TEXT 105
tomara prabhave sabara anandita mana
kabhu asangata nahe tomara vacana
tomaraYour; prabhaveby influence; sabaraof everyone; ananditajoyful; manamind; kabhuat anytime; asangataunreasonable; nahedoes not; tomaraYour; vacanaspeeches.
"Dear sir, by Your influence our minds are greatly satisfied, and we believe that Your words will never be unreasonable. Therefore You can speak on the Vedanta-sutra."
In this verse the words tomara prabhave ("Your influence") are very important. Unless one is spiritually advanced he cannot influence an audience. Bhaktivinoda Thakura has sung, suddha-bhakata-carana-renu, bhajana-anukula. "Unless one associates with a pure devotee he cannot be influenced to understand devotional service." These Mayavadi sannyasis were fortunate enough to meet the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of a devotee, and certainly they were greatly influenced by the Lord. They knew that since a perfectly advanced spiritualist never says anything false, all his words are reasonable and agree with the Vedic version. A highly realized person never says anything that has no meaning. Mayavadi philosophers claim to be the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and this has no meaning, but Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu never uttered such nonsense. The Mayavadi sannyasis were convinced about His personality, and therefore they wanted to hear from Him the purport of Vedanta philosophy.

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