Jayapataka Swami: Since Caitanya came down, He descended as an avatar, the way to reach Caitanya avatar is through Lord Nityananda. So, in that sense, Lord Nityananda is the original spiritual master. If we want worship Radha and Krsna, we need the mercy of Lord Nityananda. The guru on this planet is described as the mercy avatar of Lord Nityananda. So, he represents the mercy of Lord Nityananda. So, since the guru is very merciful to his disciples, Lord Nityananda is the original guru, He is very merciful to everyone. Haribol!07-FEBRUARY-2020 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA