🌿 Q. Where is it written that Srila Raghunath das chanted Nitaiʼs name?
A. I would like to humbly ask about how do we know for sure that he did not chant or sing Nitainam too? How can we read the mind of pure devotees? Vaishnavera vakya kriya mudra vigyeha na bujhaya. How could he have possibly attained Nitai Seva in Panihati without taking shelter of Nitainam in some form or the other, because it is only from Nam that Lila and Seva arise? Besides he is a nityasiddha and he got direct association with Nitai, so how can we imitate him? He got Nitai’s mercy directly from Nitai as His contemporary, but we don’t have that good fortune. Sadhakas need Nitainam more than Siddhas for Harinam-Siddhi. Isn’t it logical to infer that just like we can’t get Gaura Radha Krishna without Nitai (heno Nitai vine bhai), we need Nitainam for Harinam-Siddhi?
Is Champak manjari Srila Narottam das a lesser authority than Srila Raghunath das, when he says: ‘nitai’ na bolilo mukhe, majilo samsar sukhe? And Narottam’s instructions will never contradict Raghunath’s instructions, but in fact they are Raghunath’s instructions to us. All our Acharyas are on the same page. How could Narottam ask us to take Nitaiʼs name by these words if he himself was not taking the name of Nitai? Our Acharyas practice what they preach. And we can’t imitate what they do but have to follow their instructions.
🌿 I am ready to fall down zillions of times in the 8.4 million species of life if Nitai wills it, but please never let me forget Nitainam and my Doyal Nitai ever again, as I have somehow received this rarest treasure after trillions of lives, by some extreme stroke of good luck.
🌿 I don’t care if I succumb to Maya’s sensual temptations millions of times, but may I never let even a tiny seed of doubt in Nitainam & Nitai Bhakti foster in my heart, as that is hopeless doom, the point of no return. May I run & stay far away from those who foster such doubts.
🌿 The day when we can stop thinking about “Me” and “Mine” and start thinking every single time that it is ALL “You” and “Yours” Nitai, then we conquer Maya and forever become His.
🌿 Who is a Vaishnava? One who sees even one’s smallest fault as very big and one virtues as non-existent, and others’ smallest virtue as very big and their faults as non-existent.
🌿 Radha does not see, think of, or touch any other male (purush) except Krishna. So how can we expect that we are pure enough to approach and be accepted by Her, until we are free from the bodily male or female consciousness? This is where Nitai’s role comes in. Through the offenseless, forgiving, and liberal Nitai Gunjan and Nitai Lila Kirtan, our material bodily designation is removed, so that we can chant Shuddha Harinam and quickly attain the purity for Radha-dasyam.
🌿 Listening to slow and pure Nitai Gunjan continuously zooms and fixes our mind on every limb of Nitaiʼs form. From this form manifest His smile, scent, voice, and other qualities. And then arise the movements of His form known as Lila. The more non-stop we listen to it, the more quickly we reach Lila-sphurti. And if we hum along while listening to this pure Nitai Gunjan sound, then it becomes doubly ecstatic.
🌿 If we want to break a chain, then we have to break it at its weakest point. Similarly, to remove the curtain of offenses in Harinam, we have to remove them with the help of the OFFENSELESS, FORGIVING & LIBERAL Nitainam first. Then Harinam will dance on our tongues with its full Nam-Rupa-Guna-Lila splendor.
🌿 Some people don’t believe that they can enter the Lila just by hearing some sound over and over again. They don’t know that it is actually the Lila which is entering them through that divine realized sound. Goloka comes to us simply by this Shravanam, without any other effort. So it is the very first navadha bhakti and the very life of all other bhaktis. Parikshit entered the Lila by doing nothing else except continuously listening for 7 days. Just try it and see!
🌿 It does not matter if you live at home or in the forest. The only thing that matters is for how many hours you manage to daily hear transcendental sound vibration every 24 hours, as it is the only bank balance of the soul awakening your dormant spiritual body. You have to expertly set your life so that you can listen to it most of the time, or that day is lost forever.
🌿 When will that day come when I will stop selfishly thinking of how to save myself and think of what Nitai wants from me? The day I start doing what Nitai wants, I shall save myself automatically and truly. I already know what He wants, because He Himself has sacrificed His own Lila and is busy doing it in millions of universes right now. It is the humble service of reaching out and sharing His love to totally new lost souls.
🌿 One needs to cultivate and spoon-feed devotees as a congregation for decades in Krishna Bhakti to help them progress bit by bit, because of the ever-pulling-us-down-weeds created by our 10 offenses to Harinam. I humbly want to see the full power of the offenseless, forgiving, and liberal Nitai Gunjan and Nitai Lila Kirtan, if they can make pure chanters of Harinam in a few years only, without so much cultivation.