“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #10”
2273) Whether I know a Muhammadan became Namacarya! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————– Just like Haridasa Thakura. Haridasa Thakura, he was born in Muhammadan family, and he was made Namacarya Haridasa Thakura by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Namacarya, “the acarya.” Caitanya Mahaprabhu actually appeared for glorifying the holy name of the Lord. Harer nama harer nama harer nama iva kevalam [Cc. Adi 17.21]. Krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam [SB 11.5.32], always chanting Hare Krsna. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu especially incarnated, advented Himself for spreading this Hare Krsna maha-mantra, and Haridasa Thakura, who was born in a Muhammadan family, he, he was made the Namacarya, the authority of spreading this holy name. ——-————-