The Meeting Of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya And Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu went in to the temple of Lord Jagannatha, He immediately fainted. Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya then took Mahaprabhu to his home. Meanwhile, the brother-in-law of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Gopinatha Acarya met Mukunda Datta and talked to him about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s acceptance of sannyāsa and His journey to Jagannatha Puri. After hearing about Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s fainting and His being carried to the home of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, many people went there to see the Lord. Srila Nityananda Prabhu and the other devotees then visited the temple of Lord Jagannatha, and when they came back to the house of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had returned to external consciousness. Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya received everyone and distributed mahāprasādam with great care. The Bhattacharya then became acquainted with Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and arranged accommodations for Him at his aunt’s house. His brother-in-law, Gopinatha Acarya, philosophically established that Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was Krishna Himself, but Sarvabhauma and his many disciples could not accept this. However, Gopinatha Acarya convinced Sarvabhauma that no one can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead without being favored by Him. He proved by śāstric quotation, quotations from the revealed scriptures, that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was Krishna Himself in person.
Still, Sarvabhauma did not take these statements very seriously. Hearing all these arguments, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told His devotees that Sarvabhauma was His spiritual master and that whatever he said out of affection was for everyone’s benefit.
— Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya of Śrīla BhaktivinodaṬhākura, Summary of Caitamya caritamrita Madhya Lila Chapter 6.