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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 6.279

viṣayīra anna haya 'rājasa' nimantraṇa

dātā, bhoktāduńhāra malina haya mana

SYNONYMS

viṣayīra — offered by materialistic men; anna — food; haya — is; rājasain the mode of passion; nimantraṇa — invitation; dātā — the person who offers; bhoktā — the person who accepts such an offering; duńhāra — of both of them; malina — contaminated; haya mana — the mind becomes.

TRANSLATION

"When one accepts an invitation from a person contaminated by the material mode of passion, the person who offers the food and the person who accepts it are both mentally contaminated.

PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says that there are three varieties of invitations — those in the mode of goodness, those in passion and those in ignorance. An invitation accepted from a pure devotee is in the mode of goodness, an invitation accepted from a person who is pious but materially attached is in the mode of passion, and an invitation accepted from a person who is materially very sinful is in the mode of ignorance.

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