🌷Vibrating bhakti sounds or listening to pure sounds with remembrance is the only way to get that higher relish which grants us the strength to stop succumbing to the all-destructive morbid attacks of the temptress maya in regards to lust, envy, greed, anger, and laziness.
🌷”My Gurudev is always right” is the determination which won Srila Isvara Puri the Guruship of the Supreme Lord Gauranga. If our Guru is sincere in his intentions to serve Nitai without a single ulterior motive, then even if he goes wrong, still he is right, as Nitai is with Him.
🌷Audibly calling or singing the holy name and pastimes of the Lord is the only act which will come to our rescue when we are about to fall a victim to our lusty desires.
🌷Just like Raghunath das approached Gaura only though Svarup Damodar in Puri, Vrindavan das approached Gaura only through Nitai. But Raghunath still had to get Nitai’s mercy in Panihati to approach even Svarup. So one can never get Gaura, who is Radha Krishna, without Nitai Bhakti. :raised_hands:
🌷Some say we need only Guru to attain Radha. But the proper sequence is Guru, Nitai, and then Radha. We need Guru to offer us to Nitai, and then Nitai to offer us to Radha. Nitai Bhakti is most important as it is the only path for the jiva from Guru to Radha. Let us not bypass it.
🌷Because Nitai never considers right or wrong, the most wrong person in this world will still always be right, if he or she just makes Nitainam and Nitailila as the center of his or her life, for the attainment of pure love for Harinam. With Nitai Bhakti, no one can ever go wrong.
🌷Approaching Nitai means going to Nitai Gaura Lila, because Vrindavan das said that Gaura Lila lies safely in Nitai’s custody. Nitai is the topmost devotee of Gaura & Radha is of Krishna. So Nitai Bhakti includes Gaura Krishna Bhakti, just like Radha Bhakti includes Krishna Bhakti.
🌷Nitai put the most wrong people on the right path of love without them even asking for it. So even if we are wrong about blindly worshiping Him one-pointedly, without leaving Harinam and Gaura Radha Krishna as our ultimate goals, will He not correct us, His own devotees, too?
🌷Although Nitai did not explicitly show, preach, or distribute His mercy during His 20 years of travel in India as per CB 1.9.211, He Himself could not stop the souls, who saw Him, from getting prema, just like the people who saw Gaura in South India. The sun cannot hide itself.
🌷Even if Nitai did not explicitly distribute His love during His 20 years of travel as He had not met Gaura yet, still all holy places & villages in India, where His lotus feet touched, automatically got love and were relieved of all the sins deposited there by the Kaliyuga souls.
🌷Making an effort to deliver the souls, and souls getting delivered on their own simply by looking at the divine form of Nitai, are two different things. Nitai did not exhibit His jiva-uddhar pastimes, but He could not hide His form from millions during His 20 long years of travel.
🌷Lord’s pastimes are enacted differently in different kalpas. So different Acharyas may have different internal visions of the same pastime, like in the case of danda-bhanga lila. So both are right even if both visions are contradictory to each other, as there is variety in lila.
🌷Since Guru is always minutely thinking about the welfare of all souls, never of his own, a disciple should also minutely serve him attentively, by not forgetting to assist him, even before he asks, with even the most tiniest of his needs & plans, because they are all for others’ welfare eventually. This care we take of Guru is what we take of Nitai, as we can’t serve Nitai directly initially. This is true Guru Bhakti.
🌷I served menially under devotees for 12 years (1989-2001) as a brahmachari before accepting the order my Gurudev to share as a leader. A disciple should not be in a rush to be a leader, but imbibe humility by serving Guru & devotees closely with strong faith for many years first.
🌷When we whimsically judge & reject other devotees, feel strong negativity towards them, and don’t forgive them, then one day we may do the same to our own Guru, and finally to even our Doyal Nitai Himself. So always learn to forgive & forget, even if you wish to keep a distance.
🌷In the nityalila, the associates sing the different names & pastimes of the Lord. For us in the material world, a minimum daily sadhana of remembering these names & pastimes (Harinam, Nitainam, Nitailila, Gaurnamlila, RadhaKrsnalila) for 6-8 hours (1/3rd of our day) is prescribed.
🌷Most disciples may not be able to do more than 2 hours of Namlila-Smaran daily, or do even less. So when they come to Guru for a few days in a year, then it is the duty of the Guru or Sadhu to accustom them to the practice of absorbing & relishing Nam for longer periods like 6-8 hours daily.
🌷Worst sectarianism in Bhakti is when one can’t openly follow a scriptural teaching even if it is right, hear vani, or meet a sadhu from the same dhara due to fear of rejection from one’s group or by one’s guru. SP & BVT state that one loses the chance to do rapid progress by this.
🌷If Gaudíyas don’t accept the sweetest Nitai Chalisa, Nitai’s 108 LilaNames & Nitai Lila in Hindi, just because they are not written by previous Acharyas, we’ll still distribute them profusely to the non-Gaudiya masses, who will then believe in the genuine miracles of Nitai Dayal.
🌷Some devotees don’t accept the instructions of even our own previous Acharyas seriously, on the pretext & excuse of following their Founder-Acharya. So what hope is there of such devotees accepting the teachings of contemporary devotees, even if based on the vani of our Acharyas.
🌷Some say that their Founder-Acharya is more imp to them than the previous Acharyas. But would there be the Founder-Acharya without the previous Acharyas? Projecting the FA more than his own Guruvarga is very displeasing to the FA himself, as it makes it into an independent cult.
🌷“Only my guru, founder-acharya, or institution is right or greatest” leads to a lot of mass-scale aparadha and bad mouthing of genuine devotees outside “our circle”. It is to be avoided at all costs!! Lord can make any soul in any group or no group into His pure devotee in a sec.
🌷Some ask: Why are you talking so much about Nitai from the last two years? SP talked about the basic body-soul philosophy till the end, as he knew that all have still not realized it. Nitai’s mercy is the very first step to become free from harmful desires. We can’t jump over it.
🌷Gaura knew that He, being Radha Krishna, has to set highest standards of purity. So He canʼt easily forgive the grossly offensive souls of Kaliyuga, just like Radha Krishna can’t. Hence, He requested Balaram to become Nitai, the most merciful & liberal Lord in the past, present & future.
🌷We are not replacing Vishnu with Nitai. We are just implementing the direct instructions of Vishnu that the worship (Bhakti) of My devotee (like Nitai) is actually My topmost Bhakti (tadiyanam samarchanam). So we’re humbly trying to do the topmost Vishnu Bhakti though Nitai Bhakti.
🌷How can we replace Vishnu with Nitai when Nitai is Himself the origin of all Vishnu-Tattva? Nitai is the original Vishnu Himself, the source of even Mula Sankarshan, from whom all other Vishnus have come from. So Nitainam includes all Names of all the Vishnu forms in Vaikuntha.
🌷In Nimbarka line and in all of Braj, they worship Radha more than Krishna. In Vallabha line, they worship Yamuna more than Krishna. But if we try to worship Nitai more, just to get Gaura Radha Krsna quickly, without leaving Harinam & Radha’s Lila, we are labeled as deviated. Why?
🌷I would have accepted that I have changed if I had contradicted any of my vani on Laksha Harinam, Nityananda Gauranga Nam, Namlekhan, etc. from the past 17 years of my sanyas life. I established each of these practices with shastra verses, which will always remain the absolute truth.
🌷Gaur showed Nitai to Haridas, Shrivas, and all after 9 hours of searching. He showed Nitai Bhakti to Murari in a dream after his dandavats first to Gaur instead of Nitai. Jagannath das went to Navadvip from Braj after 100 years. So why can’t I get the higher mercy of Nitai Bhakti after 15 yrs of sanyas?
🌷Mostly all may be sharing as it is from shastra. But they add their own genuine sphurtis too. But if someone small like me shares some sphurtis which I truly had, which may not be in shastra but don’t contradict shastra, they say that I am speculating & hallucinating. He Nitai.
🌷Whatever Bhakti realizations I have shared with the world, I have always presented them with ample proof from shastra. So that even if someone has no faith in my sphurtis, at least they’ll accept the universal truths of the shastra behind them & try to practice them for Nam-siddhi.
🌷I don’t mind if they criticize me but they are saying that our whole sanga of Nitaibhaktas has an ulterior motive to show that we are greater than others, just because we do Nitai Gunjan for Harinam-Siddhi, which others don’t. But in fact we humbly feel the opposite: that we’re not qualified like others to approach Harinam without Nitainam, as Narottam das said.
🌷How can our whole sanga be proud and showoffs, just because we do Nitai Gunjan for Harinam Siddhi? First one should meet our Nitaibhaktas and see how humble they are, how much they shun fame & ninda, and how they never say that their Guru is better than other Gurus, or force Nitai Gunjan on anyone.
🌷Make your mind stronger by saying NO to the temptations of maya every single time, because you need all the purity, beauty, determination, patience, and enthusiasm you can accumulate, in order to ceaselessly work for a higher cause of helping others.
🌷Don’t judge a sadhu by what you see. Acts and looks can be very deceiving. A sadhu can be known by what and how that sadhu writes or speaks.
🌷Realized a lot at Nitai Gaura Milan Mahapeeth today in Mayapur. 1. Felt Gaura constantly glorifying Nitai there. 2. Spontaneous desire, capability & empowerment to glorify Nitai is granted there. 3. Nitai fainting on the lap of Gaura is when the fortune of the Kaliyuga souls began.
🌷The only way to see the real Navadvipa and the eternal pastimes there is by Nitai’s mercy, as shown to us by Jiva Goswami. So I did constant Nitai Gunjan there and prayed for Harinam Ruchi. Then everywhere I looked and went in the Dham became alive in front of my inner eyes by Nitainam’s mercy.
🌷A sincere devotee is identified by how careful one is about eating prasad cooked & offered by sincere devotees, and also cooked from grains bought from money of sincere bhaktas, as bhojan decides our bhajan. Also by how careful one is not to judge or hear negativity about others.