TEXT 1
tam srimat-krsna-caitanya-
devam vande jagad-gurum
yasyanukampaya svapi
mahabdhim santaret sukham
SYNONYMS
tam—unto Him; srimat—with all opulence; krsna-caitanya-devam—unto Lord Krsna Caitanyadeva; vande—I offer obeisances; jagat-gurum—spiritual master of the world; yasya—whose; anukampaya—by the mercy of; sva api—even a dog; maha-abdhim—great ocean; santaret—can swim; sukham—without difficulty.
TRANSLATION
Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the spiritual master of the entire world, Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, by whose mercy even a dog can swim across a great ocean.
PURPORT
Sometimes it is to be seen that a dog can swim in the water for a few yards and then come back to the shore. Here, however, it is stated that if a dog is blessed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, he can swim across an ocean. Similarly, the author of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, placing himself in a helpless condition, states that he has no personal power, but by the desire of Lord Caitanya, expressed through the Vaisnavas and Madana-mohana vigraha, it is possible for him to cross a transcendental ocean to present Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.

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