Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 16:27:11
Title: I am not brave enough! User: Damodara Svarupa dasa Date: 2005-03-01 19:54:45
I am not brave enough! -- By Swami Gaurangapada
> From ______ > I am a Student of Chemistry in the University of Berne (Switzerland). > Since long I feel the wish, to make something for Nitay-Gauranga. > But for that "I" must be eager and keen. I am also not brave enough. > I would like to publish some articels in the university-newspaper.
For preaching the glories of the Names and Pastimes of the merciful Lords Nityananda-Gauranga, one should be full of unlimited enthusiasm and courage. There is no other activity as beneficial to the living entities as spreading the Names of Nityananda-Gauranga and the eternal religion of the Soul - Gauranga Dharma all over the universe.
From Shri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Chp 6, Lord Nityananda Prabhu tells Shrila Jiva Goswami:
(1) vraja-tattva navadvipa-tattve dekhe bheda; krishna aparadhi labhe nirvana abheda.
"Just see the difference between Vraja-tattva (Vrndavana) and Navadvipa-tattva. In Vrndavana, the offenders to Lord Krishna (like the demons) attain oneness with the Lord (sayujya) by merging into the brahman effulgence of the Lord. (The same Kamsa who got liberation by being killed by Krishna's hands in Mathura in krishna-lila, got pure love of God from Lord Gauranga in Gauranga-lila in Navadvipa, without having to die.)
"If offenses or unwanted things are present in the heart of the spiritual aspirants, then the regular chanting of Lord Krishna's Names (maha-mantra) and direct residence Krishna's Abode (Vrndavana) etc. will deliver him only after a very prolonged period of time."
> Often I don't have trust in the siddhanta of the acharyas (I > mean: I believe it, I try to have sraddha, but I cannot give it to > others..., I cannot argue on these subjecs). Could you give some > advice? Please pray for me.
You do not have to argue or debate. Just present the mercy of the Names of Lord Gauranga to others and that will do the trick. Or atleast make them chant once somehow, then the process of bhakti has begun for them.