TEXT 144
sanatana kahe,--"bhala kaila upadesa
tahan yaba, sei mora 'prabhu-datta desa' "
SYNONYMS
sanatana kaheSanatana Gosvami replied; bhala kaila upadesa—you have given good advice; tahan yaba—I shall go there; sei—that; mora—my; prabhu-datta—given by the Lord; desa—residential country.
TRANSLATION
Sanatana Gosvami replied, "You have given me very good advice. I shall certainly go there, for that is the place the Lord has given me for my residence."
PURPORT
The words prabhu-datta desa are very significant. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's devotional cult teaches one not to sit down in one place but to spread the devotional cult all over the world. The Lord dispatched Sanatana Gosvami and Rupa Gosvami to Vrndavana to excavate and renovate the holy places and from there establish the cult of bhakti. Therefore Vrndavana was given to Sanatana Gosvami and Rupa Gosvami as their place of residence. Similarly, everyone in the line of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's devotional cult should accept the words of the spiritual master and thus spread the Krsna consciousness movement. They should go everywhere, to all parts of the world, accepting those places as prabhu-datta desa, the places of residence given by the spiritual master or Lord Krsna. The spiritual master is the representative of Lord Krsna; therefore one who has carried out the orders of the spiritual master is understood to have carried out the orders of Krsna or Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to spread the bhakti cult all over the world (prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama). Therefore devotees in the line of Krsna consciousness must go to different parts of the world and preach, as ordered by the spiritual master. That will satisfy Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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