He said, give Krishna consciousness to others. So we are ghosti anandis. We get pleasure by giving this Krishna consciousness to others. Hare Krishna. Next question.
Question: Can you explain chanting of Jai Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadaadhara Srivas adi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda before chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra?
You see chanting the Pancha Tattva mantra removes obstacles from our chanting of Hare Krishna. I met one person. He said he was chanting for many years but he wasn’t feeling any bliss. I asked him did he chant the names of Lord Caitanya, he said he was in a different sampradaya. So I gave him the Pancha tattva mantra. 3 months later I came to that place. That person from a distance he came running to me. He fell at my feet. What mantra you have given me? WHAT MANTRA HAVE YOU GIVEN ME? I am chanting Hare Krishna and I feel so much transcendental bliss. The mantra is Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadaadhara Srivas Adi Gaura Bhakti Vrnda.
Chanting the names of Lord Caitanya and His associates clears one’s anarthas. This Pancha tattva mantra does not accept offenses. Whereas to the Hare Krishna one can commit offenses. That is why we chant the Pancha tattva mantra before Hare Krishna. So we are chanting on the strength and order of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So this chanting is free from offenses.
Question: My question is very silly but I still want to know how does Krishna help a devotee?
Guru maharaj: Krishna, can help a devotee in so many ways. We cannot limit His way of helping. For instance, there is a humorous story there was a man in a big flood he went to his room and said, oh God save me from this big flood. And a boat came by, he said, no, no, I only want God to save me he said. So the helicopter came by. No, no, I only want to be saved by God. Even so when Krishna appeared to that person, he said, why didn’t you save me? He said, I just sent a boat, I sent a helicopter what more do you want? So He can help externally or he can help internally. The Gita says Krishna gives knowledge, forgetfulness and remembrance. So he also dispels our doubts.
Any other question?
Question: What gives you enthusiasm to glorify even under such difficult conditions? Gauranga Sarkar das
Guru maharaj: I was thinking Lord Caitanya He did not reveal to the people of Navadvip who He was, only few people knew. After ten years He went to the other side of the river to see Rupa and Sanatan Goswami. So the word spread that Gaura Hari is there! Gaura Hari Gaura Hari, Gaura Hari, Gaura Hari, Gaura Hari, Haribol! Mothers who were cooking milk, they neglected the milk and came running. The people whether young or old, men or women, when they hear Lord Caitanya came, they came running and then they were on this side and so went to the boat. The boatman said, wait, wait, don’t overload. But no one was waiting and the boat sunk and there was water up to the knees. People began swimming. The Ganges is normally saffron colour but it became black that day because of all people’s hair. All were chanting Gauranga Gaura Hari, Gauranga Gaura Hari, Gauranga Gaura Hari! So such were the pastimes of Lord Caitanya and the more we hear these pastimes, the more we want to serve the Lord. Although my body may not keep up now but my desire to serve Srila Prabhupad and Lord Caitanya is ever increasing! Haribol!
Thank you very much.
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari dd
24 July 2018