(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 January 2013, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar 1)
So in the Adi-Lila, Lord Caitanya is a devotee only for a very short time when the love of God is there but it is not described very much in the Caitanya Caritamrta. But there is a lot of it in the Caitanya Bhagavata (which describes when) he falls unconscious from time to time. He even gets so bad that they think he is gone mad and they put him in a barrel of oil and they just soaked him in oil. When he takes sannyasa, it is also not described in the Caitanya Caritamrta, it’s in Caitanya Bhagavata.
And after that, the love of God is coming out and it is just ecstasy. He is just overwhelmed by the freedom that now he is a sannyasi and that he can completely be into it and openly worship Krsna at last. So it all burst out and was contagious! Anyone in his association also got swept up in the same mood. And as he goes through South India, villagers come out and they start to dance with him and people just become ecstatic! When they go back to the village then the whole village becomes ecstatic. And it is all about the worship of the Supreme Lord and there may not always be the deepest and complete philosophical understanding amongst people but they became uplifted by the association!