Ādi-līlāChapter 1: The Spiritual Masters

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmrita Ādi 1.12

mahā-vishnur jagat-kartā

māyayā yah srijaty adah

tasyāvatāra evāyam

advaitācārya īśvarah

SYNONYMS

mahā-vishnuhMahā-Vishnu, the resting place of the efficient cause; jagat-kartā — the creator of the cosmic world; māyayā — by the illusory energy; yah — who; srijati — creates; adah — that universe; tasya — His; avatārah — incarnation; eva — certainly; ayam — this; advaita-ācāryahAdvaita Ācārya; īśvarah — the Supreme Lord, the resting place of the material cause.

TRANSLATION

Lord Advaita Ācārya is the incarnation of Mahā-Vishnu, whose main function is to create the cosmic world through the actions of māyā.

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