Doubts in Nitai Bhakti

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1. Follow Nitai’s Order Only

🌑 ARGUMENT 1: Without Nitai mercy its impossible to attain the devotion at lotus feets of Shri Chaitanya dev. And Worship of Gauranga is the most pleasing activity to Nitai as told by all our acharyas and showed and provened in his pastimes itself and which is his direct instruction. BHAJA GAURANGA…KAHA GAURANAGA …LAHA GAURANGERA NAM RE. JE JANA GAURANAGA BHAJE SE AMARA PRAN RE. To love someone it takes to know him first and follow his very instructions AS IT IS.

🌺 A. We are following Nitai’s instruction of “Bhaja Gauranga, Kaha Gauranga, Laha Gaurangera Nama re” from 2001. It was we who established the Gaura Gopala mantra, “Gauranga” from the scriptures, when most devotees did not even know that Gauranga nam was a Mantra.

🌺 We printed Gaura Lila for mass distribution in the form of the $0.5 abridged 300-page full CB and CC books, and also the books Our Eternal Home Navadvipa, Gauranga in Vedas, The 100 Names of Gaura sang by Nitai, etc. And now we are being told that we are not following Nitai’s instruction. What an irony?

🌺 No one has been officially told to stop chanting Gauranga nam if they like to chant. In fact, we have made Gauranam Kirtan and Gauralila Kirtan as the 5th practice of Nitai Bhakti, even for those who may have stopped taking Gauranam from before.

🌺 Saying that we don’t follow Nitai’s instructions to sing Gauranam and Gauralila is like trying to imply that we have suddenly developed envy towards Gaura and are minimizing Him. This is a very big and erroneous claim as we have glorified Lord Gauranga from 2001 whole-heartedly.

🌺 Even our recent instructions to focus on reading Chaitanya Bhagavata and Nityananda Charitamrita, which describe both Nitai Lila and Gaura Lila not just Nitai Lila, mean that we have never left Gaura Lila in our hearts.


2. Worship Only Gaura Krishna

🌑 ARGUMENT 2: Worshipping someone without accepting and following his very desire and instructions is following someone artificially. This statement is very true. But this statement doesnt means we stuck to them and dont follow there instructions ie. ONE POINTEDLY worshipping master of there hearts. Which is most pleasing to them.

🌺 A. This is a totally wrong accusation on us. First of all, it is not valid because we do Gauranam Kirtan. We have not banned it or we don’t consider it taboo, like some do. We did intense Gauranam Kirtan and Gauralila Kirtan for the entire katha in this year’s Gaura Purnima, without anyone having to tell us to do it. And we have always sung “Nitai Gauranga” in kirtan even in these last few years. In fact, in Nitai Bhakti, we have sung and still sing Gauranam in more quantity daily than most Hare Krishna devotees.

🌺 Secondly, why are the instructions of Nitai’s beloved brother Gauranga and the Acharyas being conveniently ignored in the name of following Nitai’s instructions “as it is”? They directly instruct us to worship very carefully Nitai as Bhagwan (“NITYANANDA MAHA-SAVADHANE SEVIHA JEHENA BHAGWAN” – CB 3.5.106). And that is as important to us as following the instructions of Nitai Himself. Maybe it is not so important for others and so they blame us for following this instruction of Gauranga Himself.

🌺 Let us not just throw the words “one-pointedly” at our whims. Nitai wants us to worship Gaura one-pointedly and we have never minimized that. We are just trying to first follow the instructions of our even more merciful Acharyas like Srila Vrindavana das Thakura, who have directly instructed us so many times in Chaitanya Bhagavata to worship Nitai PERSONALLY by saying, “BHAJUKA NITAICHANDERE”.

🌺 One may twist or try to interpret that “BHAJUKA NITAICHANDERE” means to worship Nitai by only following His instruction of worshiping Gauranga and nothing else. But that is just one of the ways. This erroneous argument is refuted by Gaura Himself in by saying “NITYANANDA MAHA-SAVADHANE SEVIHA JEHENA BHAGWAN” (CB 3.5.106).

🌺 This direct instruction of Lord Gauranga to Srila Raghava Pandita and to all Gaudiya bhaktas means that every devotee should serve and worship Nitai as the Supreme Lord Himself (JEHENA BHAGWAN), not just as Akhanda Guru Tattva, as it is being claimed here, and that too very carefully and attentively with full focus (MAHA-SAVADHANE).

🌺 Why is this instruction being ignored totally? One may have hundreds of other quotes, but those don’t negate this direct instruction of Gauranga to worship Nitai as Bhagwan with full focus. We are not ignoring Nitai’s instruction of taking Gauranam, but at the same time we are also following His other instruction of worshiping Nitai as Bhagwan. Isn’t that better than taking only one instruction or half of the hen?

🌺 We just want to become qualified to worship Gauranga by worshiping Nitai as Bhagwan with maha-savadhani first. What is wrong with that? We are taking a balanced approach as we are not taking one instruction which we want to follow and conveniently rejecting the another.


3. Fools Do Nitai Bhakti

🌑 ARGUMENT 3: Like we worship our Guru parampara. And Nityananda prabhu is akahand Guru tatva whose only and only desire is to engage us in service of lord of his heart. i.e Chaitanya dev. He is begging door to door to fallen souls and requesting them with folded hands to take up worship of his lord. Prabhura agya bhai mangi ei bika…bolo Krishna bhajo krishna karo krishna sikhsha. So is it not foolishness that the person u love wants a Rasgula and u are again and again giving him other things.

🌺 A. Why are we forgetting to give a rasgula to Lord Gauranga and to Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura also? Loving a person means to first love those who love Him also. So how can it be said that it is foolishness to give a rasagula to Lord Gaura and to Srila Vrindavan dasa Thakura by literally following Their instructions of “MAHA SAVADHANE NITAI SEVIHA JEHENA BHAGWAN” and “BHAJUKA NITAICHANDERE” etc. etc. AS IT IS. We don’t misinterpret them by saying that they only mean to follow Nitai’s order and not to also worship Him individually and by falsely claiming that it the only real “as it is”.


4. Do Only Vani Seva to Nitai

🌑 ARGUMENT 4: Vani seva is always higher than vapu seva. By Vapu seva u get qualification to do vani seva. That’s why krishna has said that statement ” worship of my devotees is higher then my worship” because by FOLLOWING the instructions his dear devotees one achieve him very easily then ones own direct efforts to approach him.

🌺 A. Again, this is a misinterpretation. Technically, Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura, who states “BHAJUKA NITAICHANDERE”, and Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, who states “NITAI NA BOLIO MUKHE”, are more in the “Devotees” category, than Nitai Himself who is the Lord, Bhakti, Sarva Mantra Svarupa, Akhanda Guru Tattva and the Topmost Devotee Himself. No doubt Nitai is also THE devotee of Gaura Krishna, but He is the Lord also. So taking this argument, one should follow the instructions of those who are ONLY PURELY DEVOTEES AND NOT GOD FIRST.

🌺 Also, it is so shocking to note how worship is being construed and conveniently used as only following instructions and not actually serving Their Name and Pastimes too, which is being totally ignored, because of an utter lack of faith in the Avatari position of Nitai (Nitai Sakshat Ishvara, Yate Avatari – CC 1.5.126-127, 3.7.20), or due to some other bias unknown to us.


5. Only Krishna Bhakti is Nitai Bhakti

🌑 ARGUMENT 5: Infact i would say that real Nitai Bhakti is Krishna Bhakti…ie. Worshiping Gauranaga as once ONLY LORD and GOAL under the guidance and instructions of once MASTER Doyal Nitai which was the mood of Vrindavan das thakur (amar prabhura prabhu gaura sundar) as he was disciple of Nityananda prabhu.That is real Nitai Bhakti which all our Guru parampara and Acharayas has showed with there examples. Thats why they are REAL NITAI BHAKTAS. Our Guru paramapara and acharyas has already give us the best and most authentic process and and have showed in there exemplary life by making hippes like us into happy. So then also u feel it is uncomplete and u introduce some of your own understandings then BEST OF LUCK for that. Because i have full faith in our parampara that what they have tought us by there life is perfect and one will be delivered without ANY DOUBT. I accept there are infinite possibilities and moods but i would say one should follow them own there own risks.

🌺 A. Thanks for even remotely accepting the fact that there can be something like Nitai Bhakti on its own right. Srila Prabhupada certainly made hippies into happies by his causeless mercy but he also stated that they can remain happy only if the ten offenses to Harinam are destroyed, and that is by Nitai Bhakti as Srila Prabhupada confirms below:

One who has become the dog of Nityānanda Prabhu, he gets his eternal life… So better to become a dog of Nityānanda Prabhu. Then we shall be happy. Everyone is searching after to serve a master. But none of them are satisfied because that is false master. You take real master — Nityānanda Prabhu — you’ll be happy. (Srila Prabhupada, Bhubaneswar, February 02, 1977)

🌺 And by the way, the dog has only one Master, not many Masters. Srila Prabhupada directly instructs us here repeatedly to become a dog of Lord Nitai. A dog not only follows instructions of His Master, but also fully surrenders to Him in all ways. So to become a dog of Nitai means to not only follow His instructions of taking Gauranam and Harinam, but also to worship Him as God by singing His name and pastimes as per the order of Lord Gauranga and Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura.

🌺 This “faith” in the Guru Parampara seems to leave out the faith in the instructions of Lord Gauranga and Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura. Isn’t Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura one of our Acharyas, or maybe he is not that important just like Gaura’s nijajana Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, who explicitly stated that Nitai’s form is the personification of all Mantras in creation, which obviously includes the madhurya-rasa-yukta Hare Krishna maha mantra. So I would call this kind of faith as “selective faith” as per one’s convenience.

🌺 I have answered this argument that Krishna Bhaktas and Gaura Bhaktas are Nitai Bhaktas automatically, and direct Nitai Bhaktas are not Nitai Bhaktas because Nitai cannot be worshiped as God, below in this section.


6. You Are Rejecting Nitai’s Order

🌑 ARGUMENT 6: Great! Means what Nitai says is not important for you?

🌺 A. Again, this point is moot because we have never officially rejected the name, pastimes or worship of Gauranga. In fact, we do it more than many Gaudiya devotees do. And when we glorify Nitai, then Gaura’s glorification automatically comes and is included in it because Gaura is always in Nitai’s heart.

🌺 Like the Nitai Chalisa starts with both Their names, “jaya guru sri gauranga nitai…”. In every pastime of Chaitanya Bhagavata or Nityananda Charitamrita, Gaura glorification is there as it is so intertwined with Nitai Lila. This are just few examples of how we glorify Gauranga also.


7. Give Shastra Proof for Nitai Bhakti

🌑 ARGUMENT 7: Lets close this matter with very simple logic. Just give single shashric proof where Nityanada prabhu has HIMSELF said to any of his associate to worship me one pointedly and proclaimed that he is there ONLY master. And i will give u minimum 100 shastric praman where Gauranaga mahaprabhu and Krishna has said that i am supreme personality of godhead and surrender me one pointedly as your Independent lord. U are just twisting the words of our parampara … lets close this matter with just 1 statement by Nityananda prabhu that Yes he is pleased with his one pointed worship. Infact there are hundereds of verses where Nitai is begging to Jivas to accept Gauranga as there only master of there life and worship him with full surrender.

🌺 A. Here are some of the shastric proof for that as demanded:

kataksane vasilena
khattara upare,
AJNA HAILA abhisheka
karibara tare.

🌺 “Lord Nitai sat on a throne and ORDERED Raghava Pandita to worship and bathe Him.” (CB 3.5.265)

🌺 When Lord Nitai ordered His own Bhakti then who are we puny isignificant souls to deny the Supreme Lord His own right and become envious offenders at His lotus feet?

je tanhare priti kare,
se kare amare
satya satya satya
vipra kahila tomare

🌺 Lord Gaura proclaimed to the brahman: “The love you have for Nitai, that is the love you have for Me. This is the truth, truth, and truth.” (Caitanya Bhagavata 3.6.122)

🌺 This verse spoken by Gaura Himself clearly shows that Gaura Bhakti is actually included in Nitai Bhakti, if one is not rejecting Gaura and accepting Him as the Lord of one’s Lord in the mood of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura.

🌺 Lord Gaura Instructed All To Do Bhakti Even of Nitai’s Kaupina and the Water of His Lotus Feet With MAHA-YATNA or one-pointed devotion. And some say that we can’t do even GENERAL Nitai Bhakti. How foolish? And how much it is against the direct wishes of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu?

bhakti kari ihana
kaupina vanda’ shire,
maha-yatne iha puja
kara giya ghare. 30
paiya prabhura ajna
sarva bhakta gana,
parama adare shire
karila vandana. 31

🌺 “Do Bhakti of Nitai’s kaupina, touch it to your heads, and worship it with one-pointed devotion in your home. Receiving pieces of this kaupina from Gaura and His direct order, all devotees worshiped Nitai’s kaupina with the highest love.” (Chaitanya Bhagavata, Madhya Khanda, 12th Chapter)

samsarera para haiya
bhaktira sagare
ye dubibe
se BHAJUKA NITAICHANDERE

🌺 “Those who desire to cross over the dangerous ocean of material existence and drown in the ocean of pure bhakti, must do BHAKTI OF LORD NITAICHAND.” (CB 1.1.77)

eteke haiya
tumi maha-savadhan
nityananda seviha—
jehena bhagavan

🌺 Lord Gaura instructed Raghava Pandita: “With extreme focus and attention, serve and worship Nityananda as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (Caitanya Bhagavat 3.5.106)

🌺 This is a direct proof of Nitai Bhakti, that Nitai can be worshiped as God independently and one-pointedly to get Gaura Radha Krishna and Harinam Siddhi, not just as a Devotee or Brother of Gaura. It is not necessary that He should be worshiped every time with Gaura or Panch Tattva. The main problem is that many have never read about Nitai Bhakti from Chaitanya Bhagavata, and have always heard and read about only Krishna as the Supreme Enjoyer. So they think that worshiping Nitai individually is like offensively separating Him from Gaura or Krishna, which is not true at all. So they are not to blame so much. But what about those have read about Nitai Bhakti from Chaitanya Bhagavata, but still don’t want to accept it?

alpa bhagye nahi
haya nityananda das
jahara laoyaya
gaurachandrer prakas

🌺 “One who has little good fortune cannot become Nityananda das, since that induces in him or her Gaura’s manifestation.” (Caitanya Bhagavat 2.22.139)

🌺 This is a direct proof of Nitai Bhakti, that there is position like Nityananda das. Neophytes don’t mind worshiping the Lord, but they don’t have the spiritual piety to accept that the worship of His Devotee is actually higher than His own worship. When they find Nitai Bhakti, they shout that this is a concocted apasampradaya, as they can’t see this truth, because of not been favored by Lord Gaura.


nityanande yahara
tileka dvesa rahe
bhakta haile o
se amara priya nahe

🌺 “If one maintains the slightest envy for Nityananda or Nitai Bhakti, he or she can never become dear to Me (Gaura), even if he or she is My greatest devotee.” (CB 3.2.260)

🌺 If we truly love Gauranga then we will follow His orders and do what pleases Him the most, what gives the most joy to His heart. Nitai’s devotees are actually the greatest Gaura Bhaktas because they truly understand the heart and innermost desires of Their Lord which no one else can penetrate through. This devotion to Nitai is actually a higher order and direct inspiration of Gaurchandra.

mora deha haite
nityananda-deha bada
satya satya sabare
hahinu ei dadha

🌺 “The body of Nityananda is more important to Me than My own body. I assure you that this is the actual truth.” (CB 3.2.258)

🌺 If one carefully reads Chaitanya Bhagavat or Chaitanya Charitamrita, then it is practically impossible to not detect how Gauranga Mahaprabhu has been uncompromisingly preaching about and reiterating the importance of this topmost process of taking full shelter of Nitai Bhakti. He has continuously emphasized it on one pretext or another throughout the whole span of His worldly pastimes. In fact, if one notices closely, Gauranga Mahaprabhu actually eagerly awaits for an opportunity to establish Nityananda Prabhu’s position and the glories of taking His shelter whenever there is some favorable chance to do so.

sakala bujhaya chale
sìkhaya-gaurasundare
ye janaye marma
sei jana sukhe tare

🌺 Sri Gaurasundara taught everyone all of Nitai’s internal glories by this pretext. Anyone who understands this truth is blissfully delivered. (CB 3.2.214)

sabare sikhaya
gauracandra bhagavan
“nityananda-prati sabe
hao savadhana (Antya 2.257)

🌺 Gauracandra taught everyone, “You should one-pointedly and very carefully worship Lord Nityananda.”

🌺 And our Srila Swami Prabhupada confirms this truth, which actually makes all these arguments null and void, by clearly stating that the worship of Nitai includes the worship of Gaura also:

If you worship Nityānanda Prabhu, it is as good as to worship Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. (Srila Prabhupada, 7 March 1975, Mayapur)

🌺 Why would Srila Prabhupada say this specifically if the worship of Nitai would only mean that we should follow Nitai’s instructions to worship Gaura, and not to worship Nitai directly? Why would then Srila Prabhupada separately say “if you worship Nityananda Prabhu…”?

sarva-bhave swami
jena haya nityananda
tanra haiya bhaji
jena prabhu gauracandra

🌺 Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura proclaims in the Adi Khanda itself: “I will make Nitai my MASTER (Swami) in ALL RESPECTS (sarva bhave) and I will BECOME HIS (tanra haiya). With that mood, I will worship Lord Gaurachandra.” (Caitanya Bhagavata 1.9.231)

🌺 What more proof can be more direct than this? SARVA BHAVE means ONE-POINTEDLY I will worship Nitai in all respects, not just by following His instructions to take Gaura Krishna’s names, but also by taking shelter of His own Name and Pastimes.

🌺 And TANRA HAIYA further strengthens that understanding if some have lingering doubts, by directly stating that “I will first become and remain Nitai’s” and only with that mood I will worship Gaurachandra. Isn’t this the true Nitai Bhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is teaching to all of us Gaudiyas?

🌺 And TANRA HAIYA further strengthens that understanding if some have lingering doubts, by directly stating that “I will first become and remain Nitai’s” and only with that mood I will worship Gaurachandra. Isn’t this the true Nitai Bhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is teaching to all of us Gaudiyas?

bhakti kari kara
nityananda pada puja
nityananda guna gao
na bhaviyo duja!

🌺 Lord Gaura raised His hands saying: “With Nitai Bhakti, worship His lotus feet. Sing Nitai’s glories one-pointedly without worshiping anyone else.” (Song by Lochan das)

🌺 This is a direct proof of Nitai Bhakti, that Nitai can be worshiped as God independently and one-pointedly to get Gaura Radha Krishna and Harinam Siddhi, not just as Gaura’s Devotee. This one-pointed Nitai Bhakti
 is Gaura’s direct order and thus it greatly pleases Him.

e-saba pramāṇe jāni
nityānanda-tattva-sīmā
sakala sambhave tāṅte,
yāte avatārī
nityānanda-avadhūta —
‘sākṣāt īśvara’

🌺 “Everything is possible for Lord Nityananda as He is the AVATARI, the source of all incarnations; and Sakshat Ishvara, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (Caitanya Caritamrita 1.5.126-127, 3.7.20)

🌺 Please read these verses from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta:

kālā-kṛṣṇadāsa baḍa
vaiṣṇava-pradhāna
nityānanda-candra vinu
nahi jāne āna

🌺 “The twenty-second devotee of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu was Kālā Kṛṣṇadāsa, who was the ninth cowherd boy. He was a first-class Vaiṣṇava and did not know anything except Nityānanda Prabhu.” (CC Adi 11.37)

🌺 There were two Kala Krishna dasa’s in the lila. The above one is the nitya-siddha associate.

hoḍa kṛṣṇadāsa —
nityānanda-prabhu-prāṇa
nityānanda-pada vinu
nāhi jāne āna

🌺 “The thirty-sixth devotee of Lord Nityānanda was Hoḍa Kṛṣṇadāsa, whose life and soul was Nityānanda Prabhu. He was always so exclusively dedicated to the lotus feet of Nitai, that he knew no one else but Him.” (CC Adi 11.47)

🌺 In these verses it is clearly mentioned that these two associates of Nitai knew no one but Nitai. They were exclusively devoted to Nitai. Do you think Nitai, Gaura or Radha Krishna were displeased with them? Then you are making the biggest Vaishnava-aparadha against pure devotees.

🌺 So one cannot just blanketly say that only Krishna Bhakti is Nitai Bhakti or Gaura Bhakti is Nitai Bhakti, and that worshiping Nitai directly is not Nitai Bhakti. Because the first two are Nitai’s instructions and the third is Gaura’s instruction. Both have to be followed.

🌺 We do accept that first two are Nitai Bhakti also, and there is no denying that fact, but there is a consideration of offenses in Them since both Krishna and Gaura did punish the offenders. So there is also a need of the direct form of Nitai Bhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura has revealed to the whole creation here by using these words “SARVA BHAVE SWAMI NITAI” and “TANRA HAIYA BHAJI GAURA”.

🌺 Nitai certainly begged the Jivas to accept Gaura Bhakti, but our Srila Vrindavana das Thakura begged the Jivas to accept Nitai Bhakti also. Why is that being conveniently ignored? Is this not accepting the instructions selectively? We have chosen to practice Nitai Bhakti first so that we can become qualified for Gaura Bhakti and Radha Krishna Bhakti by being on Nitai’s side (tanra haiya). What is wrong with that? We are accepting the safest position. Actually other positions are much more risky than our position of Nitai Bhakti.

🌺 Just because Lord Nitai due to His extreme humility may have told only some souls explicitly to do His own Bhakti does not mean that His Bhakti should never be done. Lord Gaura, knowing that Nitai will never instruct that on His own due to His natural humility and innocence, emphatically established and instructed all Gaudiyas to do Nitai Bhakti in the above verses. And so did Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura.

🌺 Why are we being attacked due to following Lord Gaura’s direct order? Why are we being called foolish? Why is there no open mind to understand the direct Nitai Bhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is revealing in the above verses? Isn’t there a possibility that these doubts may be due to our inherent subtle envy for Nitai, which is why we have fallen in this material world in the first place? Or it may be Maya’s do-or-die trick to hide the truly offenseless Nitai Bhakti and Chaitanya Bhagavata from being revealed to this world, which she has succeeded in doing till now.

🌺 One is free to practice or follow whatever one wants. But calling us foolish and deviated, just because we want to be Nitai’s (tanra haiya) and accept Him sarva-bhave (in all respects) as Swami and then worship Gaura Radha Krishna in that way, is a big accusation, which we cannot let go unreplied.

🌺 When Nitai went door to door, the Jivas got Gaura Bhakti from Him directly. So they became instantly qualified for it. However, Nitai is not here on the external plane right now to make us instantly qualified for Gaura Bhakti.

🌺 So along with following His instructions of Gauranam Kirtan, we are also following the direct instructions of Gauranga and Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura of approaching Nitainam and Nitai Lila with full focus first. We have full faith in our Acharyas’ vani that this Nitai Bhakti (sarva bhave swami nitai) will make us qualified for that same Gaura Bhakti, which the souls directly got from Nitai during His physical presence.

Daso’smi,

।। निताइ ।।
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण
कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ।
हरे राम हरे राम
राम राम हरे हरे ।।

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  1. Amazing. The article carries so much weightage. You have spoken so much from all the perspectives and by quoting your superior understanding and acharyas’ direct quotes. My own understanding improved after reading it. Thank you so much dear Gurudev for giving your time in writing this article 🙏

    I still remember even while establishing Gaur nam you had mentioned Srila Prabhupad’s commentary that Ha-re krish-na and Gau-ra-a-nga, are same. There is absolutely no difference.

    And there was no force for devotees to chant whatever they feel convenient. And in this regard since beginning we are taking Gauranam either directly as gauranga or now as harinam by accepting that there is no difference between Harinam and Gauranam.

  2. Tricky questions and arguments. Thank You so much for addressing them so expertly, boldly und publicly for the benefit of all. 🙏

    • We don’t want to question anyone’s bhakti nor do we want anyone’s followers. We just want to do our own Nitai Bhakti peacefully. Live and let live

    • You are right prabhuji the questions will keep coming but due to these our foundation is becoming stronger 🙏

  3. Amazing truths being revealed with scriptural basis.. wonderful article.

    je tanhare priti kare, se kare amare
    satya satya satya vipra, kahila tomare

    🌺 Lord Gaura proclaimed to the brahman: “The love you have for Nitai, that is the love you have for Me. This is the truth, truth, and truth.” (Caitanya Bhagavata 3.6.122)

    🌺 This verse spoken by Gaura Himself clearly shows that Gaura Bhakti is actually included in Nitai Bhakti, if one is not rejecting Gaura and accepting Him as the Lord of one’s Lord in the mood of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura.

    🌺 And our Srila Swami Prabhupada actually confirms this truth, which actually makes all these arguments null and void, by clearly stating that the worship of Nitai includes the worship of Gaura also:

    If you worship Nityānanda Prabhu, it is as good as to worship Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. (Srila Prabhupada, 7 March 1975, Mayapur)

    🌺 Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura proclaims in the Adi Khanda itself: “I will make Nitai my MASTER (Swami) in ALL RESPECTS (sarva bhave) and I will BECOME HIS (tanra haiya). With that mood, I will worship Lord Gaurachandra.” (Caitanya Bhagavata 1.9.231)

     And TANRA HAIYA further strengthens that understanding if some have lingering doubts, by directly stating that “I will first become and remain Nitai’s” and only with that mood I will worship Gaurachandra. Isn’t this the true Nitai Bhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is teaching to all of us Gaudiyas?”

  4. Wah wah wah.. Nehle pe dehla… Charo khane chit…. A standing ovation to Shrila Gurudeva for such a brilliant refutal of improper accusations. Felt my heart got purified by hearing Nitai’s glories…. Hari Hari Hari boooooollllll

  5. Wonderful article, reinforces the faith in one pointed Nitai Bhakti. Every argument against Nitai bhakti has been deconstructed and demolished. That post created doubts in my mind, glad that they are cleared once and for all.

    After reading it I feel I can better appreciate the ontological position and infinite bliss of the devotees who were given Nitai’s Charanamrit by Mahaprabhu and gave away the pieces of Nitai’s kaupin and ordered them to worship it. Jay Gauranga! giver of Prem through Nitai. Jay Gurudev! the revealer of gems of Bhakti.

  6. Joy Nitai
    All glories to dear Gurudev

    Potent presentation of sastric proof. Nitai Bhakti is paramount and utmost necessity of this Kaliyuga. Without it; it is impossible to achieve Gaur Radha Krishna.

    Sastras like Chaitanya Bhagavat; Chaitanya Charitamrita; Nityananda Charitamrita; Navadvip Dham Mahatmaya etc have abundant mention of importance of Nitai Bhakti.

    Exalted vaishnav gurus like Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur; Srila Locana Das Thakur; Srila Narottam Das Thakur; Srila Minaketan Das; Dwadas Gopals etc are crying hoarse of the glories of Nitai Bhakti.

    Let us all give up our mental stubbornness and surrender to the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda!

  7. Precise answering Gurudev. I got 2 points after reading it. First, people who are telling why other Acharyas never spoke of NitaiBhakti and quoting Lord Gauranga and Kirshna, they must know that whenever an Acharya writes something it has many layers which gets revealed as the devotee advances in Bhakti. When Srila GaurKishoredas babaji left his body, he instructed everyone to drag his body in all markets and make an example out of it that such is the fate of a person who does not take Krishna’s name. And some foolish people took it literally without knowing the inner bhav of Srila GaurKishoredas babaji. It was only when Srila BhaktiSiddhant Saraswati Prabhupada entered the scene he understood the real meaning of his Gurudev. Secondly, Srila Gurudev answered that Nitai was personally present and went door to door to give Gaur Nam and they got it directly from Nitai. Now since Nitai is not personally present, Nitai’s Nam is the only option for all jivas to have direct contact with. Therefore, NitaiBhakti is very much important and infact has become indispensable in KaliYuga. Jay Nitai!!! Hare Krishna!!!! Jay Guruvarga!!!!!!

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