TEXT 55
"dekhi ei upāye, kṛṣṇa-āśā chāḍi' diye,
āśā chāḍile sukhī haya mana
chāḍa' kṛṣṇa-kathā adhanya, kaha anya-kathā dhanya,
yāte haya kṛṣṇa-vismaraṇa"
SYNONYMS
dekhi—I see; ei upāye—this means; kṛṣṇa-āśā—hope for Kṛṣṇa; chāḍi' diye—I give up; āśā—hope; chāḍile—if I give up; sukhī—happy; haya—becomes; mana—the mind; chāḍa'-give up; kṛṣṇa-kathā—talks of Kṛṣṇa; adhanya—most inglorious; kaha—speak; anya-kathā—other topics; dhanya—glorious; yāte—by which; haya—there is; kṛṣṇa-vismaraṇa—forgetfulness of Kṛṣṇa.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, " 'If I give up hope of meeting Kṛṣṇa, I shall then be happy. Therefore, let us stop this most inglorious discussion of Kṛṣṇa. It would be better for us to talk of glorious topics and forget Him.'

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