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CC Madhya 8.252

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 252

‘kāṅhāra smaraṇa jīva karibe anukṣaṇa?’
‘kṛṣṇa’-nāma-guṇa-līlā—pradhāna smaraṇa’


SYNONYMS

kāṅhāra—of whom; smaraṇa—remembering; jīva—the living entity; karibe—should do; anukṣaṇa—constantly; kṛṣṇa-nāma—the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; guṇa-līlā—His qualities and pastimes; pradhāna smaraṇa—most important remembrance.


TRANSLATION

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, “What should all living entities constantly remember?” Rāmānanda Rāya replied, “The chief objects of remembrance are always the Lord’s holy name, qualities and pastimes.”


PURPORT

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 2.2.36) states:

tasmāt sarvātmanā rājan hariḥ sarvatra sarvadā
śrotavyaḥ kīrtitavyaś ca smartavyo bhagavān nṛṇām

Śukadeva Gosvāmī concludes, “The business of the living entity is to always remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead in every circumstance. The Lord should be heard about, glorified and remembered by all human beings.”