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One who attains unshakable faith in chanting rises to the stage of ruci

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na dhanam na janam na sundarim

kavitam va jagad-isa kamaye

mama janmani janmanisvare

bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki tvayi




O Lord of the universe, I do not desire material wealth, materialistic followers, a beautiful wife or fruitive activities described in flowery language. All I want, life after life, is unmotivated devotional service to You.


Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's purport: "My dear Lord krsna, I do not want material wealth from You, nor do I want followers, a beautiful wife or the results of fruitive activities, I only pray that by Your causeless mercy You give Me pure devotional service to You, life after life." (Cc. Antya 20.29-30)


One who attains unshakable faith in chanting rises to the stage of ruci, where he continually relishes the "taste" of Krsna's name. Fixed in Krsna consciousness, he shuns all material sense enjoyment due to experiencing a higher taste in association of the Lord. At this stage, one's taste or attraction for devotional practises (sravanam, kirtanam, arcanam) exceeds his attraction to any type of mundane engagement. The forth sloka describes the symptoms of a person with nama-ruci: He does not care a fig for women, wealth, fame, followers or fruitive gain.



From 'The Art of Chanting' by Mahanidhi Swami Page 99 Entitled Illumination on Sri Caitanya's Siksastaka

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