Nitaibhakti Proof

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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 Nitaibhakti, if one is not rejecting Gaura and accepting Him as the Lord of one’s Lord in the mood of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura. This is a direct proof of Nitaibhakti, that worshiping Nitai one-pointedly is in fact the only way to love Gaura in a way which will truly please Him. Gaura does not feel rejected when we love Nitai with full focus. In fact, He accepts for Himself that love of ours for Nitai. He knows that we are loving Him through Nitai. Direct love is not accepted by Gaura.

⬤ 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 Nitaibhakti. 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)

⬤ 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 Nitaibhakti which Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura is teaching to all of us Gaudiyas?

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 Nitaibhakti, 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 Nitaibhakti 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 Nitaibhakti from Chaitanya Bhagavata, but still don’t want to accept it?


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)

This oft-emphasized and repeated verse in Chaitanya Bhagavata with direct reference to Nitaibhakti (BHAJUKA nitaichandere) has never come across the attention of most devotees, as such verses are not there in any other scriptures. It is mind-boggling how maya has carefully managed to hide Chaitanya Bhagavata and thus Nitaibhakti from the present Hare Krishna devotees.

Jiva Nitai Balarama

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)

Yes, please open your eyes now. Nitai is also the Avatari Source like Gaura Krishna is. If partial Avatars like Rama, Nrisingha, etc. can have Their own worship, deities, and devotees; why can’t Avatari Nitai have His own? Why is doing His Bhakti or singing only His Name being labelled as separating Him from Gaura? Does worshiping Radha’s picture or deity alone or just saying “Radha Radhe” mean that we have rejected Krishna?


Nitai Panihati

Nitai Jahnava Vasudha

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

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

This is a direct proof of Nitaibhakti, 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 Nitaibhakti
 is Gaura’s direct order and thus it greatly pleases Him.


Ekachakra Nitai

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 Nitaibhakti, 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 Nitaibhakti, 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 Nitaibhakti, 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 Nitaibhakti. 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.”

Nitai Gaura

⬤ 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.

“Forcing us to take/approach Nitainam only with Gauranam and not alone is blatantly refusing to accept that Nitai also has His own exclusive names, abode, yogapeeth, lila, associates, and worship due to subtle envy for Nitai. Gaura Himself categorically states that He is never independent but always dependent on Nitai (CB 3.5.102). But some are claiming the opposite, that Nitainam should always be dependent on Gaurnam and so They should be taken together only, otherwise we are rejecting Gaura. Whom should we believe, them or Lord Gaur Himself?”


Krishna dasa Kaviraja

“Even if I may be the most fallen, pitiful, wretched and duplicitous person in the whole creation, I will defend the Bhakti and Name of my Nitai from the scriptures till the end, as that is the only hope of my salvation, which is to beg kripa-siddhi from Him in exchange for defending Him.”

Nitai Balarama

“Even if one believes in or talks about Nitai all the time, still his or her Nitaibhakti is only superficial or temporary if he or she does not hear, sing, or read Nitai Lila from Chaitanya Bhagavata regularly and understand Nitai’s mercy deeply. It can thus can be easily broken by Maya at anytime because our memory is so weak in Kaliyuga.”

Daso’smi,

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

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  1. What more proof is needed? If the words of Gauranga Mahaprabhu are not enough to clear all doubts about the superexcellent position of Nitai, then nothing else will.

  2. No doubt!!! Full and Final Proof. Jay Hooo our param dayalu Gurudev ki. Thank you very much Gurudev for giving us wonderful scripture’s proof.

  3. My love for the lotus feet of dear Gurudev and Doyal Nitai increases exponentially when reading these potent statements of our acharyas. Wow!! What a powerful verse. An absolute gem. Thanks to dear Gurudev for finding and posting it.

  4. An absolute bombshell. Need to say more!! Lord Gaura is saying clearly. Going to repeat these verses hundreds of time during the long Memorial Day weekend.

  5. Amazing images and quotes 👏 Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Srila Gurudev. Joy Nitai! Dandavat pranams Srila Gurudev and all nitaibhakts. Joy Nitai!

  6. Now that is real bargaining power Maharaj. Nitai would give prema for the price of one’s faith at the namhatta.

  7. All are heart melting words which you are writing about my Nitai in the quotes, Gurudev. I am saving them all to read again & again.😍😍💙💙

  8. Every slide makes such a solid evidence in defense of Nitaibhakti dear Gurudeva. Thank you for the wonderful slides🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Yes! These are strong bullets to defeat all arguments against Nitai bhakti. Thank you so much for your mercy Shrila Gurudev. You have been doing so much endlessly.

  9. These verses really struck me. Very powerful. Srila Gurudev, your fierce determination to defend the worship of Nitai is, I think, the most pure and beautiful thing that I have ever seen in this world.

  10. Nitaibhakti is the Ultimate secret of the entire creation. Some say worshipping Nitai means neglecting Gaur RadhaKrishna while others say having direct connection with Nitai means surpassing Acharyas. Well that’s the unique position of Nitai. He is Servant God and Avataari God simultaneously. Today while having my prasadam suddenly a correlation proped up in my mind that Just like in Bhagwat Gita, the most precious gift, Bhakti, is the middle of its 18 chapters i.e. 9 chapter, similarly Nitaibhakti and Nitai’s constitutional position is kept deep deep secret between Gaur RadhaKrishna and our Guru Parampara Acharyas. It is such a deep secret that the Supreme Personality of Godhead ( Gauranga Mahaprabhu ) himself has to come himself in Nandanacharya Bhawan, just like he did reveal Radhakund and Krishna Kund himself. Everyone are deeply debted to Srila Nitaipresthji Gurudev for revealing this Ultimate Secret of the entire creation to us. Jay Nitai!!!! Hare Krishna!!!!! Jay Guruvarga!!!!!!

    • Oh, I had a similar sphurti today and planned to write about it and you beat me to it. You nailed it. Our Nitai is absolutely unique in the sense that He is Avatari, God Himself, Greatest Acharya, Topmost Guru and Bhakti too.

    • Yes prabhu, and in the Nityananda Charitamrita, Madhya khanda, chapter 4 Srivas tells Lord Chaitanya that Lord Nityananda is non different than Him (Lord Gauranga), and Mahaprabhu, roars loudly, and tells Srivas “you have actually understood the most confidential glories of Lord Nityananda. I am so pleased with you”

  11. How fortunate we are. Gurudev is mercifully distributing the most potent medicine for this Kaliyuga. Should be taken on a daily basis.
    One question Gurudev: is reading Chaitanya Bhagavata, Nityananda charitamrita and other Gaur Nitai related sastras on a daily basis considered Nitailila. Please advise

    • Thank you dear Nitai Gaura das. Reading is internal hearing so it is wonderful too. Hearing from a realized soul is higher as the same reading is done with the added benefit of the Nitai-impregnated sound vibration. But still reading should never be replaced only by hearing. It has his own place.

  12. Thanks Gurudev. What is more Nitai impregnated sound vibration than your divine vani. I listen to your videos everyday. I guess I need to get a harmonium now

    • Yes, that willl totally change your life. Singing Nitainam, Nitailila, and Harinam with harmonium is like 10 times more absorbing than without. This has not only been my own practical realization but of many devotees who have learnt to play harmonium now and sing.

  13. Jaya jaya!!! Thank you Shrila Gurudeva for revealing this most secret Nitaibhakti. Shrila Gurudeva thank you for telling the most easiest way of worship and easily become dear to Nitai Gaur and Radha krishna. By Nitainam Lekhan we can enter the nitya-lila from anywhere in the material world. And also there will now be no more apradhas which we do by Deity worship daily. Thank you for this mercy 🙂

  14. This is the essence of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
    So much crucial Tattvas compressed here. It is the full capsule!

  15. Marvellous, Dandvat pranams to Shrila Gurudev. There is so much power in these words, the knowledge revealed by the self-realised Spiritual master is truly unparalleled. Divya chakshu daan dilo jei, Janme janme Prabhu sei, Divya Gyan hridoy prakashito.

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