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The Gifts of Lord Nityananda

Following is an excerpt from the lecture on “Lord Nityananda in most blissful and most merciful” on the day of Nityananda Trayodashi – by Vraj Bihari Das

CC Ādi 5.204
jaya jaya nityānanda-caraṇāravinda
yāṅhā haite pāinu śrī-rādhā-govinda

Translation:

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

Purport:

Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, who is famous for his poetic composition known as Prārthanā, has lamented in one of his prayers, “When will Lord Nityānanda be merciful upon me so that I will forget all material desires?” Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura confirms that unless one is freed from material desires to satisfy the needs of the body and senses, one cannot understand the transcendental abode of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Vṛndāvana. He also confirms that one cannot understand the loving affairs of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa without going through the direction of the six Gosvāmīs. In another verse Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura has stated that without the causeless mercy of Nityānanda Prabhu, one cannot enter into the affairs of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.

Today we will talk about Lord Nityananda and his two most important qualities. Krishna is the supreme personality of God and he takes the form of Balarama from whom Narayana and Mahavishnu emerges. Mahavishnu then enters material creation as Karuna Dakshaya Vishnu and then expands into each material universe as Karbo Dakshaya Vishnu and then enters the heart of every living entity as Shiro Dakshaya Vishnu. And all incarnation come from Shiro Dakshaya Vishnu.

Ultimately Lord Nityananda is an incarnation of Balarama. Lord Nityananda is the Master of Material Energy and Controller of Material Energy. Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda emerge in Bengal at same time as Sun and Moon arising at same time. Lord Chaitanya removes the ignorance and gives clarity likewise Lord Nityananda removes distress and gives satisfaction. Lord Nityananda will give happiness to our hearts and removes lust from hearts. This is the identity of Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda is a true Avadhoot who is inexhaustible, highly respectable, and free from material bondage and fixed on absolute truth.

Now we will discuss how he will give happiness and relieve us from lust. Everybody runs for happiness with so much miseries and burden. Mahabharat explains the life as story of man who fell into a well and got struck in a branch of tree in the middle of well. A python is inside the well, a tiger is waiting outside the well, two rats are breaking the tree branch, bees are biting him but still he feels relax when a little drop of honey fell in his tongue. Likewise common man is get struck in life between python of Death, tiger of 3 modes, two rates of Day and Night, bees’ bites of miseries but he feels relaxed with little sense gratification as like drop of honey. But the real happiness is the mercy of Krishna which can only be attained with the help of the spiritual master, Lord Balaram or Lord Nityananda. This is the first thing Lord Nityananda gave us. Next thing he gave us is the concept of service. Thus Lord Nityananda is both Most Blissful and Merciful which is very rare.

Basis of happiness is service and not enjoyment. Lord Nityananda always serves Lord Chaitanya and sometimes he serves Lord Chaitanya by even annoying him. He also includes every available person in service of Lord Chaitanya. Lord Nityananda caught the lowest people and gave them the highest which is against the common practice of giving the highest to the best people. By the words of Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda and his associates went to many places and gave holy name and chanting to many poor and unreachable people. Even they went to Jagai and Madhai, the two drunkards and dacoits of lowest nature and asked them to chant. They shouted at Lord Nityananda and even Madhai had hurted him badly. But by Lord Nityananda’s mercy, Jagai and Madhai were drawn into Krishna consciousness and got Krishna from Lord Chaitanya.

Preaching is a tough service than parenting. Children will not be eager to hear and will not be grateful to parents, atleast till their adulthood. Similarly preachers can’t expect others to be eager to hear and accept Krishna and be grateful for giving Krishna. You need to be most merciful to give Krishna to others who did not like you. Lord Chaitanya told that Lord Nityananda is the best preacher and is the leader of all preachers. So he ordered Lord Nityananda to go to Bengal and preach as much as possible. Lord Nityananda and his associates went to Bengal and gave Krishna to as many people as possible even to Ghaazi, Muslim ruler of Bengal.

Lord Nityananda has the best product and the product everyone wants – Love and yet he gives it free to everyone. Only thing you have to do is to be humble and be open minded. Three steps to be followed are Receive, Rectify and Remind others when getting love for Krishna. Receive the love for Krishna, Rectify your faults by not doing faults hereafter and remind others to get love for Krishna. When the 6 anarthas came as Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha, Ravana and Kumbakarna, Sishupal and Jarasandha, Krishna killed them all. But when these anarthas came as Jagai and Madhai, Lord Chaitanya didn’t kill them. Instead Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda invoke love for Krishna and proved the worth of love in the current Kaliyuga.

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