"Nitai Gaurachandra! Nitai Gaurachandra!"

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Caracas, Venezuela—Deities' Installation Anniversary
26 June 2010

 

We are present here today to have some good association and also we are going to celebrate here this temple's Deities' Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra Prabhu's seventh anniversary.

I told you in the morning and yesterday, and now I am also telling you that the Lord comes in this world to rescue all of us and He comes through Guru-parampara, through our Gurudev. Guru and Vaishnavs are sent here and when they come they install Deities. In this way, this Deity here in Caracas was also installed by Gurudev.

I have told many times before how Deities manifested in many temples. Haridev in Govardhan, Keshavdev (Adi-Keshav) in Mathura, and even Gopal who was later worshipped by Madhavendra Puri also—all these Deities were installed by Krishna's prapautra (প্রপৌত্র), great-grandson Vajranabha. There are many other Deities also.

We think that the Deity is a doll, that the Deity is made of some things, made by astadhatu (an alloy of eight metals), but it is not so—the Deity is actually Vrajendra Nandan Sri Krishna! "Vigraha naha Tumi—saksad Vrajendra Nandan! You are not a Deity—You are Vrajendra Nandan Himself! You the Lord, You are Krishna Himself!"

Gurudev installed Gaura Nitai and you know why. Even in the scriptures also it is said that when you chant Hare Krishna, chant the Holy Name, some offence can come, but if you chant Gaura Nitai's Name, no offence will come. How merciful They are. If you chant Hare Krishna, there are ten offences and you must remove these ten offences; but if you chant Gaura Nitai, Nitai Gaurachandra, then no offence will come. Gurudev is very merciful—he installed Parama Karuna Sri Nitai Gaurachandra here in Caracas.

Also, what did Nityananda Prabhu Himself preach? Nityananda never preached, "Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!"

ভজ গৌরাঙ্গ, কহ গৌরাঙ্গ, লহ গৌরাঙ্গের নাম রে
যে জন গৌরাঙ্গ ভজে, সেই আমার প্রাণ রে

bhaja gauranga, kaha gauranga, laha gaurangera nama re
ye jana gauranga bhaje, sei amara prana re

"Worship Gauranga! Say Gauranga! Take Gauranga's Name! Those who worship Gauranga are My heart and soul!"

This is what He preached! Nityananda does not preach the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, He preaches "Chant Gauranga, say Gauranga—whoever worships Gauranga is My life and heart!" Gauranga Mahaprabhu also said, "Jay Nitai! Jay Nitai!" So, now we chant both Their Names, "Nitai Gaurachandra! Nitai Gaurachandra!" and we are very fortunate that we can chant Their Names. Now is the age of Kali, so many things are coming, but if you chant Nitai Gaurachandra (and you can see that every time we finish singing we sing, "Nitai Gaura Hari bol!") all your offences will be removed.

 

 

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Odds and Ends
'Are you using the Math or are you serving the Math? Are you taking energy from the devotees or giving energy to the devotees? What are you doing? Tell me.'

 

Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Visnu! O Master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to my eyes.'
শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

'The mind is blind and naughty. It does not know what is good, and it always takes me
in the bad way.' But you have some intelligence, and you have a direct instruction
from your Guru, that is sufficient for your spiritual life.

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