(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture)
How far does the mercy of Lord Caitanya extend? It is said that it is the smile of the Lord that awoke the desire for spiritual life in the heart of the living beings. So, it is not just all due to our own credit, our own piety and so on. It is also Lord Caitanya who awoke some desire into our heart, just to encourage us, ‘Alright, take a little bonus here!’
Otherwise it may have never happened. The mercy of Lord Caitanya is the reason why the Caitanya Caritamrta is so important. Because of that mercy, the Caitanya Caritamrta goes beyond the Srimad Bhagavatam.