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Title: Offenses in Chanting
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 06:30:13
Dear Swami Gaurangapada
I can understand how chanting Nityananda Gauranga is non different to chanting Maha Mantra and hear you when you say that Srila Prabhupada said there is no difference and that both are on the same level.
But this matter of chanting one being less offensive or quicker to clear offenses than the other I am having trouble to grasp how this can be.
Don't we have to face the same dangers in Nityananda Gauranga as we face in Hare Krishna? If not then why not?
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna - Chandrika
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
No, the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas do not consider the 10 offenses (Padma Purana) which are present in the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, except for the offense of blaspheming devotees. So the fruits of chanting are achieved much more quickly and easily according to Lord Shiva in the Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya.
This is case because when Lords Balarama Krishna appeared as Lords Nityananda Gauranga in a much more degraded age of Kali Yuga, They decided to remove all conditions and qualifications for receiving Their mercy because They knew that only very very few will be able to attain such qualifications if They don't do so. And since They had specifically come for the distribution of mercy and pure love liberally, it would defeat the purpose of Their advent if They would consider these qualifications and disqualifications. It is just like the King entering the state prison once in a while with a desire to release all the prisoners. At that time He will not see or ask about anything but just release those prisoners who come to Him and express their desire to be released. In this case, Lords Nityananda Gauranga advent once in 8,640,000,000 years to liberate all the conditioned souls irrespective of their qualification. 8 billion years is once in a while for Them.