TEXT 250
'gana-madhye kona gana--jivera nija dharma?'
'radha-krsnera prema-keli'--yei gitera marma'
gana-madhye—among songs; kona gana—which song; jivera—of the living entity; nija—his own; dharma—religion; radha-krsnera prema-keli—the loving affairs of Radha and Krsna; yei—which; gitera—of the song; marma—purport.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu next asked Ramananda Raya, "Among many songs, which song is to be considered the actual religion of the living entity?"
Ramananda Raya replied, "That song describing the loving affairs of Sri Radha and Krsna is superior to all other songs."
As stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.33.36):
anugrahaya bhakutanam
manusam deham asthitah
bhajate tadrsih krida
yah srutva tat-paro bhavet
"Lord Krsna descends apparently as a human being, and He exhibits His transcendental pastimes in Vrndavana so that the conditioned soul may be attracted to hearing His transcendental activities." Nondevotees are strictly prohibited from participating in songs celebrating the loving affairs of Radha and Krsna. Unless one is a devotee, it is very dangerous to hear the songs about the pastimes of Radha and Krsna that were written by Jayadeva Gosvami, Candidasa and other exalted devotees. Lord Siva drank an ocean of poison, but one should not imitate this. One must first become a pure devotee of Lord Krsna. Only then can one enjoy hearing the songs of Jayadeva and relish transcendental bliss. If one simply imitates the activities of Lord Siva and drinks poison, one will certainly meet with death.
Talks between Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya were meant for advanced devotees only. Those who are on the mundane platform and who study these talks in order to put forward some thesis for a Ph.D. will not be able to understand them. Instead, these conversations will have a poisonous effect.

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