Krishna Accepts the Sentiment

By Ajit Krishna Dasa

I find it interesting that there is a mistake in the Govindam adi purusam prayers which is played and sung daily in the temple.

The lead singer starts:

veṇuṁ kvaṇvantam

But the actual text says:

veṇuṁ kvaṇantam

Srila Prabhupada did not even mention this mistake, and he had the sung played every day in every temple. This was a standard he sat, and it is supposed to continue.

Devotion is more important than correctness. Those who want to correct the mistakes of devotees should consider this carefully.

Anyone who finds any fault with a devotee’s description of Krishna is a sinner. If a devotee writes a poem, no matter how poorly he does it, it will certainly contain his love for Krishna. A fool says ‘visnaya’ while a scholar knows the correct form is ‘visnave’, but Krishna accepts the sentiment in either case. If anyone sees a fault in this, the fault is his, for Krishna is pleased with anything the pure devotee says. You too describe the Lord with words of love, so what arrogant person would dare criticize anything that you have written? (Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.11.105-110)


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