TEXT 147
advaita-acarya-gosani saksat isvara
prabhu guru kari' mane, tinho ta' kinkara
SYNONYMS
advaita-acarya—of the name Advaita Acarya; gosani—the Lord; saksat isvara—directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead; prabhu—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; guru kari' mane—accepts Him as His teacher; tinho ta' kinkara—but He is the servant.
TRANSLATION
Lord Advaita Acarya is directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Although Lord Caitanya accepts Him as His preceptor, Advaita Acarya is a servant of the Lord.
PURPORT
Lord Caitanya always offered respects to Advaita Prabhu as He would to His father because Advaita was even older than His father; yet Advaita Prabhu always considered Himself a servant of Lord Caitanya. Sri Advaita Prabhu and Isvara Puri, Lord Caitanya's spiritual master, were both disciples of Madhavendra Puri, who was also the spiritual master of Nityananda Prabhu. Thus Advaita Prabhu, as Lord Caitanya's spiritual uncle, was always to be respected because one should respect one's spiritual master's Godbrothers as one respects one's spiritual master. Because of all these considerations, Sri Advaita Prabhu was superior to Lord Caitanya, yet Advaita Prabhu considered Himself Lord Caitanya's subordinate.

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