tenha-premadhina, tomara prema-gadhatara
avasya karibena krpa tomara upara
tenha—He (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu); prema-adhina—under the control of love; tomara prema—your love; gadha-tara—very deep; avasya—certainly; karibena krpa—He will bestow mercy; tomara upara—upon you.
As soon as the Bhattacarya saw the King's firm determination, he declared, "The Supreme Lord is approached only by pure love. Your love for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is very, very deep; therefore without a doubt He will be merciful upon you."
Such determination is the first qualification. As confirmed by Rupa Gosvami (Upadesamrta 3): utsahan niscayad dhairyat. One must first have firm determination, firm faith. When one engages in devotional service, he must maintain this firm determination. Then Krsna will be pleased with his service. The spiritual master can show the path of devotional service. If the disciple follows the principles rigidly and undeviatingly, he will certainly receive the mercy of Krsna. This is confirmed by the sastras.
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