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CC Madhya 11.19

Text

āmi kahi, — āmā haite nā haya ‘viṣaya’
caitanya-caraṇe rahoṅ, yadi ājñā haya

Synonyms

āmi kahi — I said; āmā haite — by me; — not; haya — is possible; viṣaya — government service; caitanya-caraṇe — at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; rahoṅ — I may stay; yadi ājñā haya — if you kindly give me permission.

Translation

“I said, ‘Your Majesty, I am now not willing to engage in political activities. I desire only to stay at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Kindly give me permission.’