Ādi-līlāChapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.146

balabhadra bhaṭṭācāryabhakti adhikārī

mathurā-gamane prabhura yeńho brahmacārī

SYNONYMS

balabhadra bhaṭṭācāryaBalabhadra Bhaṭṭācārya; bhakti adhikārī — bona fide devotee; mathurā-gamane — while touring Mathurā; prabhura — of the Lord; yeńho — who; brahmacārī — acted as a brahmacārī.

TRANSLATION

As a bona fide devotee, Balabhadra Bhaṭṭācārya, the twenty-third principal associate, acted as the brahmacārī of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu when He toured Mathurā.

PURPORT

Balabhadra Bhaṭṭācārya acted as a brahmacārī, or personal assistant of a sannyāsī. A sannyāsī is not supposed to cook. Generally a sannyāsī takes prasādam at the house of a gṛhastha, and a brahmacārī helps in this connection. A sannyāsī is supposed to be a spiritual master and a brahmacārī his disciple. Balabhadra Bhaṭṭācārya acted as a brahmacārī for Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu when the Lord toured Mathurā and Vṛndāvana.

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