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I am not brave enough!

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

(2) hetha aparadhi paya prema-tattva dhana;
ataeva ei gaura-lila sarvopari dhana.

"In Navadvipa however, the offenders achieve pure love for Lord
Gauranga. That is why the pastimes of Lord Gauranga is the topmost
treasure in this universe (even more merciful than Krishna-lila.)

(3) gaura-dhama, gaura-nama, gaura rupa-guna;
aparadha nahi mane tarite nipuna.

"Lord Gauranga's transcendental Name, Abode, Form and Pastimes are most
expert in instantly delivering all the living entities because They do
not consider any offenses."

(4) yadi aparadha thake sadhakera mane;
krishna-name, krishna-dhame tare bahu dine.

"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.

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