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Title: Faith in Gauranga's Holy Name
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-03-05 18:44:00
Can you please elaborate on these specific points given by Shri Shridhar† Maharaja? Why is faith if Lord Gauranga rare/costly/not-accepted widely? What† does Shri Maharaja means by ontologically?
Thank you for any light on this! I† rejoice in the Holy Mantrarajas of Nityananda and Gauranga!
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Unless the people of this world, very regularly study and read the topmost† classics like Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita, Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya, Shri† Chaitanya Mangala, Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata and Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita† along with chanting the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga, they will not be† able to develop their full faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord† Gauranga Mahaprabhu, the most confidential of all incarnations. This is stated† in Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita:
†Verse 91: ďAho, liberation from the cycle of birth and death is not so† difficult to attain, and pure devotional service to Lord Krishna which is very† rare can also be achieved somehow, but the rarest and the most confidential† summit and goal of all achievement is the faith in and the causeless mercy of† the Holy Name and Lotus Feet of Lord Gaurangachandra since this is rarely† achieved even in the most elevated Vaikuntha planets.Ē
†Ontologically means to understand with full conviction that Lord Gauranga is† the combined form of Shri Shri Radha-Krishna. This faith comes by reading Shri† Chaitanya Charitamrita.
Yours in service, Swami Gaurangapada.