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Title: Lord Nityananda and madhurya rasa

User: Matus  Date: 2007-06-05 16:51:43

 

Dear Swami Gaurangapada Maharaja,

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances.

 

We have learned that Lord Nityananda can award the soul any of the five rasas (devotional mellows), even madhurya rasa (consort-hood). As i was reading Chaitanya Bhagavata i encountered a purport of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada (CB 1.9.5), where He is not mentioning neither shanta, neither madhurya rasa as being awarded by Lord Nityananda:

 

Shri Nityananda Prabhu destroys the living entities?anarthas, or unwanted things, and awards to the Gaudiyas the supreme destination of service in the pure transcendental rasas of vatsalya, sakhya, and dasya.

   

Could You please give us Your explanation in this regard?

Thank You very much.  

 

Yours thankfully,

Matus

 

Title: Re: Lord Nityananda and madhurya rasa

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-06-16 17:16:08

 

 

Shri Nityananda Prabhu destroys the living entities?anarthas, or unwanted things, and awards to the Gaudiyas the supreme destination of service in the pure transcendental rasas of vatsalya, sakhya, and dasya.

 

 

Shrila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura does not state here that Lord Nityananda Prabhu does not or cannot award madhurya rasa. He just says that He awards the other rasas. So this does not contradict the other statements of the Acharyas like Shrila Narottama Dasa Thakura (nitaiera karuna habe, vraje radha krishna pabe...etc.), Shrila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami (yaha haite ami painu shri radha govinda...), Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya (radhika mantra do) etc. So the overall conclusion is that Lord Nityananda is the only way for a soul who wants to attain any kind of rasa with the Lord in Goloka.

 

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.