TEXT 168
srivasadi yata prabhura vipra bhakta-gana
prabhuke bhiksa dite haila sabakara mana
SYNONYMS
srivasa-adi—the devotees, headed by Srivasa Thakura; yata—all; prabhura—of the Lord; vipra—especially the brahmanas; bhakta-gana—devotees; prabhuke—unto the Lord; bhiksa—lunch; dite—to give; haila—there was; sabakara—of all of them; mana—the mind.
TRANSLATION
Since Advaita Acarya was giving alms and food to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the other devotees, headed by Srivasa Thakura, also desired to give Him alms and invite Him for lunch.
PURPORT
It is the duty of all grhasthas to invite a sannyasi to their homes if he happens to be in the neighborhood or village. This very system is still current in India. If a sannyasi is in the neighborhood of a village, he is inv ted by all householders, one after another. As long as a sannyasi remains in the village, he enlightens the inhabitants in spiritual understanding. In other words, a sannyasi has no housing or food problems even when he travels extensively. Even though Advaita Acarya was supplying Caitanya Mahaprabhu with prasada, the other devotees from Navadvipa and Santipura also desired to offer Him prasada.

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