Śrīla Mādhavendra Purī prayers on leaving Karma kandiya

Śrīla Mādhavendra Purī, the grand-spiritual master of Lord Caitanya, took leave of all karma-kāṇḍīya obligations in the following words:

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sandhyā-vandana bhadram astu bhavato bhoḥ snāna tubhyaḿ namo bho devāḥ pitaraś ca tarpaṇa-vidhau nāhaḿ kṣamaḥ kṣamyatām yatra kvāpi niṣadya yādava-kulottamasya kaḿsa-dviṣaḥsmāraḿ smāram aghaḿ harāmi tad alaḿ manye kim anyena me

“O my evening prayer, all good unto you. O my morning bath, I bid you good-bye. O demigods and forefathers, please excuse me. I am unable to perform any more offerings for your pleasure. Now I have decided to free myself from all reactions to sins simply by remembering anywhere and everywhere the great descendant of Yadu and the great enemy of Kaḿsa [Lord Kṛishna] I think that this is sufficient for me. So what is the use of further endeavors?”

Śrīla Mādhavendra Purī said further:
mugdhaḿ māḿ nigadantu nīti-nipuṇā bhrāntaḿ muhur vaidikāḥ
mandaḿ bāndhava-sañcayā jaḍa-dhiyaḿ muktādarāḥ sodarāḥ
unmattaḿ dhanino viveka-caturāḥ kāmam mahā-dāmbhikam
moktuḿ na kṣāmate manāg api mano govinda-pāda-spṛhām

“Let the sharp moralist accuse me of being illusioned; I do not mind. Experts in Vedic activities may slander me as being misled, friends and relatives may call me frustrated, my brothers may call me a fool, the wealthy mammonites may point me out as mad, and the learned philosophers may assert that I am much too proud; still my mind does not budge an inch from the determination to serve the lotus feet of Govinda, though I be unable to do it.”

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