dehārāmī, sarva-kāmasaba ātmārāma

kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya kṛṣṇa bhaje chāḍi' saba kāma

SYNONYMS

dehārāmī — persons who are in the bodily concept of life; sarva-kāma — full of all material desires; saba — all; ātmārāma — enjoying self-satisfaction; kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya — by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa; kṛṣṇa bhaje — become engaged in the devotional service of Lord Kṛṣṇa; chāḍi' saba kāma — giving up all sorts of material desires.

TRANSLATION

"As long as one labors under the bodily conception, he must fulfill volumes and volumes of material desires. Thus a person is called ātmārāma. When such an ātmārāma is favored by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa, he gives up his so-called self-satisfaction and engages in the transcendental loving service of the Lord.

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