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The Conclusive Glories of Lord Nityananda Balarama


If anyone wants to attain the Lotus feet of Shri-Shri Radha-Krishna, and be able to taste and fully relish Their pastimes, one must first approach the lotus feet of Lord Balarama or Lord Nityananda. This is a mandatory prerequisite, for only by receiving Their mercy can this realization be possible.


Because Lord Nityananda and Lord Balarama are non-different, the Gosvamis confirm that by getting Lord Nityananda's mercy one becomes eligible to receive the ecstatic prema of Shri Radha and Shri Krishna in Vraja. Lord Balarama in the form of Lord Nityananda does not accept any offenses whatsoever, and is so merciful that by simply worshipping Lord Nityananda one is automatically worshipping and pleasing Lord Balarama. It is described that Lord Balarama in the form of Lord Nityananda is the friend of the most fallen and the most wretched.


Just as it is not possible to enter Lord Gauranga's service without the mercy of Lord Nityananda, it is impossible to enter Vraja rasa without the mercy of Lord Balarama, who is non-different from Lord Nityananda.


Shri Balarama is the servitor of Godhead who serves Lord Krishna in all affairs of existence and knowledge. The transcendental abode exist by the energy of Lord Balarama. Krishna's first expansion in a form for pastimes is Lord Balarama. Balarama Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna and He does the work of creation in four other forms. In all forms Balarama tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna.


If we develop consciousness of this fact, then we are in actual Krishna consciousness. We should always remember that Krishna is the only supreme master and that everyone else is His servant, EKALE ISVARAH KRSNA, ARA SABA BHRTYA. Either Lord Narayana, or Lord Shiva, Everyone is subordinate to Krishna. Even Baladeva is subordinate to Krishna. In the transcendental pastimes, Krishna is the chief hero, and Balarama provides additional help.