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Title: Article from Vani Vaibhava
User: Bhushan Date: 2006-09-11 17:48:32
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
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,