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rāyera ghare prabhura ‘kṛpā-vivarta’ kahila
bhakta-vātsalya-guṇa yāte vyakta haila

rāyera — of Bhavānanda Rāya; ghare — at the home; prabhura — of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kṛpā-vivarta — mercy appearing as something else; kahila — spoke; bhakta-vātsalya-guṇa — the quality of being very affectionate to the devotees; yāte — in which; vyakta haila — was revealed.

Thus the mercy of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was spoken of in the family of Bhavānanda Rāya. That mercy was clearly demonstrated, although it appeared to be something different.

The result of advancement in spiritual knowledge is not material improvement, but Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu advised Gopīnātha Paṭṭanāyaka how to use material opulence without incurring reactions to sinful life. From this advice, it appeared that the Lord encouraged Gopīnātha Paṭṭanāyaka to enhance his material condition. Actually, however, He did not. In fact, this was but a manifestation of His great affection for His devotee.

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