TEXT 177
vitanda, chala, nigrahadi aneka uthaila
saba khandi' prabhu nija-mata se sthapila
SYNONYMS
vitanda—counterarguments; chala—imaginary interpretations; nigraha-adi—repulses to the opposite party; aneka—various; uthaila—raised; saba—all; khandi'-refuting; prabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; nija-mata—His own conviction; se—that; sthapila—established.
TRANSLATION
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.
PURPORT
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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