TEXT 48
tāṅra pratijñā-more nā karibe daraśana
mora pratijñā-tāṅhā vinā chāḍiba jīvana
SYNONYMS
tāṅra pratijñā—His determination; more—unto me; —not; karibe—will do; daraśana—seeing; mora pratijñā—my promise; tāṅhā vinā—without Him; chāḍiba—I will give up; jīvana—life.
TRANSLATION
Mahārāja Pratāparudra continued, "If Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu 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 Mahārāja Pratāparudra's determination will certainly be victorious in advancing in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Śrī Kṛṣṇa confirms this in the Bhagavad-gītā (9.14):
satataṁ kīrtayanto māṁ
yatantaś ca dṛḍha-vratāḥ
namasyantaś ca māṁ bhaktyā
nitya-yuktā upāsate
"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 mahātmā engaged in the Lord's service in full Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Thus Mahārāja Pratāparudra's determination is very much exalted and is called dṛḍha-vrata. Because of this determination, he was finally able to receive Lord Caitanya's direct mercy.

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