One meaning of kripalu is grace. It can also mean, one who showers grace or one who has grace. Please note that kripa is not the same as DAYA (mercy). E.g. when someone does something for someone out of feeling remorseful for that person. Kripa is a Shakti of GOD. This is the same Shakti that causes God’s desensions to happen and gives god reliasiation to seekers.
Hence the name kripalu wasn’t just the co-incidence. It was pre-decided when Mahaprabhu ji appeared 500 years ago. He decided to come back on earth and grace everyone again. But this time, even more than before. In this desecension, he is grace personified. He decided to not only be called kripalu, but also “Jagadguruttam”. This was pre-destined.
why is maharaj ji’s decension more graceful than his previous decension? Is the divine love any different? No. the difference can be explained to some extent by comparing it to the difference between descension of Lord Rama and krishn. Lord rama was showering divine love to everyone. However it was in moderation and with certain limits. But when God descended as krishn, there was no mariada.
Similarly, in the descension of Mahaprabhu ji, he followed certain rules. For instance, he was sanyasi and no ladies were allowed to even touch his feet. He still showered divine love to them because they could see him and hear his lectures but they could not touch him. But in descension of Maharaj ji, he is completely liberal. Ho not only lets anyone touch him, but he also liberally hugs whoever comes in his association. He is completely approachable.
Maharaj ji is showering only grace on us, now its up to us, how much we value Maharaj ji grace. We are very very very lucky, to get Maharaj ji as our Guru. Nothing could be more gracious.