⬤ What does Nitaibhakti comprise of?
A. It comprises of these 10 Bhakti practices which can be performed anywhere at anytime:
⬤ 1. Harinam Japa & Kirtan
⬤ 2. Nitailila Shravan
⬤ 3. Nitailila Kirtan
⬤ 4. Nitainam Gunjan
⬤ 5. Nitainam Lekhan
⬤ 6. Nitaibhakti Vitaran
⬤ 7. Nitaidham Gaman
⬤ 8. Nitaiparshad Stavan
⬤ 9. Nitaivigraha Pujan
⬤ 10. Gaura Radha Krishna Shravan and Kirtan
⬤ Harinam is rasa, Kirtan is prema, Shravan is sphurti, Gunjan is prapti, and Lekhan is shuddhi.
⬤ 1. Nitainam Gunjan
⬤ 2. Nitainam Gunjan
⬤ Q. How to do Nitainam Gunjan, the 2nd Practice of Nitaibhakti?
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 Gunjan Proof book at Nitaibhakti.com/gunjanproof.
⬤ 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 verses of Nitailila, the most merciful pastimes in creation, with a harmonium, while hearing the Nitailila Kirtan recording in the voice of a Rasika devotee if possible. Additionally, mridanga, flute, and tanpura will greatly enhance this Nitailila Kirtan if possible. Read proof here.
Write “निताइ” (Nitainam) mentally or with your index finger in a big size in the air in front of you or on any surface, while minutely visualize the shapes and meanings of each of its 10 writing strokes as you write them one by one, in the sequence shown here with shastra proof.
Listen to or sing along the Names and Pastimes of Lords Gaura Radha Krishna to receive the causeless mercy of Nitai, preferably accompanied by the voice of a Rasika devotee.
।। निताइ ।।
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण
कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ।
हरे राम हरे राम
राम राम हरे हरे ।।