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Sanatana Gosvami was made acarya. Haridasa Thakura was made acarya

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Lectures

Sanātana Gosvāmī was made ācārya. Haridāsa Ṭhākura was made ācārya.

Lecture on CC Madhya-lila 20.98-99 -- Washington, D.C., July 4, 1976:

Sanātana Gosvāmī approaching Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He was minister in the government of Nawab Hussain Shah, the then Pathan government in Bengal. So since he met Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he decided to retire from political life and join this movement. So there is a long history. When he wanted to resign, the Nawab become very angry, because Nawab was depending on him for the ruling of the kingdom. He was free, but when Sanātana Gosvāmī proposed to retire, he became very much disturbed. A long history. So anyway, he escaped from the government service, and with great difficulty he approached Caitanya Mahāprabhu when He was at Vārāṇasi, Benares.

So now, he's ācārya, Sanātana Gosvāmī, he's ācārya. Ācāryaṁ vijānīyān, māṁ vijānīyāt (CC Adi 1.46). Ācāryopāsanam. This is the recommendation of Vedic knowledge: one should worship the ācārya. So Sanātana Gosvāmī was made ācārya. Haridāsa Ṭhākura was made ācārya. Ācārya means one who knows the meaning of śāstra, personally behaves according to the śāstra, and teaches his disciple accordingly. He is called ācārya. So Sanātana Gosvāmī is teaching us by his personal behavior how to approach guru. That he's teaching. Tabe sanātana prabhura caraṇe dhariyā. To approach guru, the first business is surrender. That is everywhere in the Vedic literature. That is the process.

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