TEXT 221
'hari-bhakti-vilasa'-grantha kaila vaisnava-acara
vaisnavera kartavya yahan paiye para
SYNONYMS
hari-bhakti-vilasa—of the name Hari-bhakti-vilasa; grantha—book; kaila—compiled; vaisnava-acara—the standard behavior of a Vaisnava; vaisnavera—of a devotee; kartavya—duty; yahan—in which; paiye para—one can understand up to the extreme limit.
TRANSLATION
He also compiled the Hari-bhakti-vilasa, from which we can understand the standard behavior of a devotee and the full extent of a Vaisnava's duty.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura writes: "The Hari-bhakti-vilasa was originally compiled by Srila Sanatana Gosvami. Later, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami produced a shortened version of it and added the Dig-darsini-tika. In the Hari-bhakti-vilasa there are so many quotations from the satvata scriptures that sometimes it is inquired how the atheistic smartas can refuse to accept them and instead imagine some other opinions. What is recorded in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa strictly follows the Vedic scriptures and is certainly pure, but the attitude of the karmis is always one of giving up the conclusion of pure Vaisnava understanding. Because the karmis are very much attached to the world and material activities, they always try to establish atheistic principles that oppose the understanding of the Vaisnavas.

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