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CC Ādi 7.65

Text

āpane prakāśānanda hātete dhariyā
vasāilā sabhā-madhye sammāna kariyā

Synonyms

āpane — personally; prakāśānanda — Prakāśānanda; hātete — by His hand; dhariyā — capturing; vasāilā — made Him sit; sabhā-madhye — in the assembly of; sammāna — with great respect; kariyā — offering Him.

Translation

Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, however, caught Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu personally by the hand and seated Him with great respect in the midst of the assembly.

Purport

The respectful behavior of Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī toward Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is very much to be appreciated. Such behavior is calculated to be ajñāta-sukṛti, or pious activities that one executes unknowingly. Thus Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu very tactfully gave Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī an opportunity to advance in ajñāta-sukṛti so that in the future he might actually become a Vaiṣṇava sannyāsī.