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Worship and association of Lord Nityananda

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2006-01-14 06:54:29
Title: Worship and association of Lord Nityananda
User: Matus    Date: 2007-06-05 20:57:26

Dear Swami Gaurangapada Maharaja,
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances.

i have some questions/doubts about the worship of Lord Nityananda:

1.) Can one become an eternal associate of Lord Nityananda and in His association sing the glories of Lord Gauranga? Are our acharyas praying in such a way?

2.) Is Lord Nityananda also the Supreme Enjoyer? We know pastimes, where Lord Nityananda is being directly worshiped by His devotees. Does He accepts this worship for Him or does He pass it to Lord Gauranga?

Thank You very much   

Yours faithfully,
Matus

Title: Re: Worship and association of Lord Nityananda
User: Bhushan Nityananda dasa    Date: 2007-06-07 12:54:13

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna
Gurudeva please accept my humble dandavats at your lotus feet
dandavats at lotus feet of all Vaishnavas
I wanted to add a question.
When deamons cause disturbance what is actual need for Lord Krishna Himself to come, He can easily finish them off just by willing.
The Demonic persons in this world(prsent day) are simply destroyed due to their bad karma even tht deamon i read called Anga(one who was destroyed by great sages), so whay didnt the deamons like Kansa and his partners etc, didnt die by karma or why didnt sages such as brighu muni finish them off? What was thier actual qualification that deamons like kansa etc were punched by the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, while the yogis are doing so much austerities living, yet cant see Him.

thank you so much
aspiring to be humble servant of your lotus feet
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna

Title: Re: Worship and association of Lord Nityananda
User: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-06-16 17:12:00


1.) Can one become an eternal associate of Lord Nityananda and in His association sing the glories of Lord Gauranga? Are our acharyas praying in such a way?


Yes, there are souls who are servants of Lord Nityananda's eternal associates in His eternal pastimes. They serve Lord Nityananda under the guidance of His twelve principal Associates and Their Assistants.


2.) Is Lord Nityananda also the Supreme Enjoyer? We know pastimes, where Lord Nityananda is being directly worshiped by His devotees. Does He accepts this worship for Him or does He pass it to Lord Gauranga?


Yes. Lord Balarama has his own set of Gopies in Shri Vrindavana Dhaama. He directly accepts the services of those Gopies. Similarly Lord Nityananda who is Lord Balarama Himself also directly accepts the services of His associates who worship Him as their life and soul. Lord Nityananda does not necessarily have to pass on the worship to Lord Gauranga. Since He is the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead, worshiping Him is exactly the same as worshiping Lord Gauranga Krishna. This Nityananda Tattva is difficult to understand unless we read and hear Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata. What is wrong is accepting One but rejecting the Other!


Then demons cause disturbance what is actual need for Lord Krishna Himself to come, He can easily finish them off just by willing. The Demonic persons in this world (present day) are simply destroyed due to their bad karma even that demon i read called Anga(one who was destroyed by great sages), so whay didnt the demons like Kansa and his partners etc, didnt die by karma or why didnt sages such as brighu muni finish them off? What was thier actual qualification that demons like kansa etc were punched by the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, while the yogis are doing so much austerities living, yet cant see Him.


Taking the excuse of killing the demons (secondary purpose), the Lord incarnates to actually perform His divine pastimes (primary purpose) to enliven the hearts and minds of the devtoees and to rejuvenate the process of hearing (shravana) and chanting (kirtana) of His glories. Unless He comes and elaborately performs His pastimes, His dear devotees will not have any divine subject matter to hear and sing about. That is the principal reason for His advent and the killing of the demons in just coincidental.

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

Title: Re: General Worship Question
User: Anonymous    Date: 2007-07-10 18:48:55

My Dear Guru Maharaj ji,
Please accept my humble Pranam at you lotus feet.

I have a question about offering a Tulsi leaf at the lotus feet of Nityananda/Balaramji. Is this an offense? I have a twenty-four inches tall Deity of Laxmi-Narayan installed in our home temple. We purchased these and shipped to our home from Jaipur long time back. I heard lot of advise about installing Radha-Krishna, inplace of Laxmi-Narayanji. I also have a smaller deity (About nine inches tall)of Radha-Krishna in our temple as well. I know all these forms does come from Lord Krishna itself, then how one may focus intelectually that all is same. How one may avoid to make distiction that this is that and not that etc. How one may love all the form of Lord equally and not to make distinctions? I serve our principle deity and it seems other forms are nor served and neglected. Why do I feel like this?
I know I always ask odd ball questions for which please accept my apology.

Yours humble servant,
Navin Vyas.

Title: Re: Deity Worship of Lords Nitai Gaura
User: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-07-22 16:07:22


I have a question about offering a Tulsi leaf at the lotus feet of Nityananda/Balaramji. Is this an offense?


Not offering a Tulasi leaf to Lord Nityananda is an offense because Lord Nityananda Balarama is the source of all Vishnu Tattva.


I have a twenty-four inches tall Deity of Laxmi-Narayan installed in our home temple. We purchased these and shipped to our home from Jaipur long time back. I heard lot of advise about installing Radha-Krishna, inplace of Laxmi-Narayanji. I also have a smaller deity (About nine inches tall)of Radha-Krishna in our temple as well. I know all these forms does come from Lord Krishna itself, then how one may focus intelectually that all is same. How one may avoid to make distiction that this is that and not that etc. How one may love all the form of Lord equally and not to make distinctions? I serve our principle deity and it seems other forms are nor served and neglected. Why do I feel like this?


Unless we first serve the Deities of Lords Nityananda Gauranga, it is a little difficult to get our service accepted by Shri Shri Radha Krishna or Shri Shri Lakshmi Narayana. That is why Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada established the Shri Gauranga Deity on the left of every Deity of Shri Shri Radha Krishna which he established because without serving Lord Gauranga's form, Shri Shri Radha Krishna are very far away. So please worship the Photo or Deity of Shri Shri Nityananda Gauranga first and then you will find satisfaction in serving Shri Shri Lakshmi Narayana and Shri Shri Radha Krishna because They will be very pleased. Also it in the beginning stage, one should not worship too many Deities but concentrate on developing a solid relationship with the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga, and, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.


I know I always ask odd ball questions for which please accept my apology.
  

No apologies required. All your questions are welcome Navinji. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara Acharyas! Pranams  and Blessings !

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.



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