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Description of Lord Nityananda's Glories
Text 1 O Lord Chaitanya, O master of the Vaishnavas, glory to You! O Lord, please give the conditioned souls the gift of devotional service. Please accept them as Your devotees.
Text 2 Accompanied by Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda enjoyed pastimes in this way. The two of Them were very happy in Navadvipa.
Text 3 Filled with love for Lord Krishna, Lord Nityananda enjoyed very extraordinary pastimes. He always acted like a small boy.
Text 4 He spoke affectionate sweet words to everyone He saw. He danced, sang, played musical instruments, and laughed.
Text 5 Sometimes He roared with bliss. When the people heard Him, wonder took birth in their hearts.
Text 6 During the monsoon He floated in the Ganga's crocodile-infested waves. He had not even half a sesame seed's worth of fear.
Text 7 Seeing Him, everyone called out, "Haya! Haya!", but Lord Nityananda only laughed and continued to float.
Text 8 Rapt in the mood of Ananta Sesha, Lord Nityananda floated in the Ganga. Unaware of Lord Nityananda's true identity, everyone called out, "Haya! Haya!"
Text 9 Sometimes Lord Nityananda would faint in ecstati bliss and For three or four days He would remain unconscious.
Lord Nityananda enjoyed these and many other inconceivable pastimes. Even if I had an infinite number of mouths, I could not describe them all.
One day, by divine arrangement, Lord Nityananda approached sitting Lord Chaitanya.
Rapt in the mood of a small boy, and smiles and laughed on His graceful face, Lord Nityananda was clothed only by the four directions. A stream of bliss flowed from His graceful eyes.
Again and again He roared, "Nadiya's Nimai Pandita is My master!"
Seeing that Lord Nityananda was clothed only by the four directions, Lord Chaitanya laughed. He gazed at Lord Nityananda's handsome and effulgent form.
At once Lord Chaitanya removed the turban from His own head and wrapped it around Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda only laughed.
Lord Chaitanya anointed Lord Nityananda's graceful limbs with fragrances and then placed a garland upon Him.
Giving Lord Nityananda a sitting place before Him, Lord Chaitanya then offered prayers to Him. O devotees, please hear these prayers.
He said, "Your name is Nityananda. Your form is also Nityananda, or full of eternal (nitya, bliss (ananda). You are Nityananda because You are Lord Balarama personified.
"With great bliss You wander here and there, You eat, and You act in different ways. There is never a time when You are not blissful.
"Where lives a mere human being with the power to understand You? You are eternal, spiritual, and supreme. As Lord Krishna is, so are You."
Noble-hearted Lord Nityananda always tasted the nectar of love forLord Chaitanya. Whatever He said or did was always in agreement with Lord Chaitanya's wishes.
Lord Chaitanya said, "Give Me one of Your lioncloths (kaupina). That is My great desire."
After speaking these words, the Lord took a kaupina and tore it into pieces.
To each Vaishnava Lord Chaitanya gave a piece of the kaupina.
Lord Chaitanya said, "Tie this vloth around your heads. The kings of yoga yearn to attain this cloth. How can other, ordinary persons attain it?
"By Lord Nityananda's mercy one attains devotion to Lord Vishnu. Please know that Lord Nityananda has all the power of Lord Krishna.
"Lord Nityananda is not different from Lord Krishna. Lord Nityananda is Lord Krishna's associate, friend, couch, ornaments, and kinsman.
"Even the Vedas cannot approach Lord Nityananda's pastimes. Lord Nityananda is the father of all living entities. He is their protector. He is their friend.
"His every action is filled with the nectar of love for Lord Krishna. By serving Lord Nityananda one attains pure love and devotion to Lord Krishna.
"Therefore with great devotion please tie around your heads these pieces of Lord Nityananda kaupina. Take them home and worship them with care."
Accepting the Lord's command, the devotees very respectfully tied the pieces of cloth around their heads.
Then Lord Chaitanya said, "O devotees, please listen. Now you should accept the water that has washed Lord Nityananda's feet.
"Simply by drinking the water that has washed Lord Nityananda's feet one attains firm devotion to Lord Krishna. There is no other way."
Accepting the Lord's command, the devotees washed Lord Nityananda's feet and accepted the water.
Each person drank five or ten times. Not in external consciousness, Lord Nityananda only smiled.
Sitting down, Lord Chaitanya happily collected in a metal cup the water that had washed Lord Nityananda's feet.
When everyone had drunk the water that had washed Lord Nityananda's feet, Lord Chaitanya called out, "Hari!"
One person said, "Today my life has become glorious." Another person said, "Today all the bonds that tie me to the material world are cut."
Another person said, "Today I have become a servant of Lord Krishna." Another person said, "This day is glorious."
Another person said, "The water that washed His feet was very sweet. Even now the sweetness in my mouth has not become broken."
The water that washed Lord Nityananda's feet was very powerful. Simply by drinking it, everyone became wild.
Some danced. Some sang. Some rolled on the ground. Some roared again and again.
A blissful kirtana of Lord Krishna's names arose. Now wild with bliss, the devotees danced.
In a moment Lord Chaitanya roared, stood up, and danced without stop.
Then Lord Nityananda stood up and danced. Surrounded by the devotees, the two Lords danced.
Some devotees sang. Some fell to the ground. Some embraced. Some took the dust from others' feet and placed it on their heads.
Some held each other's necks and wept. I cannot deshribe everything.
Now free of awe and fear, the devotees danced with the Lord.
Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda embraced. Then the two Lord happily danced.
With the touch of Lord Nityananda's feet, the earth trembled. Seeing this, everyone blissfully called out, "Hari!"
Intoxicated by tasting the nectar of spiritual love, the two masters of Vaikuntha danced, and all the devotees affectionately followed Them
These pastimes will never come to an end. The Vedas say that sometimes they are openly manifested (avirbhava, and sometimes they are hidden (tirobhava).
For the whole day Lord Chaitanya danced. Then He sat down with the devotees.
After three times clapping His hands, Lord Chaitanya happily spoke.
Lord Chaitanya said, "How who has faith and devotion for Lord Nityananda has faith in devotion for Me also.
"Lord Siva and Lord Brahma bow down before LOrd Nityananda's feet. Therefore all of you should place your love in Lord Nityananda's feet.
"Even if he is a devotee, anyone who for even half a sesame seed's worth of time hates Lord Nityananda is not dear to Me.
"Lord Krishna will never abandon anyone who has once touched Lord Nityananda."
Hearing Lord Chaitanya's words, the devotees called out, "Jaya! Jaya!"
Anyone who with faith and devotion listens to this narration will attain Lord Chaitanya as his master.
Anyone who sees these descriptions of Lord Nityananda will know what is the real truth about Him.
Anyone who becomes aware of these glories of Lord Nityananda becomes very fortunate. He becomes dear to Lord Chaitanya.
The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet.