|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 1.9
śete sākṣāt kāraṇāmbhodhi-madhye
yasyaikāḿśaḥ śrī-pumān ādi-devas
taḿ śrī-nityānanda-rāmaḿ prapadye
māyā-bhartā — the master of the illusory energy; aja-aṇḍa-sańgha — of the multitude of universes; āśraya — the shelter; ańgaḥ — whose body; śete — He lies; sākṣāt — directly; kāraṇa-ambhodhi-madhye — in the midst of the Causal Ocean; yasya — whose; eka-aḿśaḥ — one portion; śrī-pumān — the Supreme Person; ādi-devaḥ — the original puruṣa incarnation; tam — to Him; śrī-nityānanda-rāmam — to Lord Balarāma in the form of Lord Nityānanda; prapadye — I surrender.
I offer my full obeisances unto the feet of Śrī Nityānanda Rāma, whose partial representation called Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, lying on the Kāraṇa Ocean, is the original puruṣa, the master of the illusory energy, and the shelter of all the universes.
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