|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.294
tṛṭīya-puruṣa viṣṇu — 'guṇa-avatāra'
dui avatāra-bhitara gaṇanā tāńhāra
tṛtīya-puruṣa — the third Personality; viṣṇu — Lord Viṣṇu; guṇa-avatāra — the incarnation of the material quality of goodness; dui avatāra-bhitara — within the two incarnations; gaṇanā tāńhāra — He is designated.
"The third expansion of Viṣṇu is Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, who is the incarnation of the quality of goodness. He is to be counted within both types of incarnations [puruṣa-avatāras and guṇa-avatāras].
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