Nitai’s Glance Impregnates One with Prema!

nityananda-rupa yena madana samana
dighala nayana bhana prasanna bayana

“Lord Nityananda’s form is glorious like Kamadeva. His eyes and eyebrows are large. His lotus face is cheerful.”

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🌷 Oh Providence, what a tremendous assurance and sigh of relief in our distressed and hopeless state to know that our beloved Nityananda Prabhu gives away prema, pure love, to one and all without any considerations simply by glancing at them- regardless of whether they even desire it or not! The divine transmission of empowering mercy via the kripa-kataksh of Nitai is unstoppable by all means.

Das narhari gati Vasu Jahnava’r pati, jare taare prema bilaila! Narahari Thakur guarantees that Nitai gives away prema to anyone and everyone- jare tare!

In Raghava Pandit’s grihamandir, during the tumultuous Kirtan which took place by the influence of Nitai’s mercy, devotees became overly inundated with prema simply due to Nitai’s maddening glance, to the extent of total self-forgetfulness. They acted just like madmen, unaware of their present condition or surroundings.

Where ever Nitai glanced with His mada ghurnita lochana, His intoxicated lotus eyes appeared to shoot out a deluge of compassion and love, compelling the devotees to uncontrollably sway away in the tides of endless bliss and prema. The moment Nitai glanced at an individual, time seemed to come to a halt for eternity.

They became so lovesick due to being struck by Nitai’s loving glance that they could not even speak or come back to their normal senses for three continuous months!

Some danced like a mad elephant causing the earth to shake, some uprooted trees, some rolled helplessly on the ground, others stood paralysed by prema, while others mumbled a few words like a mad man and could do nothing else. Again others brought down a flood with the tears cascading down their eyes, while some leaped into the air and fell drastically to the ground without any sign of concern.

Some appeared mad on the outside, and others went mad inside! Keho ba mathe mane mane. All this madness simply due to the maddening glance of one mad personality!

Vrindavan das Thakur spends a whole chapter just describing the stupefying influence of Nitai’s enchanting and captivating glance, which makes everyone lose all control of themselves. At the end He confesses however that He is incapable of properly describing the pastimes of all the miraculous transformation which were caused by Nitai’s glance. Even Anantadeva Himself is not adept in doing so with the assistance of His thousands of mouthes! What capability do we have to even imagine the flabbergasting influence of that divine glance?!

This fallen soul’s hope against all hope is that Nitai bestows this same glance on whoever comes before Him, irrespective of even their foolish resistance to accept it! By doing Nitai Vayulekhan, which is the pinnacle of causeless mercy, one day I will certainly be graced with the intoxicating glance of Karunasindhu Nitai Gunamani, thus becoming impregnated with Gaur Krishna prema- this is my only solace in the darkness of material existence.

May Nitai’s kripa kataksh drive us all mad in love for Him, just as He is mad for Gaur Govinda!

Nitaisevak ganer seva abhilashi,
Nitaisevika dasi

Service To Hari Guru & Vaishnavas By Nitai’s Grace

Service on the devotional platform descends from above, as a sign of special mercy. Krishna allows us to do favorable services for Hari, Guru and vaishnavas when He is pleased with our strong determination and staunch desire to render that service. Enthusiasm is the life of service. Enthusiasm is the requirement and qualification to render service. Unless we have “utsaha” in the services we are executing in our devotional life, Krishna does not grace us by granting further opportunities of rendering favorable service. This service does not come so cheaply and should never be taken lightly.

However one thing I have noticed with our Nitaichand is that whenever we are going through a very low, depressive state in bhakti, when we have practically no source of any motivation at all to do anything, Nitai showers us with even more service to pull us back up! Even though at that point of time we ourselves are reluctant to accept that opportunity of service because of our total lack of enthusiasm, Nitai still pushes us into it for the sake of our own ultimate benefit. He is like the doctor who forcibly feeds the patient medicine. For Nitai, there is no prerequisite of enthusiasm required to qualify to render service. Nitai facilitates us with the opportunity to serve Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas at all times being compassionate upon our fallen state and knowing that this is the only remedy for our material disease.

Nitaibhakt ganer kripa prarthi,
Nitaisevika dasi

Nitai Pays Attention to Every Desire 

🌸 There are many desires we have which are often so subtle that we ourselves are not fully aware of their presence in our hearts, or we simply neglect or ignore these desires by suppressing them. Nitai fulfills even these tiniest and most insignificant desires of ours which we ourselves may have not known existed within us all along! Nitai finds all His pleasure in fulfilling all the hankerings of His devotees, even the smallest of the smallest desires. Nitai becomes so absorbed in this task of bringing pleasure to His devotees that He forgets even Himself…He becomes totally lost in granting the wishes of His dear ones.

Nitai doesn’t let go of any desire we have. As long as He sees that it will not cause us any harm and is beneficial for us, He grants every desire immediately. Nitai does not do this out of obligation because we are in His shelter, no. He does it out of love! Immense love. Like the love of an affectionate and doting father, who wants nothing but the happiness of his child…and to ensure that…fulfills every small desire his child has or could ever have. Nitai loves spoiling us! 😉😇

Joy Nitaaaaaaiiiiiiiii!

🌷 Nitai Prapti Kabe Habe? 🌷

When will my heart become afflicted with acute impatience to attain Nitai Gunamani after hearing about His soul-stirring glories from the lotus mouth of my Gurudev, whose vani is imbued with intense love and hankering for Nitai?

When will the spontaneous attachment of my heart become bound in the nityalilas of Ekachakra Nayak by the shackles of Nitai shravanam? Being overwhelmed by the enchanting features of Sarva Sukhadham Nitaichandra and His pastimes, I will weep constantly falling at the lotus feet of my Spiritual Master.

When by the grace of param doyalu Sri Guruvarg and Nitai’s associates, will my natural disposition towards Sri Jahnava Vallabha awaken?

When will intense and unflinching loving attachment (rati) arise in my heart for Avadhuta Shiromani? Heno avatare jara rati na janmilo, lochan bole sei papi elo aar gelo!

The most fallen wretch,
Nitaisevika dasi

Nitai Is Lila Shakti and Nitai Trayodashi Approaching

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🌷Krishna’s Sandhini Shakti is the potency which facilitates His lilas. This is Nitai! Thus Nitainam is also filled with Krishna’s lila shakti

🌷Our Acharyas are speaking literally when they say Lord Nitai is the storehouse of GaurKrsna lila. He is the lila shakti of the Supreme Lord!

🌷cic-sakti-ashraya tinho, karanera karana (CC Adi 5.42)

Nitai is the resting place of Krishna’s spiritual energies, the cause of all causes!

🌷Pastimes are bound to manifest when the Dham & lila shakti are present no? Nitai is both, so if He enters our heart, it becomes a lilasthali

🌷Process of attaining siddhi can be divided into 3 parts: sambandha, abhideya,prayojan. Nitainam is also 3: Ni, Ta and ee. Nitai gives all 3!

🌷There’s a reason Nitai Balaram appears first. Who makes us worthy to welcome the Lord of the creation?Who purifies the heart? Doyal Nitai!

🌷Just as Nitai grants us the qualification to approach Gauranga, celebrating Nitai Trayodasi prepares one to welcome Gaur on Gaur Purnima

🌷Our seriousness & strong intent to attain Krsna is tested by our enthusiasm to serve His pure devotee (Nitai!). *Nitai Trayodasi is coming 😉

🌷If Gaura sees you are anxious to welcome His boro dada, He will come standing at your door…sorry…bursting thru without any invitation.

Nitai is Gunamani!

🌺Of course Nitai is Gunamani! The one who is completely Guna-grahi (accepts only one’s good qualities) and cent percent adosha darashi must be a reservoir of good qualities only! Nitai is extraordinary especially because of this jewel-like quality which only He possesses! Where will you find another personality with this quality?

🌺Nitai is Gaur Guna Dham, the abode and repository of all of Gauranga’s astonishing qualities! This is attested to by Advaita Acharya Himself. The one who carries all of Gaur Krishna’s magnificent qualities and at the same possesses His own unique qualities of servitorship and devotion to the Lord must be GUNAMANI – the one and only jewel-like personality!

🌺Nitai is Gunamani, that means His qualities are so great that they overpower our own insurmountable demerits. He can deliver us by the power of His own qualities without having to depend on our own qualifications at all.

Gauranga’s Vehement Proclamation In Caitanya Bhagavat

I was reading Nitai’s kripa grantha, Sri Caitanya Bhagavat today and came across the following golden words spoken by our Sacinandan,

The Lord continued, “One who simply remembers My devotee, I take responsibility of maintaining him. The servitor of My servitor is dear to Me, and he certainly attains My shelter.” (CB Antya chapter 5)

This verse alone is the greatest incentive to give our heart and soul to worshipping Nitaichandra! Mahaprabhu is giving first class assurance. What more do we need? ‘That soul “certainly” attains My shelter.’ Gauranga is purposefully making such an emphatic statement, so that there is no room left for doubts.

If we simply remember Nitaichand, Gauranga Mahaprabhu personally takes the responsibility of looking after us. “The servitor of My servitor”…the highest implication of this can only bend towards the servants of Nitaisundar. Nitai as we all know is the Supreme Personality of “Servitor” Godhead. He is the conglomerate form of all the Lord’s servants. Every single service rendered to the Supreme Lord Sri Gauranga Krishna is emanating from Him. He is the source of that service. So how dear must the servants of Gauranga’s topmost servant be to Him? It is unfathomable.

And what makes this statement of Gauranga even more beautiful is that He is speaking these words to Srivas Pandit. Srivas Thakur and Malini devi serve Nitai day and night as their own beloved son. Nitai calls Srivas Thakur “baba” and addresses Malini devi as His mother. In the earlier chapters also it is mentioned how Gauranga Mahaprabhu roars in ecstasy and embraces Srivas to His chest when He hears from him about his staunch faith in Nitai and his unfaltering determination to serve Him. Mahaprabhu gives Him the boon that because he has so much faith in Nitai, even if the goddess of fortune ever has to go begging on the streets…still Srivas Thakur’s house will remain filled with all varieties of foodstuffs and there will never be a shortage of any sort. Mahaprabhu will personally supply everything. Ahhh, doesn’t that sound similar to the glorious statement Mahaprabhu has just done here in this verse?

So Srivas Pandit is actually a testimony to this verdict of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. He is an exemplary example of how Mahaprabhu awards one when they follow this confidential order of His to serve His dearmost servant. Srivas Thakur and his entire family received Gauranga’s unlimited mercy and blessings just by intimately serving His beloved Nitai’s lotus feet with full devotion.

I was just appreciating how these statements of Mahaprabhu are so congruent with Nitai Bhakti and suddenly BAM! There it came. The next part of the lila was Gauranga’s confidential instructions to Raghav Pandit, at whose home Nitai performed His phenomenal Kirtan miracles.

Gauranga Mahaprabhu said, “Raghava, I want to reveal to you confidentially that Nityananda Prabhu is nondifferent from Myself. You must understand that whatever Nityananda wants of Me I do it. Without sophistry I say that everything I do is through Nityananda. We are one and the same. That which is rarely attained by great mystics steeped in meditation is easily obtained from Lord Nityananda. Therefore, engage yourself with sincerety and deference in Nityananda’s service, knowing Him to be the Supreme Lord.”

Haha! The Lord is so miraculous! It felt like Gauranga Mahaprabhu was giving a vehement confirmation to my previous humble realization. As I read on, I soon remembered that this entire chapter is dedicated to Lord Nityananda’s glories specifically! Nitai always finds a way to get to us. Joy Joy Nitai! Joy Gauranga Sundar!

Nitaisevak ganer seva abhilashi,
Nitaisevika dasi