WHEREEVER YOU ARE, BE KRISHNA CONSCIOUS
VERSE 18



                    apani acari `prabhu' jivere sikhaya
                    apana vancaka yei sei nirjane bhajaya
                    jagat bhariya gela jagai-madhaiye
                    nityananda vamsa badaya sisya-sampradaye
                    khaya daya thake vesa haye cintahina
                    vaisnavera ucita nahe thaka dayahina
                    "madhurya kadambini"-grantha cakravarti gaya
                    siddhanta dekhaha tatha kiba tanra 'raya'




Translation- The Supreme Lord Krsna has personally descended from the spiritual world in His Form as a devotee, Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to teach the conditioned souls by His personal example how they should perform pure devotional service to Krsna. He has also instructed that one should teach by one’s personal example. It is only the deluded persons who want to chant themselves who do not faithfully follow the instructions of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and leave t\His sankirtan preaching movement to engage in solitary or secluded worship of the Lord known as “nirjana bhajana”.

At the time of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu there was one Jagai and Madhai, but now the whole world has become filled with degraded, misdirected persons of the caliber of Jagai and Madhai. But instead of following the footsteps of Lord Nityananda and delivering these degraded souls, those who claim to be in the nityananda-vamsa, or a familial succession from Lord Nityananda’s disciples, simply try to increase their own succession of disciples. They visit their disciples, get well fed and taken care of, and thus enjoy a comfortable life without any thought or anxiety.

But it is not proper that a Vaisnava devotee of the Lord should be without mercy for the fallen conditioned souls. This is not the standard of advanced devotional service to the Lord. In this regard, one should see what is the judgment given by the great Vaisnava spiritual master and acarya Srila Visvanatha Cakravrti Thakura in his book Madhurya Kadambini as to the real standard of performing devotional service to the Lord, and study his philosophical conclusion.


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