CC Antya 7.35
- aiśvarya dekhileha ‘śuddhera’ nahe aiśvarya jñāna
- ataeva aiśvarya ha-ite ‘kevala’-bhāva pradhāna
aiśvarya—opulence; dekhileha—even after seeing; śuddhera—of a pure devotee; nahe—is not; aiśvarya-jñāna—knowledge of opulence; ataeva—therefore; aiśvarya ha-ite—than the understanding of opulence; kevala-bhāva—pure emotion; pradhāna—more eminent.
“Even if a pure devotee sees the opulence of Kṛṣṇa, he does not accept it. Therefore pure consciousness is more exalted than consciousness of the Lord’s opulence.