Cc. Madhya 6.261


tat te ‘nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo
bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam
hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te
jīveta yo bhakti-pade sa dāya-bhāk


tat—therefore; te—Your; anukampam—compassion; su-samīkṣamāṇaḥ—hoping for; bhuñjānaḥ—enduring; eva—certainly; atma-krtam—done by himself; vipākam—fruitive results; hṛt—with the heart; vāk—words; vapurbhiḥ—and body; vidadhan—offering; namah—obeisances; te—unto You; jīveta—may live; yah—anyone who; bhakti-pade—in devotional service; saḥ—he; daya-bhāk—a bona fide candidate.


[The verse read:] “One who seeks Your compassion and thus tolerates all kinds of adverse conditions due to the karma of his past deeds, who engages always in Your devotional service with his mind, words and body, and who always offers obeisances unto You is certainly a bona fide candidate for becoming Your unalloyed devotee.”


When reading this verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.14.8), Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya changed the original reading from mukti-pade to bhakti-pade. Mukti means liberation and merging into the impersonal Brahman effulgence. Bhakti means rendering transcendental service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Because of having developed pure devotional service, the Bhaṭṭācārya did not like the word mukti-pade, which refers to the impersonal Brahman feature of the Lord. However, he was not authorized to change a word in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu will explain. Although the Bhaṭṭācārya changed the word in his devotional ecstasy, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu did not approve of it.

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