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CC Ādi 7.53

Text

āsi’ nivedana kare caraṇe dhariyā
eka vastu māgoṅ, deha prasanna ha-iyā

Synonyms

āsi’ — coming there; nivedana — submissive statement; kare — made; caraṇe — unto the lotus feet; dhariyā — capturing; eka — one; vastu — thing; māgoṅ — beg from You; deha — kindly give it to me; prasanna — being pleased; ha-iyā — becoming so.

Translation

The brāhmaṇa immediately fell at the lotus feet of Caitanya Mahāprabhu and requested Him to accept his proposal in a joyful mood.

Purport

The Vedic injunctions state, tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā: one must approach a superior authority in humbleness (Bg. 4.34). One cannot challenge a superior authority, but with great submission one can submit his proposal for acceptance by the spiritual master or spiritual authorities. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is an ideal teacher by His personal behavior, and so also are all His disciples. Thus this brāhmaṇa, being purified in association with Caitanya Mahāprabhu, followed these principles in submitting his request to the higher authority. He fell down at the lotus feet of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and then spoke as follows.