Question: In Caitanya Caritamrita it is said that Sri Nityananda Prabhu is a full expansion and Sri Advaita Prabhu is the incarnation. Please explain the difference between expansion and incarnation.

Jayapataka Swami: Baladeva is svayam prakash of Krsna. Nityananda Prabhu is Baladeva. So He is the first expansion of Krsna. He is the full expansion. And then the three incarnations are avatars, who are expansions of expansions, there is Mahavisnu, Garbodakasayi...