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CC Madhya 17.121

Text

‘vedānta’ śravaṇa kara, nā yāiha tāṅra pāśa
ucchṛṅkhala-loka-saṅge dui-loka-nāśa”

Synonyms

vedānta — the philosophy of Vedānta; śravaṇa kara — go on hearing; — do not; yāiha — go; tāṅra pāśa — near Him; ucchṛṅkhala — upstart; loka — people; saṅge — in the association of; dui-loka-nāśa — destruction in this world and the next.

Translation

“Do not go to see Caitanya. Just continue hearing Vedānta. If you associate with upstarts, you will be lost in this world and in the next.”

Purport

The word ucchṛṅkhala, meaning “whimsical,” is significant in this verse. In the Bhagavad-gītā (16.23), Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself says:

yaḥ śāstra-vidhim utsṛjyavartate kāma-kārataḥ
na sa siddhim avāpnoti
na sukhaṁ na parāṁ gatim

“If one acts whimsically and does not follow the śāstric principles, he will never attain perfection, happiness or the spiritual world.”