Ādi-līlāChapter 11: The Expansions of Lord Nityānanda

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 11.55

bhāgavate kṛṣṇa-līlā varṇilā vedavyāsa

caitanya-līlāte vyāsavṛndāvana dāsa

SYNONYMS

bhāgavatein Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam; kṛṣṇa-līlā — the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa; varṇilā — described; veda-vyāsaDvaipāyana Vyāsadeva; caitanya-līlātein the pastimes of Lord Caitanya; vyāsa — Vedavyāsa; vṛndāvana dāsaŚrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura.

TRANSLATION

Śrīla Vyāsadeva described the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. The Vyāsa of the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu was Vṛndāvana dāsa.

PURPORT

Śrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura was an incarnation of Vedavyāsa and also a friendly cowherd boy named Kusumāpīḍa in kṛṣṇa-līlā. In other words, the author of Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata, Śrīla Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura, the son of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura's niece Nārāyaṇī, was a combined incarnation of Vedavyāsa and the cowherd boy Kusumāpīḍa. There is a descriptive statement by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in his commentary on Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata giving the biographical details of the life of Vṛndāvana dāsa Ṭhākura.

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