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Title: Gauranga Nama Prabhu

User: MatusDate: 2006-08-11 13:03:04

 

Dear Swami Gaurangapada Gurudeva,

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

 

Please accept my most humble obeisances.

 

i have a question in my mind since longer time, which i would like to ask You..

 

You state in Nityananda Gauranga Naam Book:

 

So the Acharyas are fully aware that Gauranga's Holy Name will be chanted and spread all over the world but they also know that the Gauranga Nama Prabhu has to be revealed only at the appropriate time which the Lord chooses.

 

Is the Gauranga Naam Prabhu already revealed, or is He being revealed gradually? If yes, when did the revelation start? How and by the help of what was the revelation triggered?

How can we recognize that Gauranga Naam Prabhu is revealed?

In this connection, can one actually practice Gauranga Naam Bhajan without Gauranga Naam Prabhu being revealed? What are the consequences?

 

Yours very thankful,

Matus

 

Title: Re: Gauranga Nama Prabhu

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-16 08:48:36

 

Is the Gauranga Naam Prabhu already revealed, or is He being revealed gradually? If yes, when did the revelation start? How and by the help of what was the revelation triggered?

 

The revelation of Lord Gauranga's Holy Name started 520 years ago when the Supreme Lord Gauranga advented to this world, though His Holy Name is eternally described and glorified in the Vedas from time immemorial.

 

How and by the help of what was the revelation triggered?

 

Lord Nityananda Prabhu's order to Mayadevi to remove the curtain of illusion of Gauranga Naam, Rupa, Lila and Dhaam Tattva, from the eyes of the Kali Yuga souls is the cause of this most confidential revelation in Kali Yuga as described below in Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya Chp 1:

 

badai dayalu prabhu nityananda-raya

gaura-tattva prakasila jivera hiyaya..20

 

"This unprecedented causeless mercy of revealing the Gauranga Naam andLila Tattva (Spiritual Truths) in the hearts of all souls which was never before seen in the past was possible only because of most magnanimous desire and order of Lord Nityananda Prabhu."

 

tanra aagyaa peye maayaa chaade aavarana

subhakta pandita-gana paaya shaastra-dhana..21

 

"Accepting the direct munificent order of Lord Nityananda Prabhu to reveal Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes to the world without any further delay, Maya, the illusory energy, lifted her veil which concealed Lord Gauranga from time immemorial, and the sincere and fortunate devotees could find the treasure of the verses glorifying Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes in the scriptures."

 

ihaate sandeha jaara na haya khandana

se abhaagaa vrithaa kena dharaye jivana..22

 

"Even after reading these verses, if a person's ruinous and fierce doubts of the above revelation by Lord Nityananda and Mayadevi of Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes are not destroyed, then such a person is extremely ill-fated and is uselessly maintaining his or her life."

 

How can we recognize that Gauranga Naam Prabhu is revealed?

 

By reading the first chapter of Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya: "http://www.gaurangapada.org/navadvipa-dhaam-mahatmya/1152-001-chp-introductory-glories-important.html" and by the causeless mercy of Seventh Goswami Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who is the most intimate associate of Lord Nityananda Prabhu.

 

In this connection, can one actually practice Gauranga Naam Bhajan without Gauranga Naam Prabhu being revealed? What are the consequences?

 

There is no question of this as Gauranga Naam in the eternally revealed Absolute Truth in the past, present and future.

 

Title: Re: Gauranga Nama Prabhu

User: MatusDate: 2006-08-16 10:36:25

 

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

 

What about the acharyas appearing after Lord Gauranga, after Mayadevi lifted the veil covering the spiritual truths about Him and His Holy Name?

 

i suppose They knew that the Gauranga Naam Prabhu has been revealed and still i think They didn't preach so much Gaura-Naam and Gaura-Tattva, or did They?

 

Many many thanks,

 

Yours humbly,

 

Matus

 

Title: Re: Gauranga Nama Prabhu

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-16 11:05:08

 

Shri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya has been written by Seventh Goswami Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura who came after these truths had been revealed and this Holy Book firmly establishes Gaura Naam and Gaura Dhaam Tattva. Many others recent Acharyas have repeatedly glorified Gauranga Naam Tattva. Please read the book Nityananda Gauranga Naam: "http://www.gaurangapada.org/nityananda-gauranga-naam" for all the quotes of the Acharyas. So all the Acharyas i.e. the Associates of Lords Nityananda Gauranga who have appeared in the past and present or will appear in the future are fully aware of the extremely merciful nature of Gaura Naam Tattva. They preach about it if that is the desire of the Lord for them and in the manner in which the Lord desires them to preach about it because it is most confidential secret in Kali Yuga and is not so easily revealed even after Lord Nityananda has instructed Maya to remove the curtain covering this secret.

 

"Some people foolishly proclaim, 'Life is not meant for discipline and restriction. Life is simply meant for enjoyment. Do as you please.' But is there any field of activity in life in which you can be successful without some discipline and sacrifice? Just like the old saying goes, 'No gain without pain.'" - Swami Gaurangapada