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CC Madhya 22.155 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 155

tat-tad-bhā' vādi-mādhurye
śrute dhīr yad apekṣate
nātra śāstraṁ na yuktiṁ ca
tal lobhotpatti-lakṣaṇam


tat-tat—respective; bhāva-ādi-mādhurye—the sweetness of the loving moods (namely śānta-rasa, dāsya-rasa, sakhya-rasa, vātsalya-rasa and mādhurya-rasa) of the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana; śrute—when heard; dhīḥ—the intelligence; yat—which; apekṣate—depends on; na—not; atra—here; śāstram—revealed scriptures; na—not; yuktim—logic and argument; ca—also; tat—that; lobha—of covetousness to follow in the footsteps; utpatti-lakṣaṇam—the symptom of awakening.


" 'When an advanced realized devotee hears about the affairs of the devotees of Vṛndāvana-in the mellows of śānta, dāsya, sakhya, vātsalya and mādhurya-he becomes inclined in that way, and his intelligence becomes attracted. Indeed, he begins to covet that particular type of devotion. When such covetousness is awakened, one's intelligence no longer depends on the instruction of śāstra, revealed scripture, logic or argument.'


This verse is found in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.2.292).