prabhave dekhiye toma saksat narayana
hinacara kara kene, ithe ki karana
prabhavein Your opulence; dekhiyeI see; tomaYou; saksatdirectly; narayanathe Supreme Personality of Godhead; hina-acaralower-class behavior; karaYou do; kenewhy; ithein this; kiwhat is; karanareason.
"You look as brilliant as if You were Narayana Himself. Will You kindly explain the reason that You have adopted the behavior of lower-class people?"
Due to renunciation, Vedanta study, meditation and the strict regulative principles of their daily routine, Mayavadi sannyasis are certainly in a position to execute pious activities. Thus Prakasananda Sarasvati, on account of his piety, could understand that Caitanya Mahaprabhu was not an ordinary person but the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Saksat narayana: he considered Him to be Narayana Himself. Mayavadi sannyasis address one another as Narayana because they think that they are all going to be Narayana or merge with Narayana in the next life. Prakasananda Sarasvati appreciated that Caitanya Mahaprabhu had already directly become Narayana and did not need to wait until His next life. One difference between the Vaisnava and Mayavadi philosophies is that Mayavadi philosophers think that after giving up their bodies they are going to become Narayana by merging with His body, whereas Vaisnava philosophers understand that after the body dies they are going to have a transcendental, spiritual body in which to associate with Narayana.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/7/70

Previous: Adi 7.69     Next: Adi 7.71

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada