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3. Most Merciful Names

By Bhakta Igor

In Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi-lila Chapter 8 Verse 22 Shrilla Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami described exclusive attribute of chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas

adyapiha dekha chaitanya-nama yei laya;
krishna-preme pulakasru-vihvala se haya


Translation by Shrilla Prabhupada:

"Whether he is offensive or inoffensive, anyone who even now chants shri-krishna-chaitanya prabhu-nityananda is immediately overwhelmed with ecstasy, and tears fill his eyes."

In this verse Shrilla Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami confirms that Names of Nityananda and Gauranga are most merciful of all God's Names because They do not consider any offences. Shrilla Prabhupada confirms that in his Purport saying that even prakrta-sahajiyas who are constantly engaging in breaking the regulative principles express symptoms of spiritual advancement because they are chanting the Names of Nityananda and Gauranga. This is evidence that Names of Nityananda and Gauranga absolutely don't consider any offenses. Prakrta-sahajiyas engages in very offensive activities, but still they are expressing symptoms of spiritual progress.

Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya states that pure love for Supreme Lord Krishna comes without any delay, searching after a person who chants the names of Nityananda and Gauranga. And when krishna prema enters into hearth of such devotee, automatically he or she becomes overwhelmed with happiness and bliss. Shrilla Kariraja Goswami confirms same fact in this verse.

Nowone should misuse this verse thinking that he or she can become engaged in sinful activities and simultaneously chant Names of Nityananda and Gauranga. Every devotee should follow examples of our previous acharyas who established positive regulations for our rapid spiritual advancement. Shrilla Prabhupada gave example of prakrta-sahajiyas in his purport to this verse only to emphasis astonishing mercy of such practice, unparallel in all three worlds. That mercy is exclusive and unique characteristic of regular chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas.