TEXT 151
tabe saba sannyasi mahaprabhuke laiya
bhiksa karilena sabhe, madhye vasaiya
SYNONYMS
tabe—after this; saba—all; sannyasi—the Mayavadi sannyasis; mahaprabhukeCaitanya Mahaprabhu; laiya—taking Him; bhiksa karilena—took prasada, or took lunch; sabhe—all together; madhye—in the middle; vasaiya—seating Him.
TRANSLATION
After this, all the sannyasis took the Lord in their midst, and thus they all took their meal together.
PURPORT
Previously Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu neither mixed nor talked with the Mayavadi sannyasis, but now He is taking lunch with them. It is to be concluded that when Lord Caitanya induced them to chant Hare Krsna and excused them for their offenses, they were purified, and therefore there was no objection to taking lunch, or bhagavat-prasada, with them, although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu knew that the food was not offered to the Deity. Mayavadi sannyasis do not worship the Deity, or if they do so they generally worship the deity of Lord Siva or the pancopasana (Lord Visnu, Lord Siva, Durgadevi, Ganesa and Surya). Here we do not find any mention of the demigods or Visnu, and yet Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted food in the midst of the sannyasis on the basis that they had chanted the Hare Krsna maha-mantra and that He had excused their offenses.

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