Nitaichand: Spotless Moon

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Ekachakra Dham, morning class
15 February 2019, part 2

 

It is said that if someone cannot understand the character of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, then they are making so much offence—because of that devotion can be removed from her or him.

There was one brahman who criticised Nityananda Prabhu, and Mahaprabhu explained to him properly who Nityananda Prabhu is ("You think that Nityananda Prabhu runs this way, that way, but you cannot understand Him!")—after that Mahaprabhu told him to go to Nabadwip and tell everyone about Nityananda Prabhu. If somebody criticises Nityananda Prabhu behind His back, then no one can protect them—they must go to hell.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also said about Nityananda Prabhu,

মদিরা যবনী যাদি নিত্যানন্দ ধরে ।
তথাপি ব্রহ্মার বন্দ্য কহিল তোমারে ॥

madira yavani yadi nityananda dhare
tathapi brahmara vandya kahila tomare

"Even if Nityananda Prabhu takes a drunk lady by Her hand, He is always worshippable even for Lord Brahma."

You know also that Vrindavan Das Thakur praised and glorified Nityananda Prabhu so much and so beautifully. Raghunath Das Goswami also got some mercy from Nityananda Prabhu. Sriman Nityananda Prabhu bestowed His mercy everywhere.

When Mahaprabhu left Nabadwip, He told Nityananda Prabhu to preach in Gauda-mandal, Gauda-desh, and Nityananda Prabhu did that. Also, when Mahaprabhu went to Puri, Mahaprabhu had one danda (He was an eka-dandi sannyasi, not a tridandi sannyasi), but Nityananda Prabhu broke His danda into three. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that Nityananda Prabhu showed us that one must take sannyas with kaya, mana, vakhya (body, mind, speech), and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and his Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya sampradaya were the first to start giving this tridandi sannyas. This was actually inspired by Nityananda Prabhu. Gurudev also said that a tridandi sannyasi means one must be humble, tolerant and give honour to others. This is Mahaprabhu's conception. A sannyasi must be more humble, more tolerant, and give more honour to others. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur started that.

 

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Purity of Service
'Sadhus, Guru, Vaishnavs worship the Lord daily—it is an eternal service. Devotees think, 'The Lord is the master of my house—I am a member of His family. I have got everything for Him. Everything in this world exists for Him.''

 

Sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu jive daya kari'
'Engaging only in activities that are favourable to devotion, rejecting everything unfavourable to devotion...'
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
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There is no retirement in a devotee's life. We must do service until death.

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