sei likhi, madana-gopāla ye likhāya
kāṣṭhera puttalī yena kuhake nācāya
sei likhi—I write that; madana-gopāla—the Deity Madana-gopāla; ye—whatever; likhāya—dictates to me; kāṣṭhera—wooden; puttalī—a doll; yena—like; kuhake—the enchanter; nācāya—causes to dance.
As a wooden doll is made to dance by a magician, I write as Madana-gopāla 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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