kabhu guru, kabhu sakha, kabhu bhrtya-lila
purve yena tina-bhave vraje kaila khela
kabhu—sometimes; guru—spiritual master; kabhu—sometimes; sakha—friend; kabhu—sometimes; bhrtya-lila—pastimes as a servant; purve—formerly; yena—as; tina-bhave—in three different modes; vraje—in Vrndavana; kaila khela—played with Krsna.
Sometimes He serves Lord Caitanya as His guru, sometimes as His friend and sometimes as His servant, just as Lord Balarama played with Lord Krsna in these three different modes in Vraja.
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