CC Madhya 1.271

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


TEXT 271

auddhatya karite haila sabākāra mana
svatantra ha-iyā sabe nāśā’be bhuvana


SYNONYMS

auddhatya—impudence; karite—to do; haila—was; sabākāra—of all of you; mana—the mind; svatantra—independent; ha-iyā—becoming; sabe—all of you; nāśā’be—will spoil; bhuvana—the whole world.


TRANSLATION

Thus Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu chastised all the devotees, telling them not to show impudence and spoil the entire world by becoming independent.


PURPORT

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu warned all His followers not to become independent or impudent. Unfortunately, after the disappearance of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, many apa-sampradāyas (so-called followers) invented many ways not approved by the ācāryas. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has described them as the āula, bāula, kartābhajā, neḍā, daraveśa, sāni, sahajiyā, sakhībhekī, smārta, jāta-gosāñi, ativāḍī, cūḍādhārī and gaurāṅga-nāgarī.

The āula-sampradāya, bāula-sampradāya and others invented their own ways of understanding Lord Caitanya’s philosophy, without following in the footsteps of the ācāryas. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself indicates herein that all such attempts would simply spoil the spirit of His cult.