aneka nacaila more prasada kariya
viprera sraddha-patra khainu 'mleccha' hana
aneka—in many ways; nacaila—You have made dance; more—me; prasada kariya—by Your mercy; viprera—of the brahmanas; sraddha-patra—the dish of the sraddha ceremony; khainu—I have eaten; mleccha hana—although born in a family of meateaters.
"My dear Lord, by Your mercy You have made me dance in many ways. For example, I was offered the sraddha-patra that should have been offered to first-class brahmanas. I ate from it even though I was born in a family of meateaters.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, in his Anubhasya, quotes from the Visnu-smrti in reference to sraddha-patra.
brahmanapasada hy ete
kathitah pankti-dusakah
etan vivarjayed yatnat
sraddha-karmani panditah
According to this verse, if one is born in a brahmana family but does not behave according to brahminical standards, he should not be offered the sraddha-patra, which is prasada offered to the forefathers. Advaita Acarya offered the sraddha-patra to Haridasa Thakura, not to a brahmana who had been born in a brahmana family. Although Haridasa Thakura was born in the family of meateaters, because he was an advanced devotee he was shown more respect than a first-class brahmana.

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