Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Festival: Anxiously Awaiting

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
10 February 2017, Sri Ekachakra Dham
Translated from Bengali, part 1

 

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsakula-churamani Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Prabhupad ki jay
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Vrinda Devi Tulasi Devi Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay
Sri Shyama Kunda Radha Kunda Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay
Sri Guru Sri Gaura Sri Nityananda Prabhu ki jay
Samagata Sri Gaura Bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Sada Siva Gangadhar jiu ki jay
Giriraj Govardhan ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Bhakta-raj Prahlad Maharaj Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari Hari bol

Devotee:
Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Visva-varenya Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

Today is our last day of the festival—almost all devotees have joined this year, have listened to Krishna-katha. We had waited for this day all year thinking, "When will this day come in our life? When will this festival come?" And today this festival is almost finished... We have read about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, glorified Sriman Nityananda Prabhu for these few days, but it is actually not so easy to glorify Him. Still, we try—we try to glorify Him in order to get His service. If we glorify Sriman Nityananda Prabhu (listen and speak about His glories) and serve Him, then we will get supreme benefit.

We want to get supreme benefit,so we pray for the service to Radha Krishna's lotus feet, but to get that service, it is necessary to first serve Nityananda Prabhu. If you do not serve Nitaichand, if you do not get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, you will not be able to do or get anything.

Nityananda Prabhu can remove all obstacles and bondage, He can let us leave attachment to the material world. Only Nityananda Prabhu can do it. In this way, we make this festival of Nityananda Prabhu every year, we circumambulate the place where He appeared, and we also remember that by Guru Maharaj's mercy these beautiful Deities and Their service manifested on that same day. You will not see anything like this anywhere else. It is only by His own desire that Nityananda Prabhu appeared here.

Nityananda Prabhu's mercy is such that once somebody takes shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, even if they are averse to Him, He accepts them. We must try to serve Nitaichand. His mercy comes in different ways—for example, He kicked Sivananda Sen, and by kicking Him He gave him His mercy; in another instance, He kept His feet on the head of Raghunath Das Goswami and said, "Now you have got the mercy—you can go to Mahaprabhu now."

If we can get the mercy of this Nityananda Prabhu, then we will have nothing else to attain, we will have no problem, no difficulty, whereas our formal, general aspiration is to attain the lotus feet of Radha Krishna,

মাতল হরিজন কীর্ত্তন-রঙ্গে ।
পূজল রাগপথ গৌরব-ভঙ্গে ॥

matala hari-jana kirtana-range
pujala raga-patha gaurava-bhange

"From afar we shall worship the raga-patha, the path of spontaneous affectionate service, while we ourselves shall live within the Vedic guideline."

Nityananda Prabhu's mercy is unparalleled. His glory is such that He rescued the extremely fallen Jagai and Madhai, He actually brought Madhai to Mahaprabhu's feet. He gives mercy to those whom Mahaprabhu rejects, He is not less powerful than Mahaprabhu Himself...

 

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