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Title: 023 Sapta-rishis achieve Gauranga quickly by one-pointed Gauranga japa
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-13 20:06:46
In Shri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya, Chp 9, the seven sages, the sons of Brahma achieved Lord Gauranga in the following way:
(A) aprakrta dhama, gaurahari nama;
kevala sadhura asa.
"The only means of sadhana or worship is to take shelter of the transcendental abode of Navadvipa and the Holy Name of Lord Gauranga. This is the only aspiration for the real devotees."
(B) kichu nahi khaya, nidra nahi jaya;
gaura nama kare japa.
"The sapta-rsis (seven sages) who wanted to achieve Krishna-prema went to Navadvipa on the instructions of their father Lord Brahma and became indifferent to all material things. They constantly chanted japa of Lord Gauranga's Name without sleeping in the night."
Commentary by Swami Gaurangapada:
Those who propose the totally concocted, bogus, nonsense and malicious theory that Gauranga Mantraraja cannot be chanted as japa on beads but only in kirtana should read this verse very carefully. The seven sages who are the sons of Brahma and great spiritual authorities have chanted japa of the Gauranga Mantraraja and achieved perfection. As per the topmost Vaishnava manual Hari-bhakti-vilasa, japa has to be compulsorily counted either on the beads or on the fingers. Since the chanting of the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas is the most powerful remedy or medicine or hope for the deliverance of the chronically diseased people of Kali-Yuga, any attempt to stop anyone from chanting these Mantarajas in any manner whatsoever is the greatest injustice and crime on the conditioned soul and is the greatest kind of misfortune that can befall anyone in this creation.
(C) madhyana samaya, gaura dayamaya;
dekha dila rsi gane.
"In the afternoon, the most merciful Lord Gauranga appeared in front of the sages and fulfilled all their desires greatly pleased by the chanting of His Name."