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Title: 002 Chaitanya Charitamrita

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 11:09:37

 

shri chaitanya-charitamrite

 

maha-vishnur jagat-karta, mayaya yah shrijaty adah;

tasyavatara evayam, advaitacarya isvarah.

 

In Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita Adi-lila 1.12-13, it is said:

 

Lord Advaita Acarya is the incarnation of Maha-Vishnu, whose main function is to create the cosmic world through the actions of maya.

 

advaitam harinadvaitad, acaryam bhakti-samsanat;

bhaktavataram isam tam, advaitacaryam asraye.

 

Because He is nondifferent from Hari, the Supreme Lord, He is called Advaita, and because He propagates the cult of devotion, He is called Acarya. He is the Lord and the incarnation of the Lord’s devotee. Therefore I take shelter of Him.