Mahaprabhu’s dream

Nityananda Prabhu came to Nabadwip searching, «Where is Nimai Pandit? Where is Nimai Pandit?» When He understood that Mahaprabhu was living in Jagannath Misra’s house, He hid Himself in Mayapur to wait and see if Mahaprabhu would discover Him. He went to the house of Mahaprabhu’s dear devotee Nandan Acharya and hid Himself, telling Nandan Acharya, «Do not tell anyone anything. I want to see what Krishna will do.» That morning Mahaprabhu told His devotees,

tāla-dhvaja eka ratha — saṁsārera sāra
āsiyā rahila ratha — āmāra duyāra
(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat: Madhya-lila, 3.142)

«Last night I saw in My dream a chariot marked with the flag of a palm tree. It was the chariot of Baladev Himself. Within the chariot there was one Mahapurus, great personage, and He was searching for My house. That chariot came in front of My house, and I saw that Mahapurus. I now think that Baladev Himself has taken the form of a Mahapurus and come to Nabadwip. Go and find out where He is! He must be somewhere in Nabadwip. He has appeared here, and I want to see if He will discover Me.» The devotees searched everywhere, but they could not find Nityananda Prabhu. They were thinking it was simply Mahaprabhu’s dream, and they came back and told Mahaprabhu, «We could not find Him anywhere.» Mahaprabhu said, «It is not only a dream. It is a true dream. Nityananda is very powerful, and He is hiding Himself. It is a very hidden matter, so I shall go to find Him.»