Nityananda Prabhu: The merciful Lord of all souls

Nityananda Prabhu accepted everyone, but Mahaprabhu would chastise those who were offensive. Mahaprabhu showed some caution in distributing Krishna-nam and Krishna-prema. Mahaprabhu followed the rules and regulations of sannyas life very strictly, and because of this Mahaprabhu could not give shelter to offenders. When Mahaprabhu went to South India He took Kaliya Krishnadas with Him. In Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta he is referred to as Kala Krishnadas. On their tour, Kaliya Krishnadas suffered some disturbance with some women, and Mahaprabhu rescued him from that. Later when they returned to Jagannath Puri, Mahaprabhu said, «I want to leave this boy Kaliya Krishnadas. He was irresponsible and greatly disturbed our mission. I don’t want to keep him with Me. I don’t want to be responsible for him.» Kaliya Krishnadas, as an eternal parsad devotee (of Sri Nityananda Prabhu), played this role in the Lord’s drama. At that time Nityananda Prabhu did not leave him. He told Mahaprabhu, «If You do not want to keep him, it is no problem, I will take him. I will send him to Nabadwip to give news to Sachi Mata and the other devotees that You have come back from South India.»

In this way Nityananda Prabhu showed His extreme mercy, and Kaliya Krishnadas spent the rest of his life with Nityananda Prabhu. So even when Mahaprabhu is angry, Nityananda Prabhu keeps devotees at His lotus feet. The conditioned souls can have much hope when they see the very deep and merciful character of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.