CC Madhya 20.177
Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Madhya-līlā - Chapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth
- svayaṁ-rūpera gopa-veśa, gopa-abhimāna
- vāsudevera kṣatriya-veśa, ‘āmi—kṣatriya’-jñāna
svayam-rūpera—of the original form; gopa-veśa—the dress of a cowherd boy; gopa-abhimāna—thinking Himself a cowherd boy; vāsudevera—of Vāsudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devakī; kṣatriya-veśa—the dress is like that of a kṣatriya; āmi—I; kṣatriya—a kṣatriya; jñāna—knowledge.
“In His original form, the Lord dresses like a cowherd boy and thinks Himself one. When He appears as Vāsudeva, the son of Vasudeva and Devakī, His dress and consciousness are those of a kṣatriya, a warrior.