CC Madhya 3.168

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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Madhya-līlā - Chapter 3: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Stay at the House of Advaita Acārya
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 168

śrīvāsādi yata prabhura vipra bhakta-gaṇa
prabhuke bhikṣā dite haila sabākāra mana


SYNONYMS

śrīvāsa-ādi—the devotees, headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura; yata—all; prabhura—of the Lord; vipra—especially the brāhmaṇas; bhakta-gaṇa—devotees; prabhuke—unto the Lord; bhikṣā—lunch; dite—to give; haila—there was; sabākāra—of all of them; mana—the mind.


TRANSLATION

Since Advaita Ācārya was giving alms and food to Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the other devotees, headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura, also desired to give Him alms and invite Him for lunch.


PURPORT

It is the duty of all gṛhasthas to invite a sannyāsī to their homes if he happens to be in the neighborhood or village. This very system is still current in India. If a sannyāsī is in the neighborhood of a village, he is invited by all householders, one after another. As long as a sannyāsī remains in the village, he enlightens the inhabitants in spiritual understanding. In other words, a sannyāsī has no housing or food problems even when he travels extensively. Even though Advaita Ācārya was supplying Caitanya Mahāprabhu with prasādam, the other devotees from Navadvīpa and Śāntipura also desired to offer Him prasādam.


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