TEXT 178
purira prema-parakastha karaha vicara
alaukika prema citte lage camatkara
puriraof Madhavendra Puri; prema-para-kasthathe standard of intense love of Godhead; karahajust make; vicarajudgment; alaukikauncommon; premalove of Godhead; cittein the mind; lagestrikes; camatkarawonder.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu placed the standard of Madhavendra Puri's intense love before Nityananda Prabhu for judgment. "All his loving activities are uncommon," Caitanya Mahaprabhu said. "Indeed, one is struck with wonder to hear of his activities."
When the living entity feels spiritual separation from Krsna (krsna-viraha), he has achieved the prime success of life. When one becomes disinterested in material things, he is simply experiencing the other side of attraction for material things. However, feeling separation from Krsna and engaging in the service of the Lord to fulfill His mission constitute the best example of love of Krsna. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to point out this intense love of Krsna exhibited by Madhavendra Puri. All Caitanya Mahaprabhu's devotees later followed in the footsteps of Madhavendra Puri, serving the Lord without personal considerations.

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