prabhu kahe,-'visnu' 'visnu', ami ksudra jiva hina
jive 'visnu' mani-ei aparadha-cihna
prabhu kahe—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said; visnu visnu—the holy name of Visnu; ami—I; ksudra—infinitesimal; jiva—a living entity; hina—bereft of all good qualities; jive—such a low-grade living entity; visnu mani—accepting as Lord Visnu or the Personality of Godhead; ei aparadha-cihna—this is a great offense.
When Prakasananda Sarasvati supported himself by quoting the verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu immediately protested by uttering the holy name of Lord Visnu. The Lord then presented Himself as a most fallen living entity, and He said, "If someone accepts a fallen conditioned soul as Visnu, Bhagavan, or an incarnation, he commits a great offense."
Although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He nonetheless, to teach us a lesson, denied belonging to the Visnu category. Unfortunately, there are many so-called Visnu incarnations in this Age of Kali. People do not know that posing oneself as an incarnation is most offensive. People should not accept an ordinary man as an incarnation of God, for this also is a very great offense.
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