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CC Madhya 6.190 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 190

nava-vidha artha kaila śāstra-mata lañā
śuni' prabhu kahe kichu īṣat hāsiyā


SYNONYMS

nava-vidha—nine kinds; artha—meanings; kaila—did; śāstra-mata—the principles of authorized scriptures; lañā—taking; śuni'-after hearing that; prabhu—Lord Caitanya; kahe—began to speak; kichu—something; īṣat—slightly; hāsiyā—smiling.


TRANSLATION

The Bhaṭṭācārya explained the ātmārāma verse in nine different ways on the basis of scripture. After hearing his explanation, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, smiling a little, began to speak.


PURPORT

The ātmārāma verse was discussed at Naimiṣāraṇya at a meeting of many great sages, headed by Śaunaka Ṛṣi. They questioned Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, who presided at the meeting, about why Śrīla Śukadeva Gosvāmī, a paramahaṁsa already in the transcendental position, was attracted to a discussion of the qualities of Kṛṣṇa. In other words, they wanted to know why Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī engaged in the study of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.