Cc. Ādi 7.71

Text

prabhu kahe—śuna, śrīpāda, ihāra kāraṇa
guru more mūrkha dekhi’ karila śāsana

Synonyms

prabhuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprabhu

Caitanya Mahāprabhu; dear Lord; Lord; Lord Caitanya; Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; Lord Jagannātha; Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Nityānanda; Lord Nityānanda Prabhu; Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; master; my dear Lord; my Lord; Nityānanda Prabhu; O Lord; O Lord Raghunātha; O My Lord; of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; of the Lord; of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; the Lord; the Lord's; the Lord, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; the predominator; the Supreme Lord; Śrī Caitanya; Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
kaheplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkahe

says; addresses; answer; anyone who describes; are indicated; asks; began to chant; began to explain; began to speak; both of them said; call; chant; chants; continued to speak; continues to speak; could say; declare; describe; described; describes; discussed; explains; expresses; he said; He says; indicates; informs; instructs; is enjoined; is known; is meant; is mentioned; is said; is sometimes said; is stated; is to be understood; is trying to speak; is understood; it is ordered; it is said; it is stated; it means; it says; Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu says; means; mention; one means; one says; one speaks; orders; recites; replied; replies; requested; requests; said; say; says; she said; She says; someone says; speak; speaks; spoke; state; stated; submits; talk; tells; the paṇḍita says; the Lord says; they said; they say; they speak; utters; was speaking; will speak.
—the Lord replied; śunaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsuna

animal slaughter; envy.
—kindly hear; śrīpādaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśrīpāda

sannyāsī; a great sannyāsī; His Holiness; sir; Your Holiness.
—Your Holiness; ihāraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigihāra

His; its; of him; of it; of Raghunātha dāsa; of such offenders; of them; of these; of these talks; of these things; of this (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam); of this; of this instruction; of this one; of this spontaneous love of Godhead; of this woman; of Vāsudeva Datta; their.
—of this; kāraṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarana

action; causing; instrumental; of the senses; such action.
—reason; guruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguru

sannyāsa-guru; a superior; as the spiritual master; Droṇācārya; grave; great; heaviness; His spiritual master; master; momentous; My spiritual master; of spiritual master; of the spiritual master; preceptors; spiritual master; spiritual masters; superior; superior teacher; superiors; teacher; teachers; the spiritual master; the spiritual masters; the teacher; to the elders; to those on the level of the spiritual master.
—My spiritual master; moreplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmore

at Me; for me; Me; of Me; to Me; to us; unto me; upon me; with me.
—Me; mūrkhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmūrkha

a fool; fool; foolish; foolish person; foolish, illiterate persons; fools; illiterate; not educated.
—fool; dekhi'plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdekhi

I can understand; I find; I know; I may see; I saw; I see; I shall see; let us see; see; seeing; shall see; so that I can see; so that I may know; so that I may see; so that we can see; we can see; we see.
—understanding; karilaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarila

accepted; admitted; affect; assembled; became; bestowed; did; executed; gave; has accepted; has done; has made Me; have done; he did; He has made; he made; I have done; I have made; made; make; manifested; offered; performed; prepared; rendered; submitted; the Lord offered; took; was executed; was made; were made; You have done; you have made.
—he did; śāsanaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsasana

activities of lording it over.
—chastisement. 

Translation

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu replied to Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, “My dear sir, kindly hear the reason. My spiritual master considered Me a fool, and therefore he chastised Me. 

Purport

When Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī inquired from Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu why He neither studied Vedānta nor performed meditation, Lord Caitanya presented Himself as a number one fool in order to indicate that the present age, Kali-yuga, is an age of fools and rascals in which it is not possible to obtain perfection simply by reading Vedānta philosophy and meditating. The śāstras strongly recommend:. 

harer nāma harer nāma
harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva
nāsty eva gatir anyathā

“In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is the chanting of the holy names of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.” People in general in Kali-yuga are so fallen that it is not possible for them to obtain perfection simply by studying the Vedānta-sūtra. One should therefore seriously take to the constant chanting of the holy name of the Lord.