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CC Ādi 17.275

Text

yaśodā-nandana hailā śacīra nandana
catur-vidha bhakta-bhāva kare āsvādana

Synonyms

yaśodā-nandana — the son of mother Yaśodā; hailā — became; śacīra — of mother Śacī; nandana — the son; catuḥ-vidha — four kinds of; bhakta-bhāva — devotional humors; kare — does; āsvādana — tasting.

Translation

The same Supreme Personality of Godhead who appeared as the son of mother Yaśodā has now appeared as the son of mother Śacī, relishing four kinds of devotional activities.

Purport

Servitude, friendship, parental affection and conjugal love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead are the basis of the four kinds of devotional activities. In śānta, the marginal stage of devotional service, there is no activity. But above the śānta humor are servitude, friendship, parental affection and conjugal love, which represent the gradual growth of devotional service to higher and higher platforms.