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Title: How we can attain Vrindavan?

User: Igor     Date: 2006-07-22 23:38:20

 

In his famous song Nitai Pada Kamala Shrilla Narotama das Thakura explains very confidentional topic how person actually can attain Vrindavan and shelter of Shri Shri Radha Krishna. He is singing

 

                               heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krishna paite nai

 

     

Translation

Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be very difficult for him to approach Radha-Krishna.

 

     

 Shrilla Prabhupada translates this verse in his Purport as follows "If you are anxious to go back to home, back to Godhead, and become associate of Radha and Krishna, then the best policy is to take shelter of Nityananda."

 

 This is very important point. We should not think that we are advanced devotees and that we are on such position that we can approach directly and worship Shri Shri Radha and Krishna in Vrindavana. Shrilla Bhaktisidhantha Sarasvati Thakura said pujala ragapata gaurava bhange, that our attitude should be that such worship is high, high above our heads. If we understand that, then immediately we will realize that we do not have another option then to surrender and worship Lord Nityananda.

 

 In his purport to C.C. Adi 8.31 Shrilla Prabhupada is explaining same point "A neophyte student who is not sufficiently educated or enlightened should not indulge in the worship of Shri Radha and Krishna or the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. Even if he does so, he cannot get the desired result. One should therefore chant the names of Nitai-Gaura and worship Them without false prestige. " Same thing is said in this song if someone indulge in direct attempt to achieve Shri Radha and Krishna that will be very difficult, almost impossible. But if one approach Lord Nityananda then automatically he becomes qualify to enter realm and mystery of Vrindavana. Shrila Prabhupada confirms that such wise decision is best policy.

 

 In this regard we should noted that if we really want to take shelter of Lord Nityananda we should do it by chanting His Holy Name, because Lord Nityananda and His Holy Name Nityananda are non-different, They are identical. It is recommended by Shrilla Prabhupada in above statement and we should follow this advice.

 

 If person consider itself to be very advanced and think that he or she is above this principle then it will be almost impossible for that person to get desired goal of devotional activities. Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Himself teaches us in His Siksastaka that we should thing about ourselves that we are lower then straw on street. We should not think that we are advanced devotees simple because we are wearing sikha, orange garments, have some position, or we know so many verses. If we think that we are advanced devotees we are not that, for sure. Such wrong attitude can lead toward minimization of regular chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Naam, and even to worse possible outcome - criticism of devotees who dedicated their lives in spreading glories of Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas for ultimate welfare of whole humanity.

 

Title: Re: How we can attain Vrindavan?

User: Bhushan         Date: 2006-07-23 13:01:16

 

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krsishna!

All Glories to Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura

All Glories to Shrila Prabhupada

humble dandvats at the dust of lotus feet of Gurudeva

humble obiesances at the lotus feet of all devotees

 

Igor prabhuji,:ty:thank you very very much for this ecstatic post.All Glories to Igor Prabhuji.

 

This reminded me of Song of Shrila Krishna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami

 

jaya jaya nityananda, nityananda-rama

yaohara kripate painu vrindavana-dhama

jaya jaya nityananda, jaya kripa-maya

yaoha haite painu rupa-sanatanasraya

yaoha haite painu raghunatha-mahasaya

yaoha haite painu shri-svarupa-asraya

sanatana-kripaya painu bhaktira siddhanta

shri-rupa-kripaya painu bhakti-rasa-pranta

jaya jaya nityananda-caranaravinda

yaoha haite painu shri-radha-govinda

 

Translation.

All glory, all glory to Lord Nityananda Balarama, by whose mercy I have attained shelter in the transcendental abode of Vrindavana. All glory, all glory to the merciful Lord Nityananda, by whose mercy I have attained shelter of Shri Rupa and Sanatana. By His mercy, I have attained the shelter of the great Shri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, and by His mercy I have found the refuge of Shri Svarupa Damodara. By the mercy of Sanatana Gosvami I have learned the final conclusions of devotional service, and by the grace of Shri Rupa Gosvami I have tasted the highest nectar of devotional service. All glory, all glory to the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, by whose mercy I have attained Shri Radha-Govinda. (Cc. Adi. 5.200-204)

 

All Glories to the most mercuful Lord Nityananda Balarama,who distributes Gaura-prema indisscriminately to one and all.

 

I recollect from the most blissful and ecstatic discourse given by Shrila Gurudeva on  Complete Glories of Lord Nityananda,that Lord Nityananda has authority over every rasa with Krishna.He is present evrywhere,in Radha-Kunda also ,Ananga Manjiri has grove in centre of Radha Kunda.

Exalted Gopi-bhava also given by Lord Nityananda.

In 108 Holy Names of Lord Nityananda by Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya the 76th Holy name is.

76} Radhika-mantra-do : He confers the most confidential divine mantra for worshiping Shrimati Radhika.

and 78th

78} sarva-mantra-svarupas ca : Lord Nityananda Prabhu is the personified form of all the mantras and their meanings in creation.

 

Lord Nityananda the most confidential servant of Lord Gauranga,gives everyone qualification to worship Radha Krishna.He gave the topmost love of Godhead,(that which is disered by exalted mystics) even to common thieves and plunderers who actually wanted to steal from Him.Yet He bestowed mercy on Them,and they gave up all sinful activities and chanted millions of Holy names of Krishna daily.

 

In Chaitanya Bhagvata ch 20.Madhya khanda

Text 49

 "Murari, I tell you the truth: You are My pure servant. You know the truth about Nityananda.

Text 50

 "Even if he claims to be My devotee, anyone who has even a single sesame seed's worth of hatred for Lord Nityananda is not dear to Me.

Text 51

 "Now please go home, Murari Gupta. You have purchased Me. You know the secret of Nityananda."

Text 52

 In this way Lord Chaitanya made Murari Gupta the object of His mercy. Only Hanuman received mercy like Murari.

Text 53

 Murari Gupta joyfully returned home. Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda stayed in his heart.

 

In Nityananda Charitamrita Antya Khanda ch13,

Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura says

"Lord Nityananda is the deliverer of the fallen souls.Never serve anyone else except Him.Only a most foolish person unaware of Glories of Lord Nityananda takes shelter of others.I consider such a person to be the  most sinful in this world."

 

 

Jaya Jaya Padmavati suta, Nityananda Raya,

All Glories to Supreme Lord Gaurangachandra who is everything to Lord Nityananda.

 

 

aspiring to be humble servant of your lotus feet

 

Bhushan Nityananda dasa

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!

 

Title: Re: How we can attain Vrindavan?

User: Unregistered   Date: 2006-07-24 09:46:06

 

In his famous song Nitai Pada Kamala Shrilla Narotama das Thakura explains very confidentional topic how person actually can attain Vrindavan and shelter of Shri Shri Radha Krishna. He is singing

 

                               heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krishna paite nai

 

     

Translation

Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be very difficult for him to approach Radha-Krishna.

 

     

 Shrilla Prabhupada translates this verse in his Purport as follows "If you are anxious to go back to home, back to Godhead, and become associate of Radha and Krishna, then the best policy is to take shelter of Nityananda."

 

 This is very important point. We should not think that we are advanced devotees and that we are on such position that we can approach directly and worship Shri Shri Radha and Krishna in Vrindavana. Shrilla Bhaktisidhantha Sarasvati Thakura said pujala ragapata gaurava bhange, that our attitude should be that such worship is high, high above our heads. If we understand that, then immediately we will realize that we do not have another option then to surrender and worship Lord Nityananda.

 

 In his purport to C.C. Adi 8.31 Shrilla Prabhupada is explaining same point "A neophyte student who is not sufficiently educated or enlightened should not indulge in the worship of Shri Radha and Krishna or the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra. Even if he does so, he cannot get the desired result. One should therefore chant the names of Nitai-Gaura and worship Them without false prestige. " Same thing is said in this song if someone indulge in direct attempt to achieve Shri Radha and Krishna that will be very difficult, almost impossible. But if one approach Lord Nityananda then automatically he becomes qualify to enter realm and mystery of Vrindavana. Shrila Prabhupada confirms that such wise decision is best policy.

 

 In this regard we should noted that if we really want to take shelter of Lord Nityananda we should do it by chanting His Holy Name, because Lord Nityananda and His Holy Name Nityananda are non-different, They are identical. It is recommended by Shrilla Prabhupada in above statement and we should follow this advice.

 

 If person consider itself to be very advanced and think that he or she is above this principle then it will be almost impossible for that person to get desired goal of devotional activities. Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Himself teaches us in His Siksastaka that we should thing about ourselves that we are lower then straw on street. We should not think that we are advanced devotees simple because we are wearing sikha, orange garments, have some position, or we know so many verses. If we think that we are advanced devotees we are not that, for sure. Such wrong attitude can lead toward minimization of regular chanting Nityananda and Gauranga Naam, and even to worse possible outcome - criticism of devotees who dedicated their lives in spreading glories of Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas for ultimate welfare of whole humanity.

 

Gouranga!

I agree.

But,I understood the Comentary of Shrila Prabhupada (above quoted from CC as

 pertained  to Worshiping Shrii Shrii Radha-Krishna---- Deities?

Later i heard that one can worship Shrii Shrii Radha krishna Deities only on taking the order,or permition of a Spiritual master like S.Prabhupada.

Radhe Radhe!

 

Title: Re: How we can attain Vrindavan?

User: Igor     Date: 2006-07-24 14:37:01

 

This is universal principle - we should not think that we can approach Shri Shri Radha Krishna directly. Only if we approach Guru and Lord Nityananda we will have some hope to approach Vrindavana. neho nitai bine bhai radha krishna paite nai. That is process.

 

Off course liberated or very advanced souls can chant Hare Krishna without offences and relish full fruit of such chanting. All others should take shelter of Nitai and Gaura Naam, and that will lead toward offencesless chanting of Hare Krishna.

 

We can see that our acharyas had desire to approach Shri Shri Radha Krishna only via medium of Guru and Guru Parampara or Nityananda Prabhu who is Adi-Guru. We can see that aspiration and desire to attain position of servant of servant of servant of Radha Krishna is prominent in Gaudiya sampradaya.

 

Actually that is order of Lord Gauranga Himself

  gopi bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa dasanudasah

Our position is that of the servant, of the servant, of the servant, of the followers of the gopis (Vaishnavas).

 

So we should accept that attitude because that is direct order of Lord Gauranga Himself. If we think that we can approach Shri Shri Radha Krishna directly, then we are not following this advice given by Lord Chaitanya.

 

 

 

       

 

Title: Re: How we can attain Vrindavan?

User: Igor     Date: 2006-07-26 18:46:12

 

I would like to add that this verse heno nitai bine bhai radha krishna paite nai is from fameous song book Prarthana written by Shrilla Narottama dasa Thakura. Acctualy title of this song is Nityananda nistha and that means faith in Lord Nityananda. I would like to post here entire song, so that we can read and hear why we should have faith in Lord Nityananda and chant His Holy Name. On that way we will understand how we can attain Vrindavana. Nityananda! Nityananda!Nityananda!

 

Nityananda-nistha (Faith in Lord Nityananda)

 

 1

 nitai-pada-kamala     koti-candra-susitala

            je chayay jagata juray

      heno nitai bine bhai      radha-krishna paite nai

            drrha kori dharo nitair pay

 

Lord Nityananda's lotus feet are a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one, but of millions of moons. The shade of Lord Nityananda's lotus feet give relief from the sufferings of material existence. If one does not take shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, then it will be very difficult for him to approach Radha and Krishna. Therefore, with firm conviction, one should take shelter of Lord Nityananda's lotus feet.

 

2

se sambandha nahi jar     brtha janma gelo tar

            sei pasu boro duracar

      nitai na bolilo mukhe     majilo somsara-sukhe

            bidya-kule ki koribe tar

 

Anyone who has not contacted a relationship with Lord Nityananda is understood to have spoiled his human birth. Such a person is just like a misbehaved animal. Such persons never say the name of Lord Nityananda. Such person simply become absorbed in so-called material enjoyment. What benefit will such persons obtain by their so-called academic education or birth in a high family or great nation?

 

3

ahankare matta hoiya     nitai pada pasariya

            asatyere satya kori mani

      nitaiyer koruna habe     braje radha-krishna pabe

            dharo nitai-carana du'khani

 

These persons have become maddened by a false concept of bodily life, and thus they have forgotten their eternal relationship with Nityananda and instead accept the illusory material energy as factual. If you actually want to approach the association of Radha-Krishna, you must achieve the mercy of Lord Nityananda first. When he is merciful toward you, then you will be able to approach Radha-Krishna. For this reason one should firmly catch the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

 

4

 nitaiyer carana satya     tahara sebaka nitya

            nitai-pada sada koro asa

      narottama boro dukhi     nitai more koro sukhi

            rakho ranga caranera pasa

 

The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are not illusion. They are a fact, and therefore one who engages in the transcendental loving service of Nityananda is also transcendental. For this reason one should always try to catch the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. O Lord Nityananda, this Narottama dasa is very unhappy, and therefore I am praying that You please make me happy. Please keep me in a corner of Your reddish lotus feet.