TEXT 170
ihake kahiye krsne drdha anuraga
svaccha dhauta-vastre yaiche nahi kona daga
SYNONYMS
ihake—this; kahiye—I say; krsne—in Lord Krsna; drdha—strong; anuraga—love; svaccha—pure; dhauta—clean; vastre—in cloth; yaiche—just as; nahi—not; kona—some; daga—mark.
TRANSLATION
That is called firm attachment to Lord Krsna. It is spotlessly pure, like a clean cloth that has no stain.
PURPORT
The author of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta advises everyone to give up all engagements of sense gratification and, like the gopis, dovetail oneself entirely with the will of the Supreme Lord. That is the ultimate instruction of Krsna in the Bhagavad-gita. We should be prepared to do anything and everything to please the Lord, even at the risk of violating the Vedic principles or ethical laws. That is the standard of love of Godhead. Such activities in pure love of Godhead are as spotless as white linen that has been completely washed. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura warns us in this connection that we should not mistakenly think that the idea of giving up everything implies the renunciation of duties necessary in relation to the body and mind. Even such duties are not sense gratification if they are undertaken in a spirit of service to Krsna.

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