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CC Ādi 7.12

Text

ithe bhakta-bhāva dhare caitanya gosāñi
‘bhakta-svarūpa’ tāṅra nityānanda-bhāi

Synonyms

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; tāṅra — His; nityānanda — Lord Nityānanda; bhāi — brother.

Translation

For this reason Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the supreme teacher, accepts the form of a devotee and accepts Lord Nityānanda as His elder brother.