TEXT 28
ei-mata vipra-gana bhave mane mana
vijatiya loka dekhi, prabhu kaila samvarana
SYNONYMS
ei-mata—in this way; vipra-gana—all the brahmanas; bhave—think; mane mana—within their minds; vijatiya loka—outside people; dekhi—seeing; prabhu—Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; kaila—did; samvarana—restraining.
TRANSLATION
While the brahmanas were thinking in this way about the activities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw those outsiders and restrained His transcendental emotions.
PURPORT
Ramananda Raya was intimately related to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; therefore he can be accepted as a sajatiya, a person within the intimate circle of the Lord. The brahmanas, however, were followers of the Vedic rituals and were not able to have an intimate connection with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Consequently they are called vijatiya-loka. In other words, they were not pure devotees. One may be a highly learned brahmana, but if he is not a pure devotee he is a vijatiya, an outcaste, one outside devotional service-in other words, a nondevotee. Although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya were embracing in ecstasy, the Lord restrained His transcendental emotions upon seeing the outsider brahmanas.

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