TEXT 177
vitanda, chala, nigrahadi aneka uthaila
saba khandi' prabhu nija-mata se sthapila
vitandacounterarguments; chalaimaginary interpretations; nigraha-adirepulses to the opposite party; anekavarious; uthailaraised; sabaall; khandi'-refuting; prabhuSri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; nija-mataHis own conviction; sethat; sthapilaestablished.
The Bhattacarya presented various types of false arguments with pseudo logic and tried to defeat his opponent in many ways. However, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu refuted all these arguments and established His own conviction.
The word vitanda indicates that a debater, not touching the main point or establishing his own point, simply tries to refute the other person's argument. When one does not touch the direct meaning but tries to divert attention by misinterpretation, he engages in chala. The word nigraha also means always trying to refute the arguments of the other party.

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