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CC Madhya 24.145

Text

ei chaya ātmārāma kṛṣṇere bhajaya
pṛthak pṛthak ca-kāre ihā ‘api’ra artha kaya

Synonyms

ei chaya — all these six; ātmārāma — transcendentalists; kṛṣṇere bhajaya — render service to Kṛṣṇa; pṛthak pṛthak — separately; ca-kāre — in the use of the word ca; ihā — here; apira — of the word api; artha — meaning; kaya — says.

Translation

“These six kinds of ātmārāmas engage in the loving service of Kṛṣṇa. The varieties of service are indicated by adding ‘ca,’ and they also bear the meaning of ‘api’ [‘indeed’].

Purport

There are six kinds of ātmārāmas: the neophyte student (sādhaka), one who is absorbed in Brahman realization (brahma-maya), one who has already attained the Brahman position (prāpta-brahma-laya), one who desires to be liberated (mumukṣu), one who is liberated even in this life (jīvan-mukta), and one who is self-realized (prāpta-svarūpa).