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Arrival Lecture

Miami, February 25, 1975
Prabhupada: It is great fortune for you. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared for delivering all kinds of fallen souls in this age. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura sings, papi-tapi yata chilo, hari-name uddharilo, tara saksi jagai and madhai. So brajendra-nandana yei, saci-suta hoilo sei, balarama hoilo nitai. The same Krsna and same Balarama... Krsna has appeared as the son of mother Saci, and Balarama has appeared as Nityananda, and Their business is to deliver all fallen souls, especially in this age, Kali-yuga. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission was that He should be present by His name, by His form, by His pastimes, in every town and village of the world. And you are fulfilling His mission. So undoubtedly, you will be blessed and you will get Krsna's mercy through the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
To understand Krsna is not so easy thing.
Out of many thousands, millions people, one is anxious to make his life successful. Nobody is interested. Practically they do not know what is actually success of life. The modern civilization, everyone is thinking, "If I get a good wife and nice motorcar and a nice apartment, that is success." That is not success. That is temporary. Real success is to get out of the clutches of maya, means this material conditional life which comprehends birth, death, old age and disease. We are passing through many varieties of life, and this human form of life is a good chance to get out of this chain of changing body one after another. The soul is eternal and blissful because part and parcel of Krsna, God, sac-cid-ananda, eternal, full of bliss, full of knowledge. Unfortunately, in this material, conditional life we are changing different bodies, but we are not getting situated again in that spiritual platform where there is no birth, no death. There is no science. The other day one psychiatrist came to see me. And where is your education for understanding the soul, his constitutional position? So practically the whole world is in darkness. They are interested with fifty, sixty or hundred years of this span of life, but they do not know that we are eternal, blissful and full of knowledge, and due to this material body we are subjected to birth, death, old age and disease. And this is going on continuously.
So Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, out of His great compassion for the fallen souls, He appeared. Krsna comes also. But Krsna is not so liberal. Krsna makes condition that "First of all you surrender. Then I take charge of you." But Caitanya Mahaprabhu is more compassionate than Krsna, although Krsna and Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the same thing. So by Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mercy we are so easily understanding Krsna. So that Caitanya Mahaprabhu is present here. You worship Him. It is not very difficult. Yajnaih sankirtanaih prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah. Krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam, yajnaih sankirtanam [SB 11.5.32]. You simply chant Hare Krsna mantra, and whatever you can, offer Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is very kind. He does not take offense. Radha-Krsna worship is little difficult. We have to worship Him with great awe and veneration. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu has voluntarily come to deliver the fallen souls. Little service, He will be satisfied. He will be satisfied. But do not neglect. Because He is very kind and compassionate, that does not mean we should forget His position. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So we should offer Him very great respect, and as far possible... But the advantage is that Caitanya Mahaprabhu does not take any offense. And to worship Him, to please Him, is very easy. Yajnaih sankirtanaih prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah. Simply you chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra and dance, and Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be very pleased. He introduced this dancing and chanting, and this is the easiest process for God realization. So as far as possible... If possible, twenty-four hours. If that is not possible, at least four times, six times, chant Hare Krsna mantra before Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and you will get success in your life. This is a fact.
So I am very glad that you are worshiping Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu. So continue to do this. There is no need of installing Radha-Krsna at least at the present moment. When you become more advanced in spiritual consciousness, you can establish. But even if you do not establish, it doesn't matter. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is sufficient. Sri-krsna-caitanya radha-krsna nahe anya. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is combination of Radha-Krsna. In one place you worship Radha and Krsna. So I see this place is very nice, and you are also very nice. Take advantage of this opportunity, and go on chanting Hare Krsna mantra, and worship Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He will bless you sufficiently to become successful in getting shelter of the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
Thank you very much. (end)

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