Madhya-līlāChapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.177

svayaḿ-rūpera gopa-veśa, gopa-abhimāna

vāsudevera kṣatriya-veśa, 'āmikṣatriya'-jñāna

SYNONYMS

svayam-rūpera — of the original form; gopa-veśa — the dress of a cowherd boy; gopa-abhimāna — thinking Himself a cowherd boy; vāsudevera — of Vāsudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devakī; kṣatriya-veśa — the dress is like that of a kṣatriya; āmiI; kṣatriyaa kṣatriya; jñāna — knowledge.

TRANSLATION

"In His original form, the Lord dresses like a cowherd boy and thinks Himself one. When He appears as Vāsudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devakī, His dress and consciousness are those of a kṣatriya, a warrior.

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