Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!
All are connected with the same reality, the Supreme Lord. We have come from the Supreme Lord. We are in the Supreme Lord. We are by the Supreme Lord. As we have come from the same source, we should have love for all creatures. If we can see that reality, then we can understand the purpose of the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sri Natha Cakravarti has summed this up in one verse:
aradhyo bhagavan vrajeaa-tanayastad-dhama vrndavanam
ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita
srimad-bhagvatam pramanam amalam prema pumartho mahan
sri caitanya-mahaprabhur matam idam tatradaro nah parah
(from Caitanya-manjusa, a commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam)
These are the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in a nutshell. The highest object of worship is Krishna, the son of Nanda Maharaja. You can obtain all kinds of bliss if you worship Sri Nandanandana Krisna. His transcendental realm is Vrindavana and among the devotees of Nandanandana Sri Krishna, the highest devotees are the gopis. They are doing everything for the service of Sri Krishna. You will find evidence of this in Srimad Bhagavatam. You should aim for the highest object. What is the highest object? Not money. If you get money, will you be happy? Sometimes wealthy people invite us to their homes, but I have never met a wealthy person who is happy. When our Paramgurudeva Tridandi Swami Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, (the gurudeva of all our guruvarga including our Param Pujyapada Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja) was in Sri Mayapur at the time of the British regime, all the queens of the kings of Jaipur and Tripura would come to see this holy city. At that time Mayapur was not so developed. People who came there had to walk there on foot. As this was very difficult, the queens employed the help of horses, guards, servants and maidservants. Everybody was astounded to see such a display of wealth. Outside people thought, “They must be most happy.”
One of the queens of Jaipur wanted to speak privately with our Paramgurudeva, who then requested all persons to leave. “Swamiji,” she said, “I am most unfortunate! Although I am married, I am not permitted any connection with my husband or my family. I am kept in a restricted place and cannot go anywhere. For one year I have been so dissatisfied. I want to commit suicide, but suicide is a great sin. I am so unfortunate that even the beggar or a pauper is happier than I! Please bless me that I should never be born in a royal family again!”
Gurudeva was astounded!
— Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj