Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-01-14 16:27:11
Title: "Nityananda balite" verse from Chaitanya Charitamrita User: Igor Date: 2006-06-09 16:04:23
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! All glories to Gaurangapada Maharaja! All glories to Shrilla Prabhupada and guru parampara! All glories to all devotees! Here is one very nice verse from Chaitanya Charitamrita where Krishna Kaviraja Goswami is describing nature of Lord Nityananda and nature of Nityananda Naam. I have desire to share some small realizations about this verse with you. Shrilla Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami is saying and teaching us:
'nityananda' balite haya krishna-premodaya aulaya sakala anga, asru-ganga vaya
"Simply by talking of Nityananda Prabhu one awakens their love for Krishna. Thus all of one's bodily limbs are agitated by ecstasy and tears flow from the eyes like the waters of the Ganges." Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila Chapter 8, text 23
Confidentional meaning in this verse is that Lord Nityananda is so merciful that simply talking of Him and on that way chanting His Name one awakens love for Krishna. When we are talking about someone we are addressing that person with his name, so by talking about Nityananda we are saying so many times Nityananda! Nityananda! What to say about constant chanting His Name and on that way constant rememberance of His glories and pastimes? He is non-different from His Name, so how great benefit will have fortunate soul by chanting His Name?
In other words, simply by chanting Nityananda! Nityananda! person awekens love for Krishna! That is very confidentional topic and Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami is giving us that meaning in this verse. If we want Krishna, we should chant Nityananda! Nityananda! That is secret! We are not qualify to approach Radha-Krishna directly, we are making so much offences in chanting Hare Krishna, but we are fortunate because jubilant Nitay is so merciful that simply by chanting His Name all auspicious effects for our advancement are automatically there.
There is no greater sacrifice, no greater tapasya, no greater vrata, then chanting Nityananda! Nityananda!and that chanting is base and strength of all our spiritual practice. All perfection is hidden in this chanting, all mercy and energies are there in the Name of Nityananda, and only by this chanting we can become really eternally happy. That is verdict of Shrilla Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami -'nityananda' balite haya krishna-premodaya that simply by chanting Nityananda!Nityananda! person very soon awakens love for Krishna.
By hearing this ecstatic words of Shrilla Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami, every intelligent person will accept this sublime practice of daily chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas because that is only way for fallen and offensive soul to make real spiritual progress and make it's life successful. There is no other way, there is no other way, and there is no other way!
So, we are really most fortunate souls to have this opportunity to associate with His Holiness Shrilla Bhaktiratna Swami Gaurangapada, who delivered this secret to modern vaishnava world due to intense desire of Shrilla Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Shrilla Bhaktisiddhantha Sarasvati Thakura, Shrilla Prabhupada and all previous acaryas! Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Thankyou so much. If you notice, Shrila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami puts Nityananda in inverted commas to emphasize the importance of Nityananda Naam and to confirm that is a bonafide Mantra. And balite means to say or speak. So 'nityananda' balite literally means to chant 'Nityananda'. Shrila Prabhupada translates it as "talking about Nityananda" because like you explained it is all-encompassing and it includes chanting His Holy Name and also singing or speaking about His pastimes. Another use of the world "balite haya" together in rapid succession one after another implies that there is absolutely no time lag between chanting Lord Nityananda's Holy Name and the attainment of pure love of God. The effect (Krishna Prema) is instantly achieved after the cause (Nityananda Naam) is chanted.