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CC Ādi 8.79

Text

sei likhi, madana-gopāla ye likhāya
kāṣṭhera puttalī yena kuhake nācāya

Synonyms

sei likhi — I write that; madana-gopāla — the Deity Madana-gopāla; ye — whatever; likhāya — dictates to me; kāṣṭhera — wooden; puttalī — a doll; yena — like; kuhake — the enchanter; nācāya — causes to dance.

Translation

As a wooden doll is made to dance by a magician, I write as Madana-gopāla orders me to do so.

Purport

This is the position of a pure devotee. One should not take any responsibility on his own but should be a soul surrendered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who will then give him dictation as the caittya-guru, or the spiritual master within. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is pleased to guide a devotee from within and without. From within He guides him as the Supersoul, and from without He guides him as the spiritual master.