Post Author: Bhakta Igor Date: 2008-01-19 17:29:24
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krsna All glories to Swami Gaurangapada! All glories to Srilla Prabhupada!
By strong desire of our respectful Acharyas Srilla Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura and Srilla Prabhupada, Krsna concessness is today well known to many persons all around globe and different branches/institutions/individuals are very successfully preaching about chanting of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra.
Unfortunately, we can practically see that many devotees within various branches of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s spiritual family still may have doubts in chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas, and may reject or minimize importance of such practice, or devotees who are humbly trying to serve Their Lordships by chanting and preaching glories of Nitaai and Gaura Naam. With folded hands, I would like to ask to any devotee who may have any doubt or uncertainty in this practice to carefully read following words of Srilla Bhaktisidhnatha Sarasvati Thakura:
"The name of Krishna and Gauranga-Both are non-different than the named Lord. Those who think that Krishna is any way inferior or limited than Gauranga are in gross ignorance. But in practical considerations with respect to benefit awarded to the conditioned souls, the chanting of Shri Gauranga-Nityananda's Name is more useful and helpful for everyone. The mercy of Krishna's names is generally only upon liberated or perfected souls who are surrendered to Him. But the magnanimity of the names of Lord Gauranga-Nityananda is especially for the souls who are offenders and full of anarthas and desires for material sense-gratification. The chanting of Lord Gauranga and Lord Nityananda's names and Their worship quickly delivers the soul from all the offenses and thus the soul achieves shelter at the lotus feet of Lord Gaura-Krishna without any delay." Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Purport to Cc Adi 8.31
I would humbly ask to any reader/devotee if you have any question about this topic, please do not hesitate to directly ask any relevant question within this topic. Any comments are more then welcome. srnvatam sva-katham krsnam punya-sravana-kirtanam Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krsna