|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 11: The Expansions of Lord Nityānanda|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 11.9
īśvara ha-iyā kahāya mahā-bhāgavata
veda-dharmātīta hañā veda-dharme rata
īśvara — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ha-iyā — being; kahāya — calls Himself; mahā-bhāgavata — great devotee; veda-dharma — the principles of Vedic religion; atīta — transcendental; hañā — being; veda-dharme — in the Vedic system; rata — engaged.
Although Vīrabhadra Gosāñi was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He presented Himself as a great devotee. And although the Supreme Godhead is transcendental to all Vedic injunctions, He strictly followed the Vedic rituals.
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