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Title: Lord Gauranga and Preaching

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-12-19 19:12:00


Dear Swami Gaurangapada, Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances. If You could please clarify my following three questions.

1. Isn't it a dilemma, that on the one hand, Lord Gauranga is such a confidential and esoteric subject matter, as explained in the scriptures, meaning that not everybody is supposed to have access to Him and on the other hand, everywhere it is said that there is no other way possible for deliverence of the souls of Kali Yuga except Lord Gauranga?

Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


A1. No, it not a dilemma because Lord Gauranga's incarnation was to remain a confidential secret till the time He completed His pastimes in this world as per His own desire so that He could fulfill the three internal purposes of His descent while residing in Jagannatha Puri Dhama. But after He disappeared from our vision, He instructed the six Goswamis, all the Acharyas and their followers to openly broadcast His Names and Glories all over the universe so that His Holy Names are no longer a secret. It is considered a confidential secret because it was kept concealed by the Lord in the scriptures till 500 years back till His disappearance from this world. But now it is and should no longer remain a secret. That is His desire.


2. To what extent are the people able to understand and accept Lord Gauranga directly? Isnt it somehow necessary to preach to them first about Shri Shri Radha-Krishna, so that they can access the, as already mentioned above, confidential and esoteric subject matter of Lord Gauranga?

Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


A2. There are many souls who are devotees of Lord Ramachandra or Lord Nrisinghadeva in this world. Have they come to worship Lord Rama or Lord Nrisingha by first understanding the Shri Shri Radha Krishna Tattva? No, most of them have directly taken up the worship of Their ishta-deva. Similarly even though Lord Gauranga is Shri Shri Radha-Krishna Himself, people can directly be told about Lord Gauranga and His Holy Names as He is the independent Personality of Godhead and He was His own set of Holy Names, Pastimes, Associates and Abodes. In fact by first knowing about Him and chanting His Holy Names, people can actually approach Shri Shri Radha Krishna with proper consciousness and qualification. There are so many bogus "Gods" in this world who are blindly and directly worshiped by millions of people. I don't think these followers have been told about Shri Shri Radha Krishna before they accepted the worship of these so-called Gods. So why can't they be directly told about the real, bonafide and unquestionable Supreme Lords Nityananda Gauranga and Their Holy Names, Pastimes and Abodes? So Nityananda-Gauranga-Nama-Guna-Lila-Dhama preaching is not dependant on anything else and it has nothing to do with any religion of this world. People can stay in their own religions, countries, faith and position and still chant the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna and engage in the performance of Naam Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. For example, Jagai and Madhai were the most fallen and sinful before and they were delivered directly by Lords Nityananda-Gauranga. Jagai and Madhai did not know anything about Shri Shri Radha Krishna's glories but they directly got the mercy of Lords Nityananda Gauranga and first became Their devotees and then devotees of Shri Shri Radha Krishna.

3. Since Lord Gauranga is considered to be a hidden and confidential incarnation, so what is our qualification and competence to talk nicely, with confidence about Lord Gauranga and His Holy Names, even if we still haven't realised Him and our preaching is solely based on our faith? Could it appear as a pretense to some people as we still haven't realise Him?

Thank You very much.

Remaing with humble greetings,

Yours respectfully,


Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


A3. Our qualification to speak about Lord Gauranga comes from Lord Gauranga's order to all of us to speak and preach His Name and Glories. One may not be qualified but if one simply follows the order of Lord Nityananda, Lord Gauranga and all our Guru Parampara Acharyas to speak about Them and spread Their Names and Glories, then we will profusely please the Lord. Lord Gauranga or any of the Acharyas have never told us that we should wait till we are 100% realized or perfect to take up the service of spreading Their Holy Names. In fact by spreading His Name and Glories, we get Their mercy to gradually become 100% realized. If everyone had to wait till they become 100% erfect before telling others about Lords Nityananda Gauranga, then there would only be a handful of preachers in this world of Nityananda Gauranga Naam Yoga, which would mean that billions of souls in this world would loose the rarest opportunity of contacting the Lord and His Holy Names in their rare human form of life. Please read the book "Preaching is the Essence" published by The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for the wonderful quotes of Shrila Prabhupada on the great importance of carrying out this order of the Lord to spread the Holy Names (Naam Yoga).†† 09/01 12:50:38