ei-maha-bhagavata, yanhara darsane
vrajendra-nandana-smrti haya sarva-jane
ei—here is; maha-bhagavata—a first-class devotee; yanhara darsane—by the sight of whom; vrajendra-nandana—of the son of the King of Vraja; smrti—remembrance; haya—becomes; sarva-jane—for everyone.
"Here is a great devotee," Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said. "Upon seeing him, everyone can remember the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, son of Maharaja Nanda."
On his Anubhasya, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura states that a materialist mistakenly accepts the body and mind as the source of material enjoyment. In other words, a materialist accepts the bodily conception of life. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not regard the son of Maharaja Prataparudra with the idea that he was a materialist, being the son of a materialist. Nor did He consider Himself the enjoyer. Mayavadi philosophers make a great mistake by assuming that the sac-cid-ananda-vigraha, the transcendental form of the Lord, is like a material body. However, there is no material contamination in transcendence, nor is there any possibility of imagining a spirituality in matter. One cannot accept matter as spirit. As indicated by the technical words bhauma ijya-dhih (Bhag. 10.84.13), materialistic Mayavadis imagine the form of God in matter, although according to their imagination, God is unlimitedly formless. This is simply mental speculation. Even though Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He placed Himself in the position of a gopi. He also accepted the King's son directly as the son of Maharaja Nanda, Vrajendra-nandana Hari. This is perfect vision according to the direction of the Vedic culture, as confirmed in Srimad Bhagavad-gita (panditah sama-darsinah). Such acceptance of the Absolute Truth according to Vaisnava philosophy is explained in both the Mundaka Upanisad (3.2.3) and the Katha Upanisad (1.2.23) in the following words:
nayam atma pravacanena labhyo
na medhaya na bahuna srutena
yam evaisa vrnute tena labhyas
tasyaisa atma vivrnute tanum svam
"The Supreme Lord is not obtained by expert explanations, by vast intelligence, nor even by much hearing. He is obtained only by one whom He Himself chooses. To such a person He manifests His own form."
The living entity is entangled in material existence due to his lack of such spiritual vision. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has sung in his Kalyana-kalpataru: samsare asiya prakrti bhajiya 'purusa' abhimane mari. When the living entity comes to the material world, he thinks himself the enjoyer. Thus he becomes more and more entangled.

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