CC Madhya 22.96

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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Madhya-līlā - Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 96

kaḥ paṇḍitas tvad-aparaṁ śaraṇaṁ samīyād
bhakta-priyād ṛta-giraḥ suhṛdaḥ kṛtajñāt
sarvān dadāti suhṛdo bhajato ‘bhikāmān
ātmānam apy upacayāpacayau na yasya


SYNONYMS

kaḥ—what; paṇḍitaḥ—learned man; tvat-aparam—other than Your Lordship; śaraṇam—shelter; samīyāt—would take; bhakta-priyāt—who are affectionate to Your devotees; ṛta-giraḥ—who are truthful to the devotees; suhṛdaḥ—who are the friend of the devotees; kṛta-jñāt—who are grateful to the devotees; sarvān—all; dadāti—gives; suhṛdaḥ—to Your well-wishers; bhajataḥ—who worship You by devotional service; abhikāmān—desires; ātmānam—Yourself; api—even; upacaya—increase; apacayau—and diminution; na—not; yasya—of whom.


TRANSLATION

“‘My dear Lord, You are very affectionate to Your devotees. You are also a truthful and grateful friend. Where is that learned man who would give You up and surrender to someone else? You fulfill all the desires of Your devotees, so much so that sometimes You even give Yourself to them. Still, You neither increase nor decrease by such activity.’


PURPORT

This is a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 10.48.26).


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