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Title: Article from Vani Vaibhava

User: Bhushan         Date: 2006-09-11 17:48:32


Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!

Gurudeva please accept my humble obiesances at your lotus feet


dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees


Jaya Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura


I came upon this article.Gurudeva pls pls explain wht Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is saying.


extract from shri bhaktivinoda ---vani vaibhava

p.g 101

9. Why is it  disturbance to worship Gaura but neglect

Krishna, or to worship Krishna but  neglect Gaura ?



The unfortunate situation is that those who  have

resolved to give up the worship of krishna to worship

Shri gauranga do  not follow the order of Shri GAURNAGA.

There is difference between Gaura and  Krishna. Some

people think that by taking shelter of Gauranga”s

lotus feet  they do not need to remember Krishna . we

can understand that such persons  think Gaura and

Krishna are different . there is no difference  between

thepastimes of Krishna and Gaura, they are same. In

the pastimes  of Krishna, the object of worship is

exhibited,whereas in the pastimes of  Gaura, the

process of that worship is exhibited. Worshiping with

out the  object and simply following the process can

never become complete. The mor  one studies the

characteristics of Shri Gauranga, the more one  develops

love for the pastimes of Krishna. And the more one

studies the  pastimes of Krishna, the more one

remembers the pastimes of Gaura. One can  never relish

Krishna, with out Gaura, and one can never relish

Gaura  without Krishna. When someone firmly believes

that Shri GAURANGA is supreme  worship able Lord, the

Krishna pastimes of Shri Gauranga  fully manifest  to

such a person. Although these topics are most

confidential, I have to  disclose them great distress.

Some wicked people propose,” We will worship  Gaura but

we will not remember Krishna” or ,” We will worship

Krishna but  we will not remember GAURA”  This most

unfortunate   ((((( SAJJANA_TOSANI  11/6)




aspiring to be humble servant of your lotus feet

bhushan nityananda dasa

Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna


Title: Commentary from Chaitanya Charitamrita

User: Matus  Date: 2006-09-28 06:21:30


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!


Dear Swami Gaurangapada Gurudeva, dear guests and devotees, please accept my humble obeisances.


In connection with this subject matter i would like to quote Shrila Prabhupada (CC, Adi-lile, 5.232):


The Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas never differentiate between Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and Lord Chaitanya. They say that since Lord Chaitanya is the combined form of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, He is not different from Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. But some misled people try to prove that they are greatly elevated by saying that they like to chant the holy name of Lord Gaura instead of the names of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Thus they purposely differentiate between Lord Chaitanya and Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa. According to them, the system of nadīyā-nāgarī, which they have recently invented in their fertile brains, is the worship of Gaura, Lord Chaitanya, but they do not like to worship Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. They put forward the argument that since Lord Chaitanya Himself appeared as Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa combined, there is no necessity of worshiping Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Such differentiation by so-called devotees of Lord Chaitanya Mahāprabhu is considered disruptive by pure devotees. Anyone who differentiates between Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and Gaurāńga is to be considered a plaything in the hands of māyā.


There are others who are against the worship of Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, thinking Him mundane. But any sect that differentiates between Lord Chaitanya Mahāprabhu and Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, either by worshiping Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa as distinct from Lord Chaitanya or by worshiping Lord Chaitanya but not Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, is in the group of prākṛta-sahajiyās.


Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī, the author of Śrī Chaitanya-caritāmṛta, predicts in verses 225 and 226 that in the future those who manufacture imaginary methods of worship will gradually give up the worship of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, and although they will call themselves devotees of Lord Chaitanya, they will also give up the worship of Chaitanya Mahāprabhu and fall down into material activities. For the real worshipers of Lord Chaitanya, the ultimate goal of life is to worship Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.


Gurudeva, You told that if one surrenders onto Lord Gauranga's Lotus Feet and Name nothing else is required and that the worship of Shri Gauranga will never replace the worship of Shri Shri Radha-Krishna.


How to understand that in the light of these statements of our Acharyas?


Thank You very much,


Yours humbly,