CC Ādi 17.244


caraṇera dhūli sei laya vāra vāra
dekhiyā prabhura duḥkha ha-ila apāra


caraṇeraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigcaraṇera

of His lotus feet; of the lotus feet.
—of His lotus feet; dhūliplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdhuli

dust; the dust.
—the dust; seiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsei

//he//; //that//; all of them; anyone; by that; hat; he; he is; in that; Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī; such; such a person; that //mahā-pātra//; that; that boy; that is; that King; that Kṛṣṇadāsa; that man; that officer; that person; that personality; that saintly person; that truth; that Vaiṣṇava; that Vijulī Khān; that woman; that Śrīkānta; the disciple of Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī; the governor; these; they; this; those; those very; to those; unto the.
—that woman; layaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biglaya

accept; accepts; and annihilation; and dissolution; annihilation; are you taking; can chant; chants; destruction; dissolution; he takes; merging; one takes; stop; take; take away; take seriously; takes; to annihilation; took; who takes; will take.
—takes; vāravāraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvāravāra

again and again.
—again and again; dekhiyāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdekhiyā

after looking at; after seeing; after seeing it; after seeing Jagannātha; by seeing; consulting; seeing; seeing all these marks; seeing all this; seeing in the temple; seeing this; understanding; visiting.
—seeing this; prabhuraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprabhura

for Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; from Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; from the Lord; Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu's; Lord Caitanya's; Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of Jagannātha; of Lord Caitanya; of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of Lord Jagannātha; of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu; of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of Nityānanda Prabhu and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of the Lord; of the Lords; of the Supreme Lord; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; of Your Lordship; of Śrī Caitanya; of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; the Lord; the Lord's; to Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; to the Lord; to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; unto the Lord; with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
—of the Lord; duḥkhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigduhkha

aggrieved; all distresses; difficulties; difficulty; disappointment; distress; distressed condition; grief; in distress; inconvenience; misery; of grief; of unhappiness; pains; the troubles; the unhappiness; trouble; troubles; unhappiness; unhappy.
—unhappiness; haplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigha

alas; as he did it; certainly; clearly; completely manifested; have been; in fact; in that way; in the past; indeed; it is evident; it so happened; of course; oh; positively; so celebrated; so he did; so they did; still; then; there were; thus; very clearly.
-ilaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigila

Ilā; the girl, Ilā.
—there was; apāraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigapara

inferior; inferior energy.


As she took the dust of His lotus feet again and again, the Lord became unlimitedly unhappy.


This holding of a great personality’s lotus feet is certainly very good for the person who takes the dust, but this example of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s unhappiness indicates that a Vaiṣṇava should not allow anyone to take dust from his feet.

One who takes the dust of a great personality’s lotus feet transfers his sinful activities to that great personality. Unless the person whose dust is taken is very strong, he must suffer the sinful activities of the person who takes the dust. Therefore ordinarily it should not be allowed. Sometimes in big meetings people come to take the same advantage by touching our feet. On account of this, sometimes we have to suffer from some disease. As far as possible, no outsider should be allowed to touch one’s feet to take dust from them. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu personally showed this by His example, as explained in the next verse.