by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words
The Chaitanya Bhagavata 3.10.52, English translation, including a commentary (Gaudiya-bhasya). This text is similair to the Caitanya-caritamrita and narrates the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, proclaimed to be the direct incarnation of Krishna (as Bhagavan) This is verse 52 of Antya-khanda chapter 10—“The Glories of Shri Pundarika Vidyanidhi”.
Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 3.10.52:
পূর্বাশ্রমে পুরুষোত্তমাচার্য নাম তান প্রিয-সখা পুণ্ডরীক বিদ্যানিধি-নাম ॥ ৫২ ॥
पूर्वाश्रमे पुरुषोत्तमाचार्य नाम तान प्रिय-सखा पुण्डरीक विद्यानिधि-नाम ॥ ५२ ॥
pūrvāśrame puruṣottamācārya nāma tāna priya-sakhā puṇḍarīka vidyānidhi-nāma || 52 ||
purvasrame purusottamacarya nama tana priya-sakha pundarika vidyanidhi-nama (52)
(52) In his previous āśrama, Svarūpa Dāmodara was known as Puruṣottama Ācārya, and he had a dear friend named Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi.
Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:
He who was known in the Lord’s Navadvīpa pastimes as Puruṣottama Bhaṭṭācārya became famous as Dāmodara Svarūpa during Mahāprabhu’s Nīlācala pastimes. The elderly Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi was his dearmost friend.