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Title: Reality of Lords Gauranga and Nityananda
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 06:31:13
Dearest Gaurangapada Swami,
Jayas Nityananda Balarama, Gauranga Krishna and all glories to you and the holy names. Obiesances to you.
Could you kindly comment and clarify about their Lordships Gauranga and Nityananda not being ordinary living entities? It struck me as being important when we read about their pastimes and glories that we see them as eternally liberated and manifestations/one with the original divine personality of Godhead Himself. Although acting on our level for our benefits. It seems such an important differentiation to remember, that they are not ordinary beings who have had to evolve consciousness through material creation.
Also kindly comment if you will on their incredible mercy aspects and on how the chanting of their names give a re-inforcement and secure platform for us to chant Hare Krishna and receive full mercy and benefit. Thank you so much Swami for enlightening the world about this vitally important function that their Lordships perform in bestowing mercy even on undeserving souls full of mistakes, such as myself. Thank you
Nityananda, Gauranga, Hare Krishna.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Yes, the pastimes of Lords Nityananda Gauranga are always divine and transcendental and should be approached with a lot of reverence and respect. They are human-like because the Lord wanted to touch our hearts through these pastimes. But they are never human or ordinary mundane activities. One should not read them causually like one reads a story novel, but one should read them with full gravity knowing that these are the divine activities of God Himself. That is why it is also recommended that if possible one worship these Holy Books with prayers, incense and flowers before reading or hearing from them as they are non-different from the Lord Himself.
The Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga break open the most strongly bolted door which is guarding the ultimate treasure of the pure and offenseless chanting the the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, thus granting us the qualification to dive deep into the most confidential nectar of spirituality.