Antya-līlāChapter 6: The Meeting of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Raghunatha dasa Gosvāmī

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 6.162

advaita-ācāryera teńha 'śiṣya antarańga'

ācārya-ājñāte mānecaitanya 'prāṇa-dhana'

SYNONYMS

advaita-ācāryera — of Advaita Ācārya; teńhaYadunandana Ācārya; śiṣya — disciple; antarańga — very confidential; ācārya-ājñāte — by the order of Advaita Ācārya; mānehe accepted; caitanya prāṇa-dhana — Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as his life and soul.

TRANSLATION

Yadunandana Ācārya had been officially initiated by Advaita Ācārya. Thus he considered Lord Caitanya his life and soul.

PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura comments that although the atheists who have deviated from the order of Śrī Advaita Ācārya introduce themselves as followers of Advaita Ācārya, they do not accept Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. Yadunandana Ācārya, one of the most confidential followers of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, was the initiated disciple of Advaita Ācārya. He was not polluted by sentimental distinctions classifying Vaiṣṇavas according to birth. Therefore, although Vāsudeva Datta had not been born in a brāhmaṇa family, Yadunandana Ācārya also accepted him as his spiritual master.

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