yadi keha hena kaya, grantha kaila sloka-maya,
itara jane naribe bujhite
prabhura yei acarana, sei kari varnana,
sarva-citta nari aradhite
yadi-if; keha-someone; hena-thus; kaya-says; grantha-this book; kaila-is made; sloka-maya-with various Sanskrit verses; itara-ordinary; jane-persons; naribe bujhite-will not be able to understand; prabhura-of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; yei-whatever; acarana-activities; sei-that; kari-I do; varnana-description; sarva-citta-all hearts; nari-I am unable; aradhite-to please.
If one says that Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is full of Sanskrit verses and therefore not understandable by a common man, I reply that what I have described are the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and that for me to satisfy everyone is not possible.
Srila Kaviraja Gosvami and one who follows in his footsteps do not have to cater to the public. Their business is simply to satisfy the previous acaryas and describe the pastimes of the Lord. One who is able to understand can relish this exalted transcendental literature, which is actually not meant for ordinary persons like scholars and literary men. Generally, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes recorded in Caitanya-caritamrta are studied in universities and scholastic circles from a literary and historical point of view, but actually Caitanya-caritamrta is not a subject matter for research workers or literary scholars. It is simply meant for those devotees who have dedicated their lives to the service of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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