Sadhu Sanga means Nitai Vayulekhan

🌺 Caitanya Mahāprabhu has said,
sādhu-saṅga sādhu-saṅga sarva-śāstre kaya
lava-mātra sādhu-saṅge sarva-siddhi haya
(CC Madhya 22.54)

Here Sadhu refers to Nitai (the topmost Sadhu) and Sanga is possible by Vayulekhan. So Sadhu Sanga means Nitai Vayulekhan. Therefore, Nitai Vayulekhan can grant all perfection (sarva-siddhi) instantly (lava-matra).

🌺 Kali Yug is highly ironical. On one hand, it is almost impossible to have Sadhu-sanga as there are no real Sadhus in this degraded age. And on the other hand, there is a golden opportunity to touch, embrace, and serve the topmost Sadhu (Nitai) by the simple process of Nitai Vayulekhan. What an irony!

Ishta of the Entire Universe

In the 3rd verse of Shri Nityanandastakam, Shrila Vrindavan das Thakhur writes that Nitai is nikhila-jagad-ishtam, the object of devotion for the entire universe. This is a very promising name of Nitai as far as our glorious Nitai Vayulekhan Mission is concerned. We are not trying to provide the fallen souls a new Ishta (Lord) to worship. Nitai is already the Ishta of the entire universe, that is, each and everyone of us belongs to Nitai. He is our eternal Lord. We are simply trying to make ourselves and others realize that He is the one who is truly worthy of our devotion. He is not only the Ishta of all Gaudiya Vaishnavs but He is also the Supreme Deity for all living entities. This phrase should be a great source of motivation for all Nitaipracharaks. We must not take rest till the time the entire universe awakens and recognizes who its real Lord is.

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,
Nitaimani das

Yatha Krishna Tatha Nitai!

It is stated in the Vedas:

yasya deve para bhaktir
yatha deve tatha gurau
tasyaite kathita hy arthah
prakasante mahatmanah
(Svetasvatara Upanisad 6.23)

“Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed.”

You must be well aware of this important Vedic verse. But did you know that this verse is actually pointing towards Nitai bhakti? It is generally told that Para-bhakti is exclusively meant for the Supreme Personality of Godhead Gauranga-Krishna. However, this verse advocates that the faith and devotion which we have for Gauranga-Krishna, that same faith and devotion we should have for the spiritual master, if not more. In fact, para-bhakti must be first applied to the spiritual master and then only it can be applied to the Supreme Lord Gaur-Krishna. To such a devotee, in fact, to such a mahatma (great soul), all the imports of the Vedic knowledge are automatically revealed. Here, the word Guru is surely and primarliy applicable to the Adi Guru, the original spiritual master of all living entities, Lord Nitai. How can we have equal faith in our Guru and Krishna when don’t even have equal faith in Adi-Guru Nitai and Krishna. This is false logic. Nitai is the fountainhead of all Gurus. He cannot be bypassed.

Majority of devotees do not factually have equal faith in Nitai and Krishna. What to speak of having equal devotion! And not knowing Akhand-Guru-tattva, they directly want to have faith in their own Diksha Guru and Shiksha Guru as much as they have in Krishna. But in reality they fail to do so. This is also the reason why the real imports of Vedic knowledge do not settle in their minds and hearts. And eventually they tend to deviate from the path of devotional service because of never-ending philosophical doubts.

This verse also reveals how a Nitaibhakta can grasp the most subtle imports of the scriptures spontaneously. Since a Nitaibhakt is factually having equal faith in Nitai and Krishna, he is sure to understand all tattva quite clearly. Without even making any special effort. And he is sure to develop long lasting and factual faith in his Guru-pada-padma, the Guru-paramapara, and the process of devotional service. All his doubts will be vanquished by the extraordinary mercy of Adi-guru Nitai. This verse literally proves how a Nitaibhakta is truly a mahatma (great soul). Thus, fundamentally, yatha deve tatha gurau means yatha Krishna tatha Nitai. Thank you very much. Joy Nitai! Hare Krishna!

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,
Nitaimani das

Phala Shruti of Shri Nityanandashtakam

Following is the Phala Shruti of Shri Nityanandashtakam:

rasanam adharam rasika-vara-sad-vaishnava-dhanam

rasagaram saram patita-tati-taram smaranatah

param nityanandashtakam idam apurvam pathati yas

tad-anghri-dvandvabjam sphuratu nitaram tasya hridaye

“May Lord Nitai’s two lotus feet briliantly manifest in the hearts of those who recite this unprecedented and supremely potent Nityanandashtakam, which is the reservoir of rasa, the treasure of exalted rasika Vaishnavas, and the abode of the essence of bhakti-rasa. It bestows liberation upon fallen souls who simply remember it.”

The above Phala Shruti of Nityanandashtakam by Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur reveals a lot about Nitai’s unique position. It is true that Nitai is the best friend of all fallen souls. But that does not mean that the most exalted rasika Vaishnavas have got nothing to do with Nitai. The name, form, qualities, and pastimes of Gaur Radha Krishna are not the only wealth of rasika Vaishnavas. The most advanced Vaishnavas like Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur and Shrila Narrotam das Thakur (dhana mora nityananda) have explicitly stated that Nitai, His name, form, qualities, and pastimes are the most cherished wealth for the topmost rasik Vaishnavas.
Moreover, this Phala Shruti also tells us that the name, form, qualities, and pastimes of Nitai are universal. They are accessible to the most fallen and the most exalted equally.
(uttama adhama kichu na kare vichaara) That’s why on one hand Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur writes that this Nityanandashtakam is the treasure of all exalted rasika Vaishnavas (rasika-vara-sad-vaishnava-dhanam), and on the other he mentions that the most fallen souls can get liberated simply by remembering it (patita-tati-taram smaranatah). It is indeed very wonderful how Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur glorifies the non-discriminating nature of Nitai even in the phala-shruti. Only in the case of Nitai, such contrast can be seen. In the same verse you may find rasika-vara-sad-vaishnava and patita receiving the same mercy by Nitai. Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur ki Jaya! Joy Nitai!

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,

Nitaimani das

Nitai Vayulekhan

N – Never disappoints

I – Immediately forgives

T – True friend

A – Always reciprocates

I – Infinitely merciful


V – Visualization of God

A – Astonishingly easy

Y – Yet very effective

U – Ultimate hope for all

L – Love of God awakener

E – Enlightens the intelligence

K – Key to Pure Harinam Japa and Kirtan

H – Heals all pains

A – Awards remembrance

N – Nourishes all spiritual practices


Nitaimani das

Mystery Behind Nitai’s Golden Complexion

Gauranga Mahaprabhu is the combined form of Radha and Krishna. He is Krishna from inside and He has covered Himself with the mood and golden complexion of Shrimati Radhika (“antar krsna bahir gaura”). Krishna is Nyaydheesh (Lord of Justice) but Gaur is Kripadheesh (Lord of Mercy). This transformation in Krishna’s nature is taking place because of Radha’s merciful mood which wraps Krishna. But in the Pastimes of Gaur we find that He did act as Nyaydheesh many times. So we can see that although He was covered by the mood of Ashraya Vigraha, Radha, He was sometimes not able to control His inner mood of Godhood as Vishaya Vigraha, Krishna. He was sometimes acting as the topmost devotee and sometimes as the topmost Lord. It is quite interesting to note that even Nitai had a golden complexion just like that of Gaur.     

Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati Thakur writes in his commentary to the first verse of Shri Chaitanya Bhagawat, “Since They (Nitai and Gaur) both perform pastimes in the mood of devotees, Their complexions are golden.“

Let me present an explanation to the above quote along with its implications. Krishna became golden because He adopted the mood of His topmost devotee (Radha). Nitai became Golden too, because He was absorbed in the remembrance of Gaur. However, this seems an incomplete reason why Nitai was also having golden complexion. Balaram also turns Shyam sometimes due to intense remembrance of Krishna but He is not having a permanent Shyam complexion. Nitai’s love for Gaur was the same as Balaram’s love for Krishna. Then why Nitai was permanently golden in color? Balaram was mostly having whitish complexion and only sometimes He used to have the complexion of Krishna due to intense remembrance. This even happened with Nitai when He gave darshan to Shrila Krishnadas Kaviraj. He gave darshan in a Shyam complexion because He was intensely absorbed in the remembrance of Krishna. Thus, we must conclude that there was some other reason why Nitai had a permanent golden complexion. 

Actually, when Krishna took the mood of Radhika, Balaram also used this opportunity and took the mood of His expansion Ananga Manjari.There is a very confidential reason behind it. Gaur preached to the fallen souls through Nitai. He Himself was having Radha bhav but He did not come to give Radha bhav to all. He came to give the highest possible bhav which can be attained by jivas, that is, Radha’s palya dasi bhav. Here comes Nitai. He distributed this highest Manjari bhav after relishing it Himself by adopting the mood of Anang Manjari. This is precisely the reason why Shrila Nitaipreshthji addresses Nitai as Manjari-bhav data. Even Nitai’s own Sakhas began worshipping Radha-Krishna deities this time. This is also a confidential reason why Nitai is more merciful than Gaur as He is a devotee both inside (servitor Godhead) and outside (Radha’s palya dasi), whereas Gaur is a devotee only from outside. Thus, we don’t see any fluctuations in the merciful nature of Nitai but we can see that in the nature of Gaur who sometimes became very strict even with His own personal associates. Moreover, we know that the Manjaris are more merciful than even Radha. Krishna adopted Radha bhav and Balaram adopted Radha’s palya dasi bhav. So who will be more merciful? Gaur or Nitai? 

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji, 

Nitaimani das