TEXT 159
brahmanya-deva-gopalera mahima ei dhanya
nityananda--vakta yara, srota--sri-caitanya
SYNONYMS
brahmanya-deva—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is merciful to the brahmanas; gopalera—of Gopala; mahima—glories; ei—these; dhanya—glorified; nityananda—Lord Nityananda Prabhu; vakta—the speaker; yara—of the narration; srota—the hearer; sri-caitanya—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
TRANSLATION
The glories of Lord Gopala, who is merciful to brahmanas, are very great. The narration of Saksi-gopala was spoken by Nityananda Prabhu and heard by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
PURPORT
There are four points of instruction one should consider in the story of Saksi-gopala. First, the Deity (arca-vigraha) of Sri Gopala is eternally sac-cid-ananda-vigraha, the transcendental form of the Lord. Second, the Deity surpasses material regulative principles and extends the reality of transcendental principles. Third, one can be situated in a transcendental position after becoming a brahmana, but as a brahmana, one has to follow the regulative principles very strictly. Lastly, brahmanya-deva indicates Lord Sri Krsna Himself, who is worshiped thus: namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca jagad-dhitaya krsnaya govindaya namo namah. This indicates that a devotee who is under the protection of Krsna is automatically situated as a brahmana, and such a brahmana is not illusioned. This is factual.

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