Most Forgiving Master and Adi Guru

:hibiscus: From a mixture of milk and water, a Hansa (swan) drinks only milk and leaves the water.

And Nitai is Param-Hansa Shiromani. (69th name from 108 names of Nitai written by Shrila Nitaipreshthji Gurudev)

This means He is the topmost ignorer of all your bad qualities and disqualifications. He just accepts whatever little goodness is there in you and bestows upon you His boundless mercy based on that tiny goodness.

:hibiscus:O Nitai, you may fulfill all my desires. Or all my desires may remain unfulfilled. My only prayer to You is “keep me engaged in your devotional service till the end of my life without any expectation of wish fulfillment”.

:hibiscus: My major realisation of recent Navadvip Yatra with Nitai Sena was:

“I miss Ekachakra!!!!!!! Take me back!”

:hibiscus: Nitai Bhakti aisi karo ki Guru ko aap pe naaz ho.
Aur Guru Bhakti aisi karo ki Nitai ko aap pe naaz ho.

:hibiscus: It is true that in this age of Kali it is extremely difficult to find a real Guru. However, it is also true that when a disciple is ready, a Guru appears automatically. But the problem is that in this Kali Yuga, people themselves fail to become genuine seekers of a genuine Guru. It is a hopeless situation. That is why there is an urgent need to spread Nitai’s name all over. Nitai acts as the best Guru of even those who are not seeking any real spiritual progress.

To sum,

For genuine seekers, a genuine Guru appears.
For ignorant fools, Adi-Guru Nitai appears.

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How to Attain Lord’s Mercy?

🌷 How can one attain the Lord’s mercy?

“If we do not transgress against the true servants of Hari who are constantly engaged in His service but follow in their footsteps, then we can attain the Lord’s mercy. Only by the Vaiṣṇavas’ mercy can one attain the mercy of Hari. If the Vaiṣṇavas are displeased, then no one can attain fortune. This is especially true of the spiritual master. Without pleasing the spiritual master one cannot attain the Lord’s mercy.”

(By Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad)

🌷 “Even weak-hearted but simple-minded humble practitioners of devotional service are qualified for the Lord’s compassion, whereas proud, crooked people are punishable because they cheat.”

(By Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad)

The Glorification of Unparalleled Love

निताइ! The Hare Krishna Mahamantra is replete with Radhey-Shyam’s love for each other. Radha’s love for Krishna and Krishna’s love for Radha. The Mahamantra is not just the glorification of Radha and Krishna, it is the glorification of their unparalleled love. It is overflowing with the divine couple’s madness for each other. We celebrate their eternal love by singing the Mahamantra! निताइ!

निताइ! We can’t imagine how grateful Jagai and Madhai must be to Nitai throughout their lives. Everyday they must be crying profusely in gratitude. Their every drop of tear was a testimonial of Nitai’s unparalleled mercy.  निताइ!

निताइ! Writing Nitai’s name in the air with the tip of your index finger is not only eco-friendly but also ego-friendly.
निताइ! Fortunate are those who have an inclination to serve. Blessed are those who get a chance to serve.

निताइ! Respect, service, and love have to be unconditional or else they cease to be what they are.

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

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.

Vayulekhan and Nitai bhaktas are The Keys to Highest Mercy

  • When the least mercy is expected, Nitai surprises you by giving the highest.
  • Our consciousness just before we fall asleep, to a large extent, determines the consciousness that we are going to have just after we wake up in the morning. So Nitai Vayulekhan done just before sleeping actually prepares you to do it immediately after getting up in the morning.
  • Nitai Vayulekhan just before sleeping tremendously increases our chances of having Hari-Guru-Vaishnav filled dreams while we are asleep.
  •  Completing one’s Sadhana at any cost before sleeping is a very important teaching of Vaishnav-sarvabhauma Shrila Jagannath das Babaji. We gain so much spiritual strength if we simply follow this one instruction very carefully.
  • The whole world may go upside down but as long as we are in the association of Nitaibhakts, we don’t care!
  • The Lord may take anything away from us but may He allow us to remain in the association of simple and humble Nitaibhakts till our last breath.
  • Even if we hurt a devotee unintentionally we must beg for forgiveness and repent, then what to speak of intentionally hurting a devotee!
  • Nitai transforms sudurlabham into susulabham..
  •  Real NIRJAN Bhajan means that Bhajan which is performed without the desire for “JAN” (name-fame and amassing followers… Na dhanam NA JANAM..)

Absorb Yourself in Nitai Bhakti for All Perfection!

:hibiscus: You just absorb yourself in Nitai bhajan. Nitai bhajan means Nitai Vayulekhan, Nitai kirtana, Nitai Lila Sravana. You absorb yourself in these activities and you will automatically feel some attachment, spontaneous attachment for dhama, as dhama is a manifestation of Nitai only.

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 dhams, the spiritual abodes of the Lord are directly Nitai, direct manifestations of Nitai. So 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? Obviously you will.

:hibiscus: 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.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 (anxious from inside). 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 (spiritual anxiety) should be there. If you are vyakula (anxious) to see the dhama, then only your desire to see the Lord is genuine. Otherwise it is bogus. Joy Ekachakra! Joy Radhakund!

:hibiscus: You know how to seek the lord’s darshana? First seek the darshan of the dhama. That is the first step we have to take. And this is being taught in an expert manner by Shrila Nitaipreshthji. I am 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 Shrila Nitaipreshthji’s motto. (He says) “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.” He says that the dhama is the airport. The plane will not land anywhere else. Not in Delhi. It is a huge airport in Delhi, in fact 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 (Material World) to Adhyatimika Jagat (Spiritual World). Do you think the Goloka’s plane will land in a city’s airport? That is insult to the plane of Goloka if 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. (Except if you are outside Dham and are fully engaged in carrying out the order of the spiritual master and spreading Nitai’s name… This was told to me by Gurudev) :blush: