Listen to the nectarian pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur.
In these audio lectures, HH Radhanath Swami describes the pastimes of Srila Haridasa Thakura, a fifteenth century contemporary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Haridas Thakur became well-known for his constant chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, which upset the Muslim government of his time. He was ordered to either stop chanting or be beaten. He chose to keep chanting.
Haridas Thakur is considered by Vedic authorities to be the combined form of Lord Brahma and Sri Prahlad Maharaja.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu declared Haridasa Thakura to be the namacharya or the person who most exemplifies how to best chant the holy names of Krishna. His mood and behaviour was ideal and perfect as a devotee.
Haridasa Thakur had a handsome form with all aristocratic features. Highly intellectual, he won all debates in Sanskrit and philosophy. Yet, he never lost his temper. In his youth, he became famous for his extreme devotion and ascetism. Though born in a Muslim family, when he became a Vaisnava, even brahmanas would eagerly smear their bodies with the dust of his feet. At the end of his life Srila Haridas Thakur gave up his life while completely absorbed in chanting the names of Krishna.
Please listen to these pastimes very attentively, it will certainly purify the heart and love of God will surely manifest within ones heart.