Lord Caitanya is actually giving the dessert first.

Caitanya Mahāprabhu, His special mercy is that this ecstasy that Mahārāja Bhārata is achieving, that ecstasy he gets very quickly. Eventually Prabhupad in one of his purports in the Caitanya-Caritāmṛta described how some of these unauthorized groups just by repeatedly chanting the name of Lord Caitanya, they become ecstatic, they start to laugh or cry. Because Caitanya Mahāprabhu, His specialty is that His special nomenclature or His special uniqueness is that He is not accepting offences in chanting the Holy Name. If a person were just to chant the name

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare/

Hare Rāma Hare Rāma

Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

it takes very regulated life, great purity, considerable constant attention and then like Mahārāja Bhārata left everything and living in the forest doing his regulated worship, wearing deer skin, eating little, everything regulated, chanting constantly, worshiping all the time engaged, no material attachments. No offences to the Vaiṣṇavas, there wasn’t anybody there. Then he was able to get this love for Kṛṣṇa, preliminary love for Krishna, ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa. It was given by Kṛṣṇa previously but to those who were completely nirmatsaraanaam, completely free of all enviousness, all offences.

But Caitanya Mahāprabhu, not that He is promoting that one should be offensive or anything, but He knows that everyone has got so many embarrassing mentality, so many defects, He is giving the mercy that if you chant Hare Krishna taking shelter of Him, He gives immediate mercy which normally would take a lot longer to achieve. So once one gets a taste for Lord Caitanya’s mercy, for this transcendental happiness, then one should be very careful to give up anything which could be offensive. It is the only responsible thing to do. Śrīla Prabhupāda explains like in a feast the kids are always very impatient so you give them the dessert first. Lord Caitanya is actually giving the dessert first, giving a little taste of a little ecstasy first, then you go back to the main course. You are also still have to go through the principles of devotional service, not that we neglect that, but even someone might come just in a ratha yatra festival off the street by chanting and feel some great happiness. Just like nāmābhāsa, special mercy of Lord Caitanya which normally would be highly unlikely in the ordinary circumstances without Lord Caitanya’s mercy. Once they are getting the higher taste they can get just a drop of the ocean of happiness that they will experience when they become pure, the special rain of benediction by Lord Nitai-gaura so that we can come up to the higher platform very easily:

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1983, 3rd October SB Class @ Atlanta, USA