Shrila ACBS Prabhupada on Nityananda Gauranga Naam MindMap 001 In his Purport to Shri Chaitanya C...

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Shrila ACBS Prabhupada on Nityananda Gauranga Naam MindMap 001 In his Purport to Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi-lila 8.31 by Mind Map: Shrila ACBS Prabhupada on Nityananda Gauranga Naam MindMap 001 In his Purport to Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi-lila 8.31

1. "A neophyte student"

1.1. BRSSG: "In Bhakti Yoga, a devotee always considers oneself as a neophyte, according to the writings of our Acharyas. Thus this order of Shrila Prabhupada to chant Nityananda Gauranga Naam regularly is relevant for every devotee. One cannot conveniently consider oneself advanced and ignore this order. One who thinks oneself advanced is actually not advanced as per our scriptures. A factually advanced devotee always considers oneself as a neophyte. So one should try to follow this instruction of our Acharyas to chant Nityananda Gauranga Naam regularly along with the Hare Krishna Mahamantra."

2. "who is not sufficiently educated or enlightened"

2.1. BRSSG: "Here, sufficiently educated, means that one should be very deeply well-versed in the Vedic Scriptures which may take many many years of dedicated study which is turn is rarely found among devotees. Sufficiently enlightened means one should have at least crossed the stage of anartha nivritti and come to the stage of irrevocable faith (nishthaa) in the Holy Name of the Lord which is also very rarely attained."

3. "should not indulge"

3.1. BRSSG: "Indulge is a word of caution which means to consider oneself advanced and jump in without proper qualification into the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra or the worship of the Deities of Shri Shri Radha Krishna merely for the satisfaction of our senses or ego and not for pleasing the Lord, without trying to first get sufficiently purified by chanting Nityananda Gauranga Naam along with the Hare Krishna Mahamantra."

4. "in the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra."

4.1. BRSSG: "Chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra involves very carefully avoiding the ten offenses against Lord Krishna's Holy Name. If one chants Hare Krishna but fails to avoid the ten offenses conscientiously then one can be said to be indulging in the Mahamantra without trying to give up the do-nots, which is a compulsory qualification and requirement in the chanting of Krishna Naam. Nityananda Gauranga Naam removes these ten offenses"

5. "Even if he does so, he cannot get the desired result."

5.1. BRSSG: "Even if someone does not heed the warning and jumps into directly chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and the worship of Radha Krishna without the regular chanting of Nityananda Gauranga Naam along with it, one will still be deprived of the desired fruit of pure love because one may simply not be qualified and purified enough to directly approach Hari Naam and Lord Krishna. Thus one will end up committing offenses. This is what Shrila Prabhupada is saying here. We cannot force our way into the Kingdom of God. Therfore we should follow this instruction of Shrila Prabhupada instead of only and simply trying to do what we saw him doing. Following their instructions is a much better and safer process than trying to imitate the actions of the great souls because we are not on their platform."

6. "One should therefore chant the names of Nitai-Gaura"

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7. "and worship Them without false prestige."

7.1. BBSSG: "Here Shrila Prabhupada uses the word 'false prestige'. He is mercifully warning us against the false prestige or duplicity of not accepting our fallen position and falsely imagining ourselves to be advanced and thus neglecting his instruction in this purport of accepting the chanting Nityananda Gauranga Naam along with the Hare Krishna Mahamantra."