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Title: Preaching Nityananda Gauranga
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-13 20:08:59
Dandavat Pranams Gurudev, Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
I met a total stranger today while i was walking to office, who approached me and asked me if i was only doing bhakti or also something else. He saw me chanting and i was wearing tilak. So I told him that our Guru has told us to perform bhakti while performing our regular activities so that at the time of death which is most difficult and painful we can actually remember the lord. He said whenever he sees a bhakta he feels very happy. He is worshipping a ancestoral family saligram shila. I asked him if he was reading some scriptures and practicing devotional service. He said he does pooja for 1-2 hours but not actual chanting or reading because if he gets knowledge he would not know how to continue his material life and activities. He is a marketing guy. I did not know how to preach to him to chant the names of Gauranga Nityananda and Hare Krishna. But i told him that I could send him a Bhagvat Gita in Hindi which he could read. He agreed. how to hand over Nityananda Gauranga to people. ???
Preeti Nityananda dasi
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! You should explain to him the glories of Naam Prabhu, the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord which is of paramount importance in this age. You can tell him some of the verses from the Vedas about how chanting is the only way in Kali Yuga are all other kinds of worship are not so effctive. Once he has heard the glories of chanting Naam, then you can tell him about Lords Nityananda Gauranga and the glories of chanting Their Holy Names. You can give him the small pocketbook "Lord Gauranga in the Vedas" which has all the Vedic references about Gauranga being God Himself.