🌞 What does Nitai Bhakti comprise of?
A. It comprises of these 5 Bhakti practices which can be performed anywhere at anytime:
🎯 Harinam is rasa, Kirtan is prema, Shravan is sphurti, Gunjan is prapti, and Lekhan is shuddhi.
🗣 2. Nitainam Gunjan
😂 Q. How to do Nitainam Gunjan, the 2nd Practice of Nitai Bhakti?
A. Slowly resonate “Nitāi” as you exhale with your open mouth. Start with a short “Ni”, long “tā” and, again end with a short “i”, trying to visualise Nitai’s form in the sound of the long reverberating “tā”. Repeat it for as long as you like daily in addition to Harinam. For a more profound effect, you can also do it in unison with its recording of an advanced devotee playing in the background, or listen to its recording while doing other things. It cannot be done mentally as it is specifically for calling out to the Lord.
🙌 Q. Why Nitainam Gunjan?
A. Nitainam Gunjan is the long calling out of Nitainam, as a resonating kirtan, for faster ruchi and kripa-siddhi in Harinam. due to the all-forgiving and all-giving nature of Nitai. Especially since the Panchtattva mantra is not allowed for more than a few times being a hymn and not a shastric mantra. (nitai name aparadher vichar to nai he)
📚 Q. Where is Nitainam Gunjan in the shastra?
A. It is the direct implementation of the universal instruction of Srila Narottam das thakur (Champak manjari gopi of Sri Radha and the dearmost associate of Sri Gaura): “‘Nitai’ na bolilo mukhe, majilo sansar sukhe”. You can also read the 30+ shastra proof in the Nitainam Proof book at NitaiBhakti.com/proof.
📿 Q. Is Nitainam Gunjan done on a japa mala?
A. No. It does not need a mala or counter, as it is only Nitainam Kirtan. It is an addition, not as a replacement to our daily Hare Krishna mahamantra japa and kirtan vow of 16-64 rounds.
💵 Q. Does Nitainam Gunjan need diksha, money, or to follow someone?
A. No. Anyone can do this Namkirtan freely, before or after Harinam, as Nitai is the first Ishtadeva of all Gaudiyas, aspiring for any rasa.
🥁 Q. Are musical instruments needed since Nitainam Gunjan is a form of kirtan?
A. No. Only our mouth (bolilo mukhe) is enough, as the resonation itself is music.
➕ Please tell more about Nitai Gunjan.
Since our heart is the seat of the soul and the Supersoul, it is the center of all Bhakti. Pure devotees see the Lord and themselves in the nitya-lila in their spiritual forms in the region of their hearts. Due to entering our ears and then its powerful reverberation in the heart, Nitai Gunjan envelopes the soul with the sound of Nitainam, which is offenseless even if hummed by the offensive souls. So it cleanses every single one of our anarthas and aparadhas from the root, thus quickly making us ready to chant or sing Shuddha Harinam. There are no varna-vyavadhan (proper-pronunciation-obstacles), tattva-vyavadhan (philosophical-understanding-obstacles), or ten offenses in Nitainam. So Nitainam Gunjan can be done anytime by anyone.
Sing or read the verses of Nitai Lila, the most merciful pastimes in creation, or hear them being sung. Harmonium, mridanga, tanpura, and flute greatly enhance this Nitai Lila Kirtan.
Write “निताइ” (Nitainam) mentally or with your index finger in the air in front of you or any surface, and minutely visualize the forms and meanings of each of its 10 writing strokes while you write them one by one, as given in the sequence here.
Sing or listen to Gauranam and Gauralila in kirtana to receive the causeless mercy of Nitai.
।। निताइ ।।
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण
कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ।
हरे राम हरे राम
राम राम हरे हरे ।।