Feel the Ecstasy by Nitainam Dhyan

Nitainam Dhyan for Harinam Ruchi

🌷Let sharing the unparalleled bliss of Nitainam, to one and all, be my only bliss life after life.

🌷  When the resolve to share Nitainam’s bliss resonates in my mind, the bliss that I experience in Nitainam expands in my heart and vice versa.
🌷 My dream is to sincerely and unassumingly assist my spiritual master in fulfilling his dream of sharing the bliss of Nitainam to millions and billions. Nothing else and nothing less than this is worth living for.
🌷 Add Nitailekhan to Japa and see the difference. Add Nitailekhan to Kirtan and see the difference. Add Nitailekhan to Shravan and see the difference. Add Nitailekhan to your life and see the difference!

🌷 Nitai Kirtan gives “height” to your Smaran.

Nitai Nam Dhyan adds “weight” to your Smaran.

🌷 I really look forward to Shravan and Kirtan nowadays. As I know after Nitainam Dhyan, both will be superb, charged with genuine spiritual sentiments.
🌷 I am falling in love with Nitainam Dhyan. It can be done anytime. And now anytime one can be with Nitai. One can really feel that Nitai is with him.
🌷 This Nitainam Dhyan is purely internal. It feels Nitai is very close when we visualize the strokes in our mind. The experience is amazing. It is like seeing Nitai, touching Nitai, embracing Nitai, falling at the lotus feet of Nitai, and much more.
🌷 Nitainam Dhyan is making my spiritual life more and more alive everyday.
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Nitai or Nityananda

By the mercy of Shrila Nitaipreshthji Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj and Ekachakra Dham, I am gradually realizing that Nitai is a more prominent name than Nityananda. Following are some reasons which I would like to present for the same:

🌷 Nitai is a more prominent name than Nityananda as it fits very well with Nitai’s shaktis’ names. Which one sounds better, “Jahnava-Nityananda!” or “Jahnava-Nitai”? “Vasudha-Nityananda” or “Vasudha-Nitai”? That name which fits perfectly with the Shaktis’ names is surely more prominent. This also proves that Nityananda is obviously a more formal name and Nitai is a more intimate name.

🌷Also, Nityananda means “one” who is eternally (Nitya) blissful (Ananda). But who is that “one”? Nitai. From this we can understand that even the name Nityananda acts as a qualifier for the name Nitai. It acts like an adjective or a name that describes Nitai. It means that Nitai is Nityananda (eternally blissful). But Nityananda is not necessarily Nitai. Gaur-Krishna can also be addressed as eternally blissful (Nityananda). But Nitai is a specific name of Nitai only and it belongs exclusively to Him.

🌷 Nitai eternally resides in Ekachakra as its presiding Deity. And in Ekachakra He is addressed as “Nitai” by all His dear most associates. So obviously, Nitai loves to be addressed with this name much more than any other name.

🌷 The name Nityananda is mentioned in the Vayu Purana and the Ananta-Samhita of Atharva Veda. But the name Nitai is so confidential, powerful, and sweet, that it is not even mentioned in the Vedic scriptures.

🌷 Lastly, Nitai is short and sweet. Nityananda is a little longer.

Worthless disciple of Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj,
Nitaimani das

Nitai is an Ocean of Mercy

Joy Nitai!

Nitai is very merciful. We say this all the time. We hear this all the time. We have read it so many times that Nitai is very merciful, Nitai is so merciful. But now we say it very casually that Nitai is very merciful but can we really fathom the depth of His mercy? He is an ocean of mercy and when we try to ponder upon His merciful nature, we have no other option but to surrender. His mercy is so overwhelming. When we start feeling His mercy, I mean even a small small fraction of it, He is an ocean of mercy. You can never fathom, you can just say He is very merciful, but you cannot exactly define the word ‘very’ here. The word ‘very’ is very limited. It describes Nitai’s mercy in a very limited way.

So we can just keep on thinking and contemplating within your mind and heart about the mercy of Nitai. The depth because He is an Ocean of Mercy. karuna sindhu. And the more you take shelter of His name, the more you chant His name, you sing His name aloud in kirtana, you do Nitai Namlekhan, the more you realise how deep the ocean of mercy He is. How deep it is. You can actually enter the ocean, go deeper and deeper and you’ll be more surprised at every moment. You will realise His merciful nature with much more clarity.

In the beginning its just an abstract concept for you. It is very vague that yes yes, He is very merciful. The more you take shelter of His name, the more you realise His true.. the true nature of Nitai comes out from the name and you start getting overwhelmed. You get surprised and tears also start falling from your eyes because it is very natural because such kind of mercy is completely inconceivable. It is incomprehensible. Nobody can understand it. Nobody can conceive it. Nobody can even think of it, the kind of mercy Nitai possesses, bestows upon the fallen souls. The more you realise it, the more you will be overwhelmed and the more you will be attracted to Nitai, the more you will surrender to Nitai. You will take His shelter.

nitai-pada sada koro asa
narottama boro dukhi,
nitai more koro sukhi
rakho ranga-caranera pasa

So just like we say Krishna is rasaraj, He is an ocean of Rasa. We say it very casually but the more a devotee realises that, the more one falls in love with Krishna. The more he realises the rasa, the madhurya of Krishna. Similarly we say Nitai is karuna sindhu, He is an ocean of mercy but just saying is not enough, when you start realising that how merciful He actually is then that mercy attracts you so much that you fully surrender to Nitai. You realise that no one is going to actually deliver you other than Nitai. There is no other gati for you other than Nitai.

nitai charana vina nāhiko ashraya

There is no other shelter. So that is why just philosophy is not enough, practice is very important. When you actually take shelter of His name through Nitai Namlekhan, you practice it. Sadhana is also very important. You do Nitai kirtana, you practice then the philosophy becomes alive. Simply by understanding philosophy, by reading articles and posts or just knowing that Nitai is very merciful is… you know, that is also good but that is not enough. We have to practically realise that and for that you need to practice, you have to do sadhana. And you have to please the Nitai Bhaktas.

So philosophy alone won’t help you so much. You have to accompany it with practice also. Very important. And then you will see that philosophy helps practice and practice helps you to understand philosophy in a better way. They both are complementing each other. Philosophy improves practice and practice improves our philosophical understanding.

Joy Nitai!

What brings Krishna in your heart ?

In the realm of devotional service (Bhakti) if you try to become too practical then you’ll never become ideal. However, if you try to become ideal then the Lord makes everything practical.  So go beyond what is practical and embrace what is ideal fearlessly. People may misunderstand idealism but the Lord understands it very well and even appreciates it.

The most striking quality of Krishna is that He is bhakta-vatsal. And the most striking quality of Nitai is that He is abhakta-vatsal too.  Krishna has a lot of Vatsalya for his surrendered devotees. But Nitai has immense Vatsalya for all living entities. Uttam adham kichu na kare vichar.

Harinam Japa is a thread to bind Krishna. Harinam Kirtan is a rope to bind Krishna. But where is Krishna? First He needs to come in your heart then only you can bind Him with your thread or rope. What brings Krishna in your heart in the first place? Nitai’s name. (Avashya paibe Krishnachandra sei jane) Therefore, Nitainam Lekhan ki Jaya!

 

Pearls of the ocean can’t be obtained simply by standing on the shore. One has to muster courage and dive deep. No pain no gain! Hare Krishna!
If you can’t make this extremely difficult move but still aspire for pearls then simply put your faith in Nitai and He will get the pearls for you. No pain still gain. Joy Nitai!

(Self-advice) Either with closed or open eyes, just try to see the most merciful syllables of निताइ‘s name and nothing else. Don’t engage your eyes in seeing any other beautiful object, person, or scene. Otherwise you won’t be able to see the syllables of Nitai Nam clearly. It is up to you now. What do you really want to see?

 

Don’t Stop if You Don’t Get Taste

At times it happens that when we are doing Nitainam Lekhan or Hare Krishna Mahamantra japa, we do not get any higher taste or spiritual bliss. It goes blank sometimes. You feel dry inside. So whenever this happens, you should not get discouraged. You should not discontinue your sadhna. You should not keep your hand down. You should keep your hand in the air. You should continue to do Nitainam Lekhan. You should not take out the hand from the bead bag. You should keep your hand inside and you should continue chanting because we are not doing sadhana just for our pleasure, we are doing it for the pleasure of the Lord and if we are not getting any pleasure or higher taste, then it does not mean that we will discontinue our sadhana. There should be no halt because of not getting the taste.

This is infact the right time to prove the Lord that you are doing bhakti for the Lord and not for your own pleasure. When you are getting pleasure or higher taste, then there is no chance of pleasing the Lord so much because the Lord knows you are doing Nitainam Lekhan or Harinam japa because of getting bliss but when it is dry, when you are not getting anything still you are doing then the Lord gets really pleased. That is the chance for you to please the Lord. That is the opportunity for you to please the Lord. Don’t miss it. And when you do Nitainam Lekhan or chanting even when it is completely dry, but you do not stop it, then the Lord gets extremely pleased with your sincerity, selflessness and He awards higher taste very soon. You just have to be patient, dhairya and nischaya, you should not stop, then the Lord will for sure reward you very soon.

Joy Nitai!

Nitai’s name makes your heart nirmala (pure), sheetal (cool), and komal (soft)

Joy Nitai!

Nitai’s name instantly makes our heart nirmala, sheetal, and komal. ‘Nirmala’ means it removes all impurities from the mirror of our heart. Our Chitta. ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanaṁ (Sri Siksastakam, verse 1). Makes it very beautiful, clean, free from all impurities, fragrant, very beautiful. Our chitta shines with purity as soon as we take shelter of Nitai’s name.

It also makes our heart sheetal. bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaṁ (Sri Siksastakam, Verse 1). It is always burning, our heart. saḿsāra-biṣānale, dibā-niśi hiyā jwale (Hari Hari Biphale Janama by Srila Narottama Dasa Thakur) So it immediately cools down our heart, feels so cool. The burning sensation is gone immediately as soon as you take shelter of Nitai’s name, you can feel as if all heat is removed from your heart. It has become very very cool, pleasant. You feel pleasant from inside. Sheetal.

And it makes our heart komal. The hardness of our heart which obstructs our connection with Gaura Radha-Krishna, that ego, that being puffed up. himsa garva vibhishana- garva, ahankar, that pride. So when we take shelter of Nitai’s name, no matter how hard our heart is, it starts melting, it starts getting soft, very very soft. You can feel it. Your heart becomes so soft that it is very easy for you to attract the attention, attract the heart of Gaura Radha-Krishna actually.

With all these three positive changes- the purity of your heart, with softness, and a cool heart, you are able to attract the heart of Gaura Radha-Krishna. That is why without Nitai’s mercy, it is simply not possible to attain Gaura Radha-Krishna because without qualification, it is only Nitai who is ready to enter our heart, reside in our heart, operate on our heart. No other Lord will enter in an unqualified state. And Nitai forces Gaura Radha-Krishna.. means without Nitai’s mercy our bhakti is one sided because it is not genuine. Our real bhava does not come, real emotions for the Lord, real sentiments of devotion for the Lord do not come up because of impurity, because of hardness, because of sensual desires.

ye yatha mam prapadyante
tams tathaiva bhajamy aham
(Bhagavad Gita, 4.11)

Sri Krishna says this in Gita, because our approach, because our heart is full of disqualifications or bhakti is not at all genuine, that is why Krishna also does not reciprocate properly. If we genuinely worship or serve or remember Krishna, then He also thinks of us. He also tries to serve us when we genuinely try to serve Him. He promises this in Bhagvad Gita.

ye yatha mam prapadyante
tams tathaiva bhajamy ‘aham’

If we do Krishna bhajana, Krishna is ready to do our bhajana but problem is that with an impure heart and an egoistic heart, hard and burning we are not able to do Krishna bhajana. So it remains one sided. Two sided it will be only when our one side is genuine, then from the other side something will come. But if our side is fake and hollow, then from the other side nothing will come. So if you want two sided bhakti, you want real reciprocation of the Lord, then you have to take shelter of Nitai’s name.

Joy Nitai!

The Lord of Mercy- Doyal Nitai!

karama geyana, kichu nahi mora,
sadhana bhajana nai
tumi krpa-moya, ami to kangala,
ahaituki krpa cai
(Bhajana Lalsa by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur)

What is Bhaktivinoda Thakur saying? He is saying that just accept that you can’t do sadhana, you can’t do bhajana, you don’t have karma, you don’t have jnana, you don’t have any qualification or yogyata to attain Gauranga and Radha-Shyama. You can only consider yourself as a kangaal and as a beggar and you can start begging for ahaituki kripa means causeless mercy because there is no cause to give you mercy. Even though he himself was performing a lot of sadhana but even if you perform sadhana, you should always consider your sadhana as zero. On the strength of sadhana, you can never attain the Lord. Sadhana is to keep you disciplined. Sadhana is to teach you, you know how to engage your senses in the service of the Lord. But attainment of the Lord is impossible without mercy. And who is the Lord of mercy? Doyal Nitai! So-

heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krishna paite nai
dridha kori’ dharo nitair pay
(Nitai Pada Kamla by Srila Narottama Das Thakur)

nitaiyer charana satya, tahara sevaka nitya,
nitai-pada sada koro asa

And drdha kori dharo nitaira paya and then he is saying dharo nitaiyer charana du’ khani. And in the first line he is saying nitai-pada-kamala. This entire bhajana is you know full of Nitai’s charana. Everywhere he is first of all saying that Nitai’s Lotus feet are more cooling than millions of moons. Then he is saying without Nitai you cannot attain Radha-Krishna, so ‘catch’ Nitai’s Lotus feet. Then he is saying that when Nitai will be merciful on you, then you will automatically attain Vraja dhama, you will see the chinmaya dhama, you will see the real dhama. Your transcendental eyes, senses will awaken and you will see Radha and Krishna. braje radha-krsna pabe. So dharo nitaiyer charana du’ khani. Then he is saying that nitai-pada sada koro asa. Then in the last line he is saying narottama bodo duhkhi, nitai more koro sukhi; rakho ranga-charanera pasa. The entire bhajana means take shelter of Nitai. The entire bhajana the only crux, the jist of the bhajana is that just take shelter of Nitai. Lotus Feet means you have to take the shelter of entire Nitai. You cannot take the shelter of Lotus feet exclusively. You have to take shelter of Nitai. Narottama Dasa Thakur is saying.

He was the Supreme Personality of Godhead and He had no shame, no hesitation, no ego when he went from door to door and he was begging. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sakshat Balrama Sarva Shaktidhara, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, He was not having any ego in begging and we fallen souls, we vibhinamsha, tathastha shakti, badha jiva, badha souls, we have ego that too in front of the Lord. We may have ego in front of some ordinary person. But why are we having ego in front of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who had no ego in begging from us? He was begging from us and we can’t beg from Him? That is very shameful. So we should not request, we should beg Nitai.