Srila Locana Dasa Thakura appeared in this world in 1520 A.D., thirty-four years after the appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Locana Dasa wrote a biography on Lord Caitanya, entitled Sri Caitanya Mangala, and he wrote many devotional songs. The following is one of those songs, translated from the original Bengali:

The Mercy of Sri Gaura and Nityananda

The two Lords Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda are very merciful. They are the essence and the crest jewel of all incarnations. To execute Their process of self-realization [chanting Hare Krsna and dancing] is simply joyful.

My dear brothers, I request you to worship Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda with firm faith and conviction. Without any motive of sense gratification, chant, "Hare Krsna! Hari! Hari!"

My dear brothers, just try to examine this: Within the three worlds there is no one like Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, because Their merciful qualities are so great that by hearing of Them even birds and beasts cry, what to speak of human beings.

My dear mind, you are entrapped in sense gratification, and you have no attraction for chanting Hare Krsna. I can simply think of my misfortune. Yamaraja, the superintendent of death, is punishing me by not allowing me to be attracted to Lord Caitanya's movement.