TEXT 29
sutra-vrtti-panji-tika krsnete tatparya
sisyera pratita haya,--prabhava ascarya
SYNONYMS
sutra—aphorisms; vrtti—explanation; panji—application; tika—notes; krsnete—unto Krsna; tatparya—culmination; sisyera—of the disciple; pratita—realization; haya—becomes; prabhava—influence; ascarya—wonderful.
TRANSLATION
When teaching a course in grammar [vyakarana] and explaining it with notes, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught His disciples about the glories of Lord Krsna. All explanations culminated in Krsna, and His disciples would understand them very easily. Thus His influence was wonderful.
PURPORT
Srila Jiva Gosvami compiled a grammar in two parts named Laghu-hari-namamrta-vyakarana and Brhad-dhari-namamrta-vyakarana. If someone studies these two texts in vyakarana, or grammar, he learns the grammatical rules of the Sanskrit language and simultaneously learns how to become a great devotee of Lord Krsna.
In the Caitanya-bhagavata, First Chapter, there is a statement about the method by which Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught grammar. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu explained the aphorisms of grammar to be eternal, like the holy name of Krsna. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (15.15), vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyah. The purport of all revealed scriptures is understanding of Krsna. Therefore if a person explains anything that is not Krsna, he simply wastes his time laboring hard without fulfilling the aim of his life. If one simply becomes a teacher or professor of education but does not understand Krsna, it is to be understood that he is among the lowest of mankind, as stated in Bhagavad-gita (7.15): naradhama mayayapahrta-jnanah. If one does not know the essence of all revealed scriptures but still becomes a teacher, his teaching is like the disturbing braying of an ass.

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