TEXT 168
śrīvāsādi yata prabhura vipra bhakta-gaṇa
prabhuke bhikṣā dite haila sabākāra mana
SYNONYMS
śrīvāsa-ādi—the devotees, headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura; yata—all; prabhura—of the Lord; vipra—especially the brāhmaṇas; bhakta-gaṇa—devotees; prabhuke—unto the Lord; bhikṣā—lunch; dite—to give; haila—there was; sabākāra—of all of them; mana—the mind.
TRANSLATION
Since Advaita Ācārya was giving alms and food to Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the other devotees, headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura, also desired to give Him alms and invite Him for lunch.
PURPORT
It is the duty of all gṛhasthas to invite a sannyāsī to their homes if he happens to be in the neighborhood or village. This very system is still current in India. If a sannyāsī is in the neighborhood of a village, he is inv ted by all householders, one after another. As long as a sannyāsī remains in the village, he enlightens the inhabitants in spiritual understanding. In other words, a sannyāsī has no housing or food problems even when he travels extensively. Even though Advaita Ācārya was supplying Caitanya Mahāprabhu with prasāda, the other devotees from Navadvīpa and Śāntipura also desired to offer Him prasāda.

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