(Hinduism, Vaishnavism)

Devananda Panidta was a professional reciter of Srimad Bhagavatam who turned to pure devotional service during the time of Lord Caitanya. Devananda Pandita used to explain Srimad Bhagavatam through impersonalistic interpretations. Because he had offended a devotee, he couldn't understand the essence of the Bhagavatam -- love and devotion for Krishna. But when Devananda Pandita served an advanced devotee, Lord Caitanya became pleased with him and revealed to him the path of devotion to Krishna.

(See Sri Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi-lila 10.77.)

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