kaccid budhah svasty anamiva aste
svaphalka-putro bhagavat-prapannah
yah krsna-padankita-marga-pamsusv
acestata prema-vibhinna-dhairyah
kaccitwhether; budhahvery learned; svastiwell; anamivahfaultless; astedoes exist; svaphalka-putrahthe son of Svaphalka, Akrura; bhagavatregarding the Personality of Godhead; prapannahsurrendered; yahone who; krsnathe Lord; pada-ankitamarked with footprints; margapath; pamsusuin the dust; acestataexhibited; prema-vibhinnalost in transcendental love; dhairyahmental equilibrium.
Please tell me whether Akrura, the son of Svaphalka, is doing well. He is a faultless soul surrendered unto the Personality of Godhead. He once lost his mental equilibrium due to his ecstasy of transcendental love and fell down on the dust of a road which was marked with the footprints of Lord Krsna.
When Akrura came to Vrndavana in search of Krsna, he saw the footprints of the Lord on the dust of Nanda-grama and at once fell on them in ecstasy of transcendental love. This ecstasy is possible for a devotee who is fully absorbed in incessant thoughts of Krsna. Such a pure devotee of the Lord is naturally faultless because he is always associated with the supremely pure Personality of Godhead. Constant thought of the Lord is the antiseptic method for keeping oneself free from the infectious contamination of the material qualities. The pure devotee of the Lord is always in company with the Lord by thinking of Him. Yet, in the particular context of time and place, the transcendental emotions take a different turn, and this breaks the mental equilibrium of the devotee. Lord Caitanya displayed the typical example of transcendental ecstasy, as we can understand from the life of this incarnation of God.

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