na kamaye ham gatim isvarat param
astarddhi-yuktam apunar-bhavam va
artim prapadye khila-deha-bhajam
antah-sthito yena bhavanty aduhkhah
nanot; kamayedesire; ahamI; gatimdestination; isvaratfrom the Supreme Personality of Godhead; paramgreat; asta-rddhi-yuktamcomposed of the eight kinds of mystic perfection; apunah-bhavamcessation of repeated birth (liberation, salvation); vaeither; artimsufferings; prapadyeI accept; akhila-deha-bhajamof all living entities; antah-sthitahstaying among them; yenaby which; bhavantithey become; aduhkhahwithout distress.
I do not pray to the Supreme Personality of Godhead for the eight perfections of mystic yoga, nor for salvation from repeated birth and death. I want only to stay among all the living entities and suffer all distresses on their behalf, so that they may be freed from suffering.
Vasudeva Datta made a similar statement to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, requesting the Lord to liberate all living entities in His presence. Vasudeva Datta submitted that if they were unfit to be liberated, he himself would take all their sinful reactions and suffer personally so that the Lord might deliver them. A Vaisnava is therefore described as being para-duhkha-duhkhi, very much aggrieved by the sufferings of others. As such, a Vaisnava engages in activities for the real welfare of human society.

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