|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 7: The Lord Begins His Tour of South India|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 7.13
viśvarūpa-siddhi-prāpti jānena sakala
dakṣiṇa-deśa uddhārite karena ei chala
viśvarūpa — of Viśvarūpa; siddhi — of perfection; prāpti — achievement; jānena — the Lord knows; sakala — everything; dakṣiṇa-deśa — South India; uddhārite — just to liberate; karena — makes; ei — this; chala — pretense.
Knowing everything, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was aware that Viśvarūpa had already passed away. A pretense of ignorance was necessary, however, so that He could go to South India and liberate the people there.
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