TEXT 149
prema-pracarana ara pasanda-dalana
dui-karye avadhuta karena bhramana
prema-pracaranapreaching the cult of bhakti; araand; pasanda-dalanasubduing atheistic men; dui-karyewith two kinds of activities; avadhutathe great devotee and mendicant; karenadoes; bhramanatouring.
For two purposes-to spread the cult of bhakti and to defeat and subdue the atheists-Lord Nityananda, the most dedicated devotee of the Lord, moved throughout the country.
As stated in Bhagavad-gita (4.8):
paritranaya sadhunam-
vinasaya ca duskrtam
sambhavami yuge yuge
Lord Krsna appears in every millennium for two purposes, namely to deliver the devotees and kill the nondevotees. His devotees also have two similar purposes-to preach the bhakti cult of Krsna consciousness and defeat all kinds of agnostics and atheistic demons. Nityananda Prabhu carried out the order of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in this way, and those who strictly follow Nityananda Prabhu perform the same activities. There are two classes of devotees. One is called gosthyanandi, and the other is called bhajananandi. A devotee who does not preach but always engages in devotional activities is called a bhajananandi, whereas a devotee who not only is expert in devotional service but who also preaches the cult of bhakti and defeats all kinds of agnostics is called a gosthyanandi.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/antya/3/149

Previous: Antya 3.148     Next: Antya 3.150

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada