TEXT 100
ei saba haya bhakti-sastra-suksma marma
caitanyera krpaya jane ei saba dharma
SYNONYMS
ei saba—all these; haya—are; bhakti-sastra—of the system of devotional service; suksma marma—finer principles; caitanyera krpaya—by the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; jane—one can understand; ei saba—all these; dharma—principles of devotional service.
TRANSLATION
These are some of the finer points of etiquette in devotional service. Only one who has received the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu can understand these principles.
PURPORT
Karmis, fruitive workers, cannot understand the finer conclusions of devotional service because they accept only its ritualistic value but do not understand how devotional service satisfies the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The karmis view the formalities as a means of advancing in religion, economic development, sensual satisfaction and liberation. Although these are only material results of following religious principles, the karmis consider them everything. Such ritualistic activities are called karma. Karmis who adopt devotional service very loosely and who therefore remain on the platform of material activities are called prakrta-sahajiyas. They cannot understand how pure devotional service is rendered in paternal and conjugal love, for this can be understood only by the special mercy bestowed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu upon pure devotees.

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