CC Adi 10.146

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 146

balabhadra bhaṭṭācārya—bhakti adhikārī
mathurā-gamane prabhura yeṅho brahmacārī


SYNONYMS

balabhadra bhaṭṭācārya—Balabhadra Bhaṭṭācārya; bhakti adhikārī—bona fide devotee; mathurā-gamane—while touring Mathurā; prabhura—of the Lord; yeṅho—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.