These days Srila Gurudev has been inundating us with his mercy. Yesterday the devotees presented the new edition of the Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur. Srila Gurudev expressed that first Sri Krishna had manifested Himself in Russia in the divine form of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha-Madhavasundar and now He had mercifully manifested Himself in the form of the Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat. He mentioned how Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur had given a super-position to Nityananda Prabhu, and that Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur said that this is the nature of suddha-bhakti: first he gave the super-position and glorification to Sri Guru, Nityananda Prabhu, and from there he started narrating the divine Pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Srila Gurudev said that our true identity has been given by Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami:
jagai madhai haite muni se papistha
purisera kita haite muni se laghistha
mora nama sune yei tara punya ksaya
mora nama laya yei tara papa haya
emana nirghrna more keba krpa kare
eka nityananda vinu jagat bhitare
preme matta nityananda krpa-avatara
uttama, adhama, kichu na kare vichara
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-Lila: 5.205-208)
"I am more sinful than Jagai and Madhai and even lower than the worms in stool. Anyone who hears my name loses the results of his pious activities. Anyone who utters my name becomes sinful.
"Who in this world but Nityananda could show His mercy to such an abominable person as me? Because He is intoxicated by ecstatic love and is an incarnation of mercy, He does not distinguish between the good and the bad."