Lord Chaitanya: Position of Lord Chaitanya

                                                                  Q. It is said that for Kali Yuga chanting is the recommended process for reaching Lord Krishna. But is this statement given in Bhagavad-Gita? My friend argues that only the statements given in Bhagavad-Gita and Vedas are acceptable without any argument, as Bhagavad-Gita came straight from Lord Krishna. But anyway I have strong belief in Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON, and I chant regularly the holy name of Lord Krishna.

                                                                  Q. When I talk to someone about god I usually talk about Krishna. But when I say Mahaprabhu is also Krishna Himself, they get confused and then I tell them that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself. But the thing is I don't know how to answer them properly and I think I make them more confused.

                                                                  Q. Can you explain me the significance of the mahamantra? Is it more effective than devotional songs and Vedas?

                                                                  The sixteen syllable Hare Krishna mahamantra is a plea to the internal potency (Hare) of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Krishna, Rama) - namely to Srimati Radharani, to be engaged in the service of Krishna. The Upanisads mention this mahamantra as the means of perfection especially in this age of Kali.