asi' nivedana kare carane dhariya
eka vastu magon, deha prasanna ha-iya
asi'-coming there; nivedana—submissive statement; kare—made; carane—unto the lotus feet; dhariya—capturing; eka—one; vastu—thing; magon—beg from You; deha—kindly give it to me; prasanna—being pleased; ha-iya—becoming so.
The brahmana immediately fell at the lotus feet of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and requested Him to accept his proposal in a joyful mood.
The Vedic injunctions state, tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya: one must approach a superior authority in humbleness (Bg. 4.34). One cannot challenge a superior authority, but with great submission one can submit his proposal for acceptance by the spiritual master or spiritual authorities. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is an ideal teacher by His personal behavior, and so also are all His disciples. Thus this brahmana, being purified in association with Caitanya Mahaprabhu, followed these principles in submitting his request to the higher authority. He fell down at the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and then spoke as follows.
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