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Title: 019 Krishna-prema comes searching
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-13 19:40:33
BY CHANTING NITYANANDA & GAURANGA, KRISHNA-PREMA COMES SEARCHING AFTER THAT PERSON. ONE ACHIEVES KRISHNA-PREMA EVEN WITH OFFENSES IN HIS HEART AND THEN THE OFFENSES FLEE. WHAT A SUBLIME AND EASY WAY TO GET KRISHNA-PREMA!
nitai-chaitanya bali yei jiva dake;
suvimala krishna-prema anvesaye thake.
"If one chants the names of Nityananda and Gauranga, the purest Krishna-prema (pure love of Krishna) comes searching after such a person."
aparadha badha tara kichu nahi kare;
nirmala krishna-preme tara ankhi jhare.
"The offenses (which may be present in the heart) don't create any obstacles in path of achieving this love and tears start flowing from his or her eyes in pure ecstatic love simply by chanting Nityananda and Gauranga."
svalpa kale aparadha apani palaya;
hrdaya sodhita haya prema bade taya.
"In a very short, the offenses themselves flee and the heart becomes completely purified and thus the love furthur increases."
Commentary by Swami Gaurangapda:
This is the difference for the conditioned souls. By chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra only, we are searching after pure love for Krishna and our efforts in that direction are thwarted by our offenses. But miraculously by chanting the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas along with the Mahamantra, the pure love begins searching after us and finds us even though we may not be qualified for it or be full of offenses.
Imagine that we are chanting on one side of a unlimitedly high and gigantic mountain (symbolizing the offenses, ignorance and anarthas in our heart accumulated for the past millions of lives). And on the other side of this mountain is the ultimate fruit of pure love of God. We may be wanting it but we are not able to cross the mountain of our offenses immediately by chanting only the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. So the method prescribed by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is to chant the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga very regularly and with great feeling and devotion and that love of God on the other side of the mountain will instantly come searching after us and enter our bodies even though we may be full with offenses at that point of time. Then we get immersed in the ocean of great bliss and happiness and then the offenses wil flee from our heart increasing our love even more.
So only a foolish person searching after pure love for Lord Gauranga-Krishna will avoid the chanting of the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas, Even a child can understand that by only chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra one is searching after that love in vain unless he or she can effectively avoid the ten offenses. But by chanting the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas along with the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, the love begin searching after him or her. So this is surely the most easy path.