Vasudeva Datta was ready to shortcut all the sin of all the living beings in the universe had to face, he was ready to somehow or other take these reactions upon himself. So this is the mood of a sankirtana devotee. A sankirtana devotee must be ready to accept suffering himself for the benefit of others.The sankirtana devotee must be ready to undergo so much austerity for the sake of delivering others. This is what our movement is propagating, and if we do so then we become advanced. Therefore our main focus is to be merciful. If we are merciful, if somehow or other we preoccupy ourselves giving the mercy to others and if we make that our whole focus in life then everything else will follow from that, because Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, He becomes purchased by this spirit.
(Kadamba Kanana Swami 30/01/2005)