TEXT 112
mula bhakta-avatara sri-sankarsana
bhakta-avatara tanhi advaite ganana
SYNONYMS
mula—original; bhakta—of a devotee; avatara—incarnation; sri-sankarsana—Lord Sri Sankarsana; bhakta-avatara—the incarnation of a devotee; tanhi—as that; advaiteAdvaita Acarya; ganana—counting.
TRANSLATION
The original bhakta-avatara is Sankarsana. Sri Advaita is counted among such incarnations.
PURPORT
Although Sri Advaita Prabhu belongs to the Visnu category, He displays servitorship to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu as one of His associates. When Lord Visnu appears as a servitor, He is called an incarnation of a devotee of Lord Krsna. Sri Sankarsana, who is an incarnation of Visnu in the spiritual sky known as the greater Vaikuntha, is the chief of the quadruple incarnations and is the original incarnation of a devotee. Lord Maha-Visnu, who is lying on the Causal Ocean, is another manifestation of Sankarsana. He is the original Personality of Godhead who glances over the material and efficient causes of the cosmic manifestation. Advaita Prabhu is accepted as an incarnation of Maha-Visnu. All the plenary manifestations of Sankarsana are indirect expansions of Lord Krsna. That consideration also makes Advaita Prabhu an eternal servitor of Gaura Krsna. Therefore He is accepted as a devotee incarnation.

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