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Those who dont understands Lords transcendental nature and the nature of transcendental jiva, are not qualified to speak about Absolute Truth.
Whoever occupy the mind with the Lord the result will be the same, no matter of anything, otherwise offensive and sinful Kamsa, Putana and others would never attained His transcendental nature and abode.
The Lord is EQUAL toward every living entity, but those separatists who see always differences have a vision that one living entity is above another.
Here is a simple example. You have a container with 10, 11 or whatever number of holes.
If you want to fill it, you need to close the holes. Else, you would need to fill up heavily, beyond the holes to fill up. Even then, it will get emptied if the holes are not patched.
Its just the nature of the holes in the container. They just drain. Doesnt matter if you pray to the Lord, as to how He should respond to others criticizing you. Its a nice gesture nevertheless.
Same thing with Namaparadh, Each Namaparadh is like one of those holes. Even if one of them is open, you will get drained and become ineligible to receive taste for chanting of the names of Krishna, "Kirtanya sada Hari", much less Krishna Prema.
Namabhash chanting, inattentive chanting, even Muslims saying the word "haram" is sufficient to get moksha, even into Vaikunta. Ref: Harinama Cintamani
So, it all depends on what you are seeking.
Link you provided is not authorized Vaishnava Sampradaya.
I suggest you stick to the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.
Very simple formula:
Kirtanya sada Hari
Do not commit Namaparadh.
When you do Japa or do Kirtana, do with feeling that the Names of Krishna and Krishna are identical and not different.
In due course of time, you will attain Shudha (pure) Nam, which leads to Krishna Prema.
Jai Radhe Shravn Prabhu
You spoke very nicely about container and holes. And how did you land up creating one?
You might choose to say that "the link is not ISKCON's " however you choose to say "not authorised Vaishnav Sampradaya" by which you not only created sever offence onto the lotus feet of the author a reverential Gaudiya Vaishnav practitioner Tarun Govind Dasji, but also his Spiritual Master Srila 108 Ananta Das Babaji Maharaj the Mahanta of Radhakund and Sripad Raghunath Das Goswami Chair Acharya of Gaudiya Vaishnavism and all his parampara gurus going back to Dhananjay Pandit Thakur and lORD Nityananda.
ISKCON might not approve some thought process of Traditional Gaudiya Vaishnavism, However calling that not authorised Vaishnav Sampradaya is not correct. As the seed of ISKCON/Gaudiya Math lies with Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj a reverential Traditional Gaudiya Vaishnav practitioner. So saying the author of the site to not be from an authorised Vaishnav Sampradaya is also doing apparadh onto the lotus feets of ISKCON Acharya.
I hope you will realize the severity of offence(most probably unknowingly) your words have done and beg forgiveness from respective devotees and lord Nityananda.
Jaya Nitai!! The Lord is very protective of His devotees, that is why He does not tolerate offences against the Vaishnavs, who are more dear to Him then His own life and soul. That is why, Vaishnav Aparadha is compared to the Mad Elephant which completely uproots the creeper of Bhakti. The Vaishnavs may forgive offences (actually a true Vaishnav will never consider offences, but Lord Krsna in our heart as the Paramatma takes note of very offense we commit against a Vaishnav). This mood of the Lord should not be taken as cruel, but rather the extreme Love He has for His devotees.
There is a pastime in Bhakti Ratnakar, where Srila Rupa Goswami was mediating on the Divine Pastimes of Radha Krsna and was laughing in joy. At that moment a lame Vaishnav was walking past, and he saw Rupa Goswami laughing. The lame Vaishnav thought that Rupa Goswami was laughing at his disability, so he became very sad, and when to Sanatana Goswami. At that moment, when the Vaishnav left, Srila Rupa Goswami's vision of the Lord's Pastime was lost, due to the Vaishnav Aparadha which He has committed unintentionally. Rupa Goswami immediatly knew the reason why, so He went to Sanatana Goswami. There He met the lame Vaishnav and they both begged forgiveness at each other's feet.
So you see, that Vaishnav Aparadha can even affect such an exalted Acharya like Rupa Goswami, who is Rupa Manjari, the internal and confidential associate of Radha Rani. Of course, this pastime was arranged by the Lord Himself to show how every Vaishnav is so dear to Him. That is why, we should never with our mouth criticize any Vaishnav. Even the Lord's (Lord Gaura's) mother, Saci Devi had to beg forgiveness from Adwaita Acharya due to Her Vaishnav Aparadha against Him.
You see, generally when we commit offences against the Supreme Lord Himself, then Krsna Nama will deliver us of these offences (after a very long time). Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu and His Name are more Merciful and will forgive all offences except two (Criticizing a Vaishnav and Committing Sins on the Strength of the Holy Name). The Lord's Name is so merciful, and the reason why we are not seeing the form, qualities and pastimes of the Lord in our Bhajana is due to the Vaishnav Aparadhas that we have committed in this or other lives. There are really only three ways to be forgiven for Vaishnav Aparadha:
1) To beg forgiveness from the Vaishnav you have offended:
ye vaisnava-sthane aparadha haya yara
puna se ksamile a paradha ghuce tara
If one offends a Vaisnava, the only way to get free from the offense is to go back that Vaisnava and beg his forgiveness. (Cb. Madhya 22.32)
2) To get the Mercy of Nityananda Prabhu by which Vaishnav Aparadha is automatically destroyed (because Lord Nitai represents all the Vaishnavs):
nityananda-prasade se ninda yaya ksaya
nityananda-prasade se visnu-bhakti haya
Only by the causeless mercy of of the name, form and pastimes of Lord Nityananda, one's offenses against Vaishnavas are destroyed and one attains devotional service of Lord Krishna.(136)
(3) BY READING THE ORIGINAL BENGALI VERSES OF CHAITANYA-BHAGAVATA, MADHYA-KHANDA CHP 22 DAILY OR REGULARLY:
e bada adbhuta katha suna savadhane
vaishnava aparadha ghuce ihara sravane
Listen carefully to this wonderful pastime of how Shri Shachimata got delivered from her offense against Shrila Advaita Acharya in this Chp 22. By hearing or reading this narration one will be become from the Vaishnava aparadha committed. (12)
Without worshipping Nityananda Prabhu and chanting His Holy Name, it is very hard to remove this tendency for Vaishnav Aparadha. However, one who makes Lord Nitai His heart and soul, will automatically respect all Vaishnavs and hence progress in Bhakti. Therefore the best way to protect yourself and others from Vaishnav Aparadhas is to chant/sing and teach others to chant/sing Lord Nityananda Prabhu' Holy Names. Vrndavana das Thakur describes Lord Nityananda Prabhu's walking as "gaja gatim like an Elephant. When the Elephant of Vaishnav Aparadha and the Elephant of Nityananda Prabhu collide, Lord Nitai always wins. This is confirmed in Chaitanya Bhagavata:
ninda nahi nityananda sevakera mukhe
aharnisha caitanyera yasa gaya sukhe
The devotees who have received the great fortune to serve Lord Nityananda Balarama never engage in criticism or blasphemy of other Vaishnavas. Day and night their only activity is to blissfuly sing the name of Lord Gauranga.(137)
nityananda-bhakta saba dike savadhana
nityananda-bhrtyera caitanya dhana-prana
Thus the devotees of Lord Nityananda and always extremely cautious from all directions to totally avoid criticism of other Vaishnavas. Actually they have no time to criticze others because they are busy in chanting the glories of the names and pastimes of Lord Gauranga, who is their life and wealth.
So, worship Nitai, chant Hare Krsna and be Happy!!
Those who expect respect from others, because doing some devotional service to Lord, can not be considered to be spiritually advanced.
Those who treat others with hellish life, just because didnt give respect, considered to be still on material body level, with no mercy to others. Despite all that, less intelligent humans accept such neophytes as highly spiritually advanced.