Ecstatic embrace

Then Mahaprabhu went directly to Nandan Acharya’s home, and there Mahaprabhu and His devotees saw Nityananda Prabhu seated on the veranda of the house. Nityananda had seen Mahaprabhu come and could not move because His heart was so full of ecstasy and the joy of Krishna-prema. When Mahaprabhu saw Nityananda, His heart was also filled with the joy of Krishna-prema, and He felt very intoxicated. They both fainted. Then Mahaprabhu came forward and embraced Nityananda, and They both fainted again. After some time They regained their senses, and They cried in the name of Krishna. Nityananda Prabhu said, «I went to Vrndavan, but Krishna was not there. Then someone told Me You were here in Nabadwip, so I have come. Now I beg You, ‘Please save Me.’»

Nityananda Prabhu surrendered to Mahaprabhu, and Mahaprabhu embraced Nityananda Prabhu with full love, affection, and honour — everything.

Both Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu took Their divine forms, and the devotees understood that Nityananda Prabhu was not an ordinary sannyasi or ordinary brahmachari. They did not know Nityananda Prabhu at the time, but they saw Mahaprabhu’s expression and Nityananda Prabhu’s expression, and they immediately understood that They had both appeared from the divine abode. In many places in the scriptures it is said that Mahaprabhu is nondifferent from Krishna (abhinna-svarup), and they also considered Nityananda Prabhu in that way.