Madhya-līlāChapter 8: Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.252

'kāńhāra smaraṇa jīva karibe anukṣaṇa?'

'kṛṣṇa'-nāma-guṇa-līlāpradhāna smaraṇa'

SYNONYMS

kāńhāra — of whom; smaraṇa — remembering; jīva — the living entity; karibe — should do; anukṣaṇa — constantly; kṛṣṇa-nāma — the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; guṇa-līlā — His qualities and pastimes; pradhāna smaraṇa — most important remembrance.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, "What should all living entities constantly remember?"

Rāmānanda Rāya replied, "The chief objects of remembrance are always the Lord's holy name, qualities and pastimes."

PURPORT

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.2.36) states:

tasmāt sarvātmanā rājan hariḥ sarvatra sarvadā

śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca smartavyo bhagavān nṛṇām

Śukadeva Gosvāmī concludes, "The business of the living entity is to always remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead in every circumstance. The Lord should be heard about, glorified and remembered by all human beings."

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