WORSHIP ACCORDING TO THE LORD’S MOOD
His Divine Grace A.C. BhaktivedantaSwami Prabhupada
These comparative studies on the life of Krishna and Ramachandra are very intricate, but the basic principle is that Ramachandra appeared as an ideal king and Krishna appeared as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although there is no difference be-tween the two. A similar example is Lord Chaitanya. He appeared as a devotee, and not as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although He is Krishna Himself. We should accept the Lord’s mood in particular appearances, and we should worship Him in that mood. Lord Chaitanya, because He is Krishna Himself, is sometimes worshiped in the same manner as Krishna. But Krishna was in the role of enjoyer, and Lord Chaitanya is in the role of being enjoyed. So, the party known as Gauranga Nagari is considered to be deviated from pure devotional service, because of giving Lord Chaitanya the same facility as Krishna, which He did not like. Our service mood should be compatible to the attitude of the Lord. Not that we should overlap the attitude of Krishna to Lord Chaitanya, or Lord Chaitanya to Krishna, or Krishna to Ramachandra, or Ramachandra to Krishna. _
— Letter to Satsvarupa Das. 16 June 1968.
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