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CC Madhya 22.143

Text

ajñāne vā haya yadi ‘pāpa’ upasthita
kṛṣṇa tāṅre śuddha kare, nā karāya prāyaścitta

Synonyms

ajñāne — by ignorance; — or; haya — there are; yadi — if; pāpa — sinful activities; upasthita — present; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāṅre — him (the devotee); śuddha kare — purifies; karāya — does not cause; prāyaścitta — atonement.

Translation

“If, however, a devotee accidentally becomes involved in a sinful activity, Kṛṣṇa purifies him. He does not have to undergo the regulative form of atonement.

Purport

Kṛṣṇa purifies from within as the caittya-guru, the spiritual master within the heart. This is described in the following verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.42).