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Question: Thank you for revealing the Lord’s holy name is no different from Lord’s form with associates by Caitanya (audio break) translations. Why Nama prabhu is mentioned separately?

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Jayapataka Swami: In the material world we think we realize there is a difference between the word and the object. For instance, say that we are thirsty, we say, water, water, water, water! Doesn’t quench your thirst, you need to drink the water. But if you want Krsna, you chant His name, you actually achieve Krsna. There is no difference from Krsna and His name. Water, water! Ha! Ha! I am showing you! See, there is a difference, that we are thirsty, we have to drink water. If we want Krsna, we can chant Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Just like Locanadas Thakur said that his only treasure is the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya, Gaura pada. 08-FEBRUARY-2020 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA