TEXT 127
prabhu kahe,--"aiche bat kabhu na kahiba
grhe rahi' krsna-nama nirantara laiba
SYNONYMS
prabhu kahe—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said; aiche bat—such words; kabhu—at any time; na kahiba—you should not speak; grhe rahi'-staying at home; krsna-nama—the holy name of the Lord; nirantara—always; laiba—you should chant.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied, "Don't speak like that again. Better to remain at home and chant the holy name of Krsna always.
PURPORT
It is not advisable in this Age of Kali to leave one's family suddenly, for people are not trained as proper brahmacaris and grhasthas. Therefore Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advised the brahmana not to be too eager to give up family life. It would be better to remain with his family and try to become purified by chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra regularly under the direction of a spiritual master. This is the instruction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. If this principle is followed by everyone, there is no need to accept sannyasa. In the next verse Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu advises everyone to become an ideal householder by offenselessly chanting the Hare Krsna mantra and teaching the same principle to everyone he meets.

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