TEXT 161
vāsudeva-dattera teṅha haya 'anugṛhīta'
raghunāthera 'guru' teṅho haya 'purohita'
SYNONYMS
vāsudeva-dattera—of Vāsudeva Datta; teṅha—he; haya anugṛhīta—was given the mercy; raghunāthera—of Raghunātha dāsa; guru—the spiritual master; teṅho—he; haya—was; purohita—the priest.
TRANSLATION
Yadunandana Ācārya was the priest and spiritual master of Raghunātha dāsa. Although born in a brāhmaṇa family, he had accepted the mercy of Vāsudeva Datta.
PURPORT
Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura comments that although the atheists who have deviated from the order of Śrī Advaita Ācārya introduce themselves as followers of Advaita Ācārya, they do not accept Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa. Yadunandana Ācārya, one of the most confidential followers of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, was the initiated disciple of Advaita Ācārya. He was not polluted by sentimental distinctions classifying Vaiṣṇavas according to birth. Therefore although Vāsudeva Datta had not been born in a brāhmaṇa family, Yadunandana Ācārya accepted Vāsudeva Datta as his spiritual master.

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