|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.22
aṣṭādaśa-varṣa kevala nīlācale sthiti
āpani ācari' jīve śikhāilā bhakti
aṣṭādaśa-varṣa — for eighteen years; kevala — only; nīlācale — in Jagannātha Purī; sthiti — staying; āpani — personally; ācari' — behaving; jīve — unto the living entities; śikhāilā — instructed; bhakti — devotional service.
For eighteen continuous years, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu remained at Jagannātha Purī and, through His personal behavior, instructed all living entities in the mode of devotional service.
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