TEXT 8
purve yaiche jarasandha-adi raja-gana
veda-dharma kari' kare visnura pujana
SYNONYMS
purve—formerly; yaiche—as it was; jarasandha—King Jarasandha; adi—heading; raja-gana—kings; veda-dharma—performance of Vedic rituals; kari'-doing; kare—does; visnura—of Lord Visnu; pujana—worship.
TRANSLATION
Formerly kings like Jarasandha [the father-in-law of Kamsa] strictly followed the Vedic rituals, thus worshiping Lord Visnu.
PURPORT
In these verses the author of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, is very seriously stressing the importance of worship of the Panca-tattva. If one becomes a devotee of Gaurasundara or Krsna but does not give importance to the Panca-tattva (sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda), his activities are considered to be offenses, or, in the words of Srila Rupa Gosvami, utpata (disturbances). One must therefore be ready to offer due respects to the Panca-tattva before becoming a devotee of Lord Gaurasundara or of Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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