Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 16:27:11
Title: Days or Milennia? You choose! User: Damodara Svarupa dasa Date: 2005-02-23 18:40:00
Days or Milennia? You choose! -- By Swami Gaurangapada
In Shri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya, Chp 10, the personified holy place Pushkara instructs the brahmana in Navadvipa:
(A) "A sinful or offensive person will not acquire attraction for the Hare Krishna maha-mantra or Lord Krishna's devotional service even if he chants the maha-mantra and worships Lord Krishna **FOR MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF YEARS**."
(B) "But if he worships Gauranga and regularly chants the name of 'Gauranga', then his sinful and crooked mentality will immediately leave him and **IN A VERY FEW DAYS** he will achieve Lord Radha-Krishna in Vrajadhama."
(C) "He or she will then instantly achieve his or her eternally perfect spiritual body and thus the shelter of the sakhis or gopies in Vrndavana. Then one will begin one's direct service to Shri Radha- Krishna in one's own transcendental grove of Vrndavana in one's constitutional position. All this is achieved simply by the chanting the name of Lord Gauranga."