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Smart Quote of the Day, March 31, 2020

"In this Age of Kali, people cannot follow the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore the Lord Himself takes the part of Sri Krishna Chaitanya to teach personally how to become Krishna conscious. He asks everyone to follow Him and to become a guru to deliver the fallen souls of Kali-yuga."

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This is from the Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.1.16

[This chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled "The Manus, Administrators of the Universe," gives a list of personalities—higher than humans—who are responsible for universal administration. One such person, Svayambhuva Manu, speaks today's verse.]

TRANSLATION

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, works just like an ordinary human being, yet He does not desire to enjoy the fruits of work. He is full in knowledge, free from material desires and diversions, and completely independent. As the supreme teacher of human society, He teaches His own way of activities, and thus He inaugurates the real path of religion. I request everyone to follow Him.

PURPORT (excerpt):

Svayambhuva Manu is the leader of mankind, and he has given a book called Manu-samhita to guide human society. Herein he directs us to follow the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His different incarnations. These incarnations are described in Vedic literature, and Jayadeva Gosvami has described ten important incarnations in summary … Svayambhuva Manu instructs us to follow the instructions of God’s incarnations, especially Krishna’s instructions of Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

Appreciating bhakti-marga as instructed by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya thus depicted the activities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu:

“Let me take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, who has descended in the form of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu to teach us real knowledge, His devotional service, and detachment from whatever does not foster Krishna consciousness. He has descended because He is an ocean of transcendental mercy. Let me surrender unto His lotus feet.” (Caitanya-candrodaya-nataka 6.74)

In this Age of Kali, people cannot follow the instructions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore the Lord Himself takes the part of Sri Krishna Caitanya to teach personally how to become Krishna conscious. He asks everyone to follow Him and to become a guru to deliver the fallen souls of Kali-yuga.

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