Conversation between Lord Caitanya and Ramanand Ray

Hare Krsna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my dandavat pranams, All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

I would like to share the following extracts of conversations between Lord Caitanya and Ramanand Ray, one of His intimate associate.

Mahaprabhu: Of all types of education which is most important?
Ramanand Ray: There is no important education other than the devotional service to the Lord Sri Krsna.

Mahaprabhu: Out of all kinds of fame that the living entity can enjoy, which is most glorious?
Ramanand Ray: That person who is reputed to be devotee of Lord Krsna enjoys the utmost fame and glory.

Mahaprabhu: Out of the many capitalists who possess the great rich, who is topmost?
Ramanand Ray: He who is the wealthiest in love for Radha and Krsna is the greatest capitalist.

Mahaprabhu: Of all kind of distress which is the most painful?
Ramanand Ray: Separation from Krsna devotee is most painful.

Mahaprabhu: Out of all liberated persons, who should be considered as the greatest?
Ramanand Ray: He who has Love for Krsna has attained topmost liberation.

Mahaprabhu : Among many songs which can be said to be the actual religion of the living entity?
Ramanand Ray: The song which describes the loving affairs of Radha and Krsna is superior to all others.

Mahaprabhu : Of all auspicious and beneficial activities, which is the best for the living entities?
Ramanand Ray: The only auspicious activity is to associate with the devotees of the Lord Krsna.

Mahaprabhu : What should all living entities constantly remember ?
Ramanand Ray: The chief subject of remembrance is the holy name of Lord, as well as His Pastimes and qualities.

Mahaprabhu : Out of many types of meditation , which is required for living entity?
Ramanand Ray: The chief duty of all living entity is to meditate upon the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.

Mahaprabhu : Where should one live, abandoning all other places?
Ramanand Ray: The holy place known as Vrindavan , where Lord performed His pastimes.

Mahaprabhu : Of all the topics that people listen to, which is the best? 
Ramanand Ray: To hear about the loving affairs between Radha and Krsna is the most pleasing to the ears.

Finally Mahaprabhu Asked: Among all worshipful objects, which is the chief?
Ramanand Ray replied: The chief worshipful object is the holy name of Radha and Krsna, the Hare Krsna Mahamantra.

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Your humble servant,
Radha Madanmohan das
Abu Dhabi.

Moderator's Note: HG Radha Madanmohan Prabhuji is a very humble and sincere devotee living with his family in Abu Dhabi. He does wonderful preaching in that area and does a lot of service for the enthusiastic congregation group operating under the leadership of HG Svayam Sphurthy Krsna Prabhuji.