(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Bhagavad-gita 4.9)
When Madhavendra Puri was roaming the planet he never met anyone who had the same depth of love for Krsna that he had. It is amazing that the love of God which later was taught by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had already manifested two generations earlier in Madhavendra Puri. Madhavendra Puri was anticipating the sankirtana movement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and experiencing the greatest ecstasy.
Madhavendra Puri met many people (so it is described in the Caitanya-bhagavata) who were very pious, who were strictly following the injunctions of the scripture, who were religiously going to temples and always worshipping. In that sense we would have said, “Oh they are very good devotees. They are very serious and very dedicated devotees.” From our perspective we would put them way up there. But from Madhavendra Puri’s perspective it was always falling short of love. We also are experiencing that in our spiritual lives.