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CC Antya 14.51


mana kṛṣṇa-viyogī,duḥkhe mana haila yogī,
se viyoge daśa daśā haya
se daśāya vyākula hañā,
mana gela palāñā,
śūnya mora śarīra ālaya”


mana — the mind; kṛṣṇa-viyogī — bereft of Kṛṣṇa’s association; duḥkhe — in unhappiness; mana — the mind; haila — became; yogī — a mystic yogī; se viyoge — by that feeling of separation; daśa — ten; daśā — transcendental transformations; haya — there are; se daśāya — by those transcendental transformations; vyākula hañā — being very much agitated; mana — the mind; gela — went away; palāñā — fleeing; śūnya — void; mora — My; śarīra — body; ālaya — place of residence.


“When My mind lost the association of Kṛṣṇa and could no longer see Him, he became depressed and took up mystic yoga. In the void of separation from Kṛṣṇa, he experienced ten transcendental transformations. Agitated by these transformations, My mind fled, leaving My body, his place of residence, empty. Thus I am completely in trance.”


In this verse, the outward activities of the kāpālika mendicants have been described, but not their actual life. The kāpālika mendicants are tantric materialists who carry skulls in their hands. They are not Vaiṣṇavas and have nothing to do with spiritual life; therefore they are untouchable. Only an outward comparison has been made between the mind and their activities, but their behavior should never be imitated.