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Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 5.5

eka-i svarupa donhe, bhinna-matra kaya
adya kaya-vyuha, krishna-lilara sahaya

SYNONYMS

eka-i — one; svarupa — identity; donhe — both of Them; bhinna-matra kaya — only two different bodies; adya — original; kaya-vyuha — quadruple expansions; krishna-lilara — in the pastimes of Lord Krishna; sahaya — assistance.

TRANSLATION

These two are one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Lord Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes.

PURPORT

Balarama is a svamsa expansion of the Lord, and therefore there is no difference in potency between Krishna and Balarama. The only difference is in Their bodily structure. As the first expansion of Godhead, Balarama is the chief Deity among the first quadruple forms, and He is the foremost assistant of Sri Krishna in His transcendental activities.

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