|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.28
yadyapi āpani haye prabhu balarāma
tathāpi caitanyera kare dāsa-abhimāna
yadyapi — although; āpani — personally; haye — is; prabhu — Lord; balarāma — Balarāma; tathāpi — still; caitanyera — of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kare — accepts; dāsa-abhimāna — conception as the eternal servant.
Although Nityānanda Prabhu is none other than Balarāma Himself, He nonetheless always thinks of Himself as the eternal servant of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
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