sei likhi, madana-gopala ye likhaya
kasthera puttali yena kuhake nacaya
sei likhiI write that; madana-gopalathe Deity Madana-gopala; yewhatever; likhayadictates to me; kastherawooden; puttalia doll; yenalike; kuhakethe enchanter; nacayacauses to dance.
As a wooden doll is made to dance by a magician, I write as Madana-gopala orders me to do so.
This is the position of a pure devotee. One should not take any responsibility on his own but should be a soul surrendered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who will then give him dictation as caitya-guru, or the spiritual master within. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is pleased to guide a devotee from within and without. From within He guides him as the Supersoul, and from without He guides him as the spiritual master.

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