mali-datta jala advaita-skandha yogaya
sei jale jiye sakha,--phula-phala paya
mali-datta—given by the gardener; jala—water; advaita-skandha—the branch known as Advaita Acarya; yogaya—supplies; sei—by that; jale—water; jiye—lives; sakha—branches; phula-phala—fruits and flowers; paya—grow.
The Advaita Acarya branch received the water supplied by the original gardener, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In this way, the subbranches were nourished, and their fruits and flowers grew luxuriantly.
The branches of Advaita Acarya nourished by the water (jala) supplied by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu are to be considered bona fide acaryas. As we have discussed hereinbefore, the representatives of Advaita Acarya later divided into two groups-the bona fide branches of the acarya's disciplic succession and the pretentious branches of Advaita Acarya. Those who followed the principles of Caitanya Mahaprabhu flourished, whereas the others, who are mentioned below in the sixty-seventh verse, dried up.
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