“By considering these statements from the scriptures, it is understood that by offering prayers or glorifying the names and qualities of Lord Nityananda Rama, who is the personification of Vaishnava scriptures, a living entity’s material designations or bondage, which are born out of nescience, are destroyed. The purified living entity then accepts Lord Nityananda Rama as his spiritual master, and with a purified tongue he glorifies the worshipable Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya under Nityananda Prabhu’s guidance.” (Source: Commentary on CB 1.1.14)
This is an amazing commentary by Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad. It gives me so much motivation to write more and more about the glories of the names and qualities of Nitai. It gives me an assurance that by my sincere and persistent efforts to do so Nitai will surely destroy my material designations and bondage one day. And Nitai is such a merciful Lord that He will definitely overlook all the mistakes and faults in my insignificant writings. In fact, this commentary directly gives a huge incentive to all Nitai pracharaks to preach the names and glories of Nitai with an extraordinary zeal. And those who don’t have a tendency to preach can also seek inspiration from this commentary to offer prayers to Nitai as much as possible as it will very quickly destroy one’s material bondage. What else do we need?
Another significant revelation in the above purport is that Nitai is the personification of all Vaishnav scriptures. Nitai is shastra personified. Nitai is the topmost sadhu and the abode of all sadhus (vaishnav-dham). Nitai is the Adi Guru. Thus, Nitai is sadhu, guru, and shastra combined. When one comes in contact with sadhu, guru, or shastra, then only one begins to walk on the path of devotional service. Therefore, Nitai is the primary cause of all Krishna-bhakti that is going on in this entire creation. In other words, the basis of existence of every inch of Krishna-bhakti in the past, present, and future is Nitai.
Nitai always remains behind the curtains and doesn’t let anyone know that He is the root cause of everyone’s Krishna consciousness. When Nityanand-avesh Shrila Bhaktivedant Swami Prabhupad induced the most fallen people, all across the globe, to worship Lord Krishna and chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, it was Nitai only who was empowering him constantly in the background. Nitai is the horizontal, vertical, and diagonal summation of all Krishna-bhakti that is to be found anywhere and everywhere. Nitai stealthily hides His own names and glories as He is always in the mood of a servant of Gaur-Krishna. He performs certain pastimes deliberately so that people don’t acquire faith in Him so easily. But in order to save the suffering souls of Kali Yug, His compassion is sure to displace His hiding nature. He was never worshipped so much as Lakshman and Balaram because He Himself hid His true glories and always kept Ram and Krishna in the limelight. But now, in Kali Yug, He knows that there is a desperate need for everyone to take His exclusive shelter in order to be delivered. Consequently, the curtains are going to finally removed.
Nitai has to let the masses clearly behold the most magnanimous form of Godhead, His most merciful Name, His most liberal Abode, His most lovely His most unique Qualities, and His most purifying Pastimes. Nitai can no longer hide. His overwhelming compassion won’t let Him hide anymore. And when He will fully reveal Himself in all towns and villages of this blue planet then the Golden Age of Kali Yug will finally reach its climax. At that point of time, everyone will accept Nitai as their one common spiritual master and float in the ecstasy of Gaur-Krishna’s love divine. Joy Nitai.
Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,