Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has made this garland, Krsna Naam and Krsna Prem, and has come to this world along with His associates to place the garland on each and every one of us. Mahaprabhu spread the holy name and the sankirtan movement like wildfire in Navadwip. Why did he take sannyaas? Because there were proud materialist people who escaped the network of his mercy.
He took sannyaas so that they would bow down to him, humble themselves, hear his words, and so that he could give them Krsna Naam and Krsna Prema. He took sannyaasa to give this garland personally to those who were envious of him. That is his mercy. And when he was in Varanasi, nobody wanted it. He came with the fruits of love of God and he spoke to all of his followers for all of time to come. This is Mahaprabhu, and what did he say? “I am a fruit vendor and I have so many unlimited fruits. Each fruit is fully ripe, each fruit is so succulent, so nectarine that by just eating one fruit, one is satisfied for rest of eternity. Have you ever tasted a fruit like that? That is the fruit of Krsna Prema. I have come to distribute the fruits of Krsna Prema without discrimination.”
Now most fruit vendors, according to the demand of the fruit, they have a price. Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda, the only price (they are asking) is our faith, that’s all. It doesn’t matter who we are, it doesn’t matter where we are coming from, it doesn’t matter what we have done, it doesn’t matter where we have been; all that matters is, we are willing to accept with some faith. Lord Chaitanya said, “I have brought so many of these fruits.” And he is appealing to all of his sincere followers, “I have brought from the spiritual world such a massive supply of fruits. I cannot distribute them myself. I want all of you to help me distribute these fruits of love of God through Krsna Naam, Sankirtan.” Therefore, it is such an intimate loving service to Lord to preach this message. When you are distributing books, when you are arranging the temple for a wonderful festival, anything you do within this movement that is helping to reach others, with Hari naam, with devotional service, you are actually participating in distributing these fruits, which is so very, very dear to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Our beloved Guru Maharaja, founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada, there was no one since the time of Mahaprabhu and Nityananda who was so eager and empowered to take these fruits all over the world. Even at great risk, even at great pain…. how much he is dear to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabu! That we understand through Chaitanya Charitamrita, and if simply as a servant of a servant of a servant of servant of a servant, anu, insignificant litter servants, if we just do what we have power to do, to assist him, how dear we will become to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. That is parampara. That is the real spirit of real parampara. By taking the real spirit of previous Acharyas in our life, we give the most pleasure to Krsna. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabu, he has personally come, and he has personally empowered Prabhupada, and he has personally through previous Acharyas, he is asking all of us to help; he wants us to receive this garland of Naam Sankirtan and Krsna Prema from him. And he wants us to assist him in going person to person to person to person to place this garland of Sankirtan and Krsna Prema. That’s what it means… ‘He has put garland on the whole material world.’ He is making it available. How fortunate we are that Srila Prabhupada, he extended himself beyond any limits to give us this gift, understanding of the mercy of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.