TEXT 154
brahmananda pariyache mrga-carmambara
taha dekhi' prabhu duhkha paila antara
SYNONYMS
brahmanandaBrahmananda; pariyache—did wear; mrga-carma-ambara—a garment made of deerskin; taha dekhi'—seeing that; prabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; duhkha—unhappiness; paila—got; antara—within Himself.
TRANSLATION
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees approached him, they saw that he was covered with a deerskin. Seeing this, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu became very unhappy.
PURPORT
Brahmananda Bharati belonged to the Sankara-sampradaya. (The title bharati indicates a member of one of that sampradaya's ten classes of sannyasis.) It is customary for a person who has renounced the world to cover his body with a deerskin or the bark of a tree. This is enjoined by the Manu-samhita. But if a sannyasi who has renounced the world simply wears a deerskin and does not spiritually advance, he is bewildered by false prestige. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not like to see Brahmananda Bharati wearing a deerskin.

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