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CC Adi 10.160

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 160

ekaika-śākhāte lāge koṭi koṭi ḍāla
tāra śiṣya-upaśiṣya, tāra upaḍāla


eka-eka—in each; śākhāte—branch; lāge—grow; koṭi koṭi—hundreds and thousands; ḍāla—twigs; tāra—His; śiṣya—disciples; upaśiṣya—subdisciples; tāra—His; upaḍāla—subbranches.


From each branch of the tree have grown hundreds and thousands of subbranches of disciples and granddisciples.


It was the desire of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu that His cult be spread all over the world. Therefore there is a great necessity for many, many disciples of the branches of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s disciplic succession. His cult should be spread not only in a few villages, or in Bengal, or in India, but all over the world. It is very regrettable that complacent so-called devotees criticize the members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness for accepting sannyāsa and spreading the cult of Lord Caitanya all over the world. It is not our business to criticize anyone, but because they try to find fault with this movement, the real truth must be stated. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu wanted devotees all over the world, and Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura confirmed this. It is in pursuit of their will that the ISKCON movement is spreading all over the world. Genuine devotees of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu must take pride in the spread of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement instead of viciously criticizing its propaganda work.