|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 25: How All the Residents of Vārāṇasī Became Vaiṣṇavas|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 25.73
śreṣṭha hañā kene kara hīnera vandana
āmāra sarva-nāśa haya, tumi brahma-sama
śreṣṭha hañā — being a more honorable person; kene — why; kara — you do; hīnera — of an inferior person; vandana — worship; āmāra sarva-nāśa haya — I become minimized in My strength; tumi brahma-sama — you are equal with the impersonal Brahman.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued, "You are a great, spiritually advanced personality, and therefore you cannot worship a person like Me. I am far inferior. If you do so, My spiritual power will be diminished, for you are as good as the impersonal Brahman.
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