TEXT 146
balabhadra bhaṭṭācārya--bhakti adhikārī
mathurā-gamane prabhura yeṅho brahmacārī
SYNONYMS
ballabhadra bhaṭṭācārya—of the name 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 prasāda 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.

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