CC Madhya 20.316
- dīpārcir eva hi daśāntaram abhyupetya
- dīpāyate vivṛta-hetu-samāna-dharmā
- yas tādṛg eva hi ca viṣṇutayā vibhāti
- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
dīpa-arciḥ—the flame of a lamp; eva—as; hi—certainly; daśā-antaram—another lamp; abhyupetya—expanding; dīpāyate—illuminates; vivṛta-hetu—with its expanded cause; samāna-dharmā—equally powerful; yaḥ—who; tādṛk—similarly; eva—certainly; hi—certainly; ca—also; viṣṇutayā—by His expansion as Lord Viṣṇu; vibhāti—illuminates; govindam—to Lord Kṛṣṇa; ādi-puruṣam—the supreme original person; tam—to Him; aham—I; bhajāmi—offer my worshipful respect.
“‘When the flame of one candle is expanded to another candle and placed in a different position, it burns separately, and its illumination is as powerful as the original candle’s. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda, expands Himself in different forms as Viṣṇu, who is equally luminous, powerful and opulent. Let me worship that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda.’
This is a quotation from the Brahma-saṁhitā (BS 5.38).