When someone leaves his body in the Dhams, he attains the highest destination as kripa-siddhi. How merciful! Who is behind all this? It is Nitai only, the most-caring father of all conditioned souls, who manifests in the form of the Dhams. He is the one who gives solace in the form of the Dhams. He is the one who gives protection in the form of the Dhams. He is the one who gives everyone a chance to attain kripa-siddhi by leaving the body in the Dhams. Who else can think so much about us? How can we be so ungrateful? How can we not realize and feel gratitude for Nitai’s supreme mercy in the form of the Dhams? निताइ
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,
Mahaprabhu told Nitai that He will come again as His son and asked Him to get married. This not only shows that He wanted to fully relish Nitai’s unparalleled Vatsalya but also the fact that He wanted to become the disciple and son of Anang Manjari (Vasudha and Jahnava) to relish complete subordination to Manjari bhav as well. Krishna always wants to serve the lotus feet of the Manjaris. By becoming a disciple of Jahnava Mata, in the form of Virachandra Prabhu, Gaur fulfilled this desire as well.
O mind! When will you stop running from one material desire to another material desire? When will you start rolling in the dust of Ekachakra Dham instead? Please stop running and start rolling!
Ekachakra is bliss. Ekachakra is mercy. Ekachakra is hope. Ekachakra is peace. Ekachakra is light. Ekachakra is love. Ekachakra is rasa. Ekachakra is affection. Ekachakra is protection. Ekachakra is solace. Ekachakra is Ekachakra! (You can compare Ekachakra only with Ekachakra)
What to speak of eternally conditioned souls, even Pandavas got residence in Radhakund in the form of Trees by first residing in Ekachakra and receiving Nitai’s mercy. This is another confidential proof of the fact that everyone gets Kund-vas by Nitai’s mercy only. Even Uddhav could not attain what Pandavas attained simply by the mercy of Nitai & His most merciful abode Ekachakra.
Jiva Goswami meets Nitai (Part 6)
By HG Nitaimani Das Prabhuji
September 23, 2016
Joy Joy Nitai! Joy Nitai Vayulekhan! Joy Srila Nitaipreshthji! Joy Srila Gurudev! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare I hope it’s audible who all are listening to it live online. Is the sound quality fine? Joy Nitai!! (Kirtana) Srila Nitaichand ki jaya! Srila Navadvipa Dhaam Mahatmaya ki jaya! Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur ki jaya! Srila Jiva Goswami ki jaya! So we were discussing the 19th verse of fourth chapter of Navadvipa Dhaam Mahatmaya yesterday and day before yesterday. Both the days we have discussed this verse. sāttvika-vikāra-pūrṇa jīvera śarīra dekhi’ jīva bali’ sabe karilena sthira [NDM, Chapter 4, Verse 19] So we were discussing how Srila Jiva Goswami ‘s entire transcedental body is filled with ashta saatvik vikaar and the servants of Nityananda Prabhu, they were ordered by Nitai to bring Srila Jiva Goswami to Nitai. So the servants when they saw this divine personality is filled with astha saatvika vikaar, so those servants they immediately recognised that this must be Jiva. No one can manifest such ecstatic transformations other than that person who is described by Nitai’s special mercy. Nitai, He gave that description to the servants, that description is not mentioned in this book obviously. From this we can deduce cause when they saw the ashta saatvik vikaar in Jiva Goswami ‘s transcedental body, then immediately they said: dekhi’ ‘jīva’ bali’ sabe karilena sthira. As soon as Srila Jiva Goswami’s transcedental body is filled with ashta saatvik vikaar, immediately they said ‘Jiva’, immediately that word came from their mouth, ‘Jiva’. This is ‘Jiva’. Why did they say ‘Jiva’ immediately upon seeing the ecstatic symptoms? Because Nitai must have given that description that if you find person whose transcedental body is filled with ashta saatvik vikaar, then you must know then he is definitely Srila Jiva Goswami. Devotees- Haribolll!! In this book, (Hindi) is book mein, granth mein ye varnan to nahi diya. Iss granth mein toh atharvein(18th) shlok me yehi likha hai ki Nitai ne apne daasgano ko aagya diya ki Jiva Goswami ko yaha le aao. ājñā dila dāsa-gaṇe śrī-jīve ānite aneka vaiṣṇava yāya jīve sambodhite [NDM, Chapter 4, Verse 18] So in this granth aisa nahi likha ki Nitai ne Jiva Goswami ka kya varnan dia hai, lekin 19th shlok se hum aisa samajh sakte hai jase Nitai ke paarshado ne, Nitai ke daasgano ne Jiva Goswami ko dekha ek aise vyakti ko dekha jiska poora shareer asthta saatvik vikaar se bhara hua hai, usi samaya unhone apne mukh se ek hi shabda dhwani nikaali. ‘Jiva’! ‘Jiva’! Ye to Jiva hai! Ye to Jiva iska matlab Nitai ne aisa varnan kiya tha ki aisa vyaktitva tumhe dikhai dega jo ashta saatvika vikaaro se bhara hua hoga. dekhi’ jīva bali’ sabe karilena sthira. karilena sthira means now they were fully convinced that this is Jiva, this must be Jiva, let us go near him and let us tell him what Nitai has told us, what Nitai has ordered us. That Nitai has personally sent us to bring you. That you are so special to Nitai. So now the servants of Nitai they are fully convinced that this must be Jiva. He cannot be anyone else. so now they are going near to Jiva Goswami and they are going to tell, convey the order of Nityananda Prabhu and let us see what will be the reaction of Srila Jiva Goswami. And how they told Nitai’s order to Jiva Goswami in the next verse. keha keha āge giyā mahāprema-bhare nityānanda-prabhu-ājñā vijñāpana kare [NDM, Chapter 4, verse 20] (Kirtana) sāttvika-vikāra-pūrṇa ‘śrī-jīvera’ śarīra dekhi’ ‘jīva’ bali’ sabe karilena sthira (NDM, Chapter 4, verse 19) So these ashta saatvik vikaar, this is the identity proof, id card of Srila Jiva Goswami. Like we discussed that day for ordinary vaishnavas, the identity proof, the identity card may be a tilaka or a kanthi mala. Mala, tilak in 12 places on the body and kanthi mala and a shikha, dhoti, kurta. This type of dress marks on the body they allow everyone else to recognise a vaishnava. That is the identity proof. But for pure devotees, for extraordinary vaishnavas, the defining feature is the ashta saatvik vikaar. There may be tilak and kanthi mala and dhoti and kurta and shikha even on the body of the extraordinary vaishnava, but the defining characteristic is ‘ashta saatvik vikaar’. That is the speciality which will not be found in the bodies of the ordinary vaishnavas. So the servants they could confirm the identity. Like we check the id card, if confirmed a green signal is there, if it is not confirmed, it’s a red signal. So they saw that Srila Jiva Goswami’s body was trembling, shedding tears in ecstacy, having goosebumps, his voice was chocking, his body color was changing, he was crying and he was getting unconscious. They saw with their own eyes and then they confirmed the identity of Srila Jiva Goswami. And when they saw this ashta saatvik vikaar, you know this is the rare achievement in human life to attain the ashta saatvik vikaar, so when they saw this ashta saatvik vikaar in the body of Jiva Goswami, externally they were saying this is Jiva but internally they were saying this is Nityasidhha Jiva. Devotees-Haribolll!! Internally they realised ‘No, this is not a baddha jiva, baddha jiva cannot experience such ecstacy, my dear friends!’. With their eyes they were talking to each other. They looked into each other’s eyes and then they were confirming. ‘Oho!!Nityasidhha has come in Navadvipa, a badhha jiva has not come to meet Nitai. See our Lord is so special, our master Nitai is so special. That not only baddha jiva come to meet our Lord, our master but even Nityasiddha Jiva’s hanker so much to attain the darshan, the service of Doyal Nitai. Devotees- Haribooolll!! (Hindi) Nitai ke daasgan, Nitai ke paarshad apne netron se ek dusre se baat cheet kar re hai. Apni drishti se ek dusre ki ankhon me aankhein daalke, ek dusre ko keh rahe hai- ‘Koi bhaddha jiva nahi aaya. Nitai se milne ye ashta saatvik vikaar purna shareer dekhkar aisa maalum padta hai ki ek Nityasidhha jiva aaya hai. Ispe garva hona chahiye ki humare Prabhu Nitai se baddha jiva toh milne aate hi hai par uchh koti ke Mahabhagvat nityasiddha bhi humare Nitai ke charno ki sewa ke nirantar abhilaashi hai, ke liye tadapte hai. Nitai ke charano ke darshana ke liye, badhha jiva hi nahi tadapte balki Nityasiddha jiva bhi tadapte hai. We all are like fish out of water when ‘we’ don’t have the service of Nitai, but here ‘we’ not only includes the badhha jivas but also includes the eternally liberated souls Even the eternally liberated souls, the mahabhagvats, they also feel like fish out of water when they are not able to get the service of Nitai. When they are not able to get the darshan of Nitai. Such is the position of Doyal Nitai. Doyal Nitai! Doyal Nitai! Doyal Nitai! (Kirtana) So I hope it is still audible to all those who are listening live online. Another point I would like to discuss from this 19th verse of saatvik vikaar purna. Dekhi Jiva boli. This word jiva is very striking here. Whenever you hear this word ‘Jiva’ especially for Jiva Goswami, the only philosophical point that should come in your mind is that no matter you are a ordinary jiva or extraordinary jiva, no matter you are a neophyte soul or an advanced soul, you are a soul. And for all souls, Nitai’s mercy and Nitai’s service is mandatory. This word is not specifying Nityasiddha jiva or Nityabaddha jiva. This is just one word jiva. So why am I discussing this point from different angle is that there are some devotees those who think that we are so advanced or we have been in Krishna consciousness for so many years, we don’t need to approach Nitai or Balarama. We don’t need the mercy of Nitai. We will do Radha Krishna bhajan. We will meditate on the pastimes, the eternal pastimes of Radha Krishna. We will read the pastimes of Radha Krishna. We will discuss the high level books which contain the position of Radha Krishna. Radhe-Shyama. RadheShyama. We don’t need Nitai, we don’t need Balarama. That is for the new comers.’ There are some devotees who think like this. asatyere satya kori māni ahańkāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā (Nitai Pada Kamala by Srila Narottama Das Thakur) Narottam is saying. Here Jiva is saying, there Narottama is saying. heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi nitāiyer koruṇā habe, braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe (Nitai Pada Kamala by Srila Narottama Das Thakur) Automatically you will get Radha-Krishna, simply by receiving the mercy of Nitai. So never think you are too high for Nitai. You are never too high in bhakti for Nitai. Just keep this point in your mind. (Hindi) Aap kabhi bhi itni uchai pe nahi pahuchne wale jaha pe aakar Nitai ki avashyakta hi nahi. Aisi koi uchai nahi jahan apko Nitai nahi chahiye. Chaahe kitne bhi bade bhakta ban jaa, apko har avastha mein, har uchayi mein Nitai chahiye agar aapko is janam me RadhaKrishna ke darshan chahiye. Isliye yaha par word use kia gaya hai ‘jiva’. Isliye humein yaad dilana chahiye ki yahan jiva ke aage nityasiddha ya Nityabaddha nahi likha hai, yaani for all categories of living entities, Nitai’s mercy is mandatory. This point should be clear in your mind. dekhi’ ‘jīva’ bali’ sabe karilena sthira. So it is time for us to now move onto the next verse. keha keha āge giyā mahāprema-bhare nityānanda-prabhu-ājñā vijñāpana kare [NDM, Chapter 4, Verse 20] keha keha means out of all the servants, someone came filled with great prema, mahaprema bhare. keha keha means someone. age giya means came forward and mahaprema bhare means great prema, with great love. What did he do? nityānanda-prabhu-ājñā vijñāpana kare. That person that devotee they told Jiva Goswami about Nityananda’s order. So they were themselves stunned upon seeing Jiva Goswami. They could not do anything. They could not react to the divine darshan they had of Srila Jiva Goswami. The only thing which they did, they were saying ‘Jiva! Jiva! Yeh to Jiva…’ but they could not move they become emotionless. They saw such extraordinary beauty and such extraordinary bhakti such extraordinary ecstacy. (Hindi) Unhone itna alaukik saundarya dekha, itna alaukik vyaktitva dekha, itni alaukik bhakti dekhi aur itne alaukik saatvik vikaar dekhe ki wo kuch kar ni paaye. Sirf mukh se bol re hai ‘Jiva! Jiva! Jiva!’. Lekin hil nahi paaye, kuch kar nahi paaye, woh drishye ko dekhkar woh dang reh gaye, woh numb ho gaye. They became numb. Then after sometime they finally decided we have to focus on our sewa. We have to focus on our service. You know sometimes it happens that in ecstacy, we forget our service. At that time what should be given more priority. What should be given more priority? Obviously service! Service is the inseparable function of all living entities. Jaiva dharma is to serve Krishna, is to serve Srimati Radharani, is to serve Nitai-Gaura. That is the dharma of the soul. Dharma means that function which cannot be seperated. Like heat is the dharma of fire. Can you separate heat from fire? Is it possible? Or cold from ice? Have you ever seen hot ice or cold fire? You will never see. That is the dharma. Similarly ecstacy, saatvik vikaar is not the dharma of the soul. The dharma of the soul is to serve. The saatvik vikaar is a product, is an effect of serving Nitai-Gaura Radha-Krishna sincerely, wholeheartedly in a pure manner. If you will serve Nitai-Gaura Radha-Krishna via NitaiVayulekhan or Hare Krishna Mahamantra chanting, you serve Nitai-Gaura RadhaKrishna, then ecstacy you will get naturally. But that ecstacy is not your primary function. Your primary function is to serve. So if that ecstacy deviates you from your primary function, then you have to make a deliberate effort to control your ecstacy and get back to the service. (Hindi) Jeeva ka mukhya dharma hai bhagwan ki sewa karna or dil se, shudhta se jab woh bhagwaan ki sewa karta hai, Nitai-Gaura aur Radha-Krishna ki toh uske shareer mein yeh saatvik vikaar aate hai. Usko romaanch hota hai, uski aankhon me ashru aate hai. Toh yeh uska phal hai, dil se ki gayi sewa ka. Toh agar aapko romanch aa rahe hai, ashru aa rahe hai, aapke shareer mein kampan ho raha hai, aur isse aapki sewa mein baadha aa jati hai, toh apko ek prayaas karna hoga apne saatvik vikaaro ko niyantrit karne ka aur aapko punah apni sewa pe dhyan kendrit karna hoga. Like there is a servant of Lord Krishna, he used to fan Krishna. Krishna used to sit on His throne and he is used to fan Krishna. While looking at Krishna, that personality was more beautiful than millions of cupids. By looking at Madan Mohana he used to get ecstasy partly from the service and partly from the darshana of Krishna. He used to get ecstatic and then his hands, they started trembling. Sometimes he used to get stunned and sometimes tears, they were flowing with such a force that he was not able to even see Krishna. That is why he was fanning somewhere else, he was not fanning Krishna anymore. He was fanning just the air. Nobody was there. He realised that because of this ecstacy my service is getting hampered. It is getting obstructed. This is not right. This is not good. I should get back to service. So deliberate effort from his side to control his ecstacy. ‘No no no, I will not even look at even Krishna but I will fan Krishna. If I will look with so much love, then I will again get such ecstacy, then I will not be able to fan Krishna. So I will not look at Krishna. I’ll just fan Him. Or I will keep on blinking my eyes. (Hindi) Taaki baakey bihaari se jyada der tak nain se nain na mil jaaye. Nain ke nain se jab milan hota hai toh shareer me romanch na ho jaaye. Or romanch hone se meri sewa na ruk jaaye. Bhagwan ke sevak ne aisa, sashatkaar unke hridye mein hua ki meri ashruon ki dhaara se, main Bhagwan ko nahi, balki kissi aur ko, hawa ko pankha kar raha hun. Kyunki woh ashruon mujhe Bhagwan ko dekhne nahi de rahe. Itni tivrata se beh rahe hai ki mujhe dikhayi nahi de rahe Bhagwan toh main kahin aur hi pankha kar raha hun. Ya mere shareer ke kampane se ya mere shareer ke numb ho jaane se, mera pankha ruk jaa rha hai. Main Bhagwan ko pankha nahi kar paa raha. Toh us bhakta ne aisa mehsoos kiya apne hridye mein. Usne kaha nahi mujhe ye anand ko rokna hoga chahe mujhe Krishna se nazar kyun na pherni pade, par mujhe apna pankha nirantar ache se karna hoga. Mujhe apni sewa pe dhyaan dena hoga. Chaahe mujhe Bhagwan se nazar hatani padi. Kyunki nazar lagaye rakhunga toh anand badta jaaega fir dobara numb ho jaaunga. Dobara apne sewa se dhyaan kho bethunga. So this is another hidden lesson which we can learn from this line. keha-keha āge giyā mahā- prema-bhare. They were getting ecstacy upon seeing Goswami because Jiva Goswami was so much in ecstacy. And I have this proof, this word mahaprema bhare. mahā-prema-bhare means this is their ecstacy. If you are in mahaprema, if you are in prema then also you will be in ecstacy. If you are in mahaprema then you will not be in ecstasy? You will definitely be in ecstacy but they decided that they have to focus on their sewa. Nitai has ordered us to bring Jiva and we are relishing the mahaprema. (Hindi) Yeh jo shabd likha hai mahaprema, yeh pramana hai ki Nitai ke sab sevako ko bhi ashta saatvik vikaar hone lage Jiva Goswami ko dekhkar aur jis kaaran wo apni sewa ko bhoolne lage ki humein Jiva se Nitai ka milan karaana hai. Jaise hum apne taatparye ke kaaran bhool jaate hai, humara tatparye hi chalta rehta hai. 6 din se chal rha hai lekin Jiva aur Nitai ka milan nahi ho paa raha. Aaj part 6 hai, humein bhi focus karna chahiye apni seva par. Jiva aur Nitai ka jaldi milan karaana chahiye. Toh fir unhone aapas me decide kiya ki bhai nahi acha hai hume mahaprema aa rha hai Jiva ko dekhke lekin humein Nitai ki aagya ko dhyaan mein rakhna hai. Humein Jiva ko jaake Nitai ka sandesh de dena chahiye ab. Bahut der ho gayi hai. Jiva bhi mahaprema mein hai, hum bhi mahaprema mein hai aur sewa bhool gaye Nitai ki. So this is one lesson which we have to keep in mind. I am giving this lesson why? Because when we do NitaiVayulekhan, then you definitely get ecstasy. This lesson is not for ordinary Krishna bhaktas, this lesson is for Nitaivayulekhaks. This lesson is for the practitioners of Nitaivayulekhan. Because ordinary Krishna bhaktas, they rarely get ecstasy but Nitaivayulekhaks they rarely do not get ecstasy. Devotees- Jaya! Haribooolll! (Hindi) Aisa kabhi hi hota hai jab unko ecstacy nahi aati Krishna bhakto ke saath jo Nitai ka aashrey nahi lete, aisa kabhi hi hota hai jab unko ecstacy aati hai. Isliye I am giving this instruction in detail. Even if you get ecstacy via Nitaivayulekhan, like we all were getting ecstatic before the katha while doing Nitaivayulekhan. Three of us were sitting, we were doing NitaiVayulekhan and we were getting ecstacy and we did not want to start the programme only. We wanted to do Nitaivayulekhan only. But we stopped and we focussed on our sewa. From 8-9 we have to do telecast. So we have to stop our ecstacy and we have to concentrate on katha. And the katha will give us ecstacy. The kirtan will give us ecstacy. And it is already giving us ecstacy. Nitai kirtan we are doing in between. This is an important lesson and the lesson which we derived from that verse ājñā dila dāsa-gaṇe śrī-jīve ānite [NDM, Chapter 4, Verse 18] Last to last day, day before yesterday that Nitai gave this order to His servants so that His servants could develop faith for Jiva Goswami, could develop attachment for Jiva Goswami, could develop love for Jiva Goswami and we derive that lesson that if you will do NitaiVayulekhan regularly and sincerely, then you will realise that your love for devotees has increased. Love for other Nitai Bhaktas has increased. Love for all living entities has increased. That is why it is said you know they had mahaprema for Jiva. ‘Jiva’ means everyone. This word jiva is so special. So if you will take shelter of Nitai then your love for everyone will increase. This is a quote by Srila Nitaipreshthji Gurudev. When you increase your love for Nitai, you can love everyone. But if you will try to love everyone you will disappointingly fail. You will never be able to love everyone, just love Nitai by NitaiVayulekhan and your love for everyone will increase. Especially for devotees which is most required. Your love for devotees is most required. For others compassion is required. For others also you will have love, for non-devotees then you will start associating with them, then you will also become non-devotee. So for others compassion is required. Jiva daya and vaishnava sewa and for serving vaishnavas, prema for vaishnavas is required. And if prema is not there then there are two options. Still serve vaishnavas because by serving vaishnavas only your envy will reduce, then you will get prema for vaishanavas. Or the other option is to do NitaiVayulekhan. (Hindi)Baaki sansaarik jeevon pe, abhakto pe, daya honi chahiye, karuna honi chahiye aur bhakto se prema hona chahiye. Jeeva daya aur vaishanava sewa. Aur vaishnava sewa karne ke lie bhi, vaishnava prema hona chahiye. Aur agar prema nahi hai to bhi vaishnava sewa karni chahiye kyunki vaishnava sewa karne se hi humari vaishanavo ke prati irsha, dwesha khatam hota hai aur humare hridaye mein prema utpana hota hai aur yeh pehla tareeka hai Vaishnavo se prema paida karne ka. Aur dusra tareeka kya hai? NitaiVayulekhan. NitaiVayulekhan is the panacea. Cure for all. Cure for all, for all problems, for everyone. All here means all problems and the second meaning of all is everyone. Cure for all and all means all problems and all people, all living entities, everyone. So you should remember Nitaivayulekhan is cure for all and all has double meaning. So Nitai’s mercy is essential for increasing your love for devotees and love for devotees is essential for increasing your love for Nitai. If you will start loving devotees wholeheartedly then you realise that your love for Nitai is increasing. This does not apply necessarily for all living entities. That if you start loving all living entities then your love for Nitai is increased. But if you start increasing your love for devotees of Nitai, then your love for Nitai will increase and if your love for Nitai is increased by doing Nitaivayulekhan then your love for devotees of Nitai will increase. Devotees-Haribooolll!! Is that clear? What is the proof? Again this proof mahaprema bhare. In the 18 th verse Nitai is ordering his servants. ‘Go and bring Jiva to me’ and I gave that purport that Nitai is ordering like this so that the love of the devotees, the servants of Nitai for Jiva that should increase and the proof here is that the word mahaprema is used. When Nitai ordered the servants they had prema for jiva immediately because they are not pseudo disciples like us. They are not pseudo servants. Immediately they got prema for Jiva when they received the order of Nitai. Because for ideal disciple, hearing is sufficient, seeing is not required. Seeing will only add. Seeing will not form the basis for the result. An ideal disciple will get result simply by hearing from his Guru because of his unshakable faith, strong faith in his Guru’s vani. So immediately they got prema. That is why the word mahaprema is used here. That immediately upon receiving the order of Nitai they got prema for Jiva and after seeing Jiva, the saatvik vikaar, after confirming his identity and seeing such ecstacy, the prema became mahaprema. So getting that prema in their heart was possible simply by getting Nitai’s order. Seeing Jiva Goswami practically was not required. By seeing Jiva Goswami their prema magnified. Their prema was not born at that time. Their prema was born when Nitai ordered them that a special personality is coming to meet Me. Please go and receive him. Immediatley they got prema. That prema was born immediately. We should have so much faith in our Guru’s vaani. We always doubt our Guru’s vaani. That is why we get delayed results in bhakti. That is why we have to wait to actually see because we are not able to get the result when we hear. When the servants saw Jiva, they got increased results. When they heard their master, their Guru Nitai then they got the results. When they saw Jiva, the results increased. But for us, when we hear from our Guru, we don’t get any result and then we have to wait and wait and wait to actually see and the truth is that we will never see if you don’t have faith in your Guru. If you don’t have faith in the vani of your Guru, just keep on waiting for lives after lives. You will see nothing, what to speak of increased results. You will not get any results. (Hindi) Result hi nahi milega result badega to baad mein agar Guru ki vaani mein shraddha hi nahi hai. Nitai ke bhakto ko apni Guru ki vaani mein shraddha thi, apne Prabhu ki vaani me shraddha thi isliye sunne matra se unko prema mil gaya or jab unhone Jiva ko dekha to Prema, Mahprema ban gaya. Unka jo parinaam mil gaya sunne matra se, woh parinaam badh gaya dekhne se. Lekin hum jaise pseudo disciples, nakli shishaye, hum sunne se kabhi vishwaas nahi karte. Hum sochte hai dekhna padega. Or jab hum vishwaas nahi karte, toh humein kabhi dikhta hi nahi. To parinaam badhega kya, parinaam milega hi nahi agar apni Guru ki vaani mein shraddha nahi hogi. Ek bahut mehetvapurna sidhhant me aapke saamne prastut kar raha hoon. This is a very important principle we have to keep in mind. That if you are expecting results in bhakti, if you taking out time for your saadhna every day and if you are sacrificing something for bhakti and you are expecting some results in return, then My dear friends do have faith, unshakable faith in the vaani of your Guru, you will definitely get the results. If you lack that essential faith in the vaani of your Guru, then you will never get any result no matter how much you sacrifice, no matter how much time you are taking out every day, how much years you do this, continue to this, you will never get any result if you don’t have faith in the vaani of your Guru. This is another hidden lesson which we can derive from the first line of 20th shlok and the first line of 18th shlok. The first line of 18th shlok is ājñā dila dāsa-gaṇe śrī-jīve ānite keha. This is the first line of 18th shlok and the first line of 20th shlok is keha keha āge giyā mahāprema-bhare. We have derived this principle from these two lines. Mahaprema has given us a hint that earlier they had prema, now they have mahaprema and ājñā dila dāsa-gaṇe is our, you know the argument, the chief argument that Nitai has ordered His servants. That is why He increased the love of the devotees of His servants for Jiva in an indirect way. He increased the love. I hope it is not getting too technical for all of you. It is an important sidhhanta so I am discussing in detail. I just hope that you all have understood what I am trying to say. It is already 9 pm, time for us to wind up this live session. We have to congratulate ourselves for moving on to the next verse. I was afraid that today also we will stay on the verse 19. Finally congratulations, we are on the 20th verse. We are on the first line of the 20th verse. The second line is not yet complete. From seond line onwards we will continue tomorrow. I hope it is still audible to those who are listening live. We can start the kirtan now, if you all say. (Kirtana)
- When the least mercy is expected, Nitai surprises you by giving the highest.
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)