tathapi puri dekhi' tanra 'vaisnava,-acara
'sisya' kari' tanra bhiksa kaila angikara
tathapi—still; puri—Madhavendra Puri; dekhi'-after seeing; tanra—of the brahmana; vaisnava-acara—behavior like a Vaisnava; sisya kari'-accepting him as his disciple; tanra bhiksa—food offered by him; kaila angikara—accepted.
Although the brahmana belonged to the Sanodiya community, Srila Madhavendra Puri saw that he behaved like a Vaisnava and therefore accepted him as his disciple. The food he cooked was also accepted by Madhavendra Puri.
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