TEXT 147
sabāra caraṇa-kṛpā--'guru upādhyāyi'
mora vāṇī--śiṣyā, tāre bahuta nācāi
SYNONYMS
sabāra—of all of them; caraṇa-kṛpā—the mercy of the lotus feet; guru upādhyāyī—my teacher of Vedic instruction; mora vāṇī—my words; śiṣyā—the disciples; tāre—them; bahuta nācāi—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
Upādhyāyī, or upādhyāya, refers to one who teaches when approached (upetya adhīyate asmāt). In the Manu-saṁhitā it is said:
eka-deśaṁ tu vedasya
vedāṅgāny api vā punaḥ
yo 'dhyāpayati vṛtty-artham
upādhyāyaḥ sa ucyate
"One who teaches others a part of the Vedas or literatures supplementary to the Vedas may be called upādhyāya." Upādhyāya also refers to one who teaches art.

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