Various SIF claims about the "Haribol Nitai Gaur" "Mantra":Haribol Nitai Gaur Mantra | Acharya Das, Insight Timer
The transcendental vibrations of the "Haribol" and "Nitai-Gaur" mantras are not only all-purifying for the heart and mind, they are all-auspicious and can bless one who meditates upon them with full self and God-realization. To practice this meditation, simply listen to the repetition of the mantras or if you feel comfortable, chant along.
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8. HARIBOL NITAI-GAUR MEDITATION | Balakhilya.com
The mantras are: This time we are going to sing the mantras. But first let's pronounce them as we did at the beginning just to make sure we can do it correctly. Ok, everybody ready? HARIBOL NITAI-GAUR NITAI-GAUR HARIBOL GOPALA GOVINDA RAMA MADANA-MOHANA Ok, good.
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What does haribol Nitai Gaur mean? - True-telecom.com
T he transcendental vibrations of the "Haribol" and "Nitai-Gaur" mantras are not only all-purifying for the heart and mind, they are all-auspicious and can bless one who meditates upon them with full self and God-realization. Who was Nitai Gaur? Nitai was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's friend and disciple.
First of all: Haribol is not a mantra. It's a phrase. It means to chant the name of the god Hari. Nitai Gaur is not a mantra either. It cannot be found in any vedic or puranic scripture as such and at best it qualifies as a "bhajan", a sentimental sing-song for devotees of the so-called incarnation of "god"(s) Krishna and Balarama some 500 years ago in Bengal.
So what does this mean for anyone who foolishly cheats these "mantras"? Well for starters, there is nothing "all-purifying" or "all-auspicious" taking place in any way shape and form. Nothing. You are simply singing a bunch of Indian words. That is all...
Second, these "mantras" were speculated and adopted by Siddhaswaripananda/Butler as a way to avoid singing "Hare Krishna" in public so as not to associate his group with ISKCON. That is all. This is the only reason. A partisan, sectarian concern.
Finally, Hare Krishna is also not found in any scripture besides ONE very unlikely Upanishad that is really only recognized by Gaudy Vaishnavas. Any other mention of it is also only in books only accepted by Gaudiyas. Event he various contradicting biographical fantasies about the epileptic saint chaitanya do not explicitly mention that chanting this mantra is important. The Gita and Bhagavatam do not mention the so-called mantra nor do they make much of any mention or even a big deal about (compared to thousands of other topics) that chanting is in any way relevant to this "Yuga".
So, I ask anyone who wants to answer. What does a 500 year old religion that barely made it out of Bengal and a "god" that ws only known about in Bengal who left NO S HOLARLY works but was touted as a "great scholar" by his followers, have anything to do with the tea in china?
I'll tell you what. It's called cult dynamics. If you look at how Gaudy Math and ISKCON as well as early SIF/CM was operated it was a HIGH DEMAND CLOSED GROUP of religious fanatics and sementimentalists. Whatever these organizations have morphed into overtime is irrelevant. At their core they function like cults and leave in their wake a group of people who then live like cult members believing in all manner of the bullshit above.
Is there a problem with that at its core in a religiously free country like America or the UK and Europe? Of course not. Practice whatever belief you like.
But please do not come here trying to explain that there is an iota of verifiable merit to any of this mumbo jumbo ideology. There is not. No guns theory, no manta, no karma, no reincarnation or other BS they teach is valid or true by any stretch of the imagination. No more than mormonism and scientology is true. Both are religious cults that started in and around the last 100-30 years. Hare Krishna started 500 years ago. By the time the so-called Goswamis died, the religion fell apart. It was resurrected by Bhaktivinode and his son. Mostly based on claims they made based on their dreams.
Bhaktivedanta then came to the west, translated a few fictional books and gave propaganda purports all while scrambling the already scrambled hippie drug brains of young gullible people.
Today, Hare Krishna is nothing more than a garden variety religious faction movement hiding under the label of "hindu". Hinduism is a sectarian religion. Its' gods, stories and ideology is firmly based int he historical sects and beliefs of India. The very god Krishna is a cow-loving god wearing Indian clothes, living in an Indian village and speaking an Indian language. Current day adherents of Puranic Hinduism make up the majority of what we call Hindus and Hindu Nationalists. Hinduism and its various sub-sects are relevant to India. Not to the world at large. Their cultural relevents and significance are squalor within India. and it's arguable how much good it is really doing for India as a whole at this point and time in history. Most intelligent young people in India are moving passed it and hate that their country is plagued by it. That is a fact. That it has cultural roots that go deep in India is largely a plague on the life of the average Indian today. Politically and socially it has few if any redeeming qualities.
Atma vidya, or the dogma of a soul within your heart or whatever nonsense version you believe in is not "self realization". Thinking that when you die and go to lowland goloka as a 12 year old cowherd milkmaid is not "self realization". Thinking that you are an "eternal servant" of a blue Indian playboy god is not "self realization". It's self delusion and it's at the heart of what people who are scared of reality and fear death have waited to believe since the dawn of religious thinking.
All vedic religion was a pagan faith that believed in rain gods, ocean gods, cloud gods and fire gods (no need to try to make it scientific and relevant—the brahmins that wrote it did not make any attempts in that direction, nor should you). It evolved over time. No mention is made in any vedas of Krishna and vishnu is hardly even mentioned. That Indra is mentioned as a lesser god in the Puranic lore would be considered a great offense to vedic brahmins who compiled the rig veda. That Indra is mentioned in Puranas does not make Puranas "vedic". Vedanta is amalgamation. It's like writing Iron man into a Batman comic. All it means is that people were creative writers. That is it. That philosophy appears in fiction books and sounds "intelligent" and "wise" is like Superman sounding intelligent and wise cause he quotes Plato and Socrates. Grow up, let go and move on.
Live your life. Don't be an asshole. Try to eat well and exercise and enjoy the life you have. It may be the only life that exists and likely is. There is NOTHING indicating otherwise. If there is something after the whole show is over, well, you'll find out then I guess. In the meantime don't kid yourself that chanting Nitai Naira Haribol is doing much for you...
Do not mistake doing good in the word like feeding the hungry or teaching people how to breathe and meditate as anything to do with "Gaudiya Vaishnavism". Do not mistake a devotee being kind (there are plenty of asshole devotees as well, trust me) as a result of their chanting. There are many atheists, and those who practice other faits who are simply nice, by nature or likely by nurture. But not because of a magic mantra or belief in a blue, purple, green, turquoise or lavender colored god. And as we see, there are also plenty swamis and senior devotees who chant till the cows come home and are still fucking kids in the ass and worried about Tusli Gabbard being Trumps running mate in 2024. So you know, NO, IT IS NO ALL-AUSPICIOUS. At least, apparently, not universally for everyone...