TEXT 71
rāmānanda rāya-kathā kahile nā haya
'manuṣya' nahe rāya, kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa-maya
SYNONYMS
rāmānanda rāya-kathā—the speeches of Rāmānanda Rāya; kahile—describing; haya—is not possible; manuṣya—an ordinary human being; nahe—is not; rāyaRāmānanda Rāya; kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa-maya—absorbed in the devotional service of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
TRANSLATION
"I cannot properly describe the discourses of Rāmānanda Rāya, for he is not an ordinary human being. He is fully absorbed in the devotional service of the Lord.
PURPORT
One is forbidden to accept the guru, or spiritual master, as an ordinary human being (guruṣu nara-matiḥ). When Rāmānanda Rāya spoke to Pradyumna Miśra, Pradyumna Miśra could understand that Rāmānanda Rāya was not an ordinary human being. A spiritually advanced person who acts with authority, as the spiritual master, speaks as the Supreme Personality of Godhead dictates from within. Thus it is not he that is personally speaking. When a pure devotee or spiritual master speaks, what he says should be accepted as having been directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the paramparā system.

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