Worship of Gaur and Radha Krishna

🌿 Are we neglecting the worship of Gaur or Radha Krishna?

🌷 It may be falsely claimed that we are displeasing Nitai by excluding the worship of Gaur by quoting the following verse spoken by Nitai in Chaitanya Bhagavata 2.15.69:

“Anyone who worships Me but does not worship Lord Gauranga, brings pain to Me. Such a person suffers birth after birth.”
Our response:

In the above verse, Nitai is condemning only those who do not worship Gaur but only worship Him with no faith in Gaur.

🌷1. Let us first of all see how Gaur is worshipped. As per Jaiva Dharma by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakuar:

“Vrajanatha: Since Shri Gauranga is the original complete Absolute Truth, how should one worship Him?

Babaji: As one worships Lord Krishna by chanting the name and mantra of Lord Krishna, so one should worship Lord Gaur by chanting the name and mantra of Gauranga. One may worship Lord Gaur by chanting Krishna-mantras, or for that matter one may worship Lord Krishna by chanting Gaur-mantras. They are all the same. Anyone who thinks Lord Krishna and Lord Gaura are different is a fool. He is a servant of Kali-yuga.”

Presently, the standard for initiation in our Sadhu Maharaj Sanga is to do Nitailekhan and Hare Krishna Mahamantra chanting. You may object that as Gauranga’s Name is no longer being airwritten or chanted in japa, we have left out the worship of Gaur. As per the above quote from Jaiva Dharma, it is quite clear that one may worship Gaur by chanting Krishna’s mantra (krishna-mantre gaurapuja va gaura-mantre krishnapuja-sakalai eka).

So, Gaur’s worship is possible by the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra as authorized by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Thus, nobody can say that we are worshipping only Nitai and not Gaur because we are diligently following Gaur’s most important order to chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra. Also, we are worshiping Radha Krishna in the topmost way by the japa and kirtan of the Hare Krishna mahamantra.

🌷2. Nitai gets extremely displeased with those who perceive Him as independent of Gaur. That can be so displeasing to Nitai that He may curse someone to suffer birth after birth for that. We know that there were sects in Bengal who used to worship Nitai, Gaur, or even Advaita as separate Gods without paying attention to the relation they had with each other.

However, we perceive Nitai as the topmost servant of Gaur and His dearmost associate and brother. Nitai is our Prabhu and Gaur is Nitai’s Prabhu. As long as we have this understanding of Vrindavana das Thakura in Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.17.153, there is no problem at all.

amara prabhura prabhu shri gaurasundara
e bada bharasa citte dhari nirantara

Nitai will never mind if we worship Him more as long as we accept in our heart that Nitai is Gaur’s dearmost servant and serves Gaur in many ways. Remembering Nitai means remembering Gaur and Radha Krishna as stated in Chaitanya Bhagavata. When we perceive Nitai as Gauranga’s topmost servant then Nitai is happy. And when we airwrite निताइ and sing His Name then Gaur is happy.

Thus, we are making both the Brothers happy. We know that Nitai is the Adi-Guru, the Guru of all Gurus. if He gets displeased with anyone then that devotee cannot advance an inch in devotion. In fact, one will lose whatever Bhakti one has. (yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado
yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto ‘pi).

However, our devotees are showing contrary results by getting more and more realizations, taste, and bliss in devotional service and harinam. And as Shrila Prabhupada says, phalena paricīyate: one’s success or defeat in any activity is understood by its result. Therefore, it is a certain truth that Nitai is not at all displeased with us.

It is also important to remember that if one displeases Gaur, one can be forgiven by Nitai’s worship but if one displeases Nitai then even Gaur’s worship does not help, as stated by Shrila Jiva to Lord Nitai in Navadvipa Dham Mahatmya 4.34,35:

tomara karuna vina gaur nahi paya,
shata janma bhaje yadi gauranga hiyaya.“Even if someone worships Gauranga whole-heartedly for a hundreds births, without Your
mercy Nitai, they will never attain Him.”

gaura danda kare yadi tumi raksha kara,
tumi jare danda kara gaura tara para.

“If Gauranga wishes to punish someone, Nitai, You always protect that person. But, if You punish someone, the person will go away from Gauranga eternally.”

🌷3. Another point to note is that our philosophy is not to worship only Nitai. We simply try to focus more on Nitai so that attainment of Gaur Radha Krishna becomes a greater reality. Focussing more on Nitai does not exclude the bhajan of Gaur Radha Krishna.

It is known that Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is worshipped by sankirtana yajna. And we do worship Mahaprabhu by performing daily sankirtana of Gaur nam, Nitai nam, and Hari nam as an offering to Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Additionally, our Guru and Acarya, Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj, has personally recommended many a times to remember Gauranga even while singing or chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.

🌷4. It was Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj who established and advocated the chanting of the Gaura Gopala Mantra – “Gauranga”, which is composed of four syllables for the first time so openly in this world. It is due to his untiring efforts that many devotees all over the world have felt attracted to Gauranga Mahaprabhu.

He had published Chaitanya Bhagavat (the prominent biography of Nitai Gaur) and distributed it at cost price widely in order to spread the glories of Nitai Gauranga. He has also written and published an explanatory translation of Chaitanya Chandramrita (a book that contains the exclusive glories of Gaur) and the first chapter of Navadvip Dhama Mahatmaya (a book that contains the glories of Gaur’s Abode).

You can read them here:

Shri Chaitanya Chandramrita
https://nitaaiveda.com/SG_Translated_and_Main_Scriptures/Shri_Chaitanya_Chandramrita.htm
Shri Navadvipa Dham Mahatmaya
https://nitaaiveda.com/SG_Translated_and_Main_Scriptures/Navadvipa_Dhaam_Mahatmya.htm

Moreover, he published small booklets containing the 100 Names of Gaur and Scriptural Evidences in support of Gaur’s Godhood. For more than a decade, He has been taking devotees on Navadvipa Parikrama, many a times throughout the year.

Even today, our preachers all over the world are spreading the glories of Gaur by establishing that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead on the basis of the Vedic Scriptures. How can anyone claim that we are worshiping only Nitai and not Gaur? Can’t they understand how much Nitai must be pleased with all these efforts to glorify Gaur?

🌷5. Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj has never stopped anyone from worshiping Gauranga through His name and has no intention to ever do so. In fact, He Himself is very pained by those who stop others from chanting the holy names of Nityananda and Gauranga.

He has written, “Even if they are devotees, I will never forgive deep within my heart, those who discourage or stop others from chanting the names of Nityananda and Gauranga or from airwriting निताइ, along with Hari nam, because they mercilessly strip those souls from the only chance to offenselessly chant Hari nam, simply by giving the excuse of the Panch-tattva mantra, which is a prayer not a mantra for chanting like Nitai nam and Gaur Nam.”

Therefore, even though the present standard for aspiring disciples and followers is to do Nitailekhan and chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, still many of the disciples continue to chant Gaur’s Name and will continue to do that in future as well without any hindrance.

🌷6. Please read these verses from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrit,

kālā-kṛṣṇadāsa baḍa vaiṣṇava-pradhāna
nityānanda-candra vinu nahi jāne āna
(CC Adi 11.37)

“The twenty-second devotee of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu was Kālā Kṛṣṇadāsa, who was the ninth cowherd boy. He was a first-class Vaiṣṇava and did not know anything beyond Nityānanda Prabhu.”

hoḍa kṛṣṇadāsa — nityānanda-prabhu-prāṇa
nityānanda-pada vinu nāhi jāne āna

(CC Adi 11.47)

“The thirty-sixth devotee of Lord Nityānanda was Hoḍa Kṛṣṇadāsa, whose life and soul was Nityānanda Prabhu. He was always dedicated to the lotus feet of Nityānanda, and he knew no one else but Him.”

In these verses it is clearly mentioned that these two associates of Nitai knew no one but Nitai. They were exclusively devoted to Nitai. Do you think Nitai was displeased with them? Do you think Nitai will make them suffer birth after birth?

Let us summarize. The verse quoted in the beginning from Chaitanya Bhagavata can never be even remotely applicable to us because of our staunch faith and regard for Lord Gauranga.

In fact, the basic reason for emphasizing more on Nitai is to WIN THE HEART OF GAUR as it is the shortest and surest way to do so. This stress on Nitai’s Name and Glories was an offering by Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu to Lord Gauranga on His Appearance Day (Gaur Purnima, 2015). Offerings are given to those whom we adore and whom we wish to please.

He wrote this on that day, “I promise to Gaur today on His appearance day that I will try to spread the airwriting, singing, and chanting of Nitai’s name even more vigorously than before since it the only hope for the rebellious conditioned souls to become favourable towards Nitai Gaur and Radha Krishna bhakti according to all our beloved acharyas.”

Worthless disciple of Shrila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj,
Nitaimani das

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Nitai Bhakti will give you everything!

🌿🌷 It is a generally accepted rule that ‘one attains that, what one meditates on one-pointedly’. Let us analyse its applicability in regard to Nitai Bhakti which entails one-pointed focus on Nitai as the only means for sure-shot deliverance.

samsarera para hai’ bhaktira sagare
ye dubibe se bhajuk nitai-candere

Anyone who desires to cross to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death, and then dive into the ocean of devotional service, should worship Nitai Chand.
(Cb. Adi 1.77)

🌿🌷 When one performs Nitai Bhakti, one not only attains Nitai but also gets accepted and embraced by Gaur Radha Krishna undoubtedly. This is what makes Nitai a special Lord who stands out among all other forms of Godhead. The foremost reason for this is that He is the Servitor Personality of Godhead. He is the topmost devotee as well as the topmost Lord completely non-different from Avatari Shri Krishna.

🌿🌷 Truth be told, even if one attains Nitai then that is not a small thing. It is equal to attaining Gaur-Krishna as they are completely non-different. Those who think that attainment of Nitai is inferior to that of Gaur-Krishna are themselves men of inferior spiritual quotient.

🌿🌷 Shrila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami (Kasturi Manjari) has written in Chaitanya-charitamrita Adi-lila 8.23 :

‘nityananda’ balite haya krsna-premodaya;
aulaya sakala anga,asru-ganga vaya.

“Simply by chanting the name ‘Nityananda’ one awakens his love for Krsna. Thus all his bodily limbs are agitated by ecstasy of love of God, and tears flow from his eyes like the waters of the Ganges.”

In the above verse it is quite clearly mentioned that one who talks about Nitai or chants His Name will get Krishna Prem even when one is not directly meditating on Radha Krishna. If Kasturi Manjari is writing like this that then what is left for further clarification?

🌿🌷 Also, Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur writes in Chaitanya Bhagawat Adi 9.218:

aharnisa caitanyera katha prabhu kaya
tan’re bhajile se caitanye bhakti haya

“Day and night Nitai speaks about Lord Chaitanya. A person who worships Nitai attains devotion to Lord Chaitanya.”

These (and many more) are 2 direct proofs of the fact that Gaur Radha Krishna are also obtained by Nitai Bhakti.

🌿🌷 Let us have a look at the indirect ones:

Narrotam das Thakur mentions that only by Nitai’s mercy can one attain Radha Krishna. Thus, He recommends us to hold the Lotus Feet of Nitai very tightly. How can you do that? By performing uninterrupted Nitai Bhajan. Holding very tightly means uninterrupted Bhajan.

🌿🌷 Narrotam das Thakur also writes in Sabarana Sri Gaura Mahima Song 1:

gaurāńga-gunete jhure, nitya-līlā tāre sphure,
se jana bhakati-adhikārī

If one appreciates the transcendental qualities of Lord Gauranga and feels ecstasy and sometimes cries, this process will reveal the eternal pastimes of Gaur Radha-Krsna in one’s heart and make one truly qualified for loving devotional service. Do you know who is the Abode of Lord Gauranga’s Transcendental qualities? Let us see how Advait Acharya glorifies Nitai in the 6th Chapter of Sri Nityananda-caritamrta,

tumi nityananda murti nityananda nama
murtimanta tumi caitanyera gunadhama

“Your name is Nityananda and indeed You are nityananda, eternal bliss. You are the personfied Abode of Shri Gauranga’s transcendental qualities.”

Considering both the above verses, it can be easily inferred that Gaur Radha Krishna’s eternal pastimes are revealed to even that person who feels ecstatic in Nitai Bhakti as Nitai is Himself the Abode of Gaur’s qualities.

🌿🌷 One more point needs to be made. If hypothetically one assumes that by Nitai Bhajan one will attain Nitai only then my question to you would be- “where will You attain Nitai?” Nitai resides in the Navadvip division of Golok along with Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I hope you can guess by now what I am trying to say. If one attains Nitai then it is but natural that one will attain Gaur as well as both of Them stay in the same Abode. It takes common sense to understand this. Isn’t it? As far as attainment of Radha Krishna is concerned, it can be ensured by offenseless chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, which is once again only possible by Nitai Bhakti.

🌿🌷 All things considered, the claim that one attains only Nitai by performing Nitai Bhakti is completely unfounded. Those who are too impatient to wait for the results can only give birth to such counterfactual allegations on Nitai Bhajan. All these allegations are already denied by the previous Acharyas. I do not understand why the evidences are seen but not really seen. It is true that love makes one blind. But the blindness that arises out of ignorance and envy is what causes our greatest loss. Neglecting Nitai Bhakti is the height of ignorance and disregarding Nitai Bhaktas is the pinnacle of envy.

🌿🌷 In the end, let us meditate on the following Nitai Bhakti Tattva secrets mercifully revealed by Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur in His Maha Audarya Granth Sri Chaitanya Bhagawat and Shrila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami in His Maha Madhurya Granth Sri Chaitanya Charitamrit,

🌺 CB Adi 1.18

tanhara caritra yeba jane shune, gaya
shri krishna chaitanya-tanre parama sahaya

“Sri Krsna Caitanya is most satisfied with one who chants or hears the characteristics of Lord Nitai.”

🌺 CB Madhya 12.29

ihara vyabhara saba krishna-rasamaya
ihane sevile krishna-pemabhakti haya

“Nitai’s dealings are full of transcendental mellows for Krsna. Just by serving Him one obtains devotional service in love of Krsna.”

🌺 CC Ādi 5.200

jaya jaya nityānanda, nityānanda-rāma
yāṅhāra kṛpāte pāinu vṛndāvana-dhāma

“All glory, all glory to Lord Nityānanda Balarāma, by whose mercy I have attained shelter in the transcendental abode of Vṛndāvana!”

🌺 CC Ādi 5.201

jaya jaya nityānanda, jaya kṛpā-maya
yāṅhā haite pāinu rūpa-sanātanāśraya

“All glory, all glory to the merciful Lord Nityānanda, by whose mercy I have attained shelter at the lotus feet of Śrī Rūpa and Śrī Sanātana!”

🌺 CC Ādi 5.202

yāṅhā haite pāinu raghunātha-mahāśaya
yāṅhā haite pāinu śrī-svarūpa-āśraya

“By His mercy I have attained the shelter of the great personality Śrī Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, and by His mercy I have found the refuge of Śrī Svarūpa Dāmodara.”

🌺 CC Ādi 5.204

jaya jaya nityānanda-caraṇāravinda
yāṅhā haite pāinu śrī-rādhā-govinda

“All glory, all glory to the lotus feet of Lord Nityānanda, by whose mercy I have attained Śrī Rādhā-Govinda!”

🌺 CC Antya 6.131

tomāra kṛpā vinā keha ‘caitanya’ nā pāya
tumi kṛpā kaile tāṅre adhameha pāya

“No one can attain the shelter of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu without Your (Nitai’s) mercy, but if You are merciful, even the lowest of men can attain shelter at His lotus feet.”

A Humble Confession to Doyal Nitai

:pray: O Nitai! Who am I to cause the slightest pain, discomfort, or sadness to your beloved devotees? Is there any greater misuse of my free will than this? What a fool I am!

:pray: He Nitai! No matter how much I try to serve you or please you, everything is useless unless I learn to please your devotees and serve them wholeheartedly with utmost respect.

:pray: He Nitai! I think I aspire to attain your love. But if I were really serious then I would not maintain so much envy and hatred towards your devotees.

:pray: A Vaishnav is not supposed to give pain to any living entity. But I’m such a wretch that I dare to cause pain and inconvenience to the rarest and holiest Nitaibhakts.

:pray: My casual behavior towards your devotees shows how low is my regard and devotion for you Nitai.

:hibiscus: Narrotam das Thakhur says “Nitai pada sada karo ash”.. That is, 24*7 hanker for the attainment and service of Nitai’s lotus feet. I wish I could hanker like this for a single moment at least. But I have no time. I’m 24*7 engrossed in hankering for material pleasures and making unlimited plans for sense gratification and self-aggrandizement.

Secret Desire of the Two Brothers

Lord Krishna (apparently) left Vrindavan at a very young age along with Lord Balaram. All Vraja-vasis experienced intense Viyog (separation) because of that. Krishna also felt the same Viyog from the Vraj-vasis. However, Balaram could not experience the same as Krishna always kept Him by His side. Not could Krishna experience separation from Lord Balaram like He felt from other Vraj-vasis. Hence, when Krishna came as Gaur, He fulfilled this desire also when He went to Puri along with His desire of relishing Radha-bhav. He sent Nitai to East Bengal for distributing Krishna-prem to one and all. And here in Puri, He experienced intense separation from Nitai. Simply by chanting Nitai’s name He would fall unconscious on the ground. And the same happened with Nitai when He was away from Gaur. He would shout “Aha re! Gauranga!” and He would fall down on the ground drenching His body with His own tears.

So this is a secret desire of both the brothers which got fulfilled in this Lila. In fact, in this most confidential Nitai Gaur Lila, the innermost desires of the Lords and all the associates got surprisingly fulfilled.

Nitai’s Mercy on King Prataparudra!

King Prataparudra wanted to meet Gauranga Mahaprabhu desperately. But Mahaprabhu was adamant not to meet a king as He was playing the role of a Sannyasi. Prataparudra became so desperate that he was going to give up his kingdom and become a mendicant. He had lost all hopes of meeting Mahaprabhu. He felt completely dejected.

“The Lord has descended just to deliver all kinds of sinful, lowborn persons. He has even delivered sinners like Jagai and Madhai. But it seems that He has made a promise to deliver the entire universe with the exception of someone named Prataparudra. He may have sworn not to see me, but I have sworn to give up my life if I cannot see Him. Without Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy, my life and kingdom are worthless.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita 2.11.45-6, 48-9)

At this point, Nitai came to his rescue. Our Doyal Nitai is an expert in rescuing everyone.
Nitai requested Mahaprabhu to give His used loincloth (bahirvasa) to Prataparudra. Mahaprabhu agreed and Nitai asked Govinda for the loincloth and sent it to the King via Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya. Prataparudra was overjoyed to receive the cloth and he began to worship it as though it were the Lord Himself.

This is a very deep Lila of Nitai. Nitai knew that without adequately worshipping Him, King Prataparudra will not be able to attain the lotus feet of Gaurasundar. That is why He made this arrangement.

“He (Nitai) serves Lord Krishna, assuming all the following forms: umbrella, slippers, bedding, pillow, garments, resting chair, residence, sacred thread and throne.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi 5.123)

We know that the garments of Gaur-Krishna are non-different from Nitai. He sent Himself to Prataparudra so that after worshipping Nitai (in the form of the loincloth of Gaur) the king becomes qualified to attain Gaur-Krishna’s direct audience. Can anyone imagine to what extent Nitai goes to unite the Jivas with the Supreme Lord? Can anyone bypass His mercy and worship and directly seek the audience of Gaur-Krishna? Simply not possible!

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,
Nitaimani das

Nitai Bhakti is Unique!

:hibiscus: We know that Nitai is Guru, Vaishnava and Bhagvan combined. We all know that. Shri Guru Bhakti Bhakta Bhagvanta. So He is bhakta also, He is guru also and He is bhagvan also. And Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, when he begins writing Chaitanya Charitamrita, in the very first chapter of Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi Lila, he glorified Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. And after glorifying all three, what did he say? He said,

granthera ārambhe kari ‘maṅgalācharaṇa’
guru, vaiṣṇava, bhagavān,—tinera smaraṇa
tinera smaraṇe haya vighna-vināśana
anāyāse haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Adi-lila, 1.20–21)

So Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is writing one very important thing. He is saying I have glorified all three, Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. It is not possible to glorify all the Vaishnavas as we don’t even know about most of them. Vaishnavas are unlimited. Ananta koti Vaishnava-vrinda ki Jaya! So how is this possible? I mean he is also writing the glories of remembering Guru, Vaishnava and Bhagvan, together. He is saying you have to remember all three. Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. And he is saying if you remember all three, then what will happen? tinera smaraṇe haya vighna-vināśana. All your obstacles will be removed. Any kind of obstacles you are having in bhakti, in material life, in spiritual life, any life, this life, after life, all obstructions, all problems, will be removed by remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas. And anāyāse haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa. and quickly, instantly, without any effort all your desires will be fulfilled spontaneously, you know, naturally all your desires will be fulfilled simply by remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas. You don’t need to do anything. Krishna also says in Bhagawad Gita that if you are remembering Me, Me means Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas, then I will provide everything that you lack and will preserve everything that you have.

ananyāś cintayanto māḿ ye janāh paryupāsate
tesāḿ nityābhiyuktānāḿ yoga-ksemaḿ vahāmy aham
( Bhagavad Gita 9.22)

If you remember Me, then I will provide everything that you lack and will preserve that you have. And as far as Gurus are concerned, Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is saying one is Shiksha Guru, one is Diksha Guru, one is Chaitya Guru, internal Guru, external Guru, but we know Nitai is Guru of all Gurus. The internal Guru, the Chaitya Guru is Nitai’s son, Virchandra, who is the disciple of Jahnva Mata, Ananga Manjari, who is the wife of Nityananda Ram. Internal Guru, and the external Guru has always to be perceived as manifestation of Nityananda Prabhu. It is written by Srila Prabhupada in the commentaries of the first chapter of Adi Lila of Chaitanya Charitamrita. So internal Guru, external Guru, every Guru is Nitai only ultimately. And Vrindavana Das Thakur is mentioning in Chaitanya Bhagavata that Nitai is Vaishnava Dhama. It is impossible to remember all our Vaishnavas. It is beyond our capacity to even know who all are all the Vaishnavas. We don’t know all the Vaishnavas. But it is easier to remember all of them by doing NITAI VAYULEKHAN as Nitai is the sum total of all Vaishnavas!

And the third one – Bhagwan. When we talk of Bhagvan, Nitai is the most merciful Bhagwan who does not consider any fault, any fall down, any mistake, any anartha, any desire for sense enjoyment, any material desire. He is the most merciful Bhagwan. He is the abode of all Vaishnavas. And He is the Guru of all Gurus. Simply by doing Nitai Vayulekhan, you can remember all three as a shortcut, the greatest shortcut, and all your obstacles will be removed. haya vighna-vināśana. haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa. All your desires will be fulfilled. So Nitai Vayulekhan is the greatest benediction for all living entities as per Chaitanya Charitamrita.

To sum, the ultimate perfection for all living entities is to remember Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas, and the safest, easiest and the fastest method of constantly remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas is to constantly do Nitai Vayulekhan. Joy Nitai Vayulekhan! Joy Nitai! Joy Shrila Nitaipreshthji!

Jiva Goswami meets Nitai Part 1

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By HG Nitaimani Das Prabhuji 19 September 2016

Joy Nitai! Joy Nitaipreshthji! Joy Nitai Vayulekhan! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!

The fourth chapter of Sri Navadvipa Dham Mahatmaya by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. We will be directly starting with the verses. Today we don’t have time for kirtana, kirtana we will try to do during the Katha only.

shri-jiva-gosvaami yabe chaadilena ghara nadiyaa nadiyaa bali vyaakula antara (7) candra-dvipa chaadi tenha yata patha cale bhaase dui cakshu taanra nayanera jale (8) haa gauraanga-nityaananda jivera jivana kabe more kripaa kari dibe darashana (9) haa haa navadvipa-dhaama sarva-dhaama saara kabe vaa dekhiba aami bale baarabaara (10) kaishora bayasa jiva sundara gathana vairaagyera paraakaashthaa apurva-darshana (11) chaliyaa chaliyaa katadine mahaashaya navadvipe uttarilaa sadaa prema-maya (12) dura haite navadvipa kari darashana dandavat ha’ye pade paaya acetana (13)

(NDM Chapter 4, verse 7-13)

So this is a very beautiful pastime. You see Jiva Goswami is a Manjari, he has left his home and now he has taken off for Navadvipa Dhaam which is non different from Nityananda Rama. He has left his home and he is saying Nadiya Nadiya Nadiya Nadiya, when will I reach Nadiya? He is vyakula antara. It is saidshri-jiva-gosvaami yabe chaadilena ghara nadiyaa nadiyaa bali vyaakula antara (7)

If somebody leaves his home forever, you know forever, a permanent departure from your home, then it is but natural for someone to get vyakula. Anxious. But Jiva Goswami is not an ordinary jiva, he is Goswami, he is not vyakula because he has left his home, his parents, his family, his near and dear ones, he is not vyakula for that. `Oh! I have left my near and dear ones, they must be crying.’ No, Jiva is not ordinary jiva. Jiva is vyakula to get darshana of Navadvipa. Jiva is vyakula to meet his pranath Nitaichanda! He is vyakula for that. (To a devotee) You have to reduce the echo otherwise this already dramatic pastime will become more dramatic. So Jiva Goswami he is very anxious. He is so eager to reach Navadvipa. He cannot wait. The journey it seems so long for him. We materialistic fallen souls when we give up our house, our home then we are vyakula. We are not one pointed in our service to Sri Guru. In our service to the mission, to Nitai. We are always having double thoughts. Vyudha vikalpa. But this is Jiva Goswami. He is going to teach everyone how to overcome vyudha vikalpa. How can he become a victim of vyudha vikalpa? So the very first statement here, the very first word in fact is so ecstatic. Sri Jiva Goswami. Sri! He is Goswami that is why Sri is always with him. Sri means fortune. The meaning of Sri is basically fortune. And if you are a Goswami and if you are Jiva Goswami then obviously you will always going to be fortunate. Sri is always going to accompany you.

shri-jiva-gosvaami yabe chaadilena ghara. He has only left his you know mundane home. He is actually going to his real home. So he is not vyakula to leave his home. He is vyakula for entering into his real home. Apne asli ghar jane ki aasukta hai. Apne nakli ghar ko chodne ka koi dukh nhi hai. Koi pachtava nhi hai. There is no regret. And he is going to meet Nitai, so what is the need of having any regrets in the heart when you are going to meet your Lord? This is such a beautiful pastime. This one verse only I think we will cover today. (Laughs) Actually whenever I read this word chaadilena ghara, then I always remember Nitai only because Nitai is the Lord of all full time devotees. You see we have Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami. When Nitai appeared in his dream, then only Krishna Das left his home. In fact Nitai only instructed him to leave his home.

(HINDI)`Are Are Krishna Das tumi jao Vrindavana. Tumi chodo isse. Apne ghar ko chodo. Tumi jao Vrindavana. Are Are Krishna Das.’ Raghunatha Das Goswami, Rati Manjari, when he met Nitai in Panihatti, then also Nitai said- `Oh Das Goswami! Tumi jao Puri Dhaam. Tumi jao Jagannatha Puri. Tumi meet your pranath Gauranga. All your obstacles will be taken care of by me. Prabhu Balram Ami Sarva Shakti Dhora. I am omnipotent. If I want you to go to Puri and meet your pranath Gauranga, then who can stop you? Your gaurds will stop you? Do you really think they are more powerful than me. I am Matta Simha. Won’t they be afraid of me if I will become a lion? I will not you know kill them by being a lion. I will just roar. (Roars) My hunkaar is kafi. My hunkaar is sufficient I will say- Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! When you will be running out of your home, the gaurds will try to catch you and I will provide such a ecstatic background music that while catching you they will faint in ecstacy. (Laughs). My background music will be like this. (Aside) Where is my kartal? Where is my weapon? Oh! There is it.

(Kirtana starts) Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga!

My dear Vrindavana Das Thakur uses the word lion for me. But don’t think if I am a lion, I am going to be fatal, I am going to be really dangerous. I am a lion, I roar. I roar the lord’s name so that everybody can hear, you know. In a jungle if a small animal will produce its sound the donkey will start braying or the monkey will start doing (makes sound) then will all the animals of the jungle hear? Obviously no. But if a lion comes out of his den and he does Haaaa (roars) then all the animals will hear. So just for the sake of preaching dear Raghunatha Das, I roar. I am a lion. Vrindavana Das Thakur uses the word lion. So there are only two possibilities. Either your gaurds will also start running for Puri, they will get so much love for Gauranga. Or they will faint here. So in both the ways your work is done. You are definitely going to go to Puri. I will remove all the obstacles, don’t worry. I am the Lord of the full time devotees. If you want to get full time, just do Nitai Vayulekhan. You will very soon become full time. And the third you see Jiva Goswami. First two, Nitai was the first person they saw before leaving the house and for Jiva Goswami Nitai is the first person whom Jiva Goswami met after leaving the house. So once again Nitai is the Lord of the full time devotees. Either you become full time because of Nitai or you meet Nitai first after becoming full time. You do Nitai prachar. Or you meet Nitaipreshthji who is non different from Nitai. So when we leave our house we first go to Ekachakra (everyone laughs) and take shelter of Nitaipreshthji. Because in Ekachakra there is no police and no parents. There is no fear of anything. So this is the first verse. I am sorry for the long commentary. We are definitely going to complete this session in this month (everyone laughs). nadiyaa nadiyaa bali vyaakula antara. So this is the seventh verse of the fourth chapter and if you will read this verse, the 13th verse of this chapter. Lucky 7 and unlucky 13.

The 13th verse is – dura haite navadvipa kari darashana dandavat ha’ye pade paaya acetana (13)

So because Jiva Goswami was so anxious throughout his journey to have darshana of Navadvipa, that is why when he actually had darshana of Navadvipa, he fainted. You will ask we also visit Ekachakra. We also visit Radha Kunda, sometimes Mayapur also and rarely Jagannatha Puri. But we never get acetana. We never fall down in ecstacy. Why so? So my dear friends the simple answer is that you are Go-das and he is Goswami. He is Jiva Goswami. We cannot imitate him. We cannot have so much attachment for Dhaam. We cannot have so much love for Dhaam as Jiva Goswami had. Because he is Jiva Goswami. Because he is a Nitya siddha. Because he is a Manjari. So then why are we discussing this? We cannot become nitya siddha just like that. We cannot become Jiva Goswami just like that. What is our lesson from this thing? That Jiva Goswami is having so much anxiety, so much eagerness, so much greed to have darshana of Navadvipa and finally when he came in front of Navadvipa he fainted. So you see a very positive symptom of love and ecstacy. But what is our take on this? What can we learn from this? We can only learn Nitai’s mercy. How? Jiva Goswami says in the fifth chapter of Navadvipa Dhaam Mahatmaya.

He saysohe prabhu, tumi çeña-tattvera nidäna dhäma-rüpa näma-tattva tomäri vidhäna (78) (NDM Chapter 5, verse 78) Nityananda Rama! Nityananda Rama! Nityananda Rama! Nityananda Rama!

Srila Jiva Goswami says- “O Prabhu, You are the cause of the manifestation of Anantadeva Sesha. You expand yourself as the holy abode (dhama) and the holy name (nama). Both are your expansions. Nama and dhama. And you are the shelter of the Supreme Lord’s many forms. You are the avtari. Oh Nitai!” So for us the only hope is Nitai. We cannot have attachment and love for dhama which Jiva Goswami has because Jiva Goswami was a nitya siddha. But it does not mean that all doors are closed for us. It does not mean that there is no hope for us because whenever a hopeless situation arises we only remember whom? We remember Nitai! Whenever we come to a position, a dead end. Dead end. Whenever we reach a position where you cannot find any way. Where to go, how to go, when to do? Then you simply remember Nitai and you will see the way is opening. Khul ja sim sim. Apko rasta apne aap dikh jayga. So we cannot artificially imitate Jiva Goswami. Oh I have seen Radha Kunda, I should faint now. I am fainting. Sorry I can’t copy Jiva Goswami. I can’t fall down like this. But you see he fainted because of his attachment for dhama because of his greed to see dhama which we do not have. But who is dhama? Dhama is Nitai. So the more you do Nitai Vayulekhan, the more you hear Nitai Katha, the more you do Nitai kirtana, the more you absorb yourself in Nitai, without making any separate effort for getting attached to dhama, you will realise that you have got attached to dhama. Because dhama is Nitai.

You just absorb yourself in Nitai bhajan. Nitai bhajan means Nitai Vayulekhan, Nitai kirtana, Nitai Lila Sravana. You absorb yourself in this and you will automatically feel some attachment, spontaneous attachment for dhama and then you will also fall down like Jiva Goswami. The 7th verse and the 13th verse. Then you will be able to relate. You will also have that anxiety. You will think that dhama is Nitai so I should be very eager to you know reach that place because that is Nitai. I should be very eager to visit dhama because dhama is Nitai. I should be very eager to stay in dhama because dhama is Nitai. Once you get attached to Nitai, you will try to associate yourself with everything that is Nitai and in one way everything is Nitai because the entire material and spiritual creation is coming from Nitai. But obviously there is a difference between a direct relation and an indirect relation. The external energy is indirectly related to Nitai but the holy dhama, the spiritual abodes of the Lord are directly Nitai, direct manifestation of Nitai. So why won’t you think, why won’t you get that intense desire to visit dhama or stay in dhama, once you get attached to Nitai, when you realise that dhama is also Nitai. You will realise that automatically. So I will discuss the meaning of these verses.

The next verse iscandra-dvipa chaadi tenha yata patha cale bhaase dui cakshu taanra nayanera jale (8)

Candradvépa is his home town. He has chaadi, he has left his Candradvépa. tenha yata patha cale. Now the entire journey, yata patha cale means during his entire journey. bhaase dui cakshu taanra nayanera jale. During his entire journey tears are flowing from his eyes constantly. And this journey was not a 4 hours journey or 5 hours journey, this journey was of many days. In the coming verses you will come to know that. nayanera jale. I will not give long commentaries otherwise we will not be able to complete anything. It is not required to complete everything but still these things are self explanatory. Bhaktivinoda Thakur is using such a simple Bengali language that I don’t even need to explain. If I explain too much then that will be an offense to Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s simplicity. Bhaktivinoda Thakur is saying I am serving you everything readymade and now you want to simplify it even more. So wherever commentary is really required I will give otherwise we can proceed.

haa gauraanga-nityaananda jivera jivana kabe more kripaa kari dibe darashana (9)

So Jiva Goswami is manifesting his greed to see the dhama and to see the Lord. But first he is manifesting the greed to see the Lord. This teaches us that the darshana of the Lord is only possible by first coming to dhama, by first staying in dhama, by first having the desire to see the dhama which the Lord has mercifully manifested in this material world. The Lord has manifested for us. We are reluctant to see the dhama. We don’t have any desire to see the dhama, how can we have a direct desire to see the Lord? The Lord has manifested the dhama for us so first we should have an intense desire to see the dhama. First we should be vyakula antara. You know we should be disturbed from inside always, when will I go to dhama? When will I be able to go to dhama? When will I be able to stay in dhama? That constant vyakulta should be there. If you are vyakula to see the dhama, then only your desire to see the Lord is genuine. Otherwise it is bogus. This is another lesson which we can take from this. First he is vyakula to see Navadvipa, then he is vyakula to see Ha Gauranga! Ha Nityananda! And then he is actually getting the darshana of Nitai. This is the right way of seeking the lord’s darshana.

You know how to seek the lord’s darshana? First seek the dhama. That is the first step we have to take. And this being taught in an expert manner by Srila Nitaipreshthji. I m just speaking and he is actually staying. And it is said actions speak louder than words. He is staying in dhama always. Even if he leaves Ekachakra, he will leave Ekachakra to go to Radha Kunda, not to come to Delhi or Mumbai or Dubai or Switzerland. Dhama to dhama, only dhama. Jeena yahan marna yahan, iske siwa jana kahan. This is Nitaipreshthji’s moto. I have to live in dhama. I have to give up my body in dhama and I have to go to Goloka from dhama to dhama. Because he says the dhama is the airport. The plane will land not anywhere else. Not in Delhi. It is a huge airport in Delhi, infact two terminals. But the plane of Goloka will not come here. This is not national or international flight. This is interloka flight. Interjagata flight. Loka is also too small you know for bhakti, for devotees. Loka is like going from bhuloka to bhuvarloka to swargaloka. That is for Yogis. This is interjagata flight from bhautika Jagat to adhyatimika Jagat. So do you think such a plane will land in IGI- Indira Gandhi, who is herself I don’t know where. (Laughs). After who the airport is named. Do you think the Goloka’s plane will land there that is insult to the plane of Goloka of it will land there. Goloka’s plane will land in Vrindavana. Goloka Vrindavana. Ekachakra’s plane will land in Yogapitha. So simple logic. Gurudev says its simple logic. It is not rocket science. You stay in dhama, you die in dhama, you go to dhama. From dhama to dhama.

Today morning we had a very strong lecture now I am trying to be soft otherwise everybody will think that these Nitai devotees are like really lions. But sometimes we should be soft also. We have done little chanting of Gauranga Mantra also. But Gauranga also roars. So I don’t know which Mantra is acting on us now. Vrinda Devi. Tulsi Maharani. Vrindadevi Ashtakam. The soft leaves, the manjaris they are making us soft. Otherwise Nitai Gaura are both very strong. One out of compassion, one out of anger and passion. Nitai is also in a very deep voice, grave voice. In a very grave voice He told Krishna Das. Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami is himself saying that Nitai spoke to me in a very grave voice. Su gambhira. Vani su gambhira. Su gambhira.

Sohaa haa navadvipa-dhaama sarva-dhaama saara kabe vaa dekhiba aami bale baarabaara (10)

He is only repeating these two statements. Ha ha Gauranga Nityananda! Ha ha Navadvipa dhama! When will I see all of you?

kaishora bayasa jiva sundara gathana vairaagyera paraakaashthaa apurva-darshana (11)

Jiva Goswami is very beautiful and handsome. He is very youthful. Kishore Sundar gathana. His built is very beautiful and he is youthful. vairaagyera paraakaashthaa apurva-darshana. Vairagyera paraakaashthaa. Now this is another lesson for us. You don’t have to adopt the path of vairagya when you are no longer sunder, no longer youthful, no longer handsome, when you are no longer kishor. Don’t think I will be become a vairagi when I will become a budha. When I will become old man, then I will take the path of renunciant. No. Jiva Goswami is Jagat Guru. The six Goswamis are Jagat Gurus. They are teaching us. What are they teaching us? When you are kishor become vairagyera paraakaashtaaa, otherwise in old age you will never become even kanishtha in vairagya path because the entire life sanskaras will torment you so much, it will become very difficult to detach. So he is teaching. What Bhaktivinoda Thakur is writing, in the first line he is writing he is kishor and in the second line he is writing vairagyera paraakaashthaa. The Goswamis they are always exemplary so we should learn from them. But why from young age we should inculcate this mood of vairagya? Otherwise neither we will be able to practice nor will we able to preach. (HINDI) Na achar kar paayenge na prachar kar paayenge. Agar iss samsar se attach rahenge toh. Thoda vairagya rahega tabhi toh seva kar paayenge. Tabhi toh prachar kar paayenge. Tabhi toh achar kar paayenge. So don’t wait to get 50 years old. Many devotees they leave bhakti because they think I have started too early I think. Pehle do saal krte hai fir sochte hai main abhi toh jawan hun. Maine kuch jaldi bhakti shuru kardi. Mere umar ke log abhi toh yeh kar rahe hai woh kar rahe hai. Apni aisi taisi kara rahe hai. Main bhi karana chahta hun aisi taisi. Bhakti karungi prabhuji chinta mat karo. Bhagwan par Ehsaan karunga chinta mat karo 50 saal ki umar mein. Bete tab goli khake hi marega. Maala waala toh kuch nhi hogi. Vayulekhan ke liye haath bhi nhi uthega. Kahega prabhuji main toh mansika Vayulekhan kar rha hun. Bahut advanced bhakti na. Advanced age mein maine bhakti shuru kari. Young age mein nhi kari isiliye advanced bhakta hun main. Arrey yaar. Toh this we should learn. Jo bhi apki umar hai woh kam mat smjhna ki abhi toh kam hai. Thoda badhne do. Phal ko pakne do. Abhi toh main kacha hun. Bhagwan kya khayenge abhi toh main meetha bhi nhi hua. Pehle pakk jaun fir Bhagwan khayenge. Naye naye reason aate hai na. Abhi toh main Bhagwan mein pura dhyan nhi de paaungi. Busy hun na family kife, responsibility aur yeh woh. Ek baar mein sbse door ho jaun fir main Bhagwan ko khush karunga. Ek baar pakk jaun fir main. Abhi toh main kacha hun. Arrey bhai tum pakne mein aur time lagaoge kya. Kadodo janam laga diye tumne iss samsar mein, abhi aur pakkna baki hai kya? Bhagwan keh rahe hai main kacha hi kha lunga ek baar mere paas toh aaja. Nhi thoda aur 20 saal. 20 saal mein asthama ka attack padega thode aur janam lagenge. Saal ke chakar mein janam mein chale jaoge. Isiliye risk mat lo. Abhi pakna baki nhi hai. Bahut janam ho gaye honge. brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva. Ghoom ghoom ke ghoom ghoom ke. punarapi jananam punarapi maranam punarapi jananii jathare shayanamh iha satmsaare bahudustaare kripayaa apaare paahi muraare (Bhaja Govindam by Adi Sankacharya) You should be desperate to be accepted by the Lord as your own. When Jiva Goswami met Nitai, Nitai accepted him as His own. You will come to know this. Saara suspense toh main khol hi raha hun. This is beautiful. Another lesson we can learn from these verses. No age is early. Whenever you can start that is the perfect age. Just give your 100%. Otherwise it can be too late and it can be too risky. You don’t know when you will die. You can die tomorrow also.

chaliyaa chaliyaa katadine mahaashaya navadvipe uttarilaa sadaa prema-maya (12)

Jaya Jiva Goswami! Jaya Vaishnava Thakur! So Jiva Goswami is chaliyaa chaliyaa. He is walking and walking. He is not sitting in a bullock cart or in a SUV or in a bullet train or in a flight. He is chaliyaa chaliyaa. He is walking. katadine mahaashaya. Two lessons which I can derive from this with my limited intelligence and realisations is that the very moment your feet will start moving towards dhama, that very moment you become mahaashaya. That is not your qualification. That is the glorification of dhama. (HINDI) Jis shkana (moment) apke charana, apke charana nhi apke paer. Aap sab Nitai bhakta ho isliye charana bol rahan hun. Jis shkana apke charana dhama ki aur chalna shuru hote hai. Chaliya chaliya. Uss hi samay aap mahan ban jate ho. Aur yeh apki visheshta nhi hai. Apki nirneye ki visheshta nhi hai. Yeh dhama ki mahima hai. Jo dhama ki taraf chalta hai woh mahana banta hai. Yeh Navadvipa Dhaam Mahatmaya ke pehle chapter mein likha hai. Pramana hai mere paas. Second lesson which we can derive from this is that you should never be lazy to go to dhama. You should never think that oh! It is a 5 hour journey from Delhi to Radha Kunda. It is 20 hour journey from Mumbai to Radha Kunda or it is a one day journey from Mumbai to Ekachakra. We are counting. If we go to the extent of one day then immediately we think oh! It will be very hectic. It will be very tiring. Let’s postpone the programme. Then your ticket to Goloka will also be postponed. Because this dhama also you are postponing, then real dhama also. This is also real dhama. The dhama in the spiritual world. Your entry in the spiritual dhama will also be postponed my dear brother. So we postpone because we are afraid of the journey. The long journey. We think it is long. But see Jiva Goswami he is real mahashaya. He is walking first of all. This is the difference. We are never walking towards the dhama. We are never doing padayatra like Mahaprabhu went from Puri to Vrindavana. He never sat in a bullock cart, He was always walking. He wanted to show… He wanted to properly respect the dhama by walking towards the dhama. And see koto dine. Bhaktivinoda Thakur is saying after many days of walking. Many days of walking, Srila Jiva Goswami, he finally reached Navadvipa. And for us even one day is too long. That is the difference between badha jiva and nitya siddha jiva. Jiva Goswami is nitya siddha jiva. Once again don’t be afraid if you can’t become nitya siddha, you can atleast do Nitai Vayulekhan! That will increase your attachment for dhama and that way one day you will also never feel that the journey is too long. When you have greed, you have attachment for dhama, then will you ever think that the journey is so long? Like Bilvamangala Thakur he was so attached to the prostitute, so did he find the journey very troublesome? Did he find any struggle? In that night when his father died and there was a storm and he had to cross the river using a dead body and he has to climb the wall using a snake, considering it as a rope. At midnight he was doing this. It was raining heavily. Did he ever feel any struggle? Why didn’t he feel struggle? Because he was attached to the prostitute. This attachment is a very strong weapon. A very strong force. It can make you do many things. And later on he became Bilvamangala just because he got attached to the Lord. And his writings were heard by Sri Chaitanya when he was in Gambhira in gambhir Radha bhaav. Gambhira means that place where Mahaprabhu relished Radha-bhav. And meaning of Gambhira is that only gambhir devotees can read that pastime, hear that pastime, understand that pastime, remember that pastime, absorb that pastime. If you are not a gambhir devotee, don’t try to enter into it. Don’t try to enter the pastimes of Gambhira of Chaitanya Charitamrita. That is why Mahaprabhu chose to remain in Gambhira. It is like a warning also. If you are gambhir then only come inside otherwise stay outside. So let us come back to the point. So once again I am saying don’t lose hope if you are not able to walk for many days and you think the journey is too long, just do Vayulekhan for many hours during the day. And naturally everything will fall in place. Everything will get okay. Everything will sound like the scriptures. This theory will become practice for you. This theory you know, you are never able to relate. Nobody is able to relate to such high level theory until and unless he is a Nitai bhakta. If you are a Nitai bhakta then only you can relate to goosebumps, to shivering, to trembling, to crying. If you are not a Nitai bhakta then very sorry you can never feel this Gaudiya literature. You can never feel this, you know nectarean Bengali verses of Bhaktivinoda Thakur, of Vrindavana Das Thakur, of Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, you can never feel them in reality. You can only read them as verse. But if you are a Nitai bhakta then you can actually feel them, experience them, execute them, practice them. You can translate theory into practice simply by doing Nitai Vayulekhan. dura haite navadvipa kari darashana dandavat ha’ye pade paaya acetana (13) You see all our Goswamis, their favorite pastime was dandavat. The six Goswamis they became Goswamis by doing dandavat. And after the six Goswamis, the six Goswamis never took sanyas. But after the six Goswamis and after Baldev Vidyabhushan, after Jagannatha Das Babaji, after Bhaktivinoda Thakur, after Gaur Kishor Das Babaji then finally in our Parampara. Once it was taken by Prabhodanada Saraswati Thakur and some other devotees during Gauranga’s pastimes and now in the recent past that sanyas was taken by Bhaktisiddhnatha Saraswati Thakur and was given by Bhaktisiddhnatha Saraswati Thakur to many qualified souls and those qualified souls have given sanyas to many more qualified souls. So you will ask what is the criterion or what is the eligibility or what is qualification to hold the tridanda? That is dandavat. Do dandavat and hold the danda. Without doing dandavats, thousands and thousands of dandavats you will never become a true Sanyasi, you will never become a true vairagi, you will never become a true Goswami. In order to become a Goswami and Sanyasi, you don’t need to be too opulent in your dressing and in your eating. You don’t need to become very royal to become a Goswami. You need to become more humbler than a blade of grass. You need to make dandavat your hobby. Just do dandavats in the dhama to all dhama vasis, just do dandavats. To all Vaishnavas, do dandavats again and again. You just need to keep a photo of your Guru in front of you right in the morning and you start doing dandavats. One mala of dandavats to your Guru and then you start doing Nitai Vayulekhan and chanting and you will feel the difference. You offer prostrated obeisances to Vrinda Devi, Tulsi Maharani in your house whenever you see her. That dandavat, that obeisance will help you so much you can’t imagine. As soon as you bow down doing dandavats automatically the nama ruchi comes. There is a strong connection. Kirtanaya sada Hari. If you will be more humble than a blade of grass, if you become humble then automatically you will get that desire to glorify the Lord always. You will get that desire to chant the name always. You will get that desire to do Vayulekhan. But Vayulekhan is very unique you know because it will actually make you more humble than a blade of grass. So Vayulekhan is always unique. That is why our mission is Nitai Vayulekhan Mission. It will improve the quality of your Hare Krishna Mahamantra. So we don’t want to name it Hare Krishna mission, we want to name it Nitai Vayulekhan Mission. Because Nitai is the cause of all auspiciousness for the fallen souls, for the nitya siddha souls, the eternally liberated souls. He is vishudha sattva, pure spiritual energy and the embodiment of auspiciousness. So the next few verses we will do in the next program. Our time is almost up. It is 8:58 p.m. I hope you all learnt something from the Katha. I tried my best to give my 100% in deriving lessons for myself and for all of you. Please accept my humble obeisances those who are listening to this katha because wherever Nitai Katha goes on, it is like a place of pilgrimage. We don’t need to go anywhere like any tirtha. Dhama is different from tirtha. Tirtha means where Ganga flows, Yamuna flows. And these tirthas are there like Gangotri, Yamunotri, different tirthas are there. You don’t need to go anywhere. Because when we are doing Nitai katha, Nitai mahima, then they are getting attracted towards that place where katha is going on. You don’t need to go there. Ganga is flowing, Yamuna is flowing, Saraswati is flowing, Narmada, Tapi, Krishna, Kaveri, Godavari all the rivers are flowing in that place where Nitai Katha and Nitai kirtana is going. Devotees- Haribooolll! And you are taking bath and you are getting purified. Don’t worry about that at all. Don’t need to go anywhere to take bath. Just hear Nitai Katha and the rivers will come and bathe you. No need to take your body to the river and bathe yourself. Just hear Nitai Katha regularly and attentively. The rivers will regularly come and bathe you. Ohh you are listening to Nitai Katha, I will bathe you. I want to have your association because you are hearing Nitai katha. This is so high. Sravana bhakti is so high. Tomorrow I will share some more you know nuances from Gaudiya Vaishnava teachings and more realisations because of Nitai Vayulekhan and because of the mercy of Srila Nitaipreshthji. And we will be back tomorrow at 8 p.m. Thank you so much for listening. Ananta koti Vaishnava Vrinda ki Jaya! Samasta Nitai bhakta Vrinda ki Jaya! Nitaipreshthji Srila Gurudeva ki Jaya! Srila Prabhupada ki Jaya! Srila Param Gurudeva Bhakti Shastri Parampada Das Maharaj ki Jaya! Sri Guru Parampara ki Jaya! Shad Goswami ki Jaya! Sri Pancha Tattva ki Jaya! Sri Vrindavana Das Thakur ki Jaya! Sri Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami ki Jaya! Srila Navadvipa Dhaam Mahatmaya ki Jaya! Bhaktivinoda Thakur ki Jaya! Srila Jiva Goswami ki Jaya! Srila Locana Das Thakur ki Jaya! Sri Dwadash Gopal ki Jaya! Dwadash Mahajan ki Jaya! Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata Chaitanya Charitamrita Srimad bhagvatam Nityananda Charitamrita adi samasta Gaudiya shastron ki Jaya! Sri Ekachakra dhama ki Navadvipa Mayapur dhama ki Shantipura dhama ki samasta Gauda Mandala dhama ki Sri Vraja Mandal dhama ki Radha Kunda Shyama Kunda Giriraj Maharaj ki Jaya! Aane wale Kartik Mahamahotsava ki Jaya! Nitai Vayulekhan ki Jaya! Nitai Vayulekhan ki Jaya!Nitai Vayulekhan ki Jaya! Hare Krishna Mahamantra ki Jaya! Nitai Gaur Harinam Mahasankirtana yajna ki Jaya! Nitai Katha karne sunne walon ki Jaya! Online sunne walon ki Jaya! Offline sunne walon ki Jaya! Baadmein sunne walon ki Jaya! Live sunne walon ki Jaya! Transcript padhne walon ki Jaya! Sri Sri Guru Gauranga ki Jaya! Nitai Gaur Sitanatha Premanande Hari Haribooolll! Oh 10 mins are still left. Its only 50 mins we can do some Nitai kirtana if you all say. You all toh will definitely say. Let us ask the online devotees. Do you all want kirtana? Jahnvi is typing. I know her answer. I know what she will type so let us start. Nobody is going to say no. Oh Krishna! Ha Nitai! Whole life spent like this in Nitai Katha and kirtana. See I can give soft katha also, nobody should blame me or accuse me of giving harsh katha. (HINDI) Bahut shanti ho gayi na. Aaj subah mein ek Advaita Acharya ki katha bata raha tha ki Advaita Acharya ko kitna gussa aya. Bhakton ko dukh mein dekha Advaita Acharya ne ki sab bhakta dukha mein hai aur naastikon ki shakti badhti ja rahi hai. Atheistic log strong hote ja rahe hai. Stronger sharper taller Horlicks pee pee ke itne shaktishali hote ja rahe hai. Advaita Acharya ko khundak chad gyi. Gussa aa gya Advaita Acharya ko, keh rahe hai main chaar haath prakat kar dunga, do haath se maar dunga do haath se samskar kar dunga last mein. Chakra gada se maarunga aur kamala aur shankha se aarti utarunga, mukti dilaunga. Fir Advaita Acharya ke gusse pe medidate kar karke kar karke kar karke, mujhe yeh samajh mein aya ki unke dhama ka nama Shantipura kyun hai. (Everyone laughs) Advaita Acharya ko shaanta karne ke liye. Kyunki Advaita Acharya toh Simha hai. Kissi aire gaire se mil liye jisne bhakti ke ilawa kuch aur bola, muh khola toh jis vocal chord se usne kuch bola woh vocal chord se chakra uska gala kholega. Uske vocal chord hi tod dega. Toh isliye ab main samjha ki unke dhama ka special nama hai Shantipura. Advaita Acharya ko shaanta rakhne ke liye. Kyunki woh toh sher hai jab marzi dahar denge. Bachpan mein hi dahar diye. Unka koi mitra tha unke saath. Unka mitra bola tum Durga ko Pranaam karo. Advaita Acharya bol rahe hai chup rahe. Main nahi kr raha. I can’t do this. She will not accept this. Woh dost bola bhai aise mat kar. You don’t have etiquette. Temple etiquette. If you are standing in front of diety do Pranaam. Advaita Acharya said please don’t insist. Mere andar ka sher mat jaga. Then he again said please Kamlaksha, I am your well-wisher, I don’t want you to make a mistake in the temple. Please do Pranaam. Advaita Acharya said (made a roaring noise) why you are insisting? And that day his friend almost died. His friend fainted and almost died. Then Advaita Acharya had to make special request to revive him. So that is why the name of his dhama is Shantipura because many a times he becomes like ashanta tiger like lion. This is another small realisation which I had today evening after the Katha during Nitai Vayulekhan. Kirtana karna hai. Kirtana. Kirtana.

(Ecstatic kirtana takes place) Nitai he aur Ekachakra jakr gayenge He Nitai. Yahan bol rahe hai Nitai he kyunki hum door hai aur jab Ekachakra mein jayenge toh bolenge He Nitai, how are you? Bahut bahut dhanyawad. Joy Nitai! Joy Nitaipreshthji! Joy Nitai Vayulekhan! Pehle toh Radha Kunda jayenge aur Radhe Radhe gayenge kyunki Gurudeva agle mahine Radha Kunda mein aayenge toh hum Ekachakra mein jakr kya karenge jab humare Nitaipreshthji Ekachakra mein nahi hai. Bahut bahut dhanyawad. (End)