Srila Raya Ramananda told Mahaprabhu, “I am only your instrument. What I am speaking is only by Your inspiration. You are speaking. The mouth is mine, but actually, everything is being said by You.”
One may say, “I want to serve Mahaprabhu like the gopis. He is my beloved Mahaprabhu, and I am His beloved.”
Can we do this or not? This is sahajiya, deviation. This is called gauranga-nagara-bhava, and it is apasiddhanta, against conclusive philosophical truth. We should not think in this way. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Sri Guru, and we should do whatever He orders.
Murwillumbah, Australia: January 24, 2001