Madhya-līlāChapter 7: The Lord Begins His Tour of South India

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 7.27

lokāpekṣā nāhi ińhāra kṛṣṇa-kṛpā haite

āmi lokāpekṣā kabhu pāri chāḍite


loka-apekṣācare for society; nāhi — there is none; ińhāra — of Dāmodara; kṛṣṇa-kṛpā — the mercy of the Lord; haite — from; āmiI; loka-apekṣā — dependence on public opinion; kabhu — at any time; — not; pāri — able; chāḍiteto give up,


"Dāmodara Paṇḍita and others are more advanced in receiving the mercy of Lord Kṛṣṇa; therefore they are independent of public opinion. As such, they want Me to enjoy sense gratification, even though it be unethical. But since I am a poor sannyāsī, I cannot abandon the duties of the renounced order, and therefore I follow them strictly.


A brahmacārī is supposed to assist a sannyāsī; therefore a brahmacārī should not try to instruct a sannyāsī. That is the etiquette. Consequently Dāmodara should not have advised Caitanya Mahāprabhu of His duty.

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