Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das
Mahaprabhu exclusively accepted the mood of the gopis who considered Vrajendranandan their lover.
gopi-bhava -yate -prabhu, dhariyache ekanta
vrajendra-nandane -mane -apanara -kanta
(Caitanya Caritamrita 1.17.277)
Sri Gaura Raya Mahaprabhu was always relishing gopi-bhava in His heart, gopi -bhava -hrdaye, and lamenting in separation, “Alas, O Krishna! Where have You gone? Govinda! Damodara! Madhaveti!” (Caitanya Caritamrita 3.19.53)
As Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Himself personally accepted and relished gopi-bhava, He also requested all His followers to accept it too, ataeva -gopi-bhava -kari -angikara. (Caitanya Caritamrita 2.8.228)
After accepting gopi-bhava, what should one do? Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu instructs us: “Day and night you should think of the pleasure pastimes of Radha-Krishna, ratri-dina -cinte -radha -krishnera -vihara.” (Caitanya Caritamrita 2.8.228)
If one meditates on Radha-Krishna’s asta-kaliya-lila day and night, what result will one receive? Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu answers, “You will attain the lotus feet of Radha-Krishna, paya- radha -krishnera -charana!” (Caitanya Caritamrita 2.8.228)
To follow the path of raganuga-bhakti summarized above by Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, one should take proper initiation and chant one’s diksha mantras. The shastras explain the astonishing power of our diksha mantras.
Fruit of Chanting Gopal (Krishna) Mantra
Gautamiya -Tantra (cited Krama Sandarbha 3.4.29) says:
ahar-nisham -japen -mantram
mantri -niyata -manasah
sa -pashyati -na -sandeho
“A person who controls the mind and chants the Krishna -mantra day and night will surely see Sri Hari in His gopa form.”
Fruit of Chanting Kama Gayatri
japed -yah -kama-gayatrim
tasya -siddhir -bhavet -prema
radha -krishna-sthalam -vrajet
etam -panca-padim -japtva
shraddhaya -shraddhaya -sakrt
vrndavane -tayor -dasyam
gacchaty -eva -na -samshayah
“Whoever chants the kama-bija combined with the kama-gayatri attains prema-siddhi and goes to the abode of Radha-Krishna.
“Whoever with faith or without faith chants japa of kama-gayatri will obtain the service of Radha-Krishna in Vrindavan without a doubt!”
What better fruits could any raganuga-sadhaka desire! So, we humbly ask everyone to keep these fruits in mind while chanting your diksha mantras, and meditating upon the beautiful meanings given by your beloved masters.
Diksha mantras ki jai! Gurudeva ki jai! Jai Jai Sri Radhe!