Moods of Mahaprabhu

gaurangaGaudiya Vaishnavism is a parampara based  on the various moods of  Sri Nandanandana  based on the “original mood” as transmitted into the system by Sriman Mahaprabhu. The intention of the statement can be elaborated by a small example. For a person who “attains His swaroop” or original nature makes the slightest distinction when he is dealing with “rasa” or devotional mellow. For example for a person who appreciates

Mahaprabhu finds Mahaprabhu Himself elaborates various moods during Leela. Thus Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu are not one but two. They both are different. They are different in “Rasa” but essentially the very same in “Tattva”. The sameness of these two entities is evident  as  they represent the Personality of Godhead ; who did His Leelas in Nabadwip and Jagannath Puri. But when one analyses Mahaprabhu on the “Rasa” platform Gauranga and Chaitanya are different. Gauranga is the personality sri-caitanya_sof Godhead who preached Krishna Nama in Nabadwipa. The mood is of a preacher of the Holy Name and that of the “Tattva of Godhead”. Now Chaitanya was the possessor  of the Rasa of Radharani, He is a devotee, a visitor of many holy places where He shared “His mood” and distributed Prema. The mood of Gauranga was of “Krishna” and that of “Sankirtana”. There is a subtle change in the mood of Chaitanya ; where He becomes the “enjoyed object” of Krishna as Radharani and a distributer of Prema. There is a lot of difference in terms of mood of a preacher, One who is God and the mood of a devotee , a giver of Prema. Thus it can be fairly concluded that these moods cannot be mixed. If these moods are mixed it results in contamination and a loss of efficacy. It can also be studied from the life of Sriman Mahaprabhu that although He had established Himself as “Vishnu Tattva” and preached about the Holy name , the people of Bengal never took Him seriously. Thus later when He adorned the mood of a “perfect devotee” filled with humility, He easily distributed Prema. The preaching movement is always blessed by  Gaur Hari or Gauranga and the ones who are tasting Rasa are especially blessed by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The one who is a bestower of “Hari Nama” is under the tutelage of Gauranga and the one who is a representative of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is the representative of “Rasa” , the “Rasa” of conjugal love.

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