TEXT 1
sa prasidatu caitanya-
devo yasya prasadatah
tal-lila-varnane yogyah
sadyah syad adhamo 'py ayam
SYNONYMS
sah—He; prasidatu—may bestow His blessings; caitanya-devah—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; yasya—of whom; prasadatah—by the grace; tat-lila—His pastimes; varnane—in the description; yogyah—able; sadyah—immediately; syat—becomes possible; adhamah—the most fallen; api—although; ayam—I am.
TRANSLATION
I wish the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, by whose mercy even one who is fallen can describe the pastimes of the Lord.
PURPORT
To describe Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu or Lord Sri Krsna, one needs supernatural power, which is the grace and mercy of the Lord. Without this grace and mercy, one cannot compose transcendental literature. By dint of the grace of the Lord, however, even one who is unfit for a literary career can describe wonderful transcendental topics. Description of Krsna is possible for one who is empowered. Krsna-sakti vina nahe tara pravartana (Cc. Antya 7.11). Unless endowed with the mercy of the Lord, one cannot preach of the Lord's name, fame, quality, form, entourage and so on. It should be concluded, therefore, that the description of Caitanya-caritamrta by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami manifests specific mercy bestowed upon the author, although he thought of himself as the most fallen. We should not consider him fallen because he describes himself as such. Rather, anyone who is able to compose such transcendental literature is our esteemed master.

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