Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 16:27:11
Title: Nityananda Gauranga Naam User: Nava Gauranga dasa Date: 2006-04-02 13:33:58
Q. I directed a young devotee to cc adi 8.31 yesterday, I was hoping he read how Prabhupada says chanting Gauranga's name is more essential than chanting Hare Krishna mantra. This is for conditioned souls, is it not?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: Yes, for the conidtioned souls Nityananda Gauranga Naam are much more accessible as They do not consider any offenses. For the liberated souls who do not commit offenses, both Gaura Naam and Krishna Naam manifest Their equal potency in their hearts.
Q. I Have been relishing Mahamantra Yoga book the last couple of days, reading it this time around I find it very sweet. The core of my practice is currently Nityananda Gauranga Naama as I am beginning to realise how essential this practice is in this conditioned stage.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: Yes, all quotes in Mahamantra Yoga of glories of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra are also applicable to Nityananda Gauranga Naam.
Q. Is it fair to say that by associating with Gauranga Naama we gradually develop similar qualities of Mahaprabhu such as sincere humility etc?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: Yes in minute quantity, not in the same infinite quantity like Him. The divine qualities are already present in us since we are His part and parcel, so they are just awakened by chanting His Name Gauranga Naam.