Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 06:54:29
Title: Lord Nityananda Traveling To the Holy Places User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-11 20:19:20
Dear Swami Gaurangapada,
Please give me Your explanations to the following verses from the chapter Lord Nityananda's Traveling To the Holy Places of the Holy Book Sri Nityananda Caritamrta:
- Remembering Lord Balaramas glorious activities in Hastinapura, Lord Nityananda called out, O Haladhara, please save Me!?and then offered obeisances. (I don't understand this exclamation of Lord Nityananda for he is considered to be non-different from Lord Balarama.)
- Lord Nityananda then visited a monastery where He found them all sitting together. The Lord asked a question, but no one replied. Becoming angry with them, the Lord kicked them in the head. They all simply smiled and ran away. (What did He ask them and why did he become angry?)
Thank You millions of times Remaining with humble greetings and remembrance ops: Matus
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Dear spiritual son Matus, Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Thank you for reading Shri Nityananda Charitamrita with sincerity. It is the most glorious and merciful subject matter in the world. If you try to understand the pastimes of Lord Nityananda, your mind and heart will be simply astonished with love.
(1) Lord Nityananda has two kinds of moods just like Lord Gauranga. One is the mood of being God Himself and the second is the mood of His own devotee. He adopts the second mood sometimes as He has come to relish His own devotion and He adopts the first mood sometimes as He cannot avoid His own godliness. Here you see Lord Nityananda crying out to His own form of Lord Haladhara Balarama in the second mood of being His own devotee. In this way He relishes the devotion which His devotees feel for Him. This is the same as Lord Gauranga crying out to His own form of Lord Krishna.
(2) The people in the monastery were discussing impersonalistic subject matters and rejecting the truth that God is a person. This constitutes an offense against the very core of the existence of God. When God personally comes to them, they reject Him because they do not believe in His form. So Lord Nityananda asked them a question regarding this but they were so intoxicated in their mental speculations that they hardly cared to answer the Lord Hismelf. Seeing that they are not accepting His mercy even though He has come personally, Lord Nityananda still wanted to deliver them somehow and also shake them from their gross ignorance about His position. So the Lord kicked them giving them the greatest good fortune of receiving the most purifying touch of His lotus feet which is rare for even Brahma and Shiva. This is the extraordinary mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu upon all the conditioned souls. He gives them His mercy even if they do not want it. Jaya Nityananda Charitamrita!