It’s not said about Lord Caitanya, but ordinarily Krishna doesn’t give special mercy, so much. You don’t find. It’s very rare. How many, you can count. Kubja got special mercy. Bali maharaja got special mercy. The gopis got special mercy. Some of the queens in Dvaraka, they got special mercy, but uh, out of so many millions of living entities getting that special mercy is uh, rare. Generally, special mercy is given directly by the Lord, or by His representative, so they’re also very rare. Out of millions and millions of people, you’ll find only one is a pure devotee of Krishna, so if they’re the only ones giving out special mercy, then isn’t that quite rare? In any case, special mercy is very valuable. It’s priceless commodity, so one should always be hankering, Prabhupada advised us, for the special mercy of guru and Gauranga.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
22nd Dec, 1982 SB class @ New Orleans, USA.