Take Shelter of Vaishnavs

āśraya loiyā bhaje, tāre kṛṣṇa nāhi tyaje,
āra saba more akāraṇa

ṭhākura vaiṣṇava pada, avanīra sampada,
śuno bhāi hoiyā eka mana

(Thakur Vaishnava Pada by Srila Narottama Das Thakur)

Srila Narottama Das Thakur has beautifully described the importance of taking shelter of vaishnavas in one’s life. He says that make the lotus feet of vaishnavas as your greatest wealth and treasure. Make them the most cherished assets in your life. And he says śuno bhāi hoiyā eka mana. He says with rapt attention, listen to this thing that āśraya loiyā bhaje, tāre kṛṣṇa nāhi tyaje, that if you are surrendered to a vaishnava, if you are dedicated, you have taken shelter of a vaishnava, vaishnavas, if you are sheltered at the lotus feet of the vaishnavas, then Krishna will never reject you. If you perform Krishna bhajana in the shelter of the vaishnavas, then Krishna will not reject you. Even if you make some mistake, Krishna will still, you know consider you as His own because of your love, dedication and surrender for the vaishnavas. So if you do not want to enter the rejected list of Krishna, then never forsake the shelter of vaishnavas. Never try to to worship Krishna independently. Always try to perform Krishna bhakti as humble servants of vaishnavas in their shelter, then you are in a very very safe position. Vaishnavas will always protect you from falling down, from deviating. So its very important to always seek protection and shelter of patita pavana Vaishnava Thakur.

Joy Nitai!

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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)

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

Selfless Pleasing Service to Hari, Guru, and Vaishnavas

  • If I try to fulfill my personal aspirations instead of selflessly serving the mission till the end of my life, then I would be highly ungrateful to Guru, Guru Paramapara, and Nitai.
  • Pleasing service of Guru and Vaishnavas is the highest siddhi which I desire life after life.
  • Service alone is not sufficient to please. Favorable service which is desirable by Hari, Guru, and Vaishnavs, is service proper.
  • Those who have irrevocable faith in the Guru Paramapara and Nitai will never feel alone and unprotected.

Faith in Nitai VayulekhanBe a namakshar-parayan Vaishnav to become a nam-parayan Vaishnav!


Faith is a subject matter which cannot be taken lightly if you are in the pursuit of excellence in devotional service. You cannot be unmindful about it as it holds great importance in the quest of love of Godhead. In this article, we will be specifically dealing with faith in Nitai Vayulekhan- the primary spiritual practice for all devotees of Nitai. Nitai Vayulekhan is the very core of our Mission. If we do not have complete faith in this rare spiritual practice then how will we take this Mission forward? How will we progress in our own Nitai bhajan? How will we loot the boundless mercy which has been bequeathed to us in the form of निताइ Nam? As per the verdict of Sadhu, Guru, and Shastra, taking shelter of the holy names of the Lord is the sole religion in Kaliyug: 
“nama bina kali-kale nahi ara dharmma 

sarvva-mantra-sara nama,—ei sastra marmma”

“In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy there is no other religion but the chanting of the holy name; this is the essence of all Mantras, this is the purport of all the Scriptures.”

[Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrta Adi 7.74]

There are many names of Lord Hari which can be chanted but it is especially recommended to chant the Hare Krishna mahamantra for quick deliverance. However, there is no restriction to take shelter of any other principal name of Krishna as they all are non-different from Him. As Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu said in the 2nd verse of the Shikshashtaka, “namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis”

“O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names, like Krishna and Govinda. In these transcendental names, you have invested all Your transcendental energies.” 

Thus, it is clear that all the transcendental energies of the Lord are invested in all the principal names of the Lord. In Kaliyug we all are so offensive that we constantly commit the 10 offenses against the Hare Krishna Mahamantra which inhibits our spiritual growth. Thus, we take shelter of Nitai’s merciful holy name which does not consider any offenses. Nitai Balaram is non-different from Krishna and He is more merciful than even the most merciful form of Krishna, that is, Gauranga. 

emon, doyāl to nāi he, mār kheye prema dey

(ore) aparādha dūre jābe, pābe prema-dhan

o nāme aparādha-vicāra to nāi he

                                                     
“Oh! Such a merciful personality as Nityananda Prabhu is not to be found anywhere! He suffers a beating from Jagai and Madhai and still gives them the love of God! Oh! When your offenses are being vanquished, you will obtain the treasure of love of God! But in these names of Caitanya and Nitai there is no consideration of offenses!”

In this age of Kali, it is strictly advised not to deviate from the holy names and take up any other process. Your faith in the holy names is the greatest wealth that you possess. You must have this Nishtha (irrevocable faith) that there is absolutely no difference between the holy names and the Lord. In this light, let us look at the concept of Vayulekhan. Can Vayulekhan be called a deviation? Is Vayulekhan something different from the Yug Dharm? No. Not at all. In fact, it takes our faith in Nam prabhu to an even higher level. One may have faith in the sound of a holy name but such a faith is abstract because it is based on one’s belief that mantras have healing powers. One does not have the faith that the Lord’s name is the Lord Himself. One’s faith is confined to the healing powers of the sound vibration of a mantra. However, if someone has faith in the sanskrit akshar parabrahm then that is proper faith in Nam prabhu. Such a faith can never be abstract. Only that person who is truly convinced that there is complete non-difference between the Lord and His name can accept the Nam akshars as Parabrahm. And the process of Vayulekhan is based on this understanding only that the sanskrit syllables of the holy names are non-different from the Lord. Those who perform Vayulekhan show the Lord that, “Yes! We have complete faith that Your name is non-different from you.” When Nam prabhu sees our faith, He gets very much pleased and we receive His mercy very soon. You must have heard how the monkeys in Ram’s army wrote Ram’s name on the stones and how glorious it is to write the names of the Lord on one’s body. If you still do not have complete faith in the divinity of the syllables then let me provide more proofs from our Acaryas: 

Shrila Rupa Goswami writes,

jaya namadheya! munivrnda-geya!

jana-ranjanaya paramaksarakrte!

All Glory to You, O Holy Name! You are eternally sung by the sages; You are the joy of the hearts of all, and You have graciously appeared in this form of the Transcendental syllables to bring all good to the souls suffering in this world. (Shri Namashtakam, Shlok 2)

Let us look at a few excerpts of the bhajans which Shrila Bhaktivinod Thakur wrote based on the verses of the Namashtakam of Shrila Rupa Goswami ,

jaya jaya harinam, cidanandamrita-dham,

para-tattva akshara-akar

nija-jane kripa kori’, nama-rupe avatari’,

jive doya korile apar

“ All glories, all glories to the holy name of the Lord, the abode of immortal transcendental bliss! The Supreme Absolute Truth, who possesses an eternal form of sacred syllables, has descended in the form of the holy name. Thereby He shows mercy to His own devotees while showering boundless compassion upon all fallen souls.”

The phrase ‘para-tattva akshara-akar’ is the ultimate proof that the form of the syllables of the holy names is transcendental absolute reality (para-tattva). Please pay attention to the word ‘akshar-akar’ which means ‘form of syllables’.. 

ohe krishna-namakshar, tumi sarva-shakti-dhar,

jivera kalyana-vitarane

“O Lord Krishna in the form of name-syllables! You possess all supreme powers, and are engaged in bestowing pure auspiciousness upon the living beings.”

sabu-rasa-akara, `hari’ iti dvy-akshara,

sabu-bhave koralun ashroy

nama carane pa’di, bhaktivinoda kohe,

tuwa pade magahun niloy

The two syllables Ha and ri are a mine of all varieties of devotional mellow. Every ecstasy of devotion has taken shelter in them. Falling at the lotus feet of the holy name, Bhaktivinoda says, “O Harinam, I pray for residence at Your lotus feet.”

To conclude, there is ultimate gain in being faithful to the process of Nitai Vayulekhan as it instills an irrevocable faith in the holy names into the heart of a Sadhaka. Only by becoming a namakshar-parayana Vaishnav can you become a nam-parayana Vaishnav. Otherwise you will simply remain a parinam-parayan Vaishnav (result-oriented, without any genuine faith in Nam prabhu). 

Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,
Nitaimani das