Nityananda Prabhu’s exclusive follower

By the grace of Vrndavan Das Thakur we can understand the Pastimes of both Nityananda Prabhu and Mahaprabhu. But there are always a few who are not attracted by Vrndavan Das Thakur’s Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat. He has glorified Nityananda Prabhu in such an intoxicated mood, and he cannot tolerate those who have no faith in Lord Nityananda. Sometimes he appears very intolerant:

eta parihāre o ye pāpī nindā kare
tabe lāthi māro̐ tā’ra śirera upare
(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat: Adi-khanda, 9.225, 17.158)

«If any sinful person disregards the glories of Lord Nityananda and dares criticise Him, I will kick his head with my left foot!»

Prabhupad Srila Saraswati Thakur has explained that by this expression Vrndavan Das Thakur is giving unfavourable persons a new chance to come to the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. If someone is apparently mistreated by the Lord’s devotee, that will attract the special mercy of the Lord to them. Vrndavan Das Thakur fought with the demonic brahman society, and externally his Pastimes appear very hard. From different corners he met many obstacles, but he crossed over everything through his devotional activity, his devotional mood, and the special mercy of Nityananda Prabhu. Sometimes Nityananda Prabhu even appeared personally in the body of Vrndavan Das Thakur and bestowed mercy upon the conditioned souls.