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Should Anyone be Stopped
From Chanting Nityananda Gauranga
Q. Should anyone chanting
Gauranga's Holy Name be stopped or obstructed from such chanting?
A. by Swami Gaurangapada:
No one should be obstructed from Gauranga Nama Bhajana.
Shrila Gopala Guru Goswami instructs Vijaya in Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma Chp 39:
“Gauranga is Krishna Himself, and therefore those devotees who have taken initiation into Deity worship and have taken shelter in meditation upon Lord Gauranga and upon His Gauranga Mantra must never be disturbed by anybody and no one should try to shake them from their sadhana or spiritual practice."
Commentary by Swami Gaurangapada:
Lord Gauranga is not worshiped as the paramour of Shri Navadvipa like Lord Krishna is worshiped as the paramour of Shri Vrindavana though They both are the same personalities. But that does not mean the worship of Lord Gauranga as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the chanting of His Holy Name should be stopped or discouraged in any manner. Lord Gauranga is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the the only Guru to freely give us entry into Shri Vrindavana directly in pastimes of His own forms of Shri Shri Radha and Krishna. Thus His Holy Name is also the best and offenseless means to quickly enter into the both the sankirtana rasa (mellow) of Navadvipa-Puri and the shringara (conjugal) rasa (mellow) of Vrindavana.