Ādi-līlāChapter 1: The Spiritual Masters

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 1.67

brahmā viṣṇu śivatina guṇāvatāre gaṇi

śakty-āveśa — sanakādi, pṛthu, vyāsa-muni

SYNONYMS

brahmā — Lord Brahmā; viṣṇu — Lord Viṣṇu; śiva — Lord Śiva; tina — three; guṇa-avatāre — among the incarnations controlling the three modes of material nature; gaṇiI count; śakti-āveśa — empowered incarnations; sanaka-ādi — the four Kumāras; pṛthu — King Pṛthu; vyāsa-muni — Vyāsadeva.

TRANSLATION

Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva are qualitative incarnations. Empowered incarnations are those like the Kumāras, King Pṛthu and Mahā-muni Vyāsa [the compiler of the Vedas].

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