~ Jagad Guru Chris Butler (Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa)

LORD CAITANYA SAID, "My dear devotee Haridasa, the conditioned souls of Kali-yuga will greatly benefit from this elaborate explanation of the offenses against the holy name that you've so far given. You are indeed a great spiritual stalwart and acarya".

Srila Haridasa Thakura is namacarya, or the foremost spiritual authority on the subject of the holy name. He practiced everything he preached. He taught the jivas about the pure holy name, the shadowy name or namabhasa, and the glories of the holy name. He also instructed how one should quit committing namaparadha. He taught all this by his own example.

LORD CATTANYA SAID, "O Haridasa! Simply on the strength of your wonderful devotion, you are conversant with all knowledge. All the Vedic philosophical conclusions about the topics of the Absolute Godhead, the jiva, maya, the pure name of the Lord, namabhasa and namaparadha are revealed in your speech.

It is therefore rightly said of you that the Vedas gleefully prance upon your tongue." Lord Caitanya desired that the percepts of namarasa, the topmost spiritual science of the mellows of the holy name, be revealed through the mouth of Srila Haridasa; and so the Lord spoke in that way.

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absolutely compulsory duties; the immanent means to attain the ultimate goal; chanting the holy name and serving the Lord under the bona fide guru's supervision.
a devotee who teaches by example, he is a spiritual master who is a pure devotee and can guide his disciples to spiritual perfection.