TEXT 202
ei dui bhaiye ami pathailun vrndavane
sakti diya bhakti-sastra karite pravartane
eithese; duitwo; bhaiyebrothers; amiI; pathailunsent; vrndavaneto Vrndavana; sakti diyaempowering them; bhakti-sastratranscendental literature regarding devotional service; kariteto do; pravartaneestablishing.
I empowered both of these brothers to go to Vrndavana to expand the literature of bhakti."
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu informed Srila Ramananda Raya that he and Sanatana Gosvami had engaged equally in devotional service after giving up all relationships with material activity. Such renunciation is a symptom of an unalloyed devotee engaged in the service of the Lord with no tinge of material contamination. According to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, this is the position of trnad api sunicena taror api sahisnuna. A pure devotee, free from the reactions of the material modes of nature, executes devotional service with tolerance like that of a tree. He also feels humbler than the grass. Such a devotee, who is called niskincana or free from all material possessions, is always absorbed in emotional love of Godhead. He is reluctant to perform any kind of sense gratification. In other words, such a devotee is free from all material bondage, but he engages in Krsna conscious activities. Such expert devotional service is performed without hypocrisy. Humility, renunciation and learned scholarship were combined in Sanatana Gosvami, the ideal pure devotee, who was on the same level of understanding as Srila Ramananda Raya. Like Ramananda Raya, Sanatana Gosvami was a fully cognizant expert in the conclusions of devotional service and was therefore able to describe such transcendental knowledge.

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