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CC Madhya 1.18

Text

śeṣa-līlāra ‘madhya’ ‘antya’, — dui nāma haya
līlā-bhede vaiṣṇava saba nāma-bheda kaya

Synonyms

śeṣa-līlāra — of the śeṣa-līlā, or pastimes at the end; madhya — the middle; antya — the final; dui — two; nāma — names; haya — are; līlā-bhede — by the difference of pastimes; vaiṣṇava — the devotees of the Supreme Lord; saba — all; nāma-bheda — different names; kaya — say.

Translation

The final pastimes of the Lord, occurring in His last twenty-four years, are called madhya [middle] and antya [final]. All the devotees of the Lord refer to His pastimes according to these divisions.