TEXT 144
pancama purusartha sei prema-mahadhana
krsnera madhurya-rasa karaya asvadana
SYNONYMS
pancama—fifth; purusa-artha—goal of life; sei—that; prema—love of God; maha-dhana—foremost wealth; krsnera—of Lord Krsna; madhurya—conjugal love; rasa—mellow; karaya—causes; asvadana—taste.
TRANSLATION
"Love of Godhead is so exalted that it is considered to be the fifth goal of human life. By awakening one's love of Godhead, one can attain the platform of conjugal love, tasting it even during the present span of life.
PURPORT
The Mayavadi philosophers consider the highest goal of perfection to be liberation (mukti), which is the fourth perfectional platform. Generally people are aware of four principal goals of life-religiosity (dharma), economic development (artha), sense gratification (kama) and ultimately liberation (moksa)-but devotional service is situated on the platform above liberation. In other words, when one is actually liberated (mukta) he can understand the meaning of love of Godhead (krsna-prema). While teaching Rupa Gosvami, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu stated, koti-mukta-madhye 'durlabha' eka krsna-bhakta: "Out of millions of liberated persons, one may become a devotee of Lord Krsna."
The most elevated Mayavadi philosopher can rise to the platform of liberation, but krsna-bhakti, devotional service to Krsna, is transcendental to such liberation. Srila Vyasadeva explains this fact in Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.2):
dharmah projjhita-kaitavo 'tra paramo nirmatsaranam satam
vedyam vastavam atra vastu siva-dam tapa-trayonmulanam
"Completely rejecting all religions which are materially motivated, the Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries." Srimad-Bhagavatam, the explanation of the Vedanta-sutra, is meant for paramo nirmatsaranam, those who are completely aloof from jealousy. Mayavadi philosophers are jealous of the existence of the Personality of Godhead. Therefore the Vedanta-sutra is not actually meant for them. They unnecessarily poke their noses into the Vedanta-sutra, but they have no ability to understand it because the author of the Vedanta-sutra writes in his commentary, Srimad-Bhagavatam, that it is meant for those who are pure in heart (paramo nirmatsaranam). If one is envious of Krsna, how can he understand the Vedanta-sutra or Srimad-Bhagavatam? The Mayavadis' primary occupation is to offend the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna. For example, although Krsna demands our surrender in the Bhagavad-gita, the greatest scholar and so-called philosopher in India has protested that it is "not to Krsna" that we have to surrender. Therefore, he is envious. Since Mayavadis of all different descriptions are envious of Krsna, they have no scope to understand the meaning of the Vedanta-sutra. Even if they were on the liberated platform, as they falsely claim, here Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami repeats the statement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that love of Krsna is beyond the state of liberation.

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