09 The holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is all auspicious

The Holy Name Of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Is All Auspicious

A brahmana tells Prakasananda Sarasvati that the name "Krsna Caitanya" is all−auspicious to the world:

"His name, Krsna Caitanya, is all−auspicious to the world. Everything about Him−His name, form, and qualities−is unparalleled."

– Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 17.113

Simply by remembering or chanting Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's holy name one can be delivered from material existence:

[The representative of the Orissan government, the maha−patra, thinking to himself!: "It must be Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself who has changed the Muhammadan's mind. Due to His presence and even due to His remembrance, the world is liberated."

[The maha−patra to Lord Caitanya]: "Simply by hearing Your holy name, a candala, lowest of men, can be purified."

One can be delivered from material existence simply by remembering Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's holy name or by visiting Him. This Krsna consciousness movement is being spread throughout the world, but not even one yavana or mleccha addicted to drinking could have changed and accepted Krsna consciousness without Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's grace. People are often astonished to see many thousands of Westerners converted to Vaisnavism. Generally Westerners are addicted to meat−eating, drinking, gambling and illicit sex; therefore their taking up Krsna consciousness is astonishing. In India, especially, there is much astonishment at this. The answer, however, is given here: darsana−smarane yanra jagat tarila. This change is made possible simply by the remembrance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The Western devotees are very sincerely chanting the holy names of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates: sri−krsna−caitanya prabhu−nityananda sri−advaita gadadhara srivasadi−gaura−bhakta−vrnda. By the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates, people are being purified and their consciousness directed from maya to Krsna.

– Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 16.175−184

Simply by chanting the holy name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, people throughout the world are becoming devotees:

Although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not manifest His natural ecstatic love, everyone became a pure devotee simply by seeing and hearing Him.

Srila Rtpa Gosvami has described Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as maha−vadanya−avatara, the most munificent incarnation. Although Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is not physically present now, simply by chanting His holy name (sri−krsna−caitanya prabhu−nityananda sri−advaita gadadhara srivasadi−gaura−bhakta−vrnda) people throughout the world are becoming devotees.

– Sri Caitanya caritamrta Madhya lila 17.51

One who chants the mantra "Gauranga" and one who chants the names of Radha and Krsna are on the same level:

[Nakula Brahmacari to Sivananda Sena]: "You are chanting the Gaura−gopala mantra composed of four syllables. Now please give up the doubts that have resided within you."

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains the Gaura−gopala mantra in his Amrta−pravaha−bhasya. Worshipers of Sri Gaurasundara accept the four syllables gau−ra−an−ga as the Gaura mantra, but pure worshipers of Radha and Krsna accept the four syllables ra−dha krs−na as the Gaura−gopala mantra. However, Vaisnavas consider Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu nondifferent from Radha−Krsna (sri−krsna−caitanya radha−krsna nahe anya). Therefore one who chants the mantra Gauranga and one who chants the names of Radha and Krsna are on the same level.

– Sri Caitanya caritamrta Antya lila 2.31

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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