Lord Chaitanya: Mercy of Lord Chaitanya

                                                                  Q. Why is Srila Prabhupada awarded the title Acharya - doesn't one of the meanings of acharya mean one who has started something new? We call Madhvacharya or Shankaracharya as acharya and not swami because he started something new, isn't it? But Srila Prabhupada didn't start something new, he just brought it to the western world, so what is the understanding why he is given the title Acharya? I would really appreciate your answer to this question.

                                                                  Q. Did Caitanya Mahaprabhu also accept that Madhvacarya was Jagat guru or did he disregard that fact because as He is the incarnation of God, He can do anything. Why don't you celebrate Madhva Navami when even Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself claimed Himself to be a follower of Madhva? I would really appreciate the answers to these Questions.

                                                                  Q. I am from Southern part of India and it is true that the deities in South Indian style temples are different from our ISKCON deities. I have heard some people making comments about this and also the way deities are dressed/decorated. One person even asked me if I believe in north Indian Gods and their kind of worship. How should one answer such questions?

                                                                  Q. I heard that Gaura-Nitai is the most merciful incarnation of Krishna for this age of Kali. Being born in India, I have been seeing Radha and Krishna since birth. So I feel somewhat connected there. It is not the same with Gaura-Nitai or Jagannath-Baladev-Subhadra Maharani. But unless we get mercy from Gaura-Nitai, it is very difficult to get taste for chanting. Please let me know how I can make myself better so that my prayers to Gaura-Nitai become more heartfelt.

                                                                  Q. In Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 3, page 30 - Srila Prabhupada says, "The killer of the soul is destined to enter the darkest region of ignorance to suffer perpetually." Does perpetual here mean forever or eternally? Do such living entities ever have hope again or are they condemned forever in the lower planetary regions?