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CC Madhya 11.49

Text

yadi sei mahāprabhura nā pāi kṛpā-dhana
kibā rājya, kibā deha, — saba akāraṇa

Synonyms

yadi — if; sei — that; mahāprabhura — of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; — not; pāi — I get; kṛpā-dhana — the treasure of mercy; kibā rājya — what is the value of my kingdom; kibā deha — what is the value of this body; saba akāraṇa — everything useless.

Translation

“If I do not receive Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mercy, my body and my kingdom are certainly useless.”

Purport

This is an excellent example of dṛḍha-vrata, determination. If one does not receive the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s mercy, one’s life is defeated. In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (5.5.5) it is said: parābhavas tāvad abodha-jāto yāvan na jijñāsata ātma-tattvam. Unless one inquires into spiritual life, everything is useless. Without spiritual inquiry, our labor and the object of our labor are simply a waste of time.