Monday, 22 July 2013

Chant" Nitai- Gaura" and become purified-SP

Adi 8.31   But if one only chants, with some slight faith, the holy names of
Lord Caitanya and Nityananda, very quickly he is cleansed of all
offenses. Thus as soon as he chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, he
feels the ecstasy of love for God.
   Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura remarks in this connection
that if one takes shelter of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and
Nityananda, follows Their instructions to become more tolerant than
the tree and humbler than the grass,and in this way
 chants the holy
name of the Lord, very soon he achieves the platform of transcendental
loving service to the Lord, and tears appear in his eyes. There are
offenses to be considered in chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, but
there are no such considerations in chanting the names of
. Therefore, if one chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra
but his life is still full of sinful activities, it will be very
 for him to achieve the platform of loving service to the
Lord. But if in spite of being an offender one chants the holy names
of Gaura-Nityananda, he is very quickly freed from the reactions to
his offensesTherefore, one should first approach Lord Caitanya and
Nityananda, or worship Guru-Gauranga, and then come to the stage of
worshiping Radha-Krsna.
 In our Krsna consciousness movement, our
students are first advised to worship Guru-Gauranga, and then, when
they are somewhat advanced, the Radha-Krsna Deity is installed
, and
they are engaged in the worship of the Lord.

   One should first take shelter of Gaura-Nityananda in order to
reach, ultimately, Radha-Krsna. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura sings in
this connection:
                  gauranga balite habe pulaka sarira
                  hari hari balite nayane ba'be nira
                 ara kabe nitaicandera karuna ha-ibe
                 samsara-vasana mora kabe tuccha habe
                 visaya chadiya kabe suddha habe mana
                    kabe hama heraba sri-vrndavana
   In the beginning one should very regularly chant Sri Gaurasundara's
holy name and then chant the holy name of Lord Nityananda. Thus one's
heart will be cleansed of impure desires for material enjoyment
. Then
one can approach Vrndavana-dhama to worship Lord Krsna. Unless one is
favored by Lord Caitanya and Nityananda, there is no need to go to
Vrndavana, for unless one's mind is purified, he cannot see Vrndavana,
even if he goes there.
 Actually going to Vrndavana involves taking
shelter of the six Gosvamis by reading Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu,
Vidagdha-madhava, Lalita-madhava and the other books that they have
. In this way one can understand the transcendental loving
affairs between Radha and Krsna. Kabe hama bujhaba se yugala-piriti.
The conjugal love between Radha and Krsna is not an ordinary human
affair; it is fully transcendental. In order to understand Radha and
Krsna, worship Them and engage in Their loving service, one must be
guided by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu and the six
Gosvamis, Lord Caitanya's direct disciples.
   For an ordinary man, worship of Sri Caitanya and Nityananda Prabhu
or the Panca-tattva is easier than worship of Radha and Krsna. Unless
one is very fortunate, he should not be induced to worship Radha-Krsna
. A neophyte student who is not sufficiently educated or
enlightened should not indulge in the worship of Sri Radha and Krsna
or the chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra. Even if he does so, he
cannot get the desired result.
 One should therefore chant the names of
Nitai-Gaura and worship Them without false prestige. Since everyone
within this material world is more or less influenced by sinful
activities, in the beginning it is essential that one take to the
worship of Guru-Gauranga and ask their favor, for thus despite all his
disqualifications one will very soon become qualified to worship the
Radha-Krsna vigraha.

   It should be noted in this connection that the holy names of Lord
Krsna and Gaurasundara are both identical with the Supreme Personality
of Godhead. Therefore one should not consider one name to be more
potent than the other. Considering the position of the people of this
age, however, the chanting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's name is more
essential than the chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra
 because Sri
Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most magnanimous incarnation and His mercy
is very easily achieved.
 Therefore one must first take shelter of Sri
Caitanya Mahaprabhu by chanting sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda
sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda. By serving
Gaura-Nityananda one is freed from the entanglements of material
existence and thus becomes qualified to worship the Radha-Krsna Deity

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