CC Madhya 6.50 (1975)
- gopīnātha ācāryere kahe sārvabhauma
- gosāñira jānite cāhi kāhāṅ pūrvāśrama
gopīnātha ācāryere—to Gopīnātha Ācārya; kahe—said; sārvabhauma—Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya; gosāñira—of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; jānite—to know; cāhi—I want; kāhāṅ—what; pūrva-āśrama—previous situation.
Sārvabhauma then said to Gopīnātha Ācārya, "I want to know Caitanya Mahāprabhu's previous situation."
The word pūrvāśrama refers to one's previous situation in life. Sometimes a person will accept the renounced order from householder life, and sometimes even from student (brahmacārī) life. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya wanted to know of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's previous situation as a householder.