TEXT 223
vairagi karibe sada nama-sankirtana
magiya khana kare jivana raksana
SYNONYMS
vairagi—a person in the renounced order; karibe—will do; sada—always; nama-sankirtana—chanting of the holy name of the Lord; magiya—by begging; khana—eating; kare jivana raksana—he sustains his life.
TRANSLATION
"A person in the renounced order should always chant the holy name of the Lord. He should beg some alms to eat, and he should sustain his life in this way.
PURPORT
As stated in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa at the end of the Twentieth Vilasa (366, 379, 382):
krtyanyetani tu prayo
grhinam dhaninam satam
likhitani na tu tyakta-
parigraha-mahatmanam
prabhate cardha-ratre ca
madhyahne divasa-ksaye
kirtayanti harim ye vai
te taranti bhavarnavam
evam ekantinam prayah
kirtanam smaranam prabhoh
kurvatam parama-pritya
krtyam anyan na rocate
A well-to-do householder Vaisnava cannot live like a person in the renounced order who completely takes shelter of the holy name. Such a householder should chant the holy name of Krsna in the morning, at midday and in the evening. Then he will be able to cross beyond nescience. Pure devotees in the renounced order, however, who fully surrender to the lotus feet of Krsna, should chant the holy name of the Lord with great love and faith, always thinking of Krsna's lotus feet. They should have no other occupation than chanting the holy name of the Lord. In the Bhakti-sandarbha, Srila Jiva Gosvami says:
yadyapi sri-bhagavata-mate panca-ratradivad-arcana-margasyavasyakatvam nasti, tad vinapi saranapattyadinam ekatarenapi purusartha-siddher abhihitatvat.

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