TEXT 48
tanra pratijna-more na karibe darasana
mora pratijna-tanha vina chadiba jivana
SYNONYMS
tanra pratijna—His determination; more—unto me; na—not; karibe—will do; darasana—seeing; mora pratijna—my promise; tanha vina—without Him; chadiba—I will give up; jivana—life.
TRANSLATION
Maharaja Prataparudra continued, "If Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is determined not to see me, then I am determined to give up my life if I do not see Him.
PURPORT
A devotee with Maharaja Prataparudra's determination will certainly be victorious in advancing in Krsna consciousness. Sri Krsna confirms this in the Bhagavad-gita (9.14):
satatam kirtayanto mam
yatantas ca drdha-vratah
namasyantas ca mam bhaktya
nitya-yukta upasate
"Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion."
These are the symptoms of a mahatma engaged in the Lord's service in full Krsna consciousness. Thus Maharaja Prataparudra's determination is very much exalted and is called drdha-vrata. Because of this determination, he was finally able to receive Lord Caitanya's direct mercy.

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