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Shri Nityanande Nishtha

Dedication to Shri Nityananda Prabhu

Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura

 

nitai-pada-kamala, koti-candra-sushitala,

je chayaya jagat judaya

hena nitai vine bhai, radha-krishna paite nai,

dridha kari’ dhara nitaiyera paya (1)

 

Nitai’s lotus feet are more cooling than the shining of millions of moons. Their shade

gives solace to the universe. O brother, without a personality such as Nitai, it is not

possible to attain Radha and Krishna. So hold on very tightly (dridha) to His lotus feet.

 

se sambandha nahi ja’ra, vritha janma gela ta’ra,

sei pashu bada duracara

nitai na balila mukhe, majila samsara sukhe,

vidyakule ki karibe ta’ra (2)

 

If someone has not yet established his relationship with Nityananda Prabhu, his life

has been wasted. He is no better than an animal. Not taking the name of Nitai on one’s

lips, one becomes absorbed in the so-called happiness of this world. Then what is the

value of one’s education and birth in a high family or great nation?

 

ahankare matta haiya, nitai-pada pasariya,

asatyere satya kari’ mani

nitaiyera karuna habe, vraje radha-krishna pabe,

dhara nitaiyera carana du’khani (3)

 

Forgetting Nitai’s lotus feet, one becomes maddened by the false concept of bodily life

and considers the illusory energy as real. Receiving the mercy of Nitai, he can attain

Shri Radha and Krishna in Vraja. Firmly catch hold of the lotus feet of Nitai.

 

nitaiyera carana satya, tahara sevaka nitya,

nitai-pada sada kara asha

narottama bada duhkhi, nitai more kara sukhi,

rakha ranga-caranera pasha (4)

 

The feet of Nitai are real and service to Him is eternal. Always hope and pray for the

lotus feet of Nitai. “Narottama is very unhappy! O Nitai, please make me happy. Keep

me tucked close to Your feet which are like reddish lotuses.”