svarupa kahe,--ei balabhadra-bhattacarya
tomate susnigdha bada, pandita, sadhu, arya
svarupa kahe—Svarupa Damodara Gosvami said; ei—this; balabhadra-bhattacarya—Balabhadra Bhattacarya; tomate—unto You; su-snigdha—affectionate; bada—very; pandita—educated; sadhu—honest; arya—advanced in spiritual consciousness.
Svarupa Damodara then said, "Here is Balabhadra Bhattacarya, who has great love for You. He is an honest, learned scholar, and he is advanced in spiritual consciousness.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted a new man, not a person like Kala Krsnadasa who would fall for women. Svarupa Damodara therefore immediately pointed out a new brahmana named Balabhadra Bhattacarya. Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami had studied this person very thoroughly and had seen that he had great love for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Not only did he love the Lord, but he was also learned and honest. He was not duplicitous, and he was advanced in Krsna consciousness. According to a Bengali proverb, ati bhakti corera laksana: "Too much devotion is a symptom of a thief." A person who assumes himself to be a great devotee but mentally is thinking of something else is duplicitous. One who is not duplicitous is called sadhu. Svarupa Damodara immediately pointed out that Balabhadra Bhattacarya was quite fit to accompany the Lord because he was a learned scholar and was simple and had great love for Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He was also advanced in Krsna consciousness; therefore he was considered appropriate to accompany the Lord as a personal servant.
The word snigdha (very peaceful) and the word su-snigdha (affectionate) are used in verses fourteen and fifteen, and they are also found in Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.8): bruyuh snigdhasya sisyasya guravo guhyam apy uta. "A disciple who has actual love for his spiritual master is endowed, by the blessings of the spiritual master, with all confidential knowledge." Srila Sridhara Svami has commented that the word snigdhasya means prema-vatah. The word prema-vatah indicates that one has great love for his spiritual master.
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