|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.312
śivaḥ śakti-yuktaḥ śaśvat
vaikārikas taijasaś ca
tāmasaś cety ahaḿ tridhā
śivaḥ — Lord Śiva; śakti-yuktaḥ — associated with material nature; śaśvat — eternally; tri-lińgaḥ — in three features; guṇa-saḿvṛtaḥ — covered by the modes of nature; vaikārikaḥ — one is called vaikārika; taijasaḥ ca — another is called taijasa; tāmasaḥ ca — as well as tāmasa; iti — thus; aham — egotism; tri-dhā — three kinds.
"'The truth about Lord Śiva is that he is always covered with three material coverings — vaikārika, taijasa and tāmasa. Because of these three modes of material nature, he always associates with the external energy and egotism itself.'
This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.88.3).
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