Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
This is in continuation of the offering titled, "Drink Nectar and not Poison" sung by Narottama das Thakur. In the previous offering we saw that:
1. Human birth should be used for serving Sri Sri Radha-Krishna.
2. Harinaam is the remedy for the poison of worldliness.
Now let us look at the third verse of the song.
brajendra-nandana jei, śacī-suta hoilo sei,
balarāma hoilo nitāi
dīna-hīna jata chilo, hari-nāme uddhārilo,
tāra śākṣī jagāi mādhāi
Lord Krishna, who is the son of the King of Vraja, became the son of Saci (Lord Caitanya), and Balarama became Nitai. The holy name delivered all those souls who were lowly and wretched. The two sinners Jagai and Madhai are evidence of this.
3. Harinaam can deliver even the most sinful persons: In previous verse Narottama das Thakur had sung that the treasure trove - harinama sankirtana is imported directly from Goloka Vrindavan. In this verse he gives information about who imported this Harinaam from Goloka. He says, Brajendra-nandana, Krishna who is the son of the King of Vraja has now appeared as the son of Saci mata and Lord Balarama has appeared as Nityananda and both of them are delivering all kinds of fallen souls. The fallen souls maybe the topmost debauchee or drunkards or woman-hunters. But still they were given the holy name and delivered by Lord Caitanya and Nityanand. Narottama das Thakura cites the example of Jagai and Madhai who were born in a Brahmana family but were meat eaters, drunkards, women-hunters, rogues and thieves. Jagai and Madhai chanted the name of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by way of blasphemy, but because they simply chanted His name, they immediately became free from the reactions of sinful activities. Lord Caitanya and Nityananda reclaimed all conditioned and sinful souls simply by distributing the transcendental chanting process. In this way by citing an example Narottama dasa Thakura explains that in this age although people are as sinful as Jagai and Madhai, but if they take to this Krishna consciousness movement and chant Hare Krishna, they'll be delivered, undoubtedly. Prabhupada tells that this is the blessing of Lord Caitanya. Also in Bhagavad-gita 9.32 the Lord declares,
māṁ hi pārtha vyapāśritya ye ’pi syuḥ pāpa-yonayaḥ
striyo vaiśyās tathā śūdrās te ’pi yānti parāṁ gatim
O son of Partha, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth women, Vaishyas [merchants] and shudras [workers] can attain the supreme destination.
Harinaam can destroy all our sins even if committed in this lifetime or in any of previous lifetimes. Harinaam can be compared to lighting a lamp in a cave which is either dark since one year or dark since thousands of year. Both the caves will get rid of the darkness irrespective of the age of darkness of the cave. But one cannot take advantage of this point and commit sins. It will be just like elephant taking bath and then showering itself with mud immediately. Also it is an offense to the holy name to commit sinful activities on the strength of the holy name of the Lord.
We shall continue with the subsequent verses from this beautiful song in the subsequent offerings Krishna willing.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
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