sri-caitanya-prabhum vande
balo 'pi yad-anugrahat
taren nana-mata-graha-
vyaptam siddhanta-sagaram
sri-caitanya-prabhumto Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; vandeI offer obeisances; balahan ignorant child; apieven; yatof whom; anugrahatby the mercy; taretmay cross over; nanavarious; mataof theories; grahathe crocodiles; vyaptamfilled with; siddhantaof conclusions; sagaramthe ocean.
I offer my obeisances to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, by whose mercy even an ignorant child can swim across the ocean of conclusive truth, which is full of the crocodiles of various theories.
By the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, even an inexperienced boy with no educational culture can be saved from the ocean of nescience, which is full of various types of philosophical doctrines that are like dangerous aquatic animals. The philosophy of the Buddha, the argumentative presentations of the jnanis, the yoga systems of Patanjali and Gautama, and the systems of philosophers like Kanada, Kapila and Dattatreya are dangerous creatures in the ocean of nescience. By the grace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu one can have real understanding of the essence of knowledge by avoiding these sectarian views and accepting the lotus feet of Krsna as the ultimate goal of life. Let us all worship Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu for His gracious mercy to the conditioned souls.

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