By Divya Manjari dasi mataji :
Jai Nitai! Hare krishna! Dandavat pranam mataji.
There are some devotees who chant
Nitai Gaur radhe shyam.
Is It ok to chant this?
One more thing that srila prabhupad told about chanting of om to controll the mind in shrimad Bhagvatam
Is it ok devotees chant om along with Hare krishna mahamantra? Why ?
Can u please answer ?
Answer by @Nitaisevikadasi:
Chanting Nitai Gaur Radhe Shyam is not authentic since it consists of Rasa abhasa (incorrect mixing of the rasas). Nitai Gaur are in a fraternal mood and Radha Krishna are in a conjugal mood. Srila Prabhupada explains this in CC that there a few sahajiyas who are chanting this unauthorized mantra, although He does also mention that they are experiencing ecstasy due to taking Nitai’s holy name (bevause of Nitai Nam’s merciful and forgiving nature), still it is strictly prohibited for Gaudiya Vaishnavas to chant. The following is a conversation in which Srila Prabhupada addresses this.
Shrila Prabhupada: You have to take that. Not that you can say, nitai-gaura radhe-syama, hare krishna hare rama, no. Why? Is there any in the sastra? No, you have invented. What is the value of your invention? You are not perfect. But they like that “It is my guru, I have got some followers, I invent some type of chanting.” This is nonsense. You must follow, mahajano yena gatah sa panthah. You cannot invent. (Lecture by Shrila Prabhupada: Shrimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.14 – Vrndavana, November 2, 1976)
Shrila Prabhupada: There is “Nitai-Gaura, Radhe Syama,” but it is not approved. Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah. We have to follow the mahajana.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupad called it a chora mantra because it is manufactured and contains rasabhasa (overlapping of mellows).
As of chanting Om, Srila B.R Sridhar Maharaj and Bhaktivinoda Thakur have said that the full potency of Om (which is the central energy of this creation) is present within the Hare Krishna Mahamantra to the foremost extent. Thus putting full focus on Harinam is all sufficient and recommended. Prabhupada Himself instructed His disciples in this regard that if the mind is fickle, one should bring it under control via the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. This is also mentioned by Srila Prabhupada in the very commentaries where He has written about the OM mantra in SB. In Srimad Bhagavatam, there are many topics and recommendations according to the context of the text being explained…but in all of them Prabhupada lays stress at the end that the Mahamantra is all potent in Kaliyuga. Prabhupada even mentions that in the other yugas it was possible for yogis to control their minds by chanting Om, but in this age such efforts will prove futile. The holy names are the only hope and saviours of this age.
harer nama harer nama
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha
That focus of mind which is hard to attain immediately for the conditioned souls via chanting Harinam can be easily achieved through Nitai Vayulekhan. This is why we are recommending that everyone eagerly takes up this process to chant Harinam in the most attentive manner. Joy Nitai.