TEXT 161
vasudeva-dattera tenha haya 'anugrhita'
raghunathera 'guru' tenho haya 'purohita'
SYNONYMS
vasudeva-dattera—of Vasudeva Datta; tenha—he; haya anugrhita—was given the mercy; raghunathera—of Raghunatha dasa; guru—the spiritual master; tenho—he; haya—was; purohita—the priest.
TRANSLATION
Yadunandana Acarya was the priest and spiritual master of Raghunatha dasa. Although born in a brahmana family, he had accepted the mercy of Vasudeva Datta.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura comments that although the atheists who have deviated from the order of Sri Advaita Acarya introduce themselves as followers of Advaita Acarya, they do not accept Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna. Yadunandana Acarya, one of the most confidential followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was the initiated disciple of Advaita Acarya. He was not polluted by sentimental distinctions classifying Vaisnavas according to birth. Therefore although Vasudeva Datta had not been born in a brahmana family, Yadunandana Acarya accepted Vasudeva Datta as his spiritual master.

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