TEXT 191
prabhu kahe,--"vaisnava-deha 'prakrta' kabhu naya
'aprakrta' deha bhaktera 'cid-ananda-maya'
SYNONYMS
prabhu kahe—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said; vaisnava deha—the body of a Vaisnava; prakrta—material; kabhu naya—is never; aprakrta—transcendental; deha—body; bhaktera—of a devotee; cit-ananda-maya—full of transcendental bliss.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "The body of a devotee is never material. It is considered to be transcendental, full of spiritual bliss.
PURPORT
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is trying to convince Haridasa Thakura and Sanatana Gosvami that a devotee whose life is dedicated to the service of the Lord is never in the material conception. Because he always engages in the service of the Lord, his body is transcendental and full of spiritual bliss. His body should never be considered material, just as the body of the Deity worshiped in the temple is never considered to be made of stone or wood. Factually, the Deity is directly the Supreme Personality of Godhead, without a doubt. The injunctions of the Padma Purana therefore state: arcye visnau siladhir gurusu nara-matir vaisnave jati-buddhih. ..yasya va naraki sah. The Deity worshiped in the temple is never stone or wood. Similarly, the body of a Vaisnava fully dedicated to the service of the Lord is never considered to belong to the material modes of nature.

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