TEXT 117
tate jani--purve tomara panache prasada
taha vina nahe tomara hrdayanuvada"
tate—in such instances; jani—I can understand; purve—previously; tomara—Your; panache prasada—he has obtained special mercy; taha vina—without that; nahe—there is not; tomara—Your; hrdaya-anuvada—expression of feelings.
"Had you not previously bestowed Your mercy on him," they said, "it would not have been possible for him to express Your internal feelings."
Devotees acknowledge Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's special mercy upon Srila Rupa Gosvami in the following words:
sri-caitanya-mano 'bhistam-
sthapitam yena bhu-tale
svayam rupah kada mahyam
dadati sva-padantikam
"When will Srila Rupa Gosvami Prabhupada, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?"
The special function of Srila Rupa Gosvami is to establish the feelings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. These feelings are His desires that His special mercy be spread throughout the world in this Kali-yuga.
prthivite ache yata nagaradi-grama
sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama
His desire is that all over the world everyone, in every village and every town, know of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His sankirtana movement. These are the inner feelings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Rupa Gosvami committed to writing all these feelings of the Lord. Now again, by the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the same feelings are being spread all over the world by the servants of the Gosvamis, and devotees who are pure and simple will appreciate this attempt. As concluded by Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, however, those who are on the level of hogs and dogs will never appreciate such a great attempt. Yet this does not matter to the preachers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's cult, for all over the world they will continue to perform this responsible work, even though persons who are like cats and dogs do not appreciate them.

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