Ādi-līlāChapter 12: The Expansions of Advaita Ācārya and Gadādhara Paṇḍita

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 12.28

'kamalākānta viśvāsa'-nāma ācārya-kińkara

ācārya-vyavahāra sabatāńhāra gocara

SYNONYMS

kamalākānta viśvāsaKamalākānta Viśvāsa; nāma — of the name; ācārya-kińkara — servant of Advaita Ācārya; ācārya-vyavahāra — the dealings of Advaita Ācārya; saba — all; tāńhāra — his; gocara — with in the knowledge.

TRANSLATION

Advaita Ācārya's very confidential servant named Kamalākānta Viśvāsa knew all the dealings of Advaita Ācārya.

PURPORT

The name Kamalānanda mentioned in the Ādi-līlā (10.149) and the name Kamalākānta mentioned in the Madhya-līlā (10.94) both refer to the same man. Kamalākānta, a very confidential servant of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu born in a brāhmaṇa family, engaged in the service of Śrī Advaita Ācārya as His secretary. When Paramānanda Purī went from Navadvīpa to Jagannātha Purī, he took Kamalākānta Viśvāsa with him, and they both went to see Lord Caitanya at Jagannātha Purī. It is mentioned in the Madhya-līlā (10.94) that one of the devotees of Lord Caitanya, the brāhmaṇa Kamalākānta, went with Paramānanda Purī to Jagannātha Purī.

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