TEXT 269
prabhu tanre namaskari' kaila nimantrana
bhiksa karaiya tanre kaila nivedana
SYNONYMS
prabhu—the Lord; tanre—to him; namaskari'-offering obeisances; kaila—did; nimantrana—invitation; bhiksa—alms; karaiya—giving; tanre—to him; kaila—submitted; nivedana—His prayer.
TRANSLATION
The Lord offered him respectful obeisances and invited him to His house. After feeding him sumptuously, He submitted to him His petition.
PURPORT
According to the system of Vedic society, whenever an unknown sannyasi comes to a village or town, someone must invite him to take prasada in his home. Sannyasis generally take prasada in the house of a brahmana because the brahmana worships the Lord Narayana sila, or salagrama-sila, and therefore there is prasada that the sannyasi may take. Kesava Bharati accepted the invitation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Thus the Lord had a good opportunity to explain His desire to take sannyasa from him.

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