TEXT 276
uparodhe prabhu mora manena nimantrana
na manile duhkhi ha-ibeka murkha jana
uparodheby my request; prabhuLord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; moramy; manenaaccepts; nimantranainvitation; na manileif He does not accept; duhkhiunhappy; ha-ibekawill become; murkha janafoolish person.
" 'At my request Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepts the invitations because He knows that a foolish person like me would be unhappy if He did not accept them.'
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura says that people who are advanced in learning but attached to material enjoyment, who are puffed up by material possessions, by birth in an elevated aristocratic family or by education, may offer showbottle devotional service to the Deity and also offer prasada to Vaisnavas. Because of their ignorance, however, they cannot understand that since their minds are materially polluted, neither the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, nor the Vaisnavas accept their offerings. If one accepts money from such materialistic persons to offer food to the Deity and Vaisnavas, a pure Vaisnava does not accept it. This causes unhappiness for the materialists because they are fully absorbed in the bodily conception of life. Therefore they sometimes turn against the Vaisnavas.

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