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dear devotees
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All glories to the lotusfeet of my beloved Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja and to our beloved param Gurudeva Srila Prabhupada

This chapter describes the birth of Acyutananda, and here is some difference between Advaita Prakash and Caitanya Caritamrta, So if Isana Thakura the servant of Sri Advaita Acarya wrote this ,then why would he get the dates wrong about the birth of Acyutananda ? My guess is some interpolation has happened in Advaita Prakash ,just like in Srila Prabhupadas books , now so many interpolationes and unautorized changes.For example Srila Prabhupada writes if one thinks there is many pseudo devotees in this movement one can keep direct association with the spiritual master, that has been changed into something else ,and not what Srila Prabhupada said .Just like yesterday I had a long talk with Brghupati Prabhu about Ramacarita Manasa this is originally pure transcendental litterature written by Tulsi das the incarnation of Valmiki Muni , but when you read most modern translationes it will say you become one with Lord Ramachandra .

there are many other quotes by Srila Prabhupada that are actually favorable towards Tulsi das his Ramacarita Manasa is as popular in Uttar pradesh India than Bhagavad gita ,properly more have read Ramacarita Manasa than Bhagavad gita had it not been for ISKCON Bookdistribution

Devanagari IAST
वाल्मीकिस्तुलसीदासः कलौ देवि भविष्यति । vālmīkistulasīdāsaḥ kalau devi bhaviṣyati ।
रामचन्द्रकथामेतां भाषाबद्धां करिष्यति ॥ rāmacandrakathāmetāṃ bhāṣābaddhāṃ kariṣyati ॥
“ O Goddess [Parvati]! Valmiki will become Tulsidas in the Kali age, and will compose this narrative of Rama in the vernacular language. Bhavishyottar Purana, Pratisarga Parva, 4.20.

Tulsi das is non different from Sri Valmiki Muni ,for example his Hanuman Chalisa is chanted daily by milliones of people all over India ,it is a fully bonafide prayer to Sri Hanuman

In the CC we find this wonderful description about Acyutananda :

CC Ādi 12.13: A big branch of Advaita Ācārya was His son Acyutānanda. From the beginning of his life he engaged in the service of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya.
CC Ādi 12.14: When Acyutānanda heard from his father that Keśava Bhāratī was the spiritual master of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he was very unhappy.
CC Ādi 12.15: He told his father, "Your instruction that Keśava Bhāratī is the spiritual master of CaitanyaMahāprabhu will spoil the entire country.
CC Ādi 12.16: "Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is the spiritual master of the fourteen worlds, but You say that someone else is His spiritual master. This is not supported by any revealed scripture."
CC Ādi 12.17: When Advaita Ācārya heard this statement from His five-year-old son Acyutānanda, He felt great satisfaction because of his conclusive judgment.
Srila Prabhupada has described him in the Adi lila purport to the CC

There is some interesting dispute over when Acyutananda was born according to IShana Thakura it was in 1492 ,6 years later than Lord Caitanya, but this opinion is not shared
by Srila Prabhupada based on the authority of Vrindavan das Thakura and he has quoted Caitanya Bhagavata :

"The Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya-khaṇḍa, Fourth Chapter, describes Acyutānanda at that time as pañca-varṣavayasa madhura digambara, "only five years old and standing naked." Therefore it is to be concluded that Acyutānanda was born sometime in the year 1428 (A.D. 1506)"

That is a 14 years difference than mentioned by ISana Thakura and that of Vrindavan das Thakura, so Srila Prabhupada has taken the opinion of Vrindavan das Thakura that is the incarnation of Srila Vyasadeva.
this is confirmed in Gaura Ganodessa Dipika:
109. Vedavyasa appeared in Lord Chaitanya's pastimes as Vrndavana das Thakura. Lord Krishna's cowherd friend Kusumapida also entered the body of Vrndavana das Thakura.

Srila Prabhupada writes in the purport to CC adi lila 12.17:

"According to Caitanya-bhāgavata, this statement is not at all valid. When Caitanya Mahāprabhu accepted the renounced order of sannyāsa in the year 1431 Śakābda (A.D. 1509), He came to the house of Advaita Prabhu at Śāntipura. At that time, as stated in the Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya-khaṇḍa, Chapter One, Acyutānanda was only three years old. The Caitanya-bhāgavata further states that the naked child, the son of Advaita Prabhu, immediately came and fell down at the lotus feet of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. The Lord immediately took him on His lap, although he was not very clean, having dust all over his body. Lord Caitanya said, "My dear Acyuta, Advaita Ācārya is My father, and thus we are brothers."

Srila Prabhupada further explains:

"Text 87 of the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, compiled by Śrī Kavi-karṇapūra, describes Acyutānanda as a disciple of Gadādhara Paṇḍita and a great and dear devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. According to the opinion of some, he was an incarnation of Kārttikeya, the son of Lord Śiva, and according to others he was formerly the gopī named Acyutā. The Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (88) supports both these opinions. Another book, Narottama-vilāsa, compiled by Śrī Narahari dāsa, mentions Acyutānanda's presence during the festival at Khetari. According to ŚrīNarahari dāsa, during the last days of his life Acyutānanda stayed in his house at Śāntipura, but during the presence of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu he lived at Jagannātha Purī with Gadādhara Paṇḍita."

Acyutananda is thus the combined incarnation of Acuty gopi and Karttikeya and Advaita Acaryas 3 son Gopal is the incanation of Ganesh.But the only dispute is the year these children appeared, but obviously we have to go with the statetements of Srila Vrindavan das Thakura as Srila Prabhupada has done.
SB 6.8.19: May the Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Vyāsadeva protect me from all kinds of ignorance resulting from the absence of Vedic knowledge. May Lord Buddhadeva protect me from activities opposed to Vedic principles and from laziness that causes one to madly forget the Vedic principles of knowledge and ritualistic action. May Kalkideva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appeared as an incarnation to protect religious principles, protect me from the dirt of the age of Kali.
I am not going to side with Srila Vrindavana Thakura over Srila Isana Thakura , I beg for their mercy, if Lord Caitanya allows me ,one day I will understand this properly

Should we become spiritual lawyers or remain ignorant Hare Krsna fanatics? We should study according to Guru sastra and sadhu

pancaratra-vidhim vina
aikantiki harer bhaktir
utpatayaiva kalpate
“Devotional service of the Lord that ignores the authorized Vedic literatures like the Upanishads, Puranas and Narada-pancaratra is simply an unnecessary disturbance in society.”

Srila Prabhupada said we should become spiritual scientists ,he mentiones this in a purport to Sri Isopanisad
your humble servant
Paramananda das

Chapter Eleven
All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees!
Now I will briefly describe the main branches of the desire tree of Shri Advaita. At an auspicious moment, mother Sita underwent the garbhadhana purificatory process for begetting a good child. On hearing this, the devotees became very joyful. Thereafter, Sitadevi gave birth to a child at an auspicious moment on the full moon day of the month of Vaishakha [April-May] in the year 1492.
The child's matchless beauty captivated everyone. People exclaimed, “We have never seen such a handsome child. Perhaps he is a demigod.”
One astrologer, after calculation, said, “This child was formerly a gopi of Vraja-dhama. He has taken a male form in order to teach people. You can be sure that he will be renounced from his very childhood.”
On hearing this, the devotees became absorbed in loving devotion and assembled together to perform sankirtana. Some of them danced, and some cried in ecstatic love. Advaita Prabhu roared and chanted “Hari bol!” When Advaita Prabhu roared it was like the rumbling of a cloud. Gauranga also came to know about the appearance of His devotee.
In due course of time, Advaita Prabhu invited the brahmanas to perform the name-giving ceremony of His son. After the priest came and made his calculation, he said, “This son of Yours is certainly uncommon. Krishna is his life and soul. He gets delight only in Krishna consciousness, therefore I name him Acyutananda.”
On hearing this name, the devotees loudly chanted the name of the Lord. The ladies happily made auspicious sounds [hulu-dhvani].
The devotion to Krishna exhibited by Acyutananda was like that of the gopis of Vrindavana, therefore saintly persons called him Acyuta-sakhi.
After some days, Advaita Prabhu held the rice-giving ceremony for Acyutananda. Advaita Prabhu offered foodstuffs to Madana-gopala and then offered the prasada to His son. The brahmanas and Vaishnavas were also given prasada along with clothes and money, and being pleased in this way they all blessed the child.
On an auspicious day after Acyutananda attained the age of five, Advaita Prabhu taught him his first lesson. My mother arrived in Shantipura on the same day that Acyuta began his education. She took shelter at the feet of Advaita. I was five years old at the time.
Advaita Prabhu mercifully gave my mother the Krishna mantra, and He purified me by giving me hari-nama. Sitadevi showed her affection to me and brought me up like her own son. My mother always followed the instructions of her guru. Some of those incidents I still remember. Advaita Prabhu once said, “The mother of Ishana is very pious. In due course she will attain Vaikuntha.”
Now listen to a wonderful event that happened when mother Sita had her second son. At the end of the night on the thirteenth day of the dark moon of the month of Madhu [March-April] in the year 1496 Sitadevi gave birth to a wonderful son whose divine form resembled that of a demigod.
Now hear what happened at that time by the arrangement of Providence. Shri Thakurani gave birth to a son at the same time. Her child, however, died at the time of birth, so mother Shri began to cry. Mother Sita also began to cry, and she said to Advaita, “I cannot bear to see my sister's lamentation. Though she gave birth to a child, Providence was cruel to her and took the child away. If You are agreeable and give consent, then I will give my son to my sister.”
Advaita Prabhu said, “Your desire is very nice. That will certainly help mitigate Shri's distress.”
Sita wiped away her tears and said to Shri, “Don't cry. Don't cry, sister. Be peaceful. I will give you this son of mine, and people will know him as your son.”
Saying this, Sita placed her son on Shri's lap. Mother Shri then gave up her lamentation and breast-fed the child. No one knows these confidential topics except my mother and three other persons. Padmanabha Cakravarti received Advaita Prabhu's mercy, so he knew these topics.
One morning a brahmana astrologer came and said in a gentle voice, “This second son of Shri Advaitacandra has taken birth to protect Krishna's devotional service. As Karttikeya, the commander-in-chief of the demigods, he protects the heavenly planets. That six-headed commander has now appeared as the son of Advaita.”
The devotees were overjoyed to hear this, and they began dancing and chanting the name of Hari. In due course of time, Advaita Prabhu joyfully brought a priest to perform the name-giving ceremony. The brahmana astrologer made some calculations and said, “Everyone should know that this child will be a great scholar. He will be indifferent to material enjoyment and always absorbed in the service of Krishna and the Vaishnavas, therefore I name him Krishnadasa.”
The devotees became blissful on hearing this, and they passed the day engaged in sankirtana. Thereafter, Advaita Prabhu chose an auspicious day to hold the rice-giving ceremony for Krishnadasa. Advaita first offered bhoga to Madana-gopala and then gave the prasada to His son. Afterwards Advaita devotedly fed the brahmanas and Vaishnavas, and then he distributed food to the blind and poor. He honored everyone with clothes and money, and they all blessed the child before returning home.
Advaita Prabhu began Krishnadasa's education at the appropriate auspicious time. Please listen now to the wonderful description about how Advaita's third son appeared. On the twelfth day of the waxing moon in the month of Karttika [October-November] in the year 1500 Sitadevi gave birth to another son.
From the time of his birth the child appeared wonderful by closing his eyes as if dead. On seeing this, my Prabhu roared out the name of Gaurahari like a ferocious lion. As the name of Gaurahari entered the child's ears, he opened his eyes and tears of love flowed. All the devotees joyfully chanted the holy names, and the ladies all made auspicious sounds of hulu-dhvani.
At that time one brahmana astrologer came there and calculated the newborn child's birth chart. He then told everyone, “Shri Ganesha is present here as the third son of Advaita. He has taken birth to remove all obstacles. Indeed, just by seeing him people will attain devotional service.”
The assembled devotees were overjoyed to hear this, and they spent the rest of the day performing sankirtana. Thereafter Advaita Prabhu invited a priest to perform His son's name-giving ceremony. The brahmana said, “This child will be a servant of Lord Krishna, so I name him Gopala dasa.”
Now listen to the narration of Gopala's uncommon activities. By hearing such topics one can attain the devotional service of Lord Krishna. When the devotees performed sankirtana, Gopala would stop drinking milk and listen. He would then shed tears, giggle, and repeatedly roll his eyes as if intoxicated. When the kirtana stopped, his mood would change and he would begin to cry and drink his mother's milk. Learned persons understand that these are natural symptoms of an eternal servant of Krishna, but ignorant persons will never understand.
I have thus described in brief the birth of three of Advaita Prabhu's sons for the benefit of the people of the world.
Praying at the the lotus feet of Lord Chaitanya and Shri Advaita, always desiring Their mercy, I, Ishana Nagara, narrate Shri Advaita Prakasha.

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