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Title: 028 All Navadvipa vasis constantly chant the names of Nityananda and Gauranga
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-13 20:21:55
From Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma Chapter 3:
The saintly sannyasi said, "Ah! Now I can see the wonderfully blissful spiritual abode. The Ganga shore is splendid, garlanded with light from many great jewel palaces, temples, and archways. In many places tumultuous chanting of Lord Hari's holy names fills the sky. Hundreds of devotees playing vinas chant and dance like Narada Muni.
"In one place Lord Siva, the master of the demigods, manifests a white form. Playing a dambaru drum, he chants, "O Gauranga, O maintainer of the universes, please be merciful to me!" Wildly dancing again and again, he finally falls to the ground.
"In another place four-faced Brahma lectures on the Vedas to an assembly of sages. He quotes and then purely explains these words (Svetasvatara Upanisad 3.12): "The Supreme Personality of Godhead is Gauranga Mahaprabhu who disseminates transcendental enlightenment. Just to be in touch with Him is to be correct with the indestructible brahmajyoti."
In another place Indra and the demigods jump and chant: "Glory to Lord Gaurangaa! Glory to Lord Nityananda!" The birds on the branches chirp: "Gauranga! Nityananda!" Everyone is intoxicated by drinking the nectar of Lord Gauranga's holy names. From the gardens in the four directions come sweet humming sounds. Intoxicated by drinking the nectar of Lord Gauranga Holy Name, Prakrti-devi (the goddess of the nature) fills every place with beauty and splendor. Ah! Now that I see the Shri Mayapura, what can I not see? What do I see now?"
Remembering his spiritual master, he said, "O master, now I understand. It is by your mercy that I am able to see the spiritual Mayapura. From this day I will stay in the association of Lord Gauranga devotees and chant His Name. Now that I have seen the spiritual Mayapura, I will wear tulasi beads, tilaka, and the writing of the holy names. This I will do." Saying this again and again, the saintly sannyasi fell unconscious for a moment.
After a moment he became conscious again. However he could no longer see the wonderful spiritual vision he saw before. Weeping again and again, the saintly sannyasi said, "I am very unfortunate. By my spiritual master's mercy I was able for a moment to see the holy abode of Shri Navadvipa."