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Title: our spiritual master Lord Nityananda Rama

User: MatusDate: 2006-07-27 10:54:17


Dear Swami Gaurangapada Maharaja,

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!


Please accept my humble obeisances at Your Lotus Feet.


Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada writes in His commentary to verse 1.14, Adi-Khanda, Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata:


By considering these statements from the scriptures, it is understood that by offering prayers or glorifying the names and qualities of Lord Nityananda Rama, who is the personification of Vaishnava scriptures, a living entity’s material designations or bondage, which are born out of nescience, are destroyed. The purified living entity then accepts Lord Nityananda Rama as his spiritual master, and with a purified tongue he glorifies the worshipable Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya under Nityananda Prabhu’s guidance.



Jaya Nityananda-Balarama!


i would like to know, that how it is to be understood that Lord Nityananda becomes our spiritual master and how does it practically looks like resp. influence our (daily) lifes? How does His spiritual guidance then look like?


Looking forward for Your enlightening answer,


Yours humbly,




Title: Re: our spiritual master Lord Nityananda Rama

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-28 07:54:42


His spiritual guidance then look like?


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams! :pranams: and Blessings! :bless: There are two Gurus, the external Diksha or Shiksha Guru and the internal Chaitya Guru, the Supersoul Paramatma, who is an expansion of Lord Nityananda Prabhu.


So when we worship Lord Nityananda Prabhu directly by sincerely chanting His Holy Name, hearing His pastimes and glorifying His devotees, then Lord Nityananda (most mercifully) personally enters our hearts and directly starts guiding us from within our hearts by taking the role of our Chaitya Guru as Shri Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada states above. That is when the devotee gradually gets the qualification to attain the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga and Shri Shri Radha Krishna. So by the mercy of our Guru, we get Lord Nityananda in our hearts and by His mercy we get Lord Gauranga and Shri Shri Radha Krishna.