vande caitanya-devam tam
prasabham nartyate citram
lekha-range jado 'py ayam
vande—I offer my respectful obeisances; caitanya-devam—unto Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; tam—Him; bhagavantam—the Personality of Godhead; yat-icchaya—by whose desires; prasabham—all of a sudden; nartyate—dancing; citram—wonderfully; lekha-range—in the matter of writing; jadah—dull fool; api—although; ayam—this.
I offer my respects to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, by whose desire I have become like a dancing dog and, although I am a fool, I have suddenly taken to the writing of Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.
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