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CC Madhya 18.213

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 213

aiche līlā kare prabhu śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya
‘paścime’ āsiyā kaila yavanādi dhanya


aiche—in that way; līlā—pastimes; kare—performed; prabhu—the Lord; śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; paścime—to the western part of India; āsiyā—coming; kaila—made; yavana-ādi—meat-eaters and others; dhanya—fortunate.


In this way Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu performed His pastimes. Coming to the western part of India, He bestowed good fortune upon the yavanas and mlecchas.


The word yavana means “meat-eater.” Anyone from a meat-eating community is called a yavana. One who does not strictly observe the Vedic regulative principles is called a mleccha. These words do not refer to any particular man. Even if a person is born in a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya or śūdra family, he is a mleccha or yavana if he does not strictly follow the regulative principles or if he eats meat.