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CC Madhya 7.72 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


mahānubhāvera cittera svabhāva ei haya
puṣpa-sama komala, kaṭhina vajra-maya


mahā-anubhāvera—of a great personality; cittera—of the mind; svabhāva—the nature; ei haya—this is; puṣpa-sama—like a flower; komala—soft; kaṭhina—hard; vajra-maya—like a thunderbolt.


This is the nature of the mind of an uncommon personality. Sometimes it is soft like a flower, but sometimes it is as hard as a thunderbolt.


The softness of a flower and the hardness of a thunderbolt are reconciled in the behavior of a great personality. The following quotation from Uttara-rāma-carita (2.7) explains this behavior. One may also consult Madhya-līlā, Third Chapter, verse 212.