gopinatha-rupe yadi kariyachena bhojana
bhakti dekhaite kaila prasada bhaksana
gopinatha-rupe—in His arca incarnation as Gopinatha; yadi—although; kariyachena—has done; bhojana—eating; bhakti—devotional service; dekhaite—to exhibit; kaila—did; prasada bhaksana—eating.
Being identical with the Gopinatha Deity, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had already tasted and eaten the pots of sweet rice. Yet just to manifest devotional service, He again ate the pots of sweet rice as a devotee.
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