❌ Some devotees think that chanting 64 rounds or more of Harinam is the only means to grant us Harinam-ruchi so Nitainam and Doyal Nitai’s mercy is not so important.
☑️ Namacharya Haridasa Thakura states otherwise in Harinam Chintamani 12.14-15:
lakṣa nāma haile pūrṇa saṅkhyā mālā gaṇi
hṛdaye nahila rasa bindu guṇa maṇi
ei ta anavadhāna doṣera prakāra
viṣayī hṛdaye prabhu baḍa durnivāra
🔴 “Due to our offensive and sense-gratifying mentality, not even a tiny drop of rasa will awaken in our hearts even after we complete chanting of 64 rounds of Harinam daily, with careful counting.”
🔕 So please don’t think you can become a realized devotee or conquer your senses just by making a show of chanting a lakh or two lakhs of holy names daily. In Chaitanya-charitamrita it is stated that even one holy name of Krishna is enough to grant us prema if it is chanted offenselessly. Unfortunately, in some circles it has become a number game, with some claiming to chant 3 lakhs or even 5 lakhs daily, about which I will not discuss about in this article.
🔆 The offenseless quality of Harinam is much more important than quantity in which we chant it. And, trust me, Doyal Nitai and Nitainam are the only true namaparadha-forgivers and givers of that pure Harinam which is completely free of every single one of these unavoidable ten offenses. Even the most munificent Lord Gauranga punishes us for eternity for doing Vaishnava-aparadha, the very first offense in Harinam. Then what to speak of the reactions of the other nine offenses?
💉 Devotees say that a thorn can be removed by another thorn. So chanting 64 rounds of Harinam is the only way to remove the ten offenses in Harinam. But do we practically use another thorn to remove a thorn? No, we use another similar pointed object like a needle or pin to actually remove it. In the same way, only Nam can remove all the offenses in Nam. But it is the more merciful and forgiving Nitainam which quickly removes the ten offenses in Harinam. Harinam itself may take a much longer time to do so as confirmed in the above verses of Hari Nam Chintamani. Nitainam is also a more merciful form of Harinam, because Nitai is non-different from Hari Himself. This is the achintya-bheda-abheda-tattva in Nam. Those who don’t consider Nitainam as one of the holy names of Lord Hari are victims of Kaliyuga, according to Jaiva Dharma.
💘 Therefore, believe it not, Nitai Gunjan and Nitailila are the two purely offenseless means to make us qualified to chant 16 or 64 rounds of Harinam with the genuine awakening of rasa in our hearts, because Srila Narottam das Thakura states that no one can ever possibly attain Radha Krishna in Vraja without Nitai. हरे कृष्ण. जय निताइ.
जय निताइ. हरे कृष्ण. Jai Guruvarga.
Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj.
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण
कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ।
हरे राम हरे राम
राम राम हरे हरे ।।
।। निताइ ।।