TEXT 3
athapy udara-sravasah prthor hareh
kalavatarasya kathamrtadrtah
yathopadesam munibhih pracoditah
slaghyani karmani vayam vitanmahi
SYNONYMS
atha api—nevertheless; udara—liberal; sravasah—whose fame; prthoh—of King Prthu; hareh—of Lord Visnu; kala—part of a plenary expansion; avatarasya—incarnation; katha—words; amrta—nectarean; adrtah—attentive to; yatha—according to; upadesam—instruction; munibhih—by the great sages; pracoditah—being encouraged; slaghyani—laudable; karmani—activities; vayam—we; vitanmahi—shall try to spread.
TRANSLATION
Although we are unable to glorify you adequately, we nonetheless have a transcendental taste for glorifying your activities. We shall try to glorify you according to the instructions received from authoritative sages and scholars. Whatever we speak, however, is always inadequate and very insignificant. Dear King, because you are a direct incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, all your activities are liberal and ever laudable.
PURPORT
However expert one may be, he can never describe the glories of the Lord adequately. Nonetheless, those engaged in glorifying the activities of the Lord should try to do so as far as possible. Such an attempt will please the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Caitanya has advised all His followers to go everywhere and preach the message of Lord Krsna. Since this message is essentially Bhagavad-gita, the preacherís duty is to study Bhagavad-gita as it is understood by disciplic succession and explained by great sages and learned devotees. One should speak to the general populace in accordance with oneís predecessors—sadhu, guru and sastras. This simple process is the easiest method by which one can glorify the Lord. Devotional service, however, is the real method, for by devotional service one can satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead with just a few words. Without devotional service, volumes of books cannot satisfy the Lord. Even though preachers of the Krsna consciousness movement may be unable to describe the glories of the Lord, they can nonetheless go everywhere and request people to chant Hare Krsna.

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