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Title: 005 Shri Jaiva Dharma

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-18 04:48:17

 

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma Chapter 14:

 

vrajanatha: shri gauranga yadi saksat paripurna-tattva hailena, tabe tanhara pujara vyavastha ki?

 

Vrajanatha: Since Shri Gauranga is the the original complete Absolute Truth, how should one worship Him?

 

babaji: gauranga-nama mantre gaurapuja karileo yaha haya, krishna- nama-mantre krishna-puja karileo tahai haya. krishna-mantre gaurapuja va gaura-mantre krishnapuja-sakalai eka. ihate je bheda- buddhi kare, se nitanta anabhijna ou kalira dasa.

 

Babaji: As one worships Lord Krishna by chanting the name and mantra of Lord Krishna, so one should worship Lord Gaura by chanting the name and mantra of Gauranga. One may worship Lord Gaura by chanting Krishna-

mantras, or for that matter one may worship Lord Krishna by chanting Gaura-mantras. They are all the same. Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna and Lord Gaura are different is a fool. He is a servant of Kali-yuga.

 

vrajanatha: channavatarera mantra ki-rupe paoya jaya?

 

Vrajanatha: Where to obtain the mantras to worship Lord Gauranga who has come as a covered incarnation?

 

Babaji: je tantra prakasya-avataraganera mantra prakasarupe varnana kariyachena, sei tantrei channavatarera mantra channarupe likhiya rakhiyachena. yanhadera buddhi kutila naya, tahara bujhiya laite parena.

 

Babaji: The scriptures that openly give mantras for worshipping the openly manifested incarnations of the Lord, secretly reveal the mantras for worshipping the secret and hidden incarnation of Lord Gauranga. People whose intelligence is not crooked can understand the presence of these mantras.

 

Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura sings in his various songs:

 

je gaurangera nama loy, tara hoy premodoy, tare mui jai bolihari.

 

"One who chants the name of 'Gauranga' instantly awakens his or her dormant pure love for the Lord. I (Narottama) worship such a person and surrender to him."

 

grhe ba vanete thake, 'ha gauranga' bo'le dake, narottama mage tara sanga.

 

"One may reside in the house or in the forest, but if he is feelingly calling out 'Gauranga!', then I (Narottama) want his association."

 

gauranga balite habe pulaka sarira; hari hari balite nayane ba'be nira.

 

"In the beginning, when by chanting the name of 'Gauranga', my body will feel waves of ecstasy, only then will I be able to shed tears while chanting the names of Lord Hari."