vande caitanya-krsnasya
balya-lilam mano-haram
laukikim api tam isa-
cestaya valitantaram
vandeI worship; caitanya-krsnasyaof Lord Caitanya, who is Krsna Himself; balya-lilapastimes of childhood; manah-haramwhich are so beautiful; laukikimappearing ordinary; apialthough; tamthose; isa-cestayaby manifestation of supreme authority; valita-antaramquite fit although appearing differently.
Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the childhood pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is Lord Krsna Himself. Although such pastimes appear exactly like those of an ordinary child, they should be understood as various pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
In the Bhagavad-gita (9.11) this statement is confirmed as follows:
avajananti mam mudha
manusim tanum asritam
param bhavam ajananto
mama bhuta-mahesvaram
"Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature and My supreme dominion over all that be." To execute His pastimes, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appears on this planet or within this universe like an ordinary human being or human child, yet He maintains His superiority as the Supreme Lord. Lord Krsna appeared as a human child, but His uncommon activities, even in His childhood-like the killing of the demon Putana or lifting of Govardana Hill-were not the engagements of an ordinary child. Similarly, although the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, as they will be described in this chapter, appear like the activities of a small boy, they are uncommon pastimes impossible for an ordinary human child to execute.

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