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Title: Are we Hare Krishnas
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 06:07:09
Q by Gui. Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna!
Dear Swami Gaurangapada,
How are you?
Im fine! I talked to you few days ago the the Live Temple Room, remeber? From Brasil?
Well, i ve got a little problem with chanting the 10 rounds you ask me to do. I feel so much tired and i stopped. In the other day i chanted 2 rounds more. Today i chanted all day long and will chant more 3 or 4 rounds right now. But my question is not about that.
I have a doubt about us. I was looking a Hare Krishna site and i saw the book Bhagavad Gita : As it Is from Sri Prabhupada. I will buy it soon.
My question is: Are we Hare Krishnas?
I became a little confused about that, if you can explain me or give me a link to i read myself i will be very grateful!
Thank You Swami Gaurangapada!
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
We are followers of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu whose universal order is to chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. So we are surely Hare Krishnas.
We are trying to follow the order of all our Acharyas (Spiritual Masters) and Lord Nityananda Himself which is to approach the chanting of Hare Krishna through the chanting of Holy Names and Pastimes of Nityananda and Gauranga, which is easiest, safest and sureshot path in Kali Yuga. So we are also Nityananda Gaurangas.
Since it is only by the mercy of Nityananda Gauranga, we will get Hare Krishna, so we are first Nityananda Gaurangas and then Hare Krishnas. Actually there is no difference because Nityananda Gauranga are Balarama Krishna Themselves.