TEXT 147
sabara carana-krpa--'guru upadhyayi'
mora vani--sisya, tare bahuta nacai
SYNONYMS
sabara—of all of them; carana-krpa—the mercy of the lotus feet; guru upadhyayi—my teacher of Vedic instruction; mora vani—my words; sisya—the disciples; tare—them; bahuta nacai—I made dance in various ways.
TRANSLATION
The mercy of their lotus feet is my spiritual master, and my words are my disciples that I have made dance in various ways.
PURPORT
Upadhyayi, or upadhyaya, refers to one who teaches when approached (upetya adhiyate asmat). In the Manu-samhita it is said:
eka-desam tu vedasya
vedangany api va punah
yo 'dhyapayati vrtty-artham
upadhyayah sa ucyate
"One who teaches others a part of the Vedas or literatures supplementary to the Vedas may be called upadhyaya." Upadhyaya also refers to one who teaches art.

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