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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.312

'eka-ṣaṣṭi' artha ebe sphurila tomā-sańge

tomāra bhakti-vaśe uṭhe arthera tarańge


eka-ṣaṣṭi — sixty-one; artha — imports; ebe — now; sphurila — has awakened; tomā-sańge — because of your association; tomāra — your; bhakti-vaśe — by dint of devotional service; uṭhe — there arises; arthera — of imports; tarańge — waves.


"Now, due to your association, another meaning has awakened. It is due to your devotional service that these waves of meaning are arising.


The word ātmā refers to the living entity. From Lord Brahmā down to an insignificant ant, everyone is considered a living entity. Living entities are considered part of the Lord's marginal potency. All of them are kṣetra-jña, knowers of the body. When they become nirgrantha, or free, saintly persons, they engage in Lord Kṛṣṇa's service. That is the sixty-first meaning of the verse.

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