TEXT 12
hena krpamaya caitanya na bhaje yei jana
sarvottama ha-ileo tare asure ganana
SYNONYMS
hena—such; krpamaya—merciful; caitanya—Lord Sri Caitanya; na—does not; bhaje—worship; yei—one; jana—person; sarvottama—supreme; ha-ileo—in spite of his being; tare—unto him; asure—among the demons; ganana—the calculation.
TRANSLATION
One who does not show respect unto this merciful Lord, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, or does not worship Him should be considered a demon, even if he is very exalted in human society.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja says in this connection: "O living entities, simply engage yourselves in Krsna consciousness. This is the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu." Lord Caitanya preached this cult, instructing the philosophy of Krsna consciousness in His eight verses, or Siksastaka, and He said, iha haite sarva-siddhi haibe tomara: "By chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, one will get all perfection in life." Therefore one who does not show Him respect or cannot appreciate His mercy despite all these merciful gestures is still an asura, or opponent of bona fide devotional service to Lord Visnu, even though he is very exalted in human society. The word asura refers to one who is against devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu. It should be noted that unless one worships Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu it is useless to become a devotee of Krsna, and unless one worships Krsna it is also useless to become a devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Such devotional service is to be understood to be a product of Kali-yuga. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura remarks in this connection that atheist smartas, or worshipers of the five kinds of demigods, worship Lord Visnu for a little satisfaction in material success but have no respect for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Thinking Him to be one of the ordinary living entities, they discriminate between Gaurasundara and Sri Krsna. Such understanding is also demoniac and is against the conclusion of the acaryas. Such a conclusion is a product of Kali-yuga.

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