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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.256

'upāsyera madhye kon upāsya pradhāna?'

'śreṣṭha upāsyayugala 'rādhā-kṛṣṇa' nāma'

SYNONYMS

upāsyera — objects of worship; madhye — among; kon — which; upāsya — worshipable object; pradhāna — the chief; śreṣṭha — the chief; upāsya — worshipable object; yugala — the couple; rādhā-kṛṣṇa nāma — the holy name of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, or Hare Kṛṣṇa.

TRANSLATION

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, "Among all worshipable objects, which is the chief?"

Rāmānanda Rāya replied, "The chief worshipable object is the holy name of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra."

PURPORT

According to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (6.3.22):

etāvān eva loke 'smin puḿsāḿ dharmaḥ paraḥ smṛtaḥ

bhakti-yogo bhagavati tan-nāma-grahaṇādibhiḥ

"In this material world the living entity's only business is to accept the path of bhakti-yoga and chant the holy name of the Lord."

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