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Title: Lord Nityananda and sanyasa

User: Igor†††† Date: 2007-01-05 19:33:01


Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna

†† All glories to Nitai-katha!I have one question about Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Lord Nityananda Prabhu is avadhuta, He is above all varnas and asramas, but in His lila did He accepted sanyasa? Some devotees said he never accepted sanyasa, other are saying that he accepted sanyasa?

†† Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna


Title: Re: Lord Nityananda and sanyasa

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-01-06 00:27:06


Lord Nityananda accepted the brahmachari order to purify that ashram but He was higher than all sannyasis as He is God Himself. He never officially accepted the sannyasa order but since He exhibited Himself as the topmost brahmachari, He is sometimes addressed as in the sannyasa ashram or as a renunciant or mendicant. This is also explained by Shri Shrila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura in some verse commentaries of Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata.


Lord Gauranga confidentially instructed Lord Nityananda in Puri Dhaam to marry His two eternal consorts Shrimati Jahnava devi and Shrimati Vasudha devi in His later pastimes and purify the householder ashram also so that as a grihastha he could easily go to the most fallen places and deliver the most fallen souls residing in those places where even Lord Gauranga could not go as a sannyasi.Lord Nityananda is the creator of the four ashrams of brahmachari, grihashtha, vanaprastha and sannyasa so actually He is always beyond these four but He mercifully accepts Them to show us by His example how to act in those ashrams. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams :pranams: and Blessings :bless:!