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Title: Gauranga Dharma is glorified in Krishna Upanishad
User: Damodara Svarupa dasa Date: 2005-03-09 21:02:17
Gauranga Dharma is glorified in Krishna Upanishad -- By Swami Gaurangapada
sa eva bhagavan yuge turiye 'pi brahma-kule jayamanah sarva upanisadah uddidirsuh
sarvani dharma-sastrani vistarayisnuh sarvan api janan santarayisnuh sarvan
api vaishnavan dharman vijrmbhayan sarvan api pasandan nicakhana. (Krsnopanisad )
In the Krishna Upanisad it is said:
"In Kali-yuga (the fourth yuga), the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga-Krishna Himself will appear in a brahmana family with the purpose of teaching the message of all the 108 Upanisads and expanding and establishing the conclusions of all the dharma-sastras. He will deliver all the living entities in the universe from the cycle of birth and death by manifesting the pure Vaishnava principles of Gauranga Dharma and He will simultaneously subdue all the atheists and offenders and deliver them."
Commentary by Swami Gaurangapada:
Since Dharma or real factual religion can only originate from the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga-Krishna, when the Lord personally and fully advents in the form of Gauranga in Kali Yuga, He remains the original source and founder of pure Vaishnava Dharma known as Gauranga Dharma. The name of this eternal pure religion of the soul in relation to Lord Gauranga-Krishna is Gauranga Dharma.
Thus the name Gauranga Dharma (Gaurangaism) gives full credit to the Supreme Lord who is the origin of everything and the cause of all causes. The names Sanatana Dharma or Bhagavata Dharma or or Vaishnava Dharma or Vaishnavism are synonymous with the name Gauranga Dharma. Simply by chanting the name of Gauranga Dharma the living entities of Kali Yuga get the ultimate benefit of chanting the most merciful and complete Name of Gauranga which does not consider any offenses and thus get instant qualification for love of God and to chant the pure Name of Krishna. That same benefit may not be achieved or granted to others by simply stating the word Sanatana Dharma or Bhagavata Dharma.