I am new to ISKCON culture, but believe strongly that Lord Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I am yet to read any work of Srila Prabhupada completely. Since it is essential to have complete faith in the acharyas before setting out on the spiritual path laid out by them, I would like to get my query clarified, and hope that this forum will be able to shed light on it:
My limited experience with various Gaudiya Vaishnava literature has informed me that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is considered by His followers verily as Lord Sri Krishna Himself. But while Srimad Bhagavatam mentions Kalki avatar as the Lord's next incarnation in the Kali yuga, I have not heard of any prediction regarding the advent of the Lord in the form of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in any discussion. Is there any scripture other than Chaitanya Charitamrita that mentions Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as verily Lord Sri Krishna?
I am a believer that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is a pure devotee of the Lord, but am finding it difficult to believe that he is the Lord Himself. And this is holding me up from proceeding forward from completely accepting Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Kindly mention any scripture other than Chaitanya Charitamrita that confirms Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as Lord Sri Krishna.
I apologise if I have ruffled any feathers, but I submit that I ask the question in all sincerity.