Which roughly translates as ''Shankaracharya's teachings are Chaitanya's path''.
However, the teachings of Adi Shankaracharya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu seem to differ to a great extent. What is the logic and explanation behind this saying of Nigamananda Paramahansa? Did Nigamananda himself elaborate on this saying?
Technically he didn't mean Shankaracharya's teachings are Chaitanya's path. Its the error in 'wise translation'. He meant that ideally one should follow these 2 things for a full and complete spiritual progression. Knowledge is nothing without Bhakti. One should have the knowledge of Shankara and the Bhakti of Chaitanya. That's what he meant.
I am answering this as as the previous answerdoes not show any reference.
Narayani Devi, one very dear disciple of Paramahansa Nigamananda writes in her 'Sadguru and Guruvaad',Sarasvata Math,(page 46-47)
The Sarasvata Math of Nigamananda is not a math of the Sahankara-panthis. He spoke of a perfect balance of Knowledge and Devotion. Yajnabalka says in Vrihadaranyaka: Brahma Satyam Jagat Mithya. Again the same rishi announces in the Ishopanishad : Ishavasyam idam sarvam". Similarly Nigamananda accepted both Netivada and Itivaada.The highest knowledge is obtained when the knowledge of the Gita is mixed with the Love of the Bhagavatam.
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