|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 7: Lord Caitanya in Five Features|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 7.12
ithe bhakta-bhāva dhare caitanya gosāñi
'bhakta-svarūpa' tāńra nityānanda-bhāi
ithe — for this reason; bhakta-bhāva — the ecstasy of a devotee; dhare — accepts; caitanya — Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; gosāñi — the transcendental teacher; bhakta-svarūpa — exactly like a pure devotee; tāńra — His; nityānanda — Lord Nityānanda; bhāi — brother.
For this reason Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the supreme teacher, accepts the form of a devotee and accepts Lord Nityānanda as His elder brother.
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