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Verse 7: What did other incarnations do for us...
raksho-daitya-kulam hatam kiyad idam yogadi-vartma-kriya-
margo va prakati-kritah kiyad idam shrishty-adikam va kiyat
mediny-uddharanadikam kiyad idam premojjvalaya maha-
bhakter vartma-karim param bhagavatash chaitanya-murtim stumah (7)
Explanatory Translation by BRS Swami Gaurangapada:
Verse 7: "What actual benefit did the fallen souls of this world attain when Lord Ramachandra, Lord Nrisingha and many other incarnations of Godhead killed so many enemies and demons? How important is it to us in Kali Yuga that Lord Kapila and other incarnations revealed the paths of Sankhya and Astanga yoga? Is it so glorious that Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva respectively create, maintain and destroy the material universes? Is it so auspicious that Lord Varaha lifted and rescued the earth from the Garbhodaka Ocean which is filling half of the universe? We do not consider any of these activities to be very important. The most important, crucial and relevant benediction for all living entities in creation is that Lord Krishna appeared in His most merciful form in Kali Yuga as Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu and revealed and freely distributed to all of us the splendor of the topmost and most confidential devotional service to Himself (Maha Bhakti), through the chanting of His own Holy Names: Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna. Thus the Incarnation and Holy Name of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu is the most essential, beneficial, pertinent and applicable truth for all conditioned living entities in the past, present and future."