Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy

His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj,
Sri Nabadwip Dham
30 December 2010

 

আর কবে নিতাইচাঁদ করুণা করিবে ।
সংসার-বাসনা মোর কবে তুচ্ছ হ'বে ॥

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchha ha'be

"When will Nitaichand give mercy to me? When will all my material desires become insignificant?"

('Prarthana' by Srila Narottam Das Thakur)

Do you understand it? Kabe Nitaichand karuna karibe? When will Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy to me? Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj always chanted it,

আর কবে নিতাইচাঁদ করুণা করিবে ।
সংসার-বাসনা মোর কবে তুচ্ছ হ'বে ॥

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchha ha'be

"When will Nitaichand give mercy to me? When will all my material desires become insignificant?"

When will Nityananda Prabhu give some mercy to me? When will my material desires (samsara-vasana) be removed from my heart? When will Nitaichand give His mercy?...

Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do not want to go from there... All devotees could go with me and stay there, but Gurudev's samadhi and our main temple, everything is here in Nabadwip. Ekachakra is a quiet place for bhajan, for chanting, everything is perfect there. There is a big nat-mandir also, you can dance and chant...

Go corner to corner, invite everybody. That will be good.

By Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, I fulfilled Gurudev's desire. I do not want to delay and wait longer, that is why I must inaugurate the temple this year. That is why I stayed there overnight to give instructions to the workers to finish quickly and arrange everything.

Every day I sing so that you practise. When I sing, everybody must follow. The tune is always the same, so you can understand it easily. Before, when I was in the office, I could not go to the arati every time, but when they were singing in the nat-mandir I would be sitting in the office, writing something, and singing.

Kabe Nitaichand karuna karibe? When will Nitaichand give His mercy? Actually, it is necessary to practise, I have told it many times. Follow the kirtan aloud when I sing—we sing five songs in the morning, five songs in the evening, ten songs only. It is necessary not only to sing, but also to chant [on mala], both. Chanting is necessary.

Mahaprabhu kept mercy of Nityananda Prabhu in the area from Rada-desh to Gaura-desh. Mahaprabhu told everybody, "Pratyabda asibe Gundicha dekhite (প্রত্যব্দ আসিবে সবে গুণ্ডিচ দেখিতে)." He could not say, "Come to see Me," so He said, "Come every year to see Gundicha." But only to Nityananda Prabhu He said, "It is not necessary for You to come here every year, stay there. I left Gaura mandal and Rada-desh, and if You come here to Puri, who will take care of the devotees there? You must stay there and serve the devotee." Mahaprabhu gave this order to Nityananda Prabhu, and Nityananda Prabhu followed it. He preached about Mahaprabhu so much, and He preached about Mahaprabhu only.

I always invite everyone to come at Gaura Purnima time. Make some leaflets and at the end of the class, when we are singing "Hari Haraya Nama..." you can distribute Gaura Purnima leaflets. You must always people to all programme, "Please come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace." You must invite devotees to both festivals.

At Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day festival, devotees can go to Ekachakra directly, and at Gaura Purnima they can come here. I go house to house, I tell them to come, but some devotees have never been to Nabadwip. They hear that it is very far away, and they think, "How will I go to Nabadwip? I have to pay the train fare, I have no money..." I give them the process also. I tell them:

"Do you know how many kilograms rice you and your family eat every day? You eat two kilograms at noon, and two kilograms at night time. Four kilograms a day. Take an empty pot, and every time before you cook, at noon and in the evening, put a handful (musti, মুষ্টি) of rice into that pot. Keep two handfuls a day in that pot, and one year later you will see how much rice will be there. You can get up to thirty-six kilograms rice. What will you do with so much rice? You can give half to your Guru's temple here in Nabadwip, and you can see the rest and come to Nabadwip with that money."

 

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Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
'Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how to give nourishment to Baladev.'

 

Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya
'When will this soul attain such mercy and become fulfilled? I am devoid of ability and intelligence, and greatly distressed. Please accept me.'
গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া

When one does Krishna kirtan, chants the Holy Name of Krishna,
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