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Title: Unstinted Mercy says Websters

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-06 16:42:09


Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya Lila 23.1


cirad adattam nija-gupta-vittam

sva-prema-namamritam aty-udarah

a-pamaram yo vitatara gaurah

krishno janebhyas tam aham prapadye


"The most munificent Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Gaurakrishna, distributed to everyoneven the lowest of menis own confidential treasury

in the form of the nectar of love of Himself and the holy name. This was never given to the people at any time before. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto Him."


Webster's Unabridged Dictionary explains:



who give to others something of value, or the acts of such persons.


GENEROUS stresses the warm and sympathetic nature of the giver.


CHARITABLE places stress on both the goodness and kindness of the giver and

the indigence or need of the receiver.


LIBERAL, in this connection, emphasizes the size of the gift, the largesse

and openhandedness of the giver.


BOUNTIFUL implies effusive, unstinted giving and a sense of abundance or



MUNIFICENT refers to gifts or awards so large and striking as to evoke

amazement or admiration.


It seems that Lord Gauranga's quality of being MUNIFICENT is especially

striking because it includes His being GENEROUS, CHARITABLE, LIBERAL and

BOUNTIFUL and because it is contrasted even further by our utter

disqualification to receive such gifts from Him.