TEXT 10
jaya sri madhavapuri krsna-prema-pura
bhakti-kalpatarura tenho prathama ankura
SYNONYMS
jaya—all glories; sri madhava-puri—unto Madhavendra Puri; krsna-prema-pura—a storehouse of all love of Godhead; bhakti-kalpa-tarura—of the desire tree of devotional service; tenho—he is; prathama—first; ankura—fructification.
TRANSLATION
All glories to Sri Madhavendra Puri, the storehouse of all devotional service unto Krsna! He is a desire tree of devotional service, and it is in him that the seed of devotional service first fructified.
PURPORT
Sri Madhavendra Puri, also known as Sri Madhava Puri, belonged to the disciplic succession from Madhvacarya and was a greatly celebrated sannyasi. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the third disciplic descendant from Sri Madhavendra Puri. The process of worship in the disciplic succession of Madhvacarya was full of ritualistic ceremonies, with hardly a sign of love of Godhead; Sri Madhavendra Puri was the first person in that disciplic succession to exhibit the symptoms of love of Godhead and the first to write a poem beginning with the words ayi dina-dayardra natha, "O supremely merciful Personality of Godhead." In that poem is the seed of Caitanya Mahaprabhu's cultivation of love of Godhead.

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