CC Madhya 20.105
- kṛṣṇa-śakti dhara tumi, jāna tattva-bhāva
- jāni’ dārḍhya lāgi’ puche,—sādhura svabhāva
kṛṣṇa-śakti—the energy of Lord Kṛṣṇa; dhara—possess; tumi—you; jāna—know; tattva-bhāva—the factual position; jāni’—although knowing all these things; dārḍhya lāgi’—for the sake of strictness; puche—he inquires; sādhura—of a saintly person; svabhāva—the nature.
“Since you possess Lord Kṛṣṇa’s potency, you certainly know these things. However, it is the nature of a sādhu to inquire. Although he knows these things, the sādhu inquires for the sake of strictness.