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Title: Regarding Souls in Kali Yuga
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-11-18 12:00:00
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! What about those who dont chant the
holy names, but chant names of other demigods; who never know anything
about The Most Merciful Lords Nitai-Gauranga?
What will happen to practitioners of other practises? There are billions
of such humans which are actually the eternal servants of Lord
Gauranga-Krishna. Will they miss this chance?
Will there be a day when all souls of millions of Universes will realise
their relationship with Lord Gauranga-Krishna and with tears in their eyes
with one voice will sing: NITYANANDA! GAURANGA!HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE!?
- Bhushana Nityananda dasa
††† Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Yes, they will miss the chance of this valuable human form of life unless and until they come across a sincere devotee of or subject matter about the most merciful Lords Nityananda Gauranga.†
†When Shrila Vasudeva Datta (Shrila Prahlada in Gauranga Lila) prayed to Lord Gauranga in Shri Jagannatha Puri Dhama to deliver all souls in this universe, He fulfilled the request immediately. But after the disappearance of Lord Gauranga, the universe again begin filled with other rebellious souls who chose this material world in an attempt to enjoy like the Lord. Namacharya Shrila Haridasa Thakura explains that it just like even though the King comes and releases all the prisoners in the prison, the prison agains becomes filled up by new people who defy the laws of the King.
If Lord Gauranga-Krishna wants, He can annihilate the material creation complete and take all the souls to the spiritual world, but then He will be interfering with the free will which He has Himself given to each and every soul. And without free will, there cannot be pure Bhakti Yoga for the Lord since love and devotion cannot be forced. A father is naturally much more happy when his son voluntarily comes and offers him a mango on his own instead of when the son is forced to give the mango to the father when the father demands it.
As described by Lord Krishna Himself in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, in the next 9,500 years (1486 BC to 11486 AD) is the Golden Age of Kali Yuga during which lots and lots of souls will take up the chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare and become eternally happy by attaining the spiritual world.