lilasuka--martya-jana, tanra haya bhavodgama,
isvare se--ki iha vismaya
tahe mukhya-rasasraya, ha-iyachena mahasaya,
tate haya sarva-bhavodaya
lila-sukaBilvamangala Thakura; martya-jana—a person of this world; tanra—of him; haya—there is; bhava-udgama—manifestation of different ecstasies; isvare—in the Supreme Lord; se—that; ki—what; iha—here; vismaya—astonishing; tahe—in that; mukhya—chief; rasa-asraya—mellows,; ha-iyachena—has become; maha-asaya—the great personality Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; tate—therefore; haya—there is; sarva-bhava-udaya—a manifestation of all ecstasies.
Lilasuka [Bilvamangala Thakura] was an ordinary human being, yet he developed many ecstatic symptoms in his body. What, then, is so astonishing about these symptoms' being manifest in the body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead? In the ecstatic mood of conjugal love, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was on the highest platform; therefore, all the exuberant ecstasies were naturally visible in His body.
Lilasuka is Bilvamangala Thakura Gosvami. He was a South Indian, a brahmana, and his former name was Silhana Misra. When he was a householder, he became attracted to a prostitute named Cintamani, but eventually he took her advice and became renounced. Thus he wrote a book named Santi-sataka, and later, by the mercy of Lord Krsna and the Vaisnavas, he became a great devotee. Thus he became famous as Bilvamangala Thakura Gosvami. On that elevated platform he wrote a book named Krsna-karnamrta, which is very famous amongst Vaisnavas. Since he exhibited so many ecstatic symptoms, people used to call him Lilasuka.

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