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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.253

'dhyeya-madhye jīvera kartavya kon dhyāna?'

'rādhā-kṛṣṇa-padāmbuja-dhyānapradhāna'

SYNONYMS

dhyeya-madhye — out of all types of meditation; jīvera — of the living entity; kartavya — the duty; kon — what; dhyāna — meditation; rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pada-ambuja — on the lotus feet of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; dhyāna — meditation; pradhāna — is the chief.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu further inquired, "Out of many types of meditation, which is required for all living entities?"

Śrīla Rāmānanda Rāya replied, "The chief duty of every living entity is to meditate upon the lotus feet of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa."

PURPORT

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.2.14) states:

tasmād ekena manasā bhagavān sātvatāḿ patiḥ

śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca dhyeyaḥ pūjyaś ca nityadā

Sūta Gosvāmī replied to the sages headed by Śaunaka, "Everyone should very attentively listen to the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One should glorify His activities and meditate upon Him regularly."

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