TEXT 49
nimantraṇa mānila tāṅre vaiṣṇava jāniyā
rāmānande kahe prabhu īṣat hāsiyā
SYNONYMS
nimantraṇa—the invitation; mānila—accepted; tāṅre—him (the brāhmaṇa); vaiṣṇava—a devotee; jāniyā—understanding; rāmānande—unto Rāmānanda; kahe—said; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; īṣat—a little; hāsiyā—smiling.
TRANSLATION
Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted the brāhmaṇa's invitation, knowing him to be a devotee, and, slightly smiling, spoke as follows to Rāmānanda Rāya.
PURPORT
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted the invitation of the Vaiṣṇava brāhmaṇa. Even though one is a brāhmaṇa strictly following all the rules and regulations of brahminical culture, if he is not a devotee, a follower of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, one should not accept his invitation. At the present moment people have become so degraded that they do not even follow the Vedic principles, to say nothing of Vaiṣṇava principles. They eat anything and everything-whatever they like-and therefore the members of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement should be very cautious about accepting invitations.

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