|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 1.37
ei chaya guru — śikṣā-guru ye āmāra
tāń'-sabāra pāda-padme koṭi namaskāra
ei — these; chaya — six; guru — spiritual masters; śikṣā-guru — instructing spiritual masters; ye — who are; āmāra — my; tāń'-sabāra — of all of them; pāda-padme — unto the lotus feet; koṭi — ten million; namaskāra — respectful obeisances.
These six are my instructing spiritual masters, and therefore I offer millions of respectful obeisances unto their lotus feet.
By accepting the six Gosvāmīs as his instructing spiritual masters, the author specifically makes it clear that one should not be recognized as a Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava if he is not obedient to them.
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